I wanted to replace the stock power cord on my 60 watt integrated amp and was wondering if I should purchase $200 new cord here on A'gon, or purchase a used cable for $100-$200 already broken in?? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Again my budget is under $200!
01-06-09: Photon46 You don't give us enough info to give informed advice. What kind of integrated amp? What comprises the rest of your system? Power cords, like all wires & cords, are system dependent and there's no "one size fits all" answer. If your system is of sufficient quality and resolution, you may gain great advantage with a new power cord. You might also find it a waste of money in the context of a different kind of system. For what it's worth, I found power cords to offer more bang for the buck improvement than any other cable upgrade. But that's just been my experience. Obviously, others have had the opposite experience. Photon46 (System | Threads | Answers | This Thread)