Really good for the money but you need to know if it was built for the U.S. market or not. If they are built for the Chinese market the polarity of the cord is reversed from U.S. cords. The online distributors should not sell these cords in the U.S.. They work but of course the sound is much better when the polarity is corrected. $150 for this cord with the right polarity is a steal.
How this main (power) cords work with SE triode amps?
This is an outstanding cord for the money. It is very open and will allow tremendous slam.
I just tried one on my tube preamp, and it was way better than Cardas Cross which I had to compare. Tommorow I'll put 'em on my 2A3 monoblocks too.
I think it will stay in my system (all 3 of them).
Xindak FP-Gold vs Oyaide Tunami GPX vs Shunyata Diamondback?
Did any of u compare these three wires?
I can gat fair price for tunamy or shunyata; but without a chance to hear them 1st in my system?
Can they beat Xindak FP-Gold?
Eichmann eXpress Power AC Cable is too one of the cable with fair price which I get; but without chance to listen them. :-(
Somebody said that Xindak FP-Gold is one of the best power cables in sub 1000$ range. Any comments on that?
I just don't know what to with myself.
Power cables makes me crazy. :-)
Thanx for reading.
Hi from Zagreb, Croatia, Europe.
Gjuro, you might want to jump over to the other threads regarding members that don't believe a power cord can make an improvement. Not only do they make an improvement but they make one crazy too! I know the Xindak cord can compete with cords in the $500 range. With that being said I have ordered a Lessloss power cord. After reading some reviews on this cord and talking to a couple members it should be an improvement over the Xindak. One member just lined his whole system with the Lessloss cord. He siad it is that impressive.
I know that power cord can make an improvement. I felt that with xindak. I'm just asking if someone has compared xindak with Eichmann, Oyaide, Shunyata or some other hi-end cables.
Price I would pay for xindak is 250$ each which I think is best buy price.
BTW Lessloss cord cost 400 €uro's which is more than double that I would pay for Xindak (and I need 3 of them). Other mentioned cables would cost me about 200-250 €uro's (but, as i said,the problem is I must buy them without a chance to hear them in my system before that).
Any help is appreciated.
Hi from Zagreb, Croatia, Europe.
How can I tell if it is the right Polarity? Would it not fit into a U.S wall socket if the plug is backwards.
Jeffo19, use an ohm meter and check the male and female ends. All USA cords that I have ever checked are ground on the bottom and nuetral on the left and that is how the Xindak cord is but the female end is opposite. When you plug it into a component the nuetral is now on the right instead of the left. My Xindaks were not made for the U.S. and I had to swap the wires on the male plug to match the female end. These are a very good bargain but the Lessloss at $550 is even a better bargain. The Lessloss cord is the best cable I have used and has made the biggest improvement in my system as far as any wire is concerned. Not just slightly better either.
Jp1208 may have a point; however, polarity of A/C line and the configurations inside a particular electronic device may be very confusing too. Xindak's design is not really wrong. I already checked with Xindak US distributor (www.LotusAudioImport.com). They pointed out a very informative page for everyone's reference:
I believe that should help.
Not with the cord but with the FS Gold Speaker cable. Supposed to be a silver/gold alloy but when changing spades it looked like copper to me (at least the visible part). No way getting any reply out of Xindak. Good luck, you never know !
Mikhael, How do you like the FS Gold? The Power cord looks the same until you really have a hard look. The wire is smelted together and looks smoother meaning no grain. Not all copper that's for sure. Not very many mfg's using the smelting technology to my knowledge.
By the way Lotus sells the U.S. version of the Xindak power cord so it should be wired like all the other U.S. made cords and Ny Sound should not be able to sell the Xindak power cord unless there is a disclaimer regarding U.S. version or other. Do we all agree that the U.S. version should be Neutral left and stay that way unless otherwise noted like Panamax does on some of there PLC's? There ground is on top but the neutral is on the right. If it did not make a difference why would they have the wiring diagram right on top of there unit?
Be careful buying used power cords from other countries as well unless you know exactly what is going on. I think we want all our power cords running parallel to start with and then go to the link above.
A good way to check polarity on power cords is to use a burn-in adapter and polarity checker. The burn-in adapter fits into the IEC end and allows the user to connect the power cord to a standard electrical device (lamp, fan, etc.). The polarity checker is an inexpensive ($5-8) device from your local hardware store. It is meant to plug into a wall outlet (in this case the burn-in adapter). The unit has several LEDs that light up. Depending upon the color and sequence it specifically identifies any problems (which wires are reversed, open hot/neutral/ground, etc.)
It is a very handy and inexpensive device that has found more than one wiring error for me. If you use it to check a power cord make sure to check the wall outlet first.
In case my description of a circuit tester was too confusing. Here is a link to a typical example. There are many brands and they are readily available at any hardware store. There are also models that will test a GFI outlet.
An ohm meter will work just to see how the cord is wired but it won't tell you anything about polarity. I just want all my wires run the same way. It made a significant difference after correcting my issue. More of a relaxed open sound rather than compressed.
On the FS Gold the ribbon part cannot be checked but I am pretty sure the end part is copper. I regret that xindak will not comment further, their description accompanying those cable does not mention anything else but silver and gold alloy. While the sound is open and detailed,
there is from time to time clear interference: shielding issue ?; all other cabling is audio metallurgy and I use a currency filter. Amp and pre amp are Audio research so...
I have changed out.
Mikhael, if you are taking about the male connector it is made of brass. Internal wiring is much much different.
Thanks but not sure I follow your point. I know that the WBT spades or pins as the case may be are brass (gold plated for teh pins); I am referring to the cable parts that go from the cross over to the WBT spades/ pins. The x-over links the ribbon part to the cables that can be connected to the speaker terminals. The 5" cable lenghts connecting to the speaker is what I am talking about. The ribbon part cannot be verified without breaking open the x-over..
OOPS! I went back to the power cord and you are talking speaker cable.
back to power cables.
does anyone know how the fp-1 compares to the fp-gold?