Nice power cable for EMM DCC2-SE: Stealth Dream


I recently placed a Stealth Dream AC cord (preamp-version) on my EMM DCC2-SE and I have had very good results. I use the preamp version because I used the preamp outputs of the DCC2. There is a a more balanced sound, and some CDs with a slightly metallic upper-midrange are now softened just the right amount with no roll-off that I can detect.
The mid-bass in better integrated with the lower bass and just has a more pleasant, warm feeling. Overall, there is more of that holy-grail warm-inviting-no-fatigue thing (at least for me) again without any smearing or cover-up.
I do use Stealth Indra ICs, so maybe there is some synergy.
rgs92
The Stealth Dream is a nice power cord period. I have had the pleasure of owning several Stealth Dreams, and IMS, IMHO they were they best sounding power cords I have yet heard.

Cheers,
John
John,

I see you've made a review of the DCCA Master Ref (I will be receiving two of them soon). How do these DCCA RM compare to the Stealth Dream pc ( I use Stealth Nanofiber and Dream Petite speakercable).

Thanks

Renaat
Hello Renaat,

The DCCA Reference Master presents a good bargain in it's price range. Compared to the Stealth Dream, I would say the DCCA RM presents a fuller midrange and more generous bass tonally, while the Dream is more articulate and has more HF extension. As far as soundstage goes, the DCCA stage is a bit wider and higher, while the Dream is more 3 dimensional (more depth). Overall, I did prefer the Stealth Dream, in my system and with my tastes. Both are very good cords, and will depend on what you are seeking as to which will suit your application.....obviously the DCCA cord will be considerably less expensive, so that also may be a determining factor.

Regards,
John
John,

Thanks for the clarification. Based on your description I think the new 2008 MR's will suit my needs . I just got a new pair of Symphonic Line RG4 monoblocs who are rather revealing. Will keep you informed.

Renaat
No problems Renaat, let me know how you like the DCCA RM's.

Cheers,
John
Renaat,

Just to let you know the Reference Masters you will be receiving are different than John's. I improve upon the original and as of May of this year it has a different sound...overall a much better sound. The last post on John's Reference Master power cord review here on Audiogon Forums talks about the current Reference Master sound.

Sorry Rgs92 for jumping on your thread.

Don DCCA Audio
No problem.