I'm using TG Audio 688. Prior to the TG Audio cord, I was using an ErnieM Belden 13AWG DIY cord. I found the ErnieM cord to be excellent, and better than a Shunyata Black Mamba v1.
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I have used the Synergistic Research Resolution Reference, Electraglide Fat Man, Harmonix X-DC Studio Master, and currently the Electraglide Ultra Khan II Statement.
From my experience they would fall in this order
best - Electraglide Ultra Khan II Statement
Electraglide Fat Man
S.R. Res. Ref.
Harmonix X-DC Studio Master - worst
Many people seem to love the Harmonix X-DC, however in my system it seemed soften the mids at the expense of inner detail. Perhaps it would be a better match with solid state amps and such.
Try a BMI Shark or Whale Supreme. I have tried at least 10 cords including NBS Statement III, Shunyata Mamba, Ensemble Megaflux, and several others. The Whale Supreme was by far the best (even better than the Shark).
Contact Brian @ BMI (firstname.lastname@example.org)and he can custom make a cable for you. His products are just terrific and he is a very decent guy to work with. You can also keep an eye on Audiogon for a used Whale Supreme or Shark. Don't pick up an older Eel or Whale. The newer models are well worth the effort and extra cost.
The BMI cords will take over 500 Hours to fully break in, but you will hear a great improvement out of the box.
I currently have a Whale Supreme on my EMC 1-UP.
Also try putting a set of Symposium Rollerblocks under your EMC.
Silent Running Audio custom stand was the best platform I have found and a Zoethecus Z-slab came in second. The Silent Running Audio stand will cost you around $ 650.00 and a used Z-slab can be found on Audiogon for $ 100.00 - 150.00. Both the above are far better than the Symposium Ultra platform. It just compressed all of the sonics when I put an Ultra under my EMC.
Email me directly if I can be of any help.
I've owned most of the cords listed here so far, and lived with them on my EC 1UP. Also used Synergistic Designers Reference Squared (a mammoth power cord and their top of the line). But the one I have settled on is the Electroglide Mini Kahn Plus.
My second choice would probably be the Harmonix Studio Master, but it's not as good as the Mini Kahn on digital source. Loads of air, detail, and shimmer. Great bass control, and smooth mids. The most analog (to coin an over used term) sounding of them all.
I had a Shark. I have always welcomed and encouraged new ideas and new technology, as well as supporting and encouraging the entrepreneurial dream. I wanted to like it and what BMI was about, and I tried it all over the place in my system.
It just never did anything that would prompt me to recommend it to anyone for any particular purpose.
The sound was different than what I had heard before, and it had some nice aspects. But, overall, I wasn't drawn in and captivated by what I heard.
But then, that's probably why there are so many power cords out there - something for everyone, but not the same thing for everyone. The Agoner I sold it to loves it. In fact, I spoke with him just last week on another matter, and he says he still has it in his system after almost two years.