I recommend using the black rubber power cord which comes with the amp. Do you really think Mr. Pass would select a power cord that compromises the sound of his amplifier. I use two First Watt F3 amps with the included power cords and I find them to be just fine.
Cool, good to know! I guess I can now sell my IsoAcoustics Orea footers and Shunyata power cables because the differences I hear with them are not real :)
I've owned a couple Pass Labs amps (250.8 and 30.8) over the last few years and have preferred the stock cord that comes with them compared to the Shunyata cables I own. I find the sound becomes too dark when I use my particular Shunyata cable for some reason with my Pass amps...
Checkout the 'PowerCords and more' section from: https://www.stereophile.com/content/nelson-pass-seminar-cas6
The stock Pass power cords are pretty beefy...
That sound like a placebo?
I cannot imagine much to worry about when running a Pass amp. One pretty much goes all in towards eliminating most chances for problems.
I would likely upgrade the power cord. The cost of a 10 ga power cord is less than drinks with a friend. I've seen power cords make a tremendous difference with smaller amps than this.
I don't own a pass amp. Can someone look at the information stamped on the sheath and post what gauge wire Pass uses in the power cord for this amp?
Any amp with an IEC power inlet would give you a reason to experiment. The supplied cords that come with the gear, are good to start off with. However, there is more to be gained in a upgrade, specifically the gauge, as mentioned above. For that amp, I would go a 12 gauge. 10 gauge sounds too wooly and tubby with this amp, imo. Although I build my own, there are many cable design companies with starting prices below $100, again as stated above. Read the reviews by customers / owners of these cables. You will find a sound that " lets more in ". I am yet to find a supplied power cord that could not be bettered. If you know what to listen for.....Enjoy, my best. MrD
What gauge is the stock cord supplied with the pass amp? If I’m not mistaking it’s a 14 gauge power cord and it is not bad. However, I have owned two Pass Labs amps and both benefitted from a power cord upgrade.
FWIW I ended up keeping the Furutech on the amp and kept the TWL for preamp.
You won’t know until you try and hear it for yourself. The TWL cord comes up on used market once in a while, does not cost an arm and a leg and you can sell it and break even. Nothing to lose except keeping yourself wondering.
It probably sounds good with the stock cord but wow if you can't hear the change in sound from different power cords you need a new hobby. I'm always like and I'm out on that guys opinion forever when they say power cords or any cords don't make a difference to the sound, and chances are they are just talking without any experience. The Sit 3 will definitely respond to different power cords. On the cheaper end of the spectrum I like the Audio Envy power cord.
Why would people want to read the manual, when they have a snake oil preacher telling them what they might miss out on?
Pass is no dummy, so I am sure he looked at it… maybe not, but it sounds like it from the manual.
@coachpoconnor just curious…you’re asking for a power cord recommendation and respond to your own post by saying you tried various power cords and you always come back to the stock cord.