GR Research Power Cables


This will be the first review of this kind I have ever written. I just received my second and third GR Research power cables in the mail today. These are quite simply the best value of any component or cable I have ever purchased.

I put the first one on the amp. It replaced a similarly priced well regarded cable. No contest. More air, better separation, more dynamic. Across the board better, significantly better. I quickly ordered two more, wondering how they would sound on my DAC (Lampizator Atlantic TRP) and CD transport (Sim Moon 260D). On the DAC the cable being replaced is almost 3 times the cost of the GR Research cable. Again, no contest at all. The GR Research cable wins hands down in every respect (the one caveat here, and I hesitate to mention it, is the soundstage is still a little messy. But this is with almost 100% certainty a break-in issue).

No affiliation with the company, or industry for that matter. Just very excited about such a solid and affordable product. There are no reviews online and for those looking into them; I wanted to add a touchstone that might be of help. They have some great videos online as well that are worth watching.
abdodson
You sound like your dating the guy... not that there’s anything wrong with that....Just saying
Any time you can upgrade to something better, sell your old and have money left over, hard to think of anything better. That is what I was able to do with Synergistic back in the 90's, and that is what we're able to do with Townshend today. Pretty sweet when the technology trickles down to where more and more are able to do this.
I went to the GR Research website and looked at the B16 power cable.

From the picture it looks like the connectors on that are the same cheap Chinese makes I bought off ebay a couple years ago.  The prongs or blades looked like they were sprayed with copper colored paint and the threads for the wire clamps inside would easily strip out.  

I could be completely off base so if anyone with a good eye for those junky Chinese plugs would take a look and tell us what you think it would be appreciated.
@nicktheknife - Given the price of these cables, I wouldn't expect them to have high-end connectors. But Danny is pretty responsive to email so you could ask him. He may even be willing to build these with higher-priced connectors (Furutech, etc.) if you supplied them. 
OP I can tell just by looking they are good cables.. The ends are NOT cheaply made, but they may very well be inexpensive to purchase..

I use a weave that is VERY close. I use OCC PTFE copper 16 and 24 for PC and speaker cables.

You aught to hear the OCC copper/99.9999 crystal silver clad 8 - 16 or 24 stand. It will blow your mind. Silver over copper terminal ends.. 

I just did 2 one meter PC. 39.00 each TOTAL = to a # 8. And so you know there is a WRONG direction. You have to look at the way the individual wire was drawn threw the dye. Just like a roof shingle you'll see under a 1000 X the way the copper lays.. I haven't heard better. 

I can make a pretty serious master coupler, too The Donkey or Clydesdale. :-)

Regards
The ends are Furutech, you can see it in the pictures.
The Furutech FI-11 (Cu) connectors have the words  "FURUTECH High Performance Power Connector FI-11 (Cu)" written on the black band.

The connectors shown on his site do not have any of those words on the black band. 

While apparently not Furutech, they may well be good connectors.



The Furutech is molded into the the actual connector black plastic. You can clearly see it on one end.
Yes; I was finally able to see what you were referring to.  
Yes, now I can see the Furutech stamp on the connector.  

I also went to the Furutech website and looked up that particular connector and there was a clear Caution at the bottom of the page to beware of counterfeits being sold on ebay, Amazon and some other auction sites.  What I bought was clearly one of these although it wasn't advertised as Furutech but looked a lot like it. 

Lesson learned.  Sorry if I caused any anxiety to anyone who may have purchased the GR-Research power cable as it appears they are indeed using the real McCoy. 

The one I bought off ebay is junk so if you are interested in building your own cable make sure you are buying a quality connector.  

Next time I sure will.
I just received a GR Research power cable today. Very nice construction, definitely Furutech connectors. Have not done any critical listening or A/B comparisons, but it does sound very nice so far. 
abdodson

I would be interested in learning more about the costly cables replaced by GR Research?

Happy Listening!
I have found very high quality terminal ends with NO NAME. I don't use name brand ends. I use high quality ends though. Usually 1/3 to 1/2 the price..

WBT knock offs 1/10th the price.. and just as good.. WAY over priced.. great product though.. All my Carys and Nords use them..

The same with cable construction, SOME of the big names make their own cable, VERY FEW though.. Guess where it's made and how many OTHER big name manufactures are having their cables made at the very same factory...

They literally add a different color to the covers that go on the physical wire... THATS IT. The "ship to" address is different though..:-)

Something else, I been listening to OTC vs OCC A LOT... ???? I'm not so sure, they sound different, yes but BETTER.. I'm not hearing it in MY application.. I use copper for subs, bass, MB and mids up to 2500 hz

My internal wire is all silver for highs, flat copper braid for bass and SC copper/silver clad for mids..

I'm also using it in speaker IC more so than Low level ICs
OCC vs OTC, the jury is still out for my application..

Weaves and ribbons though... WOW.... I'm amazed..


Regards
Hey Oldhvymec, not sure what OTC is. Like OFC?