I was one of the lucky recipients of Virtual Dynamics recent Christmas Power 3 giveaway and have been living happily with a new Power 3 for a week or so now.
I've been very pleasantly surprised with this cord. Initial impressions are quite positive. I ended up reconfiguring my system (cord wise) following insertion of the Power 3 as it definitely revealed deficiencies in the cords I was using (DIY cryoed DH Labs cables which can be made for about $60). My system has been changing over the past 5-6 months and the Power 3 revealed the DH Labs to be a bit congested and not as clean or resolving as the Power 3. I had replaced some cryoed DIY JPS in-wall cables (more money to build than the DH Labs) with the DH Labs about a year ago because I preferred the DH presentation with my system at that time-it now turns out that I am back to (along with the Power 3) the DIY JPS-in-wall on my integrated and phono preamp and the DH Labs are out, proving that, once again, system synergy is critical. I believe the Power 3 to have a slight (maybe even not so slight as I can't compare them head to head) edge over the DIY JPS I have in my system, leaving me possibly looking at upgrading the JPS, but I just don't think I can make another Power 3 work in my system.
In the end the Power 3 ended up on my line conditioner which is on the floor, feeding both my Phono preamp and my turntable as it was simply too heavy to be used with the phono preamp without some major support structure being constructed and there is simply not enough room between my integrated and the wall to bend the Power 3 into place. That may be the drawback for some with this cord; it is heavy and unruly.
But if you can get by the weight and stiffness, the Power 3 is a very good cord. At it's recent promotional price (I believe around 50% off from the manufacturer) I would say that it is an absolute no brainer and steal if you can make it work for you. Even at full price, I would say that it is very good value, if not downright impressive, within the context of cords that I've used in the past in the $250-$350 retail range.
Thank you very much Rick!