it seems most manufacturers do not recommend third party cables and cords, though they don't use their stock cables in their rooms at hifi shows...maybe they don't want to tell customers extra cost will be needed, and don't want to recommend a brand that many of their dealers do not carry...it's interesting to follow what cables they use at shows and in their in house listening rooms...
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As one who has heard, in blind tests, the difference between PCs, I am more than a bit dubious as to how a much better PC would make a difference on subs.
The reason why I say this, is because ALL the differences I've heard in PCs, is with subtle spatial cues (ambience, soundstage depth and width, image specificity within the soundstage, etc).
So, from my experience, I am not seeing where a high end PC would make a difference.
Ok..listening to my new favorite artist/recording, "Dreams and Daggers", featuring the absolutely amazing Cecile McLorin Salvant..a 15 on a scale of 10.
Great bass..texture, nuance, dynamic..and yes..my upgrade from Venom to Venom NR improved the clarity/speed..of the bass and I think the NR helped clear up the mid frequencies..which I didn’t realize that they needed greater clarity..What an album..I’m purchasing a second copy and putting it away.
@vonhelmholtz I will give Dreams and Daggers a listen. Thanks for the tip!
I don’t doubt that bass definition and speed can help with subs. @simonmoon , I know exactly what you mean about power cords impacting ambience, soundstage depth etc. That’s what I have heard too. But I also found that in my case, these were the most striking and noticeable differences. I found if you really focus, you hear pretty big differences in bass presentation as well, but it’s simply not what jumps out the most. I even found that with some high end cables bass energy was reduced (Valhalla 2 PC).
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