COME ON YOU NERDS!?!?!? HELP MEEEEEEEE!!!
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I tried the ACFX with my Krell about a year ago, and heard the same things. I tried a lot of power cords since, perhaps you recall that. I wound up really liking the Synergistic Reference power cord, more than the Shunyata Sidewinder or Black Mamba, more than the FIM Gold, more than all the rest (with either the Rogue or the Krell). I haven't bought one yet, because I want to find a used one, at least 8 feet long, and haven't found one. I've also bought two other cords, and can live with these, whether or not I find a used SR Reference. These are Purist Audio Colossus, and Audioquest AC-12.............I was told by the FIM salesperson, that the reason this "world's best cord" sounded bright and undynamic, was because my house power had too much noise, and that I needed to rewire everything before I could hear the benefits of their cord. Until I see a spectral graph of the noise in what they consider a "no noise" AC power feed, I'm inclined to think that they're full of bs, and that the cord filters noise essentially not at all. The fact is, in my system the FIM sounded almost exactly like the Black Mamba: bright, dynamically laid back, and quite noisy. Even the chump-change AC-12 is better than the FIM, imo.
Jacks, you are entirely wrong about my choice of equipment being the reason (you don't even know what my equipment is), and what does it matter to you who the dealer was? You obviously are biased in favor of the FIM cabling (and perhaps have a personal bias against my participation in this forum), and so I have nothing more to say to you. I hear what I hear, and you hear, what you hear. I'm more than comfortable with that, and have supreme confidence in my own choices...and have had it for some time now.
G Thirteen Back on track, you might try the Audioprism again and see if it doesn't 'open up' over time. I use a Foundation 3 and haven't found it to constrict dynamics by much, even with a 400wpc Genesis amp and especially my EVo amps(or even my high current Pass monos--though I still prefer these direct to the wall with a good PC--using the BMI cords). The benefits far outweigh the slight drawback in my system and tastes.