Hologram Double Down
A few weeks back I was able to upgrade from my Krell 400cx to a pair of Krell EVO 400’s. I really had been enjoying my system but could not resist the lure of mono’s.
The addition of the second amp provided me with an additional opportunity / dilemma. I had been using A Synergistic Research Hologram A on my 400cx. [Originally the Krell had a captive cord that I modified with the addition of a 20 amp iec.] Having just invested a considerable amount of money I wasn’t sure that I could afford a second hologram, my search began.
Checking all of the power cord threads here and elsewhere, just added to my dilemma. Being completely satisfied with the Synergistic Research my choices were limited by brand. The T-3 UHC was leading, having 3 of the standard T-3’s I knew that they were great cords but they were 15 amp iec’s so I couldn’t just swap them in. I really would have preferred to buy a second Hologram and be done with it, but had doubts because of the price, just having spent more than I planned on.
I have had a few conversations with Ted and Elliott at SR so I gave them a call. Both Ted and Elliott were very helpful as always and the consensus was that all choices were good. In the end I bit the Bullitt and went with a second Hologram.
After having the pair of Holograms in my system for a couple weeks I am absolutely correct in my choice. Every aspect of the sound is improved by a huge margin over the stock cords. The bass is now deeper and powerful with a bloom that I was not expecting. Vest improvement in detail. With pinpoint imaging going through my reference discs verified my initial thoughts.
Eva Cassidy who can be a little harsh at the beginning of “fields of gold” was smooth and inviting. The Persuasions “gypsy woman” imagined perfectly, Margo Timmins singing “A horse in the country” was better than I have ever heard it. To say I am happy with my decision is a huge understatement. Plus If I would bought the T-3 or Precision AC I would always be thinking “what would the best sound like?”
Big thanks to the crew at Synergistic Research not only for their great cables, but all of the guidance and patience with me.