Voodoo Power Cords
First a disclaimer. Outside of being a consumer I have nothing to do with Voodoo Cables. I am writing this because there is not a lot of information online about their products so hopefully anyone interested in their cables might find some useful information in my brief write up.
During the fall ,the Cable Company had a special on Voodoo power cords. I wanted to try something newer on my music server so I purchased an Electra power cord that was being closed out. As soon as I replaced the cord that I was using on my Wolf Audio server I noticed a very nice improvement. More detail, a little deeper bass all the usual improvements that a good upgrade is known for. Intrigued, I purchased the next cable above the Electra which was the Platinum. Both cables were recommended for front end components. I plugged the Platinum into my server and the Electra into my DAC after I listened to the Platinum on the server. Again there was another nice increase in performance for not much more money.
Recently, the Cable Company started another special on Voodoo power cords so I ordered an Air Spectra and installed it on my music server and placed The Platinum on my DAC and the Electra on my blue ray player. Again , I tried the Air Spectra on my music server before swapping out the other 2 cables. The Air Spectra was an immediate and obvious improvement over the prior two cables.
The Air Spectra really got me serious about the Voodoo cables (much to the detriment of my bank account) so when I saw a demo pair of the Air Phoenix for sale on Audiogon, I purchased them. These cables are also for front end components so first I placed one on my music server for evaluation before placing the other on my preamp. The Air Phoenix is special. As good as the Air Spectra was, the Air Phoenix was a step up.
Not willing to leave well enough alone ,I purchased a pair of Air Dragons to try on my amps. I tried them first on my solid state mono blocks . There was a slight kick up in performance but not enough to justify the expenditure. When I installed the the Dragons on my tube amps however ,I was very happy with the results. One song I played was London Grammars “Hey Now” . The soundstage was enormous . It was so large that it almost sounded like it was a 5.1 recording. The bass on this recording literally shook the whole house. On Depeche Mode’s song” Dream On “,there is a sound like someone striking a wood block that is usually outside the speakers but with the Dragons the sound was uncannily just to my right and left at ear level.
Voodoo has a nice chart on their website with power cord usage recommendations and the Air Dragons are recommended for tube amps and the Air Teslas for power amps. So now I will have to save up my money for a pair of the Tesla’s.
My prior power cords and actually I am still using a few of them in my system were midrange cords from Synergistic Research and Shunyata. They are not the top of the line but none of them were inexpensive.
In summation, I think Voodoo power cords are an excellent value for the dollar proposition and at their respective price levels ,they outperformed the other cables I was using in my system. It was very interesting to hear the improvement each level of cable provided over it’s predecessor. The Cable Company has quite a few Voodoo cables in their library for trial. If you are thinking of trying some new power cords you might want to give Voodoo a try.