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Old 17th December 2002, 01:21 AM   #1
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Are $200- $300 power cords worth it - I don't think so
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Old 17th December 2002, 02:03 PM   #2
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I bet the retailers who sell them think they are magic.
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Old 17th December 2002, 02:53 PM   #3
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Joel,
Seems as though you've already made up your mind.

To others,
I have some ideas why some people (and not others) might find a difference:

I am one who doesn't.
But I...
Don't use equipment with Switchmode PS's
Nor equipment that affects the mains' "form factor" measurably
Do use balanced interconnects

Could there be a clue in there?
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Old 17th December 2002, 03:31 PM   #4
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i really dont think power chords make a difference, unless we are talking about shilding, where better shilded power cables would reduce the ammount of interferance into over cables such as interconnects or speaker cable.

appart from that they do not change the sound - as the powersupply cleans up the power anyway
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Old 17th December 2002, 03:46 PM   #5
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Power cords certainly don't make a difference in my system.
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Old 17th December 2002, 05:41 PM   #6
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However, in my wife's system the cords make tremendous difference. Changing cords and changing outlets shows immediately in sonic signature.

She was always the messy one. Gainclone in a center. I am really surprised with the abilities of this little chip. Sounds very promising, yet very dependant on a proper setup. Using acrylic feet or no feet, can be heard right away.
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Default Portable Power Plug Permutations...

Pete, I have found different removable AC cords can make a difference and that switching the polarity makes another difference too.

Regarding hifi gear power leads, I find silicone insulated (industrial and stage lighting) flex power cable makes a very agreeable difference to audio gear.

As for feet, I find differences according to the material used, in addition to the shape of them and positioning.
Lately I am finding spring steel engine valve springs work great, and particularly under heavy items including speakers.

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Old 18th December 2002, 02:33 PM   #8
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Default High Dollar power cords

The discussion has moved a little from the topic heading.

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High Dollar Power cords, Myth or Magic.
O.k., wire makes a difference.

Do you have to spend a lot?

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Old 18th December 2002, 02:37 PM   #9
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Default Re: High Dollar power cords

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Originally posted by Ryder
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Do you have to spend a lot?

Not at all. By smart shopping and good selection you can pull it off really cheap. At least that's what I'm doing.
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Hi,

You can even roll your own:



SOLID CORE MAINS CABLES

See page 2.

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