highly recommended .... The improvements were not subtle.
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@phillip IMO the same power cord or any cable for that matter will most likely sound different if you put them in 3 different systems. I have Ansuz Ceramic power and speaker cables (more open and lifelike sounding) and a Nordost Heimdall2 digital (not as open sounding but a lot less expensive than the Ceramic)
The only cables on your list that I have heard are Jade Audio. I have owned the Vermeil Gold and Hybrid Gold versions. Both were very good cables with rich harmonics that only gold can provide. Can sound like a lush, 300B amp.
Shortcomings were that they were not as detailed and extended as some other cables can be. Just as with everything else in audio, there are always trade offs. Also, system synergy and personal tastes will come into play as well, so YMMV.
thank you for the above useful info. that is what i wish to know.
if more people can provide such info, i will more or less know the characteristics of such cables since it is tested within a controlled variable situation. although synergy come into play, but it can be determine (at least) what effects will the cables do to the sound.
too bad, these are rare cable brands that in-home demo isn't quite possible.
I use an Isoclean Super Focus from my amp to the wall.
It makes my system sound fuller, rounder, and warmer, without loss of detail.
Every other piece of cabling is Nordost Valhalla: pc's, ic's, and speaker cables.
The Isoclean nicely removes the slight edginess.
Speakers are 100db/eff Tannoys. Amp is a First Watt Sit 2.