|6 Sons Audio Thunderbird Power Cable|
I have recently had the opportunity to try the new Thunderbird from 6 Sons Audio. Being a power cord junkie I am always playing with power cords for the sake of experimentation and on several occasions have purchased cords without expecting the very best of sound. I have tried cords from many of the higher end companies as well as several of the Agon companies which seem to always have cables advertised or on auction.The Thunderbird was lent to me and my expectations of it were that of a mid level lush gold alloy power cable as many I have tried in the past. I was extremely surprised at the sound of this cable straight from the box and it has only improved over the past several hundred hours.I purchased it about ten minutes after I plugged it in as I knew this cord was a keeper from the beginning.
Sonically the Thunderbird has the transparency of the Synergistic Designers Reference cable, the quiet yet detailed sound of the new Dream State Veridical power cable and the smooth yet weighty sound of The Absolute Reference I have fallen in love with. How a thin cord , flat and braided, sounds like the above cord's better qualities I do not know but I do know that after a few hundred hours of the Thunderbird in my system I have purchased 3 more to recable my system and am giving the Windigo cord(the 7 stranded per pole cord) 21 strands total a try on my high powered components. I am obviously extremely impressed with the Thunderbird especially with burn in.The cord is composed of 12 strands total of gold alloy conductor each wire being individually wrapped in Teflon and each of the 3 runs is covered with mesh and braided to Oyaide connectors. My Thunderbird has the Oyaide 79P and 79C connectors. The cord itself is a thin braided cord which sounds a lot better than would be expected from a cord without the beefy looks of my other good cords. I highly recommend this cord as it is one of the better cords I have ever tried in any of my systems.
Hales T5 Speakers
Pass X250.5 amp
Pass X1 Preamp
Talk Electronics Thunder3.1b CDP
Magnium Dynalab Etude/MD100
Hydra6 ac conditioner
various power cables
Synergistic Absolute Reference and Designers Reference2, Designers Reference
Dream State veridical and Vivid power cables
Electaglide Epiphany X
Acrolink with 46 and 79 connectors