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I had the original King Cobra and the King Cobra V1 many years ago.....the sound was just so inviting and smooth. A very analog sound to it . I stupidly sold them for the search of the ; Holy Grail of power cords. These are even the Limited Edition '' i'' version and not sure of what the change is but it has ben in my system for a week. I have it on an Esoteric K-01x and I will tell you the sound is lush, real , full like real music - but the detail is there - it's the presentation is different from what I am used to. The industry has gone to a stripped, fast, too neutral presentation and to my ears - I like the full presentation sound. Nice to have the original King Cobra's back in my system
The industry seems to have definitely gone lean and ultra detailed, and unfortunately the harmonic texture or organic character of music seems to have disappeared or become lean, also. I would not describe presentation as neutral but as fast to ultra fast, a little bland, fatiguing and not real, although it seems that some and/or many enjoy this lean and ultra detailed presentation.
How would you describe the presentation of the King Cobra VI i?
I just bought a V1i 20A cord, having Shunyata re-term the IEC to 15A for me...we'll see.
Putting it on an old Sony CD player in a 2nd system (probably a sacrilege for some...I have a little Siltech on it now), but this system is quite pure, shows up the limits of many a piece: all NOS tubed, i.e. AirTight ATM300B (WE 300Bs, orig matched GL 749s), 15 ohm LS3/5As, Kondo spkr wire, Sorcer.
I'll let you know.