After reading the rave review of these AC cords over at Enjoy the Music (http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equipment/0813/triode_wire_labs_power_cable.htm) I felt compelled to post a review of my own here at Audiogon.
Like many of you, I have tried a myriad of power cords over the years (brand names withheld to protect the stiff, inflexible and generally inferior and overpriced products). The bottom line is that with the purchase of my McCormack DNA-500 amp I needed a beefier cord with a 20 amp IEC to drive this monster. Pete, from TWL is a member of several audio clubs in the area and offered to make me a nice 8ga cord to try out. Well, after a few days of burn in I immediately got rid of my old cords.
This 8ga wire is made with some very special and highly flexible wire in a braided format. The connectors are pure copper. TWL burns them in for a good long while and polishes the copper tongs and applies Caig Pro Gold before shipping. A very nice touch from a manuracturer who cares about how his produict performs, and all at a very reasonable price compared to the competition.
This cord was so much better than what I was using previously that I then asked for some additional TWL cords to try on my CD player and preamp. What is really striking about them is their flexibility. I have never seen a large gauge cord that didn't threaten to break when trying to bend it to fit behind my rack. These are so flexible and easy to use. And the sound of these ... what can I say except everything sounded better than other products I have tried in the past. Yes, I had a few lying around to compare against. Tighter, more extended, better imaging and soundstaging, more musical detail and immersion ... all those good things that we are typically looking for.
Now Pete came out with his "plus" cords and offered to upgrade mine for me. I really didn't expect too much of a change from the standard 8ga to the 7 plus but boy was I surprised. It took a little more break-in but everything became just that bit better than before, and in a very musical way.
Yeah, this is a Rave Review, for sure, but I seem to be in good company. Just read the Enjoy The Music review linked above and you will ready why. I highly suggest trying them out. TWL offers a money back guarantee, and at this price how can you go wrong?
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many various AC cords over the years