Review: Dynamic design Spirit digital power cord Interconnect
I recently reconfigured my audio system. As a result, I was in need of a six foot long power cord for my Theta Carmen transport which I use for playing cds. I was using a Cardas Golden power cord which is now, not long enough for my transport.
I came across a power cord designed specifically for digital products on Audiogon. I had never used a type specific power cord for digital. I bought the cable with the option of returning it if I did not like it.
The cable was a model named Spirit, from a company named Dynamic Design.
When I first connected the cable, the first thing that hit me was how smooth and refined the cable sounded. I was impressed, as my NHT 3.3 speakers have always been somewhat on the bright side. A week later after the cable had settled in I e-mailed Dynamic Design and advised that I was using the cable on a transport, and that I would be keeping it.
I received a reply back from Mr. Olufemi Sonuga, chief designer at Dynamic Design advising me that I would get the most digital benefit with the Spirit cable on the dac. I did that, as I have two other digital sources, a Direct tv receiver which I use only for music and and a Pioneer multi cd player. I can say this, Mr. Sonuga knows what he speaks of as my other two digital sources have never sounded better. I am now trying to secure a second Spirit power cable for my transport.
I have had the Spirit cable in my system for over a month now. My musical taste leans toward smooth jazz. The cds I prefer for testing is Grover Washington Jr's Prime Cuts, and Blue Note's Best Album in the World, ever. The most important thing in sound for me is the smoothness of the brass instruments and the worse thing is when you find yourself turning down the volumn.
What I like about this cable is how it performs in the digital domain, the quality of construction right down to the heat shrink tubing. Also, even though it is not a light cable probably due to its various layers of shielding, it is quite flexible.
The bottom line for me is this, listening to music is more enjoyable than ever. Anybody in the market for a power cord for your dac, transport or any other digital component in your system, give the Spirit a try. If any of you Audiogoners happen to contact Dynamic Design and happen to deal with Mr. Olufemi Sonuga, you will be hard pressed to find a nicer person. Speaking from personal experience, he will take care of you.
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