I used the original Audience PowerChord with my CD3 mk2. They should be around your price now that they've been replaced with the e and se versions. The e upgrade is worthwhile, haven't heard to se. I use the PowerChord e with my ARC CD5.
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Power cables should be thought of as tuning devices and, unfortunately, you need to try a few before you can really pick one that meshes with the rest of your system and gives you the sound that you want. Try and find a few local audiophiles who may be able to bring some over for you to check out.
That being said, some of the best performance for $ cords I have found are made by Triode Wire Labs. There's also a money back guarantee trial period if they don;t work for you.
Since you are happy with Pangea in the past. Pangea just released a new line of power cords. So why not keep all your cables the same and try another Pangea?? Take a look at the Pangea AC-14SE (Signature Edition) from Audio Advisor for $60 (5)feet. Or even the AC-9SE which will be even warmer $175. The sound your looking for. I'm sure it will mate well with all your other Pangea PC's in your system and this new cord is especially made for CD Players and Pre-Amps. Plus they have a 30-day money back guarantee. No brainer to me in my opinion. :-)
Get the AS-9SE and try it in your system. Move it around from amp to pre-amp to source and also Power conditioner. Place the best Pangea PC's for that component. And have fun doing it.
I have considered that, Joey. I have a thread out there looking for info on the Pangea AC-14 XL.
As far as the new Audience, in my system it's in a different league than the Pangea, but it should be at $400.
That's why I'm interested in the new XL; if it has a new design, it may blow away the lower Pangea's.
Hi Lowrider57, That is exactly what I was thinking and was trying to say to you in my post above. BUT I mis-typed. I meant to type the Pangea AC-14XL and NOT the SE edition. The XL is 1.5M for $175 from the AudioAdvisor Website. I got it mixed up. The new XL from Pangea looks really good upgrade. I hope to try it soon as I've heard all the others.