They are awesome. If you want to contact me directly, I will share some thoughts with you.
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I have David's cords at this time for evaluation. I have known David a long time and consider him a good friend. I mention that only in passing to let you know that there is some bias.
I also have the two original Hydra's since Caelin from Shunyata is one of my best friends and he was kind enough to give them to me for my showroom. The difference between the Hydra's that I have and the ones on the market is they are heavy 70 lbs, have 8 outlets and you can use a 15 amp iec or a 20 amp iec so I can experiment with any powercords on the market.
To answer your question the EPS cord works very well with the Hydra.
jtinn: we've been through this before but it has not, apparently, been resolved. YOU ARE AN AUDIO DEALER. you should, IMO, disclose this in EVERY post you make. indeed, in my view, you should post only in the name of your business. i find your statements, such as "they are awesome," to be deceptive, since they appear to emanate from an audio enthusiast, rather than one who has a monetary stake in the products he touts. -cfb
well comfedboy has disclosed his thoughts... mine are different.. i am not a dealer, but have gotten great advice from many people including dealers such as jtinn..it is my right to listen to whomever i wish, i could care less if they are dealers...my system is excellent with the addition of the most recent audioaero cd player... thanks jonathin again...
Have many good cables here like the Shunyata Cobra, Omega Mikro w/ active Shielding, BMI Whale and lots of others. David was gracious enough to send me one to audition directly after CES. All I can say is I would never think of turning on my main rig now w/o one of his PCs in the set up. It is incredibly dynamic and open. Transparent just isn't a strong enough word. The EPS is eerie in how life-like cymbals, bells, triangles, & such are represented. Plus, you can always return the thing if not happy so what's there to lose? I think though if you hear it in your system for 3 or 4 weeks and then take it out, you won't be able to plug it back in fast enough!
Kelly: I would think if you have something to say to me that we can deal with this between the two of us privately. I certainly would never want to do anything to offend you or anyone else here. I respect you and understand that your opinion is unbiased. When my opinion is given where it can benefit me, I make it clear.
My intention in my post was to suggest that ESB contact me and I would put him in touch with David directly as I have with countless members for NO gain. He would have the ability to audition the cables and make the comparisons for himself. I have never sold any of David's cables, but am responsible for countless sales that he has made and I have no financial gain whatsoever. I have great respect for both Shunyata products (which I sell) and David's products which I recommend people listen to as well.
I do not like these long posts and would much rather speak to someone over the phone or in a private email.
I am sorry if my post was too vague.
I have EPS 1 and EPS 2 and they are awesome. I had in my system FIM gold, fatman, Fatboy and King Kobra (borrowed from a friend) and EPS blow them all away. One striking difference between ESP and all other PC's I audition in my life is EPS strip layers of veil between me and music. Acoustic instruments and voices sound shockingly realistic. No other cord came even close. I am waiting for two EPS 3 (one for Hydra): unfortunatelly there is long waiting list... so if someone need PC now there is no point to contact david, if one can wait (I wait!) then its another matter. I wonder, also, if someone compared EPS with other PC's and found any other PC superior?
I will say that David Elrod was always a very honest person when I dealt with him as a reviewer (he was, at the time, the distributor for Electraglide). This quality is not to be overstated in high end audio, and particularly in the cable game. David, if you are listening, glad that you finally took the dive and started to do the cables yourself. Look at it this way, it made for a good learning experience... M.B.