The weirdness of it all

Power cables and power conditioning seem the next focus components.  While I struggle, as I'm sure many do paying premium for a chunk of wire, it seems that when done well, that chunk of wire is now an influential component in the chain allowing everything to shine.

I've slowly been upgrading all PCs with Furutech 4.1 with appropriate connectors and it has been nothing short of revelatory moving the needle of performance for the whole system.  I can liken it to completely refining a fuel injection system which in turn allows everything to work better producing better performance.

I've capped my insanity with the Furutech and do not see myself moving beyond that.  While certainly real capital, not hide the women and children capital like some products left unnamed.


Guess you did and I guess having Tranparent Cable mid tier Reference and XL cables through the majority of my system, is as good as it gets. Do not want to find the point of diminishing returns. These cables suit my system just fine. If I am seeking advice I will ask a professional. 

@celtic66 @audphile1 

Good call on the Furutech outlet.  I predict even more "weirdness" in your system.

@recklesskelly @ghdprentice 

One of the greatest pleasures of this hobby is the ability to audition equipment that is exponentially more expensive than our current "reference" at home.  It's a bit like setting a $30k celing on a used sports car, and someone hands you the keys to a $400k exotic and says "don't be shy approaching the apex of the turn at speed."  We may find we have to take a price exit well below the exotic, but we'll also have sampled what world-class quality and perrformance is all about.  And, we may have to tweak our budget up just a tad after the experience.  Those $125k cars are now "on the radar", when they were completely invisible before.  

Curiosity.  Imagination.  Discovery.  Hobbies are supposed to be fun.  The fun goes away when we think we have it all figured out.  

Another weird thing is how the folks who are over on the China Cable thread claim marvelous akin to top tier results with counterfeit cables?? 

Well, it's done.  Two more Furutech 4.1 power cables added;  one to the music server, one to the preamp.  And the veil lifting continues.  

The positive side, monies invested have rendered conclusive positive results and not been a waste of capital.  Yet more dynamic with improved sound staging.

Lesson learned is that it's cumulative in effect when done right.

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