Are you planning on changing out the existing fixed cord for a fixed cord of larger guage wire? Or are you thinking about installing an IEC chassis plug? Do you know the wire guage of the stock cord? I'm thinking it is 18ga. and I'm sure you can hear an improvement going to 16 or better yet 14ga. I've been making various power cords using Carol Cable "Seoprene" SJTOOW that I bought at my local True Value store. Use only this type of cord as it sounds excellent w/amps, cdp's and tuners. On most of my cords I use a really good simply brass ac plugs which run around $2-3ea. If you're doing a fixed cord you'll need a rubber chassis gromet that the cord will go thru. I would go w/the 16/2 cord if you're going the fixed cord route as the larger 14ga cord would look ackward and rubber gromet would have to be very large. This would not be difficult. Now, how to attach the new cord? I personally would NOT attach to the board (yet). I would leave enough of old cord and do a splice to the new cord. (Leave enought length in the event you may want to add an IEC chassis plug in the future.) ***I would go an IEC chassis route as it's really convenient and it gives you the option of trying different cords. Also, in the event of resale, an IEC should add value. If you not confident, I would not mess w/ the circuit board. Leave a 6" tail and install either the 16/2 cord or an IEC. I hope this helps. Bill.
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