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Old 25th April 2005, 02:29 PM   #1
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Default Power cables - advise

Hi all,

I would like to try to change the power cords in my system. What is the best solution for less then $41.50 USD/m (32 EUR/m) or $12.65 USD/ft? I am talking about bare wire - unterminated cables - I will finish them.

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Old 25th April 2005, 02:40 PM   #2
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try this:

http://www.venhaus1.com/diymains.html
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Old 25th April 2005, 02:44 PM   #3
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Hi,

for a very good cable - three wire with screen and transparent surround - I pay less than 5 EUR. And that's only because of the looks, the same electrical and mechanical performance/quality could be had for less than half of that.

Don't get me wrong, but paying 40$ for a bare meter of asymmetrical mains wire is pointless with any kind of equipment. Of course manufacturers claim differently, but guess why...

...but this discussion is ages old, too...

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Old 25th April 2005, 03:01 PM   #4
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I agree fully with you sek, but maybe instead of teasing people with how cheap your cable is, what is it and where do you get it from?
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Old 25th April 2005, 03:07 PM   #5
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that's only because of the looks
It constantly amazes me how unfair people are. It's ok to pay double for a cable just because it looks like it's expensive but very silly to pay extra for superior sound?!
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Old 25th April 2005, 03:41 PM   #6
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Hi richie00boy,


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I agree fully with you sek, but maybe instead of teasing people with how cheap your cable is, what is it and where do you get it from?

It's a german brand, so I don't know about availability near you. But the manufacturer Lapp-Kabel also has many distributors around the world.

I've seen it at www.conrad.com, but this one is usually not the cheapest.
I attached a pic from the Lapp website.


Hi analog_sa,


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It constantly amazes me how unfair people are. It's ok to pay double for a cable just because it looks like it's expensive but very silly to pay extra for superior sound?!
Well, I guess you either misunderstood me or want to 'turn my words around'...

Neither did I state that I want my cable to look 'expensive', nor does it 'sound bad'!

I wrote that I like how it looks, that's the reason why I accept the still relatively high price. If it was only for the superior sound, paying more to replace a very good mains wire is what I consider pointless, as I said.

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Old 25th April 2005, 03:42 PM   #7
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Home Depot orange. If it's good enough for a speaker cable hoax, it's good enough for power cable nonsense. And it frees up money for CDs.
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And it frees up money for CDs.
People pay money for those things?
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People pay money for those things?
At least I pay for my blanks, I do not DIY them!

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Old 25th April 2005, 04:53 PM   #10
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Does anyone have a link to something explaining the benefits of "audio-phile" power cables? I can't think of any benefits, unless they link my equiptment to a power conditioner of some sort, as otherwise, they are giving me an exact replica of the power at the outlet, which could already be full of EMI/RFI. I assume I am missing something...

I don't want to start anything here arguing about it, just looking for some more info, so you can email me the link(s) if you have them.

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