What are the best sounding DIY power cables and connections, opinions please ?


I am looking at buying 3 off the reel DIY power cords. 1 for my Running Springs Dmitri, 1 for my Nord NC1200 Signature class D amp and 1 for my Townshend Universal Disc Player. I have short listed Furutech FP-SN55, and Nanotec 308 or 309. As for connections i am considering Acolink Rhodium Cryro, MS HD POWER and the Furutech F1-28 R.

Can anyone offer advise on my choices or provide any better alternative DIY power cables or connectors please. I am from the UK so wall plugs are limited to Furutech or MS HD POWER, my budget does not allow for Furutech NCF connectors right now, i could maybe add them 1 at a time at a later date.

All advise is really appreciated, i have tried reading other threads on here but have not really found the answers i am looking for. Thank you.
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If you can build your own and have it sound as good as what you could have bought with the same money, you will be the first. Good luck! 

But my advice, do not ever compare what you built to a Master Coupler. Just don't. Seriously.
I just ordered up a batch of the Duelund 12awg 600V cable myself based on this thread. 

Very excited to try my hand at making a couple power cords for the system.

Up to this point, I have not allowed myself to indulge in nicer power cords. cheaper but nicer looking amazon cords, and from places like signal cable, etc. 

However, my components are to the point now where they are far more deserving. A recently acquired PS Audio Powerplant P10, My Directstream Dac, and Primaluna Dialogue HP. All need proper power cords. 

So thanks to all for their input on this. Good stuff. 


@grannyring 
I second the question concerning the braiding technique. Your 2 way hot/neutral with opposite direction of the ground vs. a more traditional 3 way weave? Any thoughts?

Also, I remember reading somewhere about how you experimented with double strands of cable for each run of hot,neutral, ground. Am I making this up? If not,  care to elaborate on that creation. Benefit? braiding technique? Impression?

Either way, I'm inclined to rely on your expertise in in the matter and use your single strand braiding method for my first attempt. 

I went ahead and picked up a couple IeGO connectors to use. Lots of options in the connector category as well.

Copper. Gold plated copper. Silver. Rhodium plated silver....oooof.

Aint nothing in this hobby straight forward. 
@williewonka website gives the details of the Helix build. With the VH Audio 18 gauge Airlock on the positive run (2-4 runs) it is the best sounding power cable I have ever heard. That good. Look at his site. It costs more than the straight Duelund 12 gauge Polycast build however. Parts cost is around $200 - $240 shipped for a 5 foot cable with 3 VH Audio runs on Live. It outperforms power cables priced over $1500. Yes this is the absolute truth.

The Duelund power cable sounds very good, but lacks the ultimate realism and resolution of the Helix power cable.

The Duelund build only costs $100 or so. Won’t do better for $100. Use the Parts Connextion Connex Rhodium plated and carbon fiber barreled AC connectors. They cost $50 and are very good. Use these on the Helix build also. The SonarQuest ones are also a good value.

On the Duelund cable you can use a three cord braid if you like or the method I suggested. Both sound good. Not going to hear a night and day differences 😊.

I have built the Duelund cable with two 12 gauge Polycast runs per leg. I only did this for use on my balanced power conditioner and Class A SS power amp. In these positions I liked what I heard a tad more. Slightly expanded stage size combined with a greater sense of ease and control. Not needed on front end gear or preamps. On the double build I did a simple twist of L&N and then twisted the G in the opposite direction. Yes, you will twist the double runs in this manner.
Thank you everyone for the info and advice, I did give DIY a go and enjoyed the experience I settled on Furutech 10AWG with Furutech NCF connectors for a while.

I picked up a JPS Labs AC+ for my Krell KSA 250 and the Krell seemed to love the JPS Labs cable. I did search for an SR Master Coupler to no avail but the end storey is I now use all JPS Labs power cords purchased used and feel they offer a better sound than my DIY efforts for maybe cheaper money, but it was all fun and I enjoyed the feeling of pride/achievement building my own power cables. 

I believe everything matters AC quality, all cables, contact enhancers, Isolation for everything especially Speakers, Speaker position, room treatments (music) but obviously budget and diminishing returns comes into play.

Stay safe and please take care everyone!
Grannyring... i think You Too In Love with Duelund stuff!   There Bulk cables are ok sounding nothing to excited.  My honest opinion kind of dark sounding!