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Price and brand by themselves in a blind purchase is no assurance of success.
If you are happy with CARDAS already then the risk of a drastically poor choice within that brand is likely diminished.
Intuitively —- even within the same brand venue —I would get the best available within your budget for your source(s) with one caveat: take it for a test drive first whenever possible .
There simply is no "recommended" power cord model. within CARDAS or virtually any other brand; .....unless .....it already came with the designated one provided by the manufacturer of the electronics.
It’s left to you to do the pedantic stroll down the Yellow Brick Road to AUDIO OZ by actual experimentation ...hands-on ....a swap-in and swap out in direct cord bake-offs.
There will invariably be contenders and pretenders among any brand that you select. CARDAS makes fine cables (I’ve had some models over the years in prior systems) but until you actually do a hands-on A-B shoot-out, how will know that CARDAS is even your best available pick?
CARDAS was good but not a winner in MY system(s) (emphasis added).
-- Stay in the CARDAS stable for now as the base reference point selected. Consider exchanging your existing CARDAS power cables if necessary as a first step. .
-- Go plug the best CARDAS model available to you within your budget strata into your DAC ; and
-- The power conditioner power cable would be the lowest model choice IMO. The power conditioner is a filter in the first part and invariably the least sensitive . especially so if you potentially lack dedicated power lines from the breaker panel.
In my system my favorite for digital gear is the Triode Wire Labs Digital American. Pete offers a money back trial period if you don't like it.
You lost me with @akg_ca ...on power conditioner. I agree with @david_ten very important on power conditioner
yes @jackd already in my list. Smart of Pete at TWL to have s specific cable for digital.
And @analogluvr what are you doing here reading and browsing these threads? Perhaps a Good Samaritan you are? In a mission to save people from spending money on 🐍 oil
Best pc should be on your power distributor/conditioner.
Sources? I like to think that everything flows downstream from sources. I value neutrality, nothing added. So, I use Belden-19364 + Sonarquest plugs on my three digital sources. Very neutral, plugged into my power conds.
If you want a Cardas recommendation, I would favor one of:
- Parsec C15
- Clear-M C15
Parsec and Twinlink are $ friendly and you would be very hard pressed to hear a diff vs. Clear-M.