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Objectively speaking there's nothing. If I convince myself then yeah, probably something a bit positive, but really nothing to rave about.
One thing that really changed its sound to great was when I connected it to my preamp thru my Marantz 8004 player. Got audibly better sound than through connection straight to the pre.
I’ve replaced power cable with great results. But I also use very good IC’s also AND I connected it via Ethernet cable to my LAN.
NOTE: I also use standard IEC connectors + an adapter from Take Five Audio to fit the smaller plug required for the Node 2.
Unfortunately the power cord and IC’s that I use are my own "recipe", so you have to be a keen DIY’er to go that route(see below)
Having said that Pangea do make some fine power products at reasonable prices. They should provide discernible improvements
My persona;l belief is that cables are just as important as components, so I tend to use very good cables on all my gear regardless.
The best commercially available cables I have found to date are from KLE Innovations. They are not cheap, but their entire line provides excellent results - I have reviewed almost all of their IC’s and Speaker cables - but not their power cables
The Node 2 is capable of very good sound quality, but installing great power and IC cables elevates its performance to a whole new level.
Having said that, a single power cable upgrade will not yield the best results either. I have recently focused my attention to the the entire "power corridor" in my system
In my case I also have...
- a dedicated line with a hospital grade MRI outlet
- a power distribution box with MRI outlets with internal bus style wiring
- silver plated copper IEC + Mains connectors on all Power Helix mains cables
Coupled with that - all of my IC’s utilize KLE Innovations RCA plugs.
So, the performance level you achieve really depends on how far you are willing to go.
But in my opinion the Node 2 is well worth going the extra mile :-)