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A $950 IEC Power Cord!

Discussion in 'Home Audio (Stereo Systems)' started by SRQGuitar, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Member

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    You two really should redo the test, this time taking all relevant measurements at the output of the power supply to verify that your theory is correct, or not, regarding the OEM power cord strangling the amp.
     
  2. ian c

    ian c Supporting Member

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    Why ?

    It’s an AUDIO system !!!
    Your ears are the judge .

    Not a meter , not a spec sheet , not the Internet .
    Your ears ....
     
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  3. 2016aug29

    2016aug29 Supporting Member

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    Yes, but your ears hear one thing one day and something else the next. And different people hear different things.

    If a power cord manufacturer claims that cord X sounds different than (or, better than) cord Y, then there should be some electrical parameters they can point to to show what is happening. If not, we are stuck with hazy audiophile speak that no one really knows what means ...
     
  4. Tone_Terrific

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    Some of us like to know 'how.'
    If you see Bigfoot, you believe your eyes, but nobody else saw him, so the search for measurable evidence ensues.

    If there are consistent reports of an audio phenomenon that is unrecognizable to some folks it offers a chance to find out what causes it and insight into the perception of humans. NOTHING is simple. ...nothing.:eek:
     
  5. ifallalot

    ifallalot Supporting Member

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    I'm in the wrong business

    I tell you what, I'll buy 1000' of CO cord and make power cords myself and I'll sell them to you all at HALF the price of this

    Just think, handmade, artisan, IEC cords for only $449

    Filled with crystal lattice
     
  6. Killed_by_Death

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    Quantifiable results is what we're after!
     
  7. Tone_Terrific

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    If you can supply measured, improved, test results AND noticeably superior hearing results and show correlation between them you have created a worthy product at a better price. Have a go.:)
    That is why measurements are important.
     
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  9. ifallalot

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    Where are the measurements for this thing?

    https://www.gcaudio.com/products/cardas-clear-beyond-power-cord/
     
  10. Jimmy_Rage

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    There's obviously a market for these kinds of things though. Sort of like "high quality digital cables", etc.
     
  11. CheckSix

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    Good quality, with excellent materials and components, well engineered interconnects, cables and cords... can make a difference in a system that has enough capability to allow it to come through and happen. Sometimes, some audiophiles use them as expensive tone controls. Not a practice I buy into, as I prefer neutrality. It costs money to use the highest quality materials and a lot of labor $'s assembling them. It's no surprise that these are costly when you factor in a reasonable profit margin and a limited market. The Purist Audio Design power cord difference I heard I mentioned earlier in this thread was real, within the system and context it happened. Deniers should look elsewhere. Proper interconnect, cable and cord selection for a given system is an important consideration to the final outcome.

    I've spent a long time not only listening to great sound systems and great music but also on how well it is being reproduced. One thing that is always true, is you have to like the way something sounds. It has to be pleasing to you. If it isn't, you make calculated changes to improve it. In my case, I am hopelessly addicted to the imaging and soundstage reproduction that electrostatic panels create. They are also extremely good at transient response, like when you hear them reproduce acoustic instruments. There is a presence and reality to it, when you hear it. Your mileage may vary.
     
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  12. captwillard

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    Why don't you clone a fuzzface, give it a nice paint job, claim it has magic fairy dust, produce it in limited quantities and charge $400. Or you could wind magical PAF's and charge $700/pair.
     
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    If you redirected your efforts in this regard, you'd learn that you were late to that game with LTD fuzz boxes and very expensive PAF winds...they already exist on Reverb.
     
  14. High/Deaf

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    The problem is in using power cables at all.

    I've built a nuclear/thermal power plant in my living room. I use bussbar between the stepdown transformer and my audio equipment. Anyone who uses power cables just can't hear the difference like I can. They are making a big sacrifice in their sonic purity.

    From an environmental pov, I would have built a hydro dam but my neighbors were a bit whiney about the flooding they were going to have to deal with. Wimps. It's a small price to pay for The Absolute Sound!

    My next project is to complete Nicola's work and go with wireless power. If I can find a source to connect to, that is.
     
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    They do and they are more absurdly priced with murkier claims than $950 power cables, wouldn't you say?
     
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    https://blinkhighend.com/shop/cables/ansuz-mainz-dtc-power-cable/

    2 meter length = $20,000

    add $5K for each additional Meter length

    [​IMG]
     
  17. 2016aug29

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    Costly micro details ...
     
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    This is why I stopped reading Stereophile and switched to the Absolute Sound. I got tired of the measurement man. "It sounds good but does not measure up. I don't know why."
     
  19. Tone_Terrific

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    Some things look better and sound better from a distance. Go macro.
     
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  20. 2016aug29

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    That'd be something: A "holistic" cable that facilitates a birds-eye-view of the music. See the forest, not just the trees!
     

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