Check out Ven Haus Audio (www.vhaudio.com). They have several cords at or below your price range, and they're uniformly excellent. Lots of press on them over at Audio Asylum.
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If you can tolerate an odd appearance, and having to spread apart four strands from component to wall socket, the Mapleshade Records Clearview Double Helix Mk II Plus Version Power Cord for $285 list price new is just a wonderful performer.
If it looked like and deployed like the competition then it would be a simple sell based on sonically meeting the criteria you value. Has never failed to elicit the best out of any components to which I have attached them. And, you gotta memorize the proper name for it if you join the club :>)
I would go with Signal Cables in your price range. However, why would you limit yourself to $300 power cables on what is probably a $20,000 - $30,000 system? I know there are diminishing returns as you go up in price but if you are using a Burmester front-end and Burmester amp why not spend a couple more thousand and get the most performance possible?
Another vote for the VH Audio PCs. I've got a couple Flavor 4s and an Airsine. Chris does great work!
check it out here .... http://www.vhaudio.com
The only downside with VH Audio is that you rarely ever seem them used here on 'Gon -- but the price on a Flavor 4 is excellent and worth every penny.
Within a one year period, I owned the following power cords:
Harmonic Technology Fantasy $325
Harmonic Technology Pro AC 11 $195
Kimber Palladian PK 10 $1100
TG Audio SLVR $500
Synergistic Research Reference Master $1200
Foundation Research LC-1 $795
All performed well, my favorites being the Paladian and LC-1's in the bunch. There is one cable that outperforms all of these by a wide margin. It sells for between $140-$180 and is available here on A'gon for as little as $80. The Supra Lorad 2.5. No kidding, my system is wired only with these cables now and they are musical and detailed. I have no association with Supra or any sales organization selling them. This is just one outstanding cord regardless of price.
I have had so many different power cords in the past 10 years of trying. Finally heard what I was looking for and that is the BMI Cables Hammerhead Silver statement power cord. In my opinion this Hammerhead Silver is the most natual and smooth cable I ever heard in my life . So I currently have three more on order to finish out my system.
In the <$300 range, both the K-Works and the Eichmann Express are hard to beat. The K-Works is particularly good on digital. I use one on my Genesis Lens, where it actually cuts down the hum (better here than my $2k cords). The Eichmann is also a quiet cord, probably more dynamic than the K-Works, but not quite as smooth, and probably a better match with amps. If you're looking used, there are a couple other options, though not necessarily much better.