... WHAT POWER CORD(S) ARE PLAYING IN YOU SYSTEM TODAY?
HELLO TO ALL... Not really a discussion - more like a survey: prompted by a recent article about Power Cords that showed up in my browser. PLEASE NO DETAILS: NO IN-DEPTH REVIEWS OF ATTRIBUTES, WISH I HADs AGAIN, or WANT TO TRYs - just component (CD, PRE, DAC, INT, POWER, SPEAKER) and Mfg Brand, and model (if known) and length
mine: CD: GOLDMUND /JOB SWEET CORD; 2-1/2 METER INT: JOB INT: PS AUDIO XSTREAM SC STATEMENT, 1 METER
I think I am old school. But mostly Cardas Golden Reference, Some Clear and a couple Clear Beyond. On a few a PS Audio Plus and Shunyata entrylevel. Although researching power conditioners and may evolve into something else. But that will take years to change out all the cables.
BlueSound Node 2i = stock IEC Power Cable Yamaha CD Player = stock attached #16 AWG Power Cord AR "The Turntable" = stock attached #16 AWG Power Cord NAD 7220PE Receiver (Used as Pre) = stock attached Power Cord Emotiva XPS-2 = Stock #12AWG? IEC Power Cable
They are ALL quite suitable for the loads that are carried to each component, and are bundled / physically separated from other low-signal-level wiring. I find AC Power here in the Milwaukee area to be solid, well-regulated, and reliable.
Newest: Cardas Clear Beyond XL, to PS Audio DSD DAC.AQ Hurricane, to VTL 7.5iii preamp.Elrod Statement Silver, wall to Audience Power Filter.LessLoss Reference - BDP-1 to Power Filter.Kimber Kable PK 10 Palladian - TV to wall. Neal
For what it's worth, I leaned pretty strongly towards the cables are all the same camp just because it seemed logical. The power cord I mentioned above is the single biggest improvement I've made in my system. When it arrived, the set was off, and I just switched it out cold and powered up. My immediate reaction was "no way, what??" Powered down, changed to the old cord, powered up again and could not believe the difference. L.