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I went about replacing all of my PC's. Unfortunately, they did not work for my grand canary reference mono amps as there was a loud hum. I was really hoping that all my power cords would be the same so it would be easier to hear the performance in totality. I currently have Kimber Kable from my mono amps. Does anyone have a suggestion for my mono amps that might work well in conjunction with all of my helix power cords?
@aniwolfe - I had thought about that also.
I’m just not "certain" how much benefit will be realized for a wire that costs more than twice the price of the Mil-Spec - would the benefits be marginal?
Another more affordable option is he UP-OCC stranded with the PVC insulation
The same approach could be applied to the speaker cables as well.
I’ll try the stranded on a couple of PC’s and find out.
But this latest adaption was definitely worth it
Regards - Steve
@willgolf - You might want to take a look at Inakustik power cables. They are very good.
I did converse with @aniwolfe about your Helix problem and I could not think of what might be causing that issue. It remains a mystery.
If you are looking for a DIY solution then I would suggest this bulk wire
Furutech FP-TCS31 PC-Triple C Power Cable - VH Audio
The copper used is very similar to UP-OCC copper and will provide similar benefits.
Hope that helps - Steve
@wig ’s observations regarding his upgrade of the Neutral on his power cables got the old grey-matter going - once again...
I just happened to have some 12 gauge bare Neotech UP-OCC laying around from one of my previous upgrades, so I decided to use it to see what impact it would have if I used the it for the NEUTRAL wires in my DIY Power Distribution Box.
This box is a very simple design - just three MRI grade outlets with a mini breaker and a couple of on/off switches - it is used only to distribute power to my source components
The existing wires
But when I listened - just as @wig observed - I could not believe what I was hearing.
One of my favorite types of audition music is the Church Pipe Organ, because of the subtle nuances of the upper register pipes, to the more startling bass tones.
I have a few pieces recorded in large cathedrals using dual high quality microphones only, which I find are just amazing to listen to.
But I was not quite ready for what I was about to hear...
This simple little upgrade now conveys the true (massive) character of this wonderful instrument.
After experiencing how much more difficult upgrading the 16 gauge neutral on the Interconnects were, I decided I did not want to "wrestle" with replacing a 12 gauge neutral on my PC’s
So now I eagerly await the arrival of the 12 gauge Neotech stranded UP-OCC for a PC Upgrade - later this week.
As always - I will reports back on this upgrade also
So what started out as a seemingly "insignificant upgrade" i.e. to put some spare quality wire to good use
- it appears that it doesn’t matter how long the wire is
- upgrading to UP-OCC always pays off
Regards - Steve.
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