virtual dynamics ARE GIANT KILLERS. its not often that i add a piece to my system that just flat out gives me goose bumps. any of their power cords simple beat the others in that category (price range). I have not tried anything above the night series so to think that it can even get better excites me. I believe that cable importance is as follows: power cords, speaker cables, then interconnects. After playing around for a while, the only pc i would even consider at this moment are the ones from virtual and of coarse the ELROD pc's. If you do your research youll come to the same conclusion. since im not rolling in money i refuse to spend over $600 for any cord, cable or wire. In my opinion its just not neccesary. The used market on audiogon supports my philosophy. It sould be easy to add a couple pc for cheap. I have two elrod III's, one VD night 1, and one VD power3. My goal is to eventually have all my wires elrod and VD night II but im not there yet. My cheapest pc is attached to my sub due to the importance of each component.
p.s. cryoed is where its at! If you are wondering what the cheapest way to upgrade your system do as follows:
- cryoed direct line from 20amp breaker w/ copper connect
- to cryoed 20 amp jena lab or VD oulet
- get some nice pc's
- plug any amp or speaker directly into the outlet (unless you are going crazy and picking up a top of the line Sound Application conditioner or the equivalent... jena lab etc I think ps audio stuff is the cheapest out of the bunch, YOU WILL BE ROBBING THE AMPS OF POWER AND THEY WILL NOT PERFORM THE WAY THEY ARE SUPPOSSED TO. you need something that is ZERO current limiting... trust me on this and thats a lot of money. In regards to surge protection etc its this simple... when it starts to thunder unplug everything. NOthing you buy will 100% protect your stuff its all fluff and your going to have to educate yourself with fact as oppossed to the bull shit some companies say in order to sell things. talk to an electrician who has worked in a hospital and youll get educated real quick. The equipment that is used in hospitals is a hell of alot more important and sensitive than our stuff. if it gets screwed up people die and the hospital gets sewed. YES NO.
- when it come to digital front end or tv's etc the right power conditioners are useful.
feel free to comment on my comments but i think most people will support me unless they are the money is no object type if people. The funny thing is that you always think you know whats up until someone comes along and really educates you. hind sight is 20/20. A truelly intelligent man knows that he truelly knows nothing.