Review: Fusion Audio Enchanter/Impulse Power cord

Category: Cables


I wanted to do a little write up on some excellent sounding power cords I came across while surfing the A’GON. [As I do habitually, daily]
One of the reasons for me spending the precious time of putting this to print is that they offer excellent performance at a very reasonable cost, and the materials/construction is excellent, compared with similar designs.

The company is called Fusion Audio, and the cords I wanted to write about are the Impulse cord, which is for front end equipment, and the Enchanter, which should be used for high current applications.

Let me also start out and state that I am in no way affiliated with Fusion Audio.
BUT, I did promise Eric I would write something up regarding the cords, and put my thoughts to pen [or keyboard]. The key word is ‘I’, meaning ‘I’ opened my mouth after being very impressed with the cords, and now, a year later, have finally made good on my promise.

Also, I would not bother with all of this if I did not think the cords were worth the mention, or were a rip off. We all are aware of cables and cords that are mostly hype, or have a 60-70 point mark up, etc. The Fusion cords deliver, are hand made [well I guess most cables/cords are [-;], and the construction and materials are top notch, compared to similar designs, as I mentioned earlier.

I asked Eric from Fusion Audio to briefly explain some of the details of the cords, since I was not 100% sure of the ins and outs of the design, in his words: “The cords are made with a proprietary blend of copper and silver foils and solid core wire, which are air insulated, with cryo treated terminations, and a unique shielding design that creates a quiet background with lots of musicality”

I also asked him about some possible similarities of the Fusion cords and those manufactured by Electraglide and Dream State.
His response was:
“While other companies use foil conductors that is only part of how the finished product will perform. The Fusion Audio cords went through many prototypes and weary listening sessions with my partner before settling on a design that combined great extension, and a quiet background with a musical presentation. We wanted a cord with all the attributes of silver but allowed you the opportunity to listen all day without fatigue. After much experimentation we feel the Fusion cords deliver these benefits at affordable price points. There are other great cords on the market and Dream State is a good example, however each cord will have its own flavor and appeal to your particular components and taste. The Fusion cords have a unique sound that can also be tailored by customizing the plug/iec. If you share with us your components and taste we make honest recommendations regardless of the manufacturer.”
Those are his words, folks, and I concur with most of his statements. I say ‘most’, because I have not heard the Dream State cords, but I have heard all, or most of Scott’s [Electraglide] cords.
More details can be found @

WARNING: if you don’t want to read about me babbling on about myself or equipment, scroll down to the header marked: “LISTENING IMPRESSIONS’

So, here is some background info on myself:
I have been an Audiophile, or interested in good sound for about 24 years, and have been a member of Audiogon since June-99.
I have my hearing tested yearly, as part of my job, and I can still say I have excellent hearing! At least the trend graphs show that I can still hear clearly……..
At times my associates/friends say I am more interested in gear than music, as my A’Gon feedback may incline one to think, but I think they are partially jealous of me going through some top notch gear in my system. I think they wish they could do this also, but for a variety of reasons, cannot. [Wife, time, $$$, space, more mentally stable than myself, etc.]

Here are some of the long term constants in my system, in my defense of not being a total gear head:

Dedicated room around 17’W by 8’H by 22’L. Its sound proof, and is for 2 channel audio [and tube testing] only.
Treated with ASC traps, RPG diffusers, Room Tunes, the usual suspects.
3 dedicated 20amp lines 12’ from the box, 2 lines are on opposite phase for a poor mans balanced set up for the mono’s. I run 10 gauge solid core cryo Romex [Chris Ven Haus] through separate runs of EMT.

Power conditioning is Shunyata Research Hydra, PS Audio Premier, etc.

Actually, I replaced the Hydra with the Premier, due to power line contaminants in my town. Another story for another day, perhaps.

I have a set of VAC Signature 220 tube mono’s with the latest PHI circuit upgrades from VAC. Think they put out around 200 watts or so per channel?
The second set of mono’s I own are CODA Ultra CM’s, with CODA signature upgrades. They run around 650 watts per channel, solid state.
[all owned for about 2 yrs now] The CODA amplifiers are biased Class-A to around 15 watts or so, then Class-A/B up to the rated 650 into 8 ohms.

I also had friends Krell FPB600 for several months, as he needed a place to store it while his new home was being renovated. My room can tend to be a dumping ground at times, but it does allow me to play with different gear!

My front end was an EMM Labs DCC2 [late version] with a CDSD, non Signature and Signature. The same friend that dropped the Krell off for a few months also dropped off an Esoteric SA50S, real nice. And ANOTHER acquaintance, from S. Korea, asked me to ship a fully loaded Tact 2.2X preamp/DAC/room correction unit to him, since the original seller would not. Shipping to S. Korea is not fun, by the way.


I still have the Tact, as I have not heard from him in 2 months, and his cell has been disconnected.[I finally heard from him, guess he was in a car accident? Shoot, now I have to ship it!]

Anyway, my final digital front end, what I have now, is the latest 20th Anniversary Esoteric D-5/P-5/G-03X digital. [has full digital volume control]
Preamplifiers I own are the ARC REF 3, a custom tube unit, and a few others left around the dumping site from friends.
Don’t really use the preamps too much, as I am addicted to the ‘direct’ sound.
In fact, I sold the ARC REF 3 recently, probably will buy another tube pre again, once I have the cash/credit available, maybe.

The main 2 sets of speakers I used initially were a tricked out set of Magnepan 3.6R’s, with the Mye stands, outboard crossovers, Nordost Valhalla jumpers, fuses by-passed, the whole 9 yards. These were augmented by a set of Martin Logan Depth subwoofers.
The other speaker I owned also during this time was the new Legacy Focus HD’s, which are a lot more linear sounding than the Focus 20/20’s, IMHO.
A friend also has the new Legacy Whisper HD’s, real nice, and nice step up over the Focus HD’s.

I currently own a set of Audio Physic Scorpio’s, and finally, as of right now, have a set of Wilson Audio Sophia II’s set up, which I used for final assessment of the Fusion Cords.

Cables are Nordost Valhalla, Purist 20th anniversary, etc.
Power cords on hand: Nordost Valhalla, Purist 20th Anniversary, Silent Source Signature HC’s, Electraglide Epiphany X, Synapses 1 and Synapses 2 cords, and an all silver Mini Khan Plus with Watt-A-Gate 350i AG/330i AG connectors, and a few others, including of course the Fusion Audio Impulse and Enchanter cords. Towards the end of the review I purchased a Fusion Audio Predator [all copper entry level PC] for the Esoteric clock unit.

During the final assessment of the cords, they were used with the new Synergistic Research Apex speaker cables with the Precision Reference XLR interconnects. Real nice also………..


I would like to start out stating that the Impulse and Enchanter PC’s took some time to fully settle. I had experienced the same type of break in process with other power cords, including the Electraglide cords in the past. The Nordost Valhalla did not seem to need as much break in time, perhaps it has something to do with the foil width, quantity of conductors, type and amount of shielding, etc., of the Fusion cords. The Silent Source HC’s did need some time, for sure.

They do sound great right out of the ‘box’, or bag, but in a high resolution system, you need to give these cords time to break in, and to fully settle down and ‘focus’ in.

Right from the get-go, the Fusion Audio cords have good flow, present music as a whole, and have good dynamics and extension at the frequency extremes. They are very quiet, perhaps due to that proprietary shielding, which Eric/Fusion Audio says is a unique blend of 4 different materials.
The cords had nice weight, and had that substantial sound imparted to images, meaning the soundstage did not sound light and the images inside the soundstage had a nice amount of physicality to them.

A quick note on foil/ribbon based designs:

As I have found with foil/ribbon cords in the past, including interconnects and speaker cables, the way the cords allow the music to flow as a whole, to allow the music to present itself as a continuous whole, was certainly there in full measure with the Fusion cords. They seem to have a slight organic/continuous way of presenting music, which greatly add to flow and musicality, which are both related to one another.

My opinion with foil/ribbon type conductors is that sometimes things can get lost in the translation, as I tend towards a live, clean, accurate, if ever so slightly lean presentation. I have at times thought that foil/ribbon based cables[or to many in any one system] can rob a system of that ‘live’ sound, that helps fool you, at least in part, that you are listening to a live musical event.
Basically I have never really liked more than 1 or at most 2 ribbon/foil based cables in any of my past systems at any one time. I always felt, though, that at least 1 was needed.
Some of the cables that use these types of conductors, and that I have used over the years, are: Electraglide, Alpha Core, Audio Magic, Silversmith, Xindak, and of course Fusion Audio.

Anyway, now you know how I feel about foil/ribbon designs. It’s my opinion, and I am entitled to it, yes?

Getting back to break in, some of the PROS of the sound of the cords were mentioned above; some of the CONS [before break in] were as follows:

I felt that the cords sounded a bit ‘tight’, or ‘constrained’, just a tad constipated at the outer most frequency extremes. The midrange also sounded tight and stressed. Image focus at times were all over the place, and images shifted back and forth, in and out. Typical cable break in sonic anomalies for sure.

They also sounded a tad mechanical sounding, just a tad, to go along with that flow I mentioned above. An oxymoron I guess, but that’s what it sounded like.

There were not as bad as some of the older Electraglide cords I owned, including the Synapses 1 and Synapses 2 cords. The Epiphany X cords were not as bad, except the focus, image stability and float was. The Nordost Valhalla cords were much better at breaking in, along with the Silent Source Signature HC’s, but the SS HC’s took a lot longer to sound more musical and relaxed.


The slight mechanicalness I mentioned before could perhaps be attributed to the silver conductors, as I have found in the past that silver based designs can sometimes take a bit longer to settle in, flesh out, and sound relaxed, compared to copper.

So again, the cords need break in time, and to be honest, I would say around 200-500 hours. But, they still will sound good out of the bag, and even better at the 50 hours, 100, and 150 hour run in periods.
I’d recommend a burn in machine, if possible, or throw them in the second system or on your HT set up for a few weeks.
If your equipment is less fussy, perhaps the extended break in time may not be needed, but it was my experience that in a very high resolution system, the settling in of these cords was most obvious and necessary.

But perhaps you are not as anal as myself………..definite possibility I suppose.

I did mention to Eric that I felt that cryogenically treating the entire cord would make a nice upgrade.
I also asked him if he had found that certain lengths of his cords sounded better compared to other lengths. I don’t think he mentioned any preference, but you can always e-mail him if interested.
I have varying lengths of the Fusion cords, and could not detect any major difference in sound, more or less.
Just figure I would throw that out there.

I used the cords mentioned below on the following equipment:
EMM Labs DCC2, CDSD SE, Esoteric 50s, and the Esoteric P-05/D-05 dual mono converter with volume control and the transport.
AND, the Audio Research Reference 3:

Now when I compared the Electraglide Synapses 1 and 2 [the S2 is a silver/copper hybrid, compared to the all copper S1] to the Fusion Impulse, I noticed that the Impulse was a bit quieter. Images and the associated backdrop projected out from a blacker soundscape. This helped give the Impulse the impression that images had greater density, and image palpability, compared to the Synapses 1 and 2. The same for the Epiphany X and all silver Mini Kahn Plus I mentioned at the beginning of the review.
The Electraglide cords presented a lighter more agile presentation, although they have very good palpability and thereness, just the Fusion Impulse did it better and took the sonics a notch higher.

The Fusion cord also had greater focus, and presented a larger soundstage than the cords just mentioned. Image height, width, and depth were more readily apparent, or larger, than the other cords.
Dynamic contrasts where also greater with the Impulse cord.
The Impulse simply had a little bit more of everything that the Electraglide cords have: More focused, transparency, quietness, more dynamic, more frequency

extension, greater dynamics, and an overall cleaner presentation. Everything was simply moved up a notch.
It did depend on what source component I used the Fusion cord, but the results were pretty much consistent across the board with the equipment I had on hand.

But, do I feel that the lesser conductor quantity all silver Mini Kahn Plus cord may be a better match on the transports, depending on system and downstream cords? Perhaps.
It’s all about system matching, component compatibility and personal taste at times.

But regardless, the Fusion Impulse cord did sound the way I explained above, compared to the 4 EG cords. I do believe that in most high resolution systems the Fusion Impulse would be an upgrade, again compared to the EG cords.

Now compared to the Nordost Valhalla power cord:
The Valhalla cord was quicker sounding, cleaner and more transparent, and more extended at the frequency extremes, especially on the top end, less so on the bottom end, but still more extended nonetheless.

The Fusion Impulse had a more organic/continuous presentation to it, perhaps a bit more musical, which go along with the organic/flowing qualities that the cord imparts to the signal.

Both cords were very quiet, but the Nordost cable had better focus, image outline, speed, and a more direct presentation. It also has a ‘rightness’ to its presentation, but at the same time a silvery coldness/sterility could be detected. But minor mind you, and with the right set up, perhaps not there at all………….

Would I use the Nordost Valhalla cord on the EMM Labs DCC2? Probably not, not in this system and with my ears. Maybe on the transports.
Is the Valhalla a better cord? Well, one needs to define ‘better’.
Which cord has greater applicability, and can be used on a greater variety of equipment, and appeal to more listeners?
Another tough question, yes?

Both cords have their applications, and each will season the sonic presentation of a given system and component accordingly.

Mix and match, component/system compatibility, personal tastes, that’s what it’s all about, at least in my experience. Although there IS something to be said about using one manufacturer cables throughout, like the Synergistic Research approach. [I mentioned I have the Apex/Precision Reference combo]

Bu I still like the mix and match route. Also, you can do your research and find what others say about given cords, cables, and the like, and how they sound with given components and systems.

One such example may be that many EMM Labs owners lean towards Jena Labs cables. They also say the Nordost Valhalla sounds great with the VTL 7.5II preamplifier.
The Purist cords and the Silent Source HC cords also offered a different sonic perspective, depending on which component they were situated on.
The Purist cord projected an even quieter presentation, was a bit more relaxed, focused, etc. BUT, takes forever to settle in, at least to my ears. The Silent Source cords sounded a tad more linear throughout, and had an organic quality and certain ‘rightness’ to the midrange. The Silent Source HC cords do take some time to fully settle in, and are built to be used on high current applications, but work very well on source components also.
I have had 4 sets of the SS HC cords, and 4 of the standard Signature cords over the past few years, really nice cords, designed by someone with a military/electrical background, etc.

But, they be a different beast than the Fusion cords altogether.
Everything has its application and place………..
You also have to take into consideration the cost of the cords mentioned, the Fusion Impulse may seem like a bargain, if you shop around and take a look at going prices these days………

Now regarding the Fusion Audio Enchanter:
From what I am told, and by holding it in my hand, it has a lot more conductor than the Impulse cord, which makes sense to me.

I have 2 of the Enchanter cords, and I used them on the VAC Signature/PHI mono’s and the CODA ULTRA CM solid state mono’s.

I also used 2 of the Nordost Valhalla PC’s on the amplifiers, and the 2 Silent Source Signature/ceramic HC’s.

Nice cords of very different designs.

A logical comparison would be the Impulse, since the design principle and concept is largely the same, except conductor quantity, from what I understand.

I can say this for sure, that the Enchanter more full, or substantial, than the Impulse, which makes sense more or less, as the Enchanter has more conductor.
They were quick sounding and agile, but not to the same extent as the Impulse.
They had greater weight, body, and fullness compared to the Impulse, with excellent focus, detail, and sounded very quiet.

They were not as quick, extended, or agile as the Nordost Valhalla, but sounded fuller and had greater body/weight to the presentation. They were not as transparent either, compared to the Nordost or Silent Source, but they were very close, very, very close.


The Enchanter cords worked just as well on the CODA amplifiers as they did with the VAC Phi amplifiers. And while I appreciated the speed and transparency of the Valhalla cords on the solid state CODA amplifiers, I preferred the Enchanters. It was a toss up with the Valhalla cords on the VAC tube amplifiers, as it depended on the speaker cables being used at the time.
And don’t for a minute think that the VAC Phi amplifiers are slow, tubey, and the like. They are fast, clean, and transparent, more transparent than the CODA amplifiers, and sound more ‘right’ and believable than the solid state amplifiers. Just the CODA and Krell amplifiers beat the VAC out in the bass and ultimate authority and bottom end control, which is expected.

The Silent Source HC cords were somewhere in between, and project a very believable sound, everything sounds ‘right’ and proper with the Silent Source cords. They tell it like it is, but at the same time have a slight organic quality to the midrange, but again, they took some time to break in to sound that way.

In a high resolution system, you really need to take your time with cords, allowing them time to fully settle in and relax. Sometimes even moving a cord can screw things up a bit, and then it takes a day or two or three for things to settle back in.
ALTHOUGH, I would like to note, the Nordost Valhalla cords/cables can be moved and bent, and still sound excellent, without loosing too much of the ‘magic’.

I can say this regarding the Enchanter power cord: It should more or less be used as intended by the designer[s], on high current applications like amplifiers and power conditioners.
I suppose you could use it on a source component, which I did on a few occasions, but I kept going back to the Impulse for the front end equipment, including the ARC REF 3.

So that’s pretty much it.
Great cords that have musicality, body, speed, focus, are very well designed and shielded, extended at the frequency extremes, and sound organic and relaxed, ONCE FULLY BROKEN IN.

They have great applicability with a variety of components, and DO NOT COST AN ARM AND A LEG, YET.
There are faster cords out there that have greater transparency, transient response, detail, etc., but it can come with a price.
And sometimes listener long term satisfaction can be affected.

But again, I love the mix and match thing, for the most part.
I did find that more than one Fusion cord in a system does not hurt, and the more you add, the greater the effect, for the better.
You may find a point where things may be a bit much, then just back off and remove a cord.

As I mentioned at the onset of the review:

“One of the reasons for me spending the precious time of putting this to print is that they offer excellent performance at a very reasonable cost, and the materials/construction is excellent, compared with similar designs”

I still believe that, especially after having lived with the Fusion cords now for around a year, which is almost a record for me!

I think Eric can do loaner cords, to prospective buyers with good feedback, at least he did for me. He can also install the connector of your choice, but I would listen to his recommendations on that.

I don’t think you can go wrong with these cords, or at least one cord somewhere in your system!

Happy listening!

Associated gear
Esoteric P-05/D-05/G-03X
Esoteric 50S
Tact 2.2X
VAC Signature/Phi 220's
CODA Ultra CM's
Krell FBP600
PS Audio Premier
Shunyata Hydra
Magnepan 3.6R's
Legacy Focus HD's
Audio Physic Scorpio
Wilson Sophia II
Nordost Valhalla
Purist 20th Anniversary
Purist Aqueous Anniversary
Purist Venustas
Synergistic Research Apex/PR
Silent Source HC
RPG/ASC/Room Tunes
[see review]

Similar products
Nordost Valhalla
Purist 20th Anniversary
Purist Aqueous Anniversary
Purist Venustas
Synergistic Research Apex/PR
Silent Source HC
[see review]
Billm -nice review
I too have the enchanter and just upgraded my predator to the impulse for my cdp. I also had Eric install oyaide 079 iec's. Great cables. Last week when auditioning some speakers I brought the impulse with me and compared it to the dealers Valhalla. My impulse is new and was a tad more forward sounding.
Bill have you tried the interlocker ic? Another bargain
Hi Xtil6!

Yes, I had the Interlocker IC, single ended. I run all balanced, but wanted to hear the IC. It was fantastic, killer for the money, and BETTER in some ways than the Alpha Core TQ2 I had several years back.
I say in some ways, cause the TQ2 is silver, the Fusion IC all copper.
I sold it to a friend who has the new Audible Illusions 3B preamplifier, with a McCormack DNA225 [also an old amplifier I use to own] hooked up to some Legacy Focus 20/20's. He loves the IC's.
I think Fusion may be working on an all silver version, and possibly balanced.

As I mentioned in the review, though, I am cautious about to many foil/ribbon cables in my system at one time.

Regarding the Impluse/Enchanter, they really do need extended burn in time, so they may settle back on you after 200-400 hours........

Best, Bill
Hey Bill
I know about the burn in. This is my second set. I got my first set about a year ago also. I needed longer lengths. In fact they are burning-in now with my new speakers.

Eric had told me the interlocker2 was the silver hybrid ic.

Meridian G08
Bryston B100
Dynaudio Confidence C1
I have two of the Fusion Predators on my VAC Musicblocs and an Impulse on my AH 2.0n preamp. I'm very happy with this mix. And yes, the Fusion cords need at least 200 hours of continous play before they really sound their best.
The Intelocker 2 should be something! Should match the Impulse/Enchanter very well, which are a hybrid design also.

I meant to do some swapping of the Predator off the Esoteric G-03X clock to see what type of change would happen.
Of course its a clock, but it does make a difference for sure, sonically.
Still waiting for the Wilson's to settle in before comparing any different power cords in different locations, as the demo Sophia II's are gone now.

Probably best to try the Predator on the DAC or preamplifier, to truly get an idea of how it stacks up to the Impulse. Has anyone done an A/B with the Predator/Impulse?

I did just that with my cdp. BUT the impulse I had made has an oyaide 079 gold iec. So comparing the standard predator to the 'slightly upgraded' impulse I found it a tad smoother and a hair more open. Mind you I just got the impulse last week but Eric did 'cook' it for 3 days. My previous cables were before Eric had a cable cooker.
Bill - I agree compare the impulse on your dac or pre
Hi. I have the Impulse now at the Esoteric DAC. Once the Wilson's settle in a bit more, I will pull the Predator off the clock unit and install on the DAC.
Will definately report back later on this.

One of the Impulse cords I have has the Oyaide silver over rhoduim/platinum connector? I found, or find the cord to be EXTREMELY linear sounding, but a bit cold and unfeeling like. Its very transparent, so I have it on the Esoteric transport, so the system has power cord continuity.
I don't think I would use this particular cord on certain DAC's or pre's, but on a tube or warm sounding component, definately.

Just goes to show how connectors can make a difference!


I was on the road to all Synergistic Tesla Town. Even had a two Quattro
boxes. Then I started hearing about Fusion Audio cables and decided to give them a try.

I traded the T2 from my Supratek for an Enchanter and found a huge improvement in clarity and focus. After a few days, I traded the T3's on my Supratek Cab for an Enchanter as well and realized the darkness those cables had been exuding. My system now feels much more extended without introducing glare and detail I had not hear before. I will say that the BPT 3.5 power conditioner did not improve much and I decided to leave the stock cable in place. I have SR for my IC and SC, those are staying.


Modwright Sony 999, Tube rectified PS
Nottingham TT
Clearaudio Victory H
Supratek Cab Duo
Hagerman Trumpet Phono Pre
H2O M250 SE
Gallo Sub Amp
Gallo Ref 3.1
Syneergistic Tesla IC+ SC
Sistrum Stands
Just wanted to chime in and give Eric and Kirk at Fusion their well deserved (and unsolicited) props! I've got two Fusion Predators on my Spectron Premiere amp, and they are outstanding. Nice balanced sound without an ounce of bass bloat! They made a huge improvement in my system. Highly recommended!

Eric just built and is now shipping me back my Impulse cord re-terminated with the Furutech f-150 ceramic ends. Although I have yet to hear them, Eric L. did audition them and gave this configuration TWO THUMBS UP. Fantastic Bass was his first reaction.

Give Eric a buzz and he can comment first hand.

Dave D
I have my whole system wired with Fusion Audio cables(Enchanter, Impulse, Predator & Interlocker). After LOTS of searching I can say that these work best in my system - very liquid and detailed. Eric is very easy to work with and very accomidating. Great product for a very good price ;)

Tony D.
Wow! Lots of good experiences with the Fusion stuff!
Eric's a good guy to, which helps.
I am glad I did this review, just wish I had done a spell check before posting!

Eric was going to try to build a silver or silver/copper balanced IC, maybe I will check in with him on that.
There were some issues with using 3 foils, then connecting them at the XLR plug I guess.

Regarding Crubios' experience with the Synergistic Tesla Apex/PR cables:
In my system, they produced HUGE images, with excellent detail and transparency. Bass was most excellent also. At the time [last month], the amount of detail was a bit much for me, due to the Wilson's breaking in.

I am going to give them another shot this weekend, as my buddy/dealer is stopping by Friday with a set.
I also will be adding a set of Purist Venustas digital XLR cables to the Esoteric gear, which should help also.

I have not tried the new SR PC's yet, which perhaps I should, if there is any truth to what my dealer is saying about the SR whole system synergy.......

Just to be clear. It's the SR PC's which did not work best in my system. The IC and SC are amazing!

OK. After reading all the glowing reviews of the Fusion PC's I feel like I must have missed something. I just auditioned an Impulse on my cdp Eric also sent along a Predator which I tried on my REL subwoofer. I was using Iron Lung jelly fish prior to those. The Fusion PC's were broken in according to Eric.
Upon installing the PC's I could hear no discernible difference. I thought they might need some time to settle in so I just played them. I listened for a few weeks and the changed back to the jellyfish figuring that I would hear whatever was now missing since IME, it is often easier to hear something missing than something added. However the differences were very subtle. The Impulse showed just a little smoother presentation of the highs while the bass stayed about the same. The Predator which was on My REL sub also showed a little more smoothness but that was it. My wife actually preferred the Jellyfish to the Predator because it had a little more slam. this is my first foray into the high end PC's and I was somewhat surprised because I did expect better. However from my understanding, PC's are very system dependent. And so i suppose that may very well be the case.
Please do not take this as a slam to the chords or to Eric. I have bought equipment from him and he is a top notch individual that I will do business with again. However I did want to enter into the dialog here and maybe even find out why these chords did not perform well in my system.
FWIW, my amp and preamp (CJ) are hardwired as well as my phono preamp (Wright) I don't think this should make a big difference though. Comments welcome
Obviously your Rel sub worked better with another power cord. I personally have tried the Jellyfish cord on a variety of components and it was kind of blase'-sounding. Is your Rel plugged directly into the wall or through a conditioner? Also, it's a shame that your amp and preamp are hard-wired. I think you would have heard a noticeable difference with the Fusion cord on either/both of these units.
Thanks for your response Sherod. The REL is plugged directly to the outlet as is my power amp. I have since split the digital and analog components with some subtle changes taking place there.
After posting, I wanted to delete it because I sense that it is too early in the game for me to be evaluating PC's. I have made some major changes in the system and am still coming to grips with the changes.
Interestingly, the change has come by way of removing a big screen/BIG BOX TV with a plasma which is now hung on the wall. This has opened up the sound stage and made some tonality changes.
Also, I am coming to realize that good power is more than just the addition of PC's. It may include them, but I doubt it stops there
A friend of mine is using a 1.5 meter Interlocker terminated with Cardas silver RCA's between his new Audible Illusions M3B and a McCormack DNA225.[Legacy Focus 20/20 speakers]

Its quite a combo, no doubt the Interlocker cables contributing significantly to the sound.

Anyone else out there with Interlocker experience?

I too have an Enchanter PC (going from the wall to my Audio Magic power conditioner). It's a step up from the previous 10ga solid silver power cord I was using.

I also have a 1.5m Interlocker terminated with the Cardas RCA's but they are not getting a lot of use. So I might try another IC. It's not b/c I don't like them, it's just that one piece of equipment where I'd like to use them is so small, it makes it hard to fit the larger size Cardas RCA's.