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Hey Trip, I've not had the opportunity to try the Black Sand yet, but I'm hesitant because I haven't had good experiences with power cords that have ferrite chokes in them. I did have the Odyssey Stratos( an excellent s.s. amp,by the way) and I feel that for @$169.00 the new DCCA Powerwave Extreme would be a great cord in your system in your price range. The designer gives a 30 day money-back guarantee, so what have you got to lose but a few $ for shipping ? I have tried many, many cords in your price range and IMHO the Powerwave is the hands-down winner. Excellent neutrality,transparency and tremendous dynamics for the bucks. This cord is very fast and I feel would be an excellent match for your amp. Good luck.
I have recently bought a Black Sand power cord..... a Silver Reference model with Wallgate ends.
I am very pleased. Great detail, Clarity and speed. Musical yet natural sounding. This cord works well on my Equitech 2Q, my Velodyne DD15 Sub, Accustic Arts Amp but this model of cord, although it sounded OK, I.M.O. didn't excel on my CD Player. I haven't tried it on my preamp.
It was thin and dry sounding for about 50 hours before it burnt in, opened up and bloomed.
GREAT SOUNDING CORD AT A REALISTIC PRICE. They do have a 30 day return policy with this cord.
The Silver Reference is built using a "12 AWG 3 Silver/Copper blended conductor twisted pair internal wire" (taken from their web site see www.blacksandcable.com)
I did try one of the lower end DCCA cords back in February but found it not an ideal match for my system. It seemed to add to bit too much body/richness to the mids. I did talk with Don @ DCCA a good bit about it (sharp guy), but his higher end cords were just out of my reach. I've only had the Black Sand PCs for a couple weeks now so I did not have the opportunity to compare them.
I have been comparing the Black Sand Silver Max to the very good VH Audio AirSine and it is turning into a very close call!
Both are excellent cords and I hope to post a comparison in the next week or so.
The fact that the Black Sand is standing toe to toe with the AirSine is no small feat as many cords that are much more than the AirSine couldn't do that.