Power Cords for Hydra Conditioners?


I'm interested to know what cords are being used by Hydra conditioner owners to feed their Hydras?

I own a Hydra 2 that has been fed by an ErnieM 11 gauge cord and is now fed with a Revelation Audio Labs Precept cord (on an audition basis).

Please mention which Hydra you own and which cords you've tried.

On a more basic level, I'm wondering how important the cord is that feeds the conditioner, considering the conditioner cleans up the AC anyway? It would seem logical that the only requirements be unrestricted power transfer and perhaps shielding.

Thoughts?
tvad
Hey Grant, I have a Hydra 8 and am employing a Shunyata Python Alpha...have tried an Anaconda Alpha but the improvement wasn't enough to spend the extra $ (particularly when I got such a great deal on the Python). But I will be acquiring an Elrod Statement for my amp and I may audition a Statement on the H8 as well... As always, enjoy the adventure.
Hey Grant, I have a Hydra 8 and am employing a Shunyata Python Alpha...have tried an Anaconda Alpha but the improvement wasn't enough to spend the extra $ (particularly when I got such a great deal on the Python). But I will be acquiring an Elrod Statement for my amp and I may audition a Statement on the H8 as well... As always, enjoy the adventure.
I have an original Hydra with an Anaconda Vx power cord. Because of the NEMA twist lock, it's not easy to experiment with this cord much. I currently have a Copperhead on my Hydra 2, but I'm expecting an Anaconda Alpha in a couple of weeks.

Cheers,
John
I have the Hydra 8 with a Taipan Alpha cord. The Taipan Alpha gives me the speed to complement my tube preamp, tube electronic xover and tube amp.

I have used the Revelation Audio Labs Precept to power my Oracle Turbo PS. I dont think you can better the performance of the Precept easily, It is a great PC. I think it outperforms the Anaconda at less than half the price.
Thanks everyone. 100% Shunyata cord users. I have to admit I was expecting someone to be using a cord other than Shunyata. There are quite a few Hydra owners who haven't answered the question, so perhaps one of them will offer an alternative POV.
I am using an ElectraGlide Ultra Khan Revelation Statement cord, from a dedicated outlet to the Hydra 8.
I am using an Audience power cord. Very nice. Recommended by a dealer who sells much more pricey stuff.

I run Kubabla-Sosna Emotion through the rest of the system, but didn't have the higher amperage cord required for the Hydra.

As I haven't tried other cords, I can't make comparisons, but I'm also not going to bother.

And the rest of the system cost me an arm and a leg, so I'm not shy about spending more, if I thought it would get me more.

So follow my dealer (who sells Tenor, DartZeel and a lot of 6 figure systems) and me to Audience land.
Rbirke, and Gfroman thanks for your comments. It's interesting how folks utilize power cords from complete opposite ends of the price spectrum to power their Hydra conditioners.

I'm still experimenting, but in the application of powering the conditioner, I have not noticed significant differences between an excellent DIY cord, and two cords in the $700 range.
I used a TG 688 for my Hydra 8 for a while (I still have it sitting in a drawer, I should probably sell it some time) & was very happy with it. I have since upgraded to an Anaconda Alpha & found that the bass is tighter, but the 688 is quite fine, with a real sense of ease & refinement.
Rgs92, I have several TG Audio 688 cords in my system, and find myself going back to them time and again time after experimenting with uber-expensive cords. The TG Audio cords are like comfortable old shoes. They just let the music flow and allow me to listen without scrutinizing every last aspect of the sound.
Thought I'd update this. I'm presently using an Electraglide Epiphany on my Hydra 2 that powers my VAC amp and First Sound preamp. The VAC and First Sound are being fed by TG Audio SLVR cords.
I'm running VH Audio Flavor 4 Golds on my Hydra 2 with my pre-amp and CD player. I am moving to a Hydra 4 or 6 soon and will most likely stick with the VH Audio cords.
About a month ago I swapped the standard Sidewinder PC on my original Hydra with the new VH Audio AirSine. A remarkable upgrade IMO. Perhaps what has been most obvious is that it has created a more palpable 3D stage with voices and instruments far better defined in space.

The only problem with this approach is that the orig Hydra required a NEMA connector for the AirSine which was a special order from Chris VenHaus and therefore not in his normal 60 day evaluation period. With the newer Hydras, that won't be a problem and this is definitely a must try if you're considering different PCs on a Hydra.

P.S. I've also tried with great success his Flavor 4 PC on my CDP.