Power cord effect on turntables


I have a VPI Scoutmaster that is plugged into a Walker Precision Motor Controller. I am using the stock power cables and the Walker is plugged directly into the wall which is on a dedicated circuit with its own ground. I am getting a Shunyata Hydra 8 V2 and I will then plug the Walker into that. My question is, does it matter if I upgrade the power cords on the Walker or the VPI? It would seem to me that since the Walker is precisely regulating the speed and the motor on the VPI is detached, that it shouldn't make a difference. Does anyone with more experience with this have any advice?
kleiman421
the magnitude of changes should probably be neglectable especially vs. the investment. if there's better power supply for the motor for example, the magnitude will be much greater. with stock pc you can 'juggle' between outlet and conditioner or even connect it together with any transformer next to each other, connect it to varactor with decreased or increased voltage by 10% and see the effect. if the effect is minimal or barely audible, than you can figure out if it's realy worth to spend $$$ for aftermarket cord.
Ask yourself: Do I listen to the motor? No, you don't. You have a speed controller feeding stable and proper voltage to your motor. Spend the money somewhere else that matters. Or save it.
It is not sensitive to Power Cords, but you can try a Oyaide Plug for better
connection...

Best Upgrade is a better Turntable
Power cable on the power supply of the motor controller of my TW has been a game changer for me. Lower noise floor, speed, stability all improve.
I have a VPI Scout with the option of using either the 300RPM or 600RPM motor and I also use a Walker Audio motor controller and can say most confidently that upgrading the power cord from the wall to the Walker had a very positive effect to the bass solidity/agility and soundstage solidity as well. I also upgraded the male AC connector on the power cord that connects the Scout motor to the Walker with an Oyaide P-079 AC male connector and this added further refinement such as sweeter highs and more fully fleshed out harmonics.

Is it worth the added expense for these upgrades? Only if you want to extract the maximum resolution from your rig/records and from the Scout Master that is quite a big chunk! May I suggest that you contact The Cable Co. and utilize their Cable Library where you can try out power cords/cables in your own home for a week and that gives one the opportunity to make an informed decision using their own system and their own ears as the arbiter.

Here's their link with all the details: http://www.thecableco.com/

Cheers
Well, if the powercord is better shielded, then it may make an improvement.
The motor controller for my Kuzma usues a detachable cord. i use a Pangea because it is shielded really well.
An ordinary cord may have zero shielding, and could add various spurious distrotion into the motor, which just MIGHT radiate that emf field out into the cart...
Not saying it WILL, but it could.
>>can say most confidently that upgrading the power cord from the wall to the Walker had a very positive effect to the bass solidity/agility and soundstage solidity as well<<

>>Power cable on the power supply of the motor controller of my TW has been a game changer for me. Lower noise floor, speed, stability all improve.<<

ROTFLMAO
Well, now we have the conflict between 'believers' and nonbelievers..popping up.
When someone ROTFLMAO with a qupte from one who finds the cord does a lot of good..??
Ahhhh.
give it a Fricken break.
We all have different experiences. Why is it neccessary to insult someone elses?
Try some upgrade power cords and let us know if there is an improvement. You never know for sure unless you try.
Hey Liz,
LOL
Himiguel, What power cord do you use on your TW power supply
Goldeneraguy, Tripoint Thor
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It's a good thing that we can all laugh at one another. Laughter is. as the old saying goes, the best medicine.
Hi Miguel , I've been following your progression of fine audio products.Unfortunately they are beyond my means.
Thank you and continued success