Do the amps require the connectors that 20 Amp power cords have?
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I didn't know 20 amp power cords had special connectors, and I really don't know anything about them. Yesterday I plugged in a very stiff Pangea AC-9 I discovered I had bought at one time but never used. The box doesn't say what the amp rating of the cord is though. The sound seems to have lost a bit of detail compared to the Richard Gray loaner I've been using. I really dislike the stiffness, so maybe a 20 amp cable is not for me.
Your amp has a 15 amp iec connector. A 20 amp cable has a different iec connector
You might want to try the Pangea ac-9SE - it is made from better quality copper.
Personally, I built my own from Furutech 10 gauge cable and silver plated iec/mains conectors - if you want details use the Agon messaging feature on "My Page" and send me a note - cost - $220 for a 7 ft cable
I am also using 10 & 12 gauge braided romex which works extremely well - almost as good as the furutech.
You might also want to try some stores for loaners - Nordost actually has a case of cables they give their dealers for loan purposes that has a selection of power cables to try.
No matter what cable you buy they are going to be pretty thick
Look at this ad, it shows a 20 amp connector. Is this what the IEC on the back of the amps look like they take?
I now know what a 20 amp connector looks like. On advice of an audiophile friend whose judgement I trust I've decided to to try a WyWire Silver Juice II, a 9 AWG cable.
The Proceed HPA 3 drives a pair of KEF 107/2s with a 107/2 KUBE. The 107/2s are pretty efficient speakers to be driven by a powerful amp, but the amp seems to exercise fine control of their substantial bass, resulting in tight but deep LF extension.
Thanks for the helpful advice.