why not name it "heroic."? it describes your efforts succintly and honestly.
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Kevin: On a more serious note, would you be willing to make up "extension" cords (12' to 24') based on the BC power cord design, or would the increase in length mess up the sound? I might also need a longer PC (12') for the amp. I am moving my gear to a closet (except the speakers) and am considering using extension cords instead of running new lines. Though this is all slightly off topic I wonder if others might be interested in quality extension cords as well, so I am putting it out in the open.
Cornfedboy: Thank you very much. I really am not some sort of hero. I rather enjoy making power cords and the Adoption Fund just helps me justify my hours of tweaking audio stuff. :) Anyway, I wise man once said, "Those who only seak self-fulfillment, never find it."
Dekay: Good idea but we only have one type of plug. All of our cords are both the "budget cord" and top of the line!
Reason we have only one type of plug? Well, I found one that works well and see no reason to mess with something that works.
Thanks everyone... keep them coming!
Kevin, it sounds like you've found a creative way to help fund a good cause. I've traveled through Guatemala and have seen first-hand the staggering poverty that exists there. Thank you for taking initiative to help out and spread some of the wealth. Given the nature of your cause, why not call your new DIY power cord the "M-power" cord (or alternatively, the "Empower" or "Impower" cord)? This would be suggestive of the fact that it helps to empower the less fortunate as well as empowering hi-fi gear. Here's a definition from Webster: "Empower - 1. To give legal or moral power or authority to; to authorize, either by law, commission, letter of attorney, natural right, or verbal license;... 2. To give physical power or force to; to enable." Seems fitting since what you're doing is working to convey some moral power, as well as developing a product designed to enable electronic gear. A subsequent cord model could be the "N-power." Don (FYI, I couldn't find the "New Stories" link you referred to above, so I accessed your website via www.geocities.com/kevperro2000).
Or, for a more obscure reference to the same idea, "The Sling". If fairy tales are more your thing, You might try, "Jack, the Giant Killer".
To take an entirely different tack, more from modern American mythology, you might consider naming it "The Bootstrap"
Another option might be "The Lifeline", for it will certainly be one for the child you adopt, and any additional children helped by any excess sales.
Well, the name is going to be "The Asylum Cable". The winner was actually posted from the Audio Asylum forum but after thinking about it, I didn't think it would be fair to not pick a winner from Audiogon also. The winner for this forum is David99 for his "Adopta-Cord" entry.
Thank you all so much for your kind comments and participation. The Audiogon forum is one of the first places I came when I started really getting involved in audio. It has been a joy being a part of the community and althought there are always hecklers present, they don't detract from the good people that this hobby seems to attract.
God Bless all of you.
Kevin,thank you very much and keep up the great charity work.I have a special place in my heart for children also.One of the reasons I chose a nursing career was to help sick children.Children are the only people I have known that have true unconditional love.Your cord will be used with pride on my Rogue 99 outboard power supply.Thanks again!!