Thanks keep up the good work! If anyone has credibility – he would be it. I’ve determined this by analyzing subjective notes taken on cables that were tested months apart. Simply put, The Essence Reference-II power cord affords your High-End Audio Hi-Fi system the most realistic, emotionally engaging, performance possible. One thing to note is that these three cables are all filtered. $200.00. But was a little surprised that the ZenWave variant sounded clearly different, even at the same length, with the same connectors, and wire. POWER CABLE High End Audiophile AC Mains Power Cord Fr HiFi Audio DIY Audioquest. As I manage to remove more noise from my system I can see myself migrating to the EF cables, that is if I stay with Shunyata. Now, even if I haven listened to it for weeks, I have the same impression that it could be even louder to have the same impact it had in the beginning. This is due to the variations in shielding, geometry, and materials. Btw, I just showed my blog to my mother and my 3-year old niece. There isn’t a lot of hype, rawness, warmness, brightness – just neutral. The best power cable review i have seen. I very quickly learned to see through the marketing bullshit the author of this article likes to spout and spend my money on speakers and amps. Why? and “more neutrally” than what? I’ll check back in a bit. My findings suggest there’s more predictability than we think. Power cables do not change the sound. Many of these companies aren’t really happy with some of the things I say – but I gotta keep it real. I’m just calling him out for shoddy work and being rude to his readers. At the end of the day, the goal is personal emotional involvement with the music. Sometimes your brain doesn’t “adjust” on a “clean slate.” There are residual “effects” that linger depending on duration, volume, type of music, etc. Let me answer that for you. hi-end statement sc US power cord Audio … When I get into rabbit holes – there’s no turning back for me. You might be able to build a Furutech DPS-4 for under $1,000. We hear the same things. There is a reason why audio engineers (who are in this profession because they love sound and music, too) and audiophiles are exact antipodes in the spectrum. P122 Hifi Power Cable 2.5mm square x3 Copper With C7 IEC Connector Tube amplifer . Use these impressions as a guide on selecting the power cable that provides the best synergy for your system. “If you have suggestions for speaker cables, let me know. Laughing out loud. Please let me know if there are any other DIYs you recommend. Lol. Good luck with the religion and I wish you all reach audio nirvana. i am a engineer from germany. Mains filtration blocks next? Did you do any scientific tests on the products in question? I think it is safe to assume Jay did the most extensive power cable review roundup. I’ll have to test them out in another review. That can’t measured. They also explain how/why different test drivers rate cares differently – usually because they emphasize different things. . Really though it’s not a good ab test as I can’t start the song at the same point with this video. One of the most effective means to route AC line current to the internal DC supply stage would simply be to extend the existing AWG #12 or AWG #14 Romex power line from the wall, so that it can then reach the AC input port on your equipment. I recently calibrated, video and audio, a Home Theater showroom. also if your amplifier is properly designed there really isn’t any cause for worry about noise from AC power; I certainly can’t hear any form of inherent device noise from the stock PSU my DX3 comes with through HD 600s. We listen with our ears…Simple. everything else is the same, I personally cannot detect a difference in tonal balance. I don’t wan’t to be at the mercy of what some company wants to charge me for the cable when manufacturing costs are nowhere near, and I could look for better offer elsewhere. thing is though, those changes do not require some form of audio voodoo to explain; they can be explained through known electrical engineering principles. They know it’s fantasy, but they enjoy the sound more. I would like to share with you my similar experience with power cables. Compare Configure Options. But those engineers don’t matter anyway – because they aren’t audiophiles. The bouchez, flavor, color, everything just works right away. I actually expected you to take a guess at my mothers’ profession, but this will do. I’ve gone through dozens of amplifiers, speakers, and other electronics. And since most of us don’t have the luxury to have a system for each genre of music – we want ours to be genre-independent. We’ll see. And the most mesterious to me: cables connected to a gear, like a cd player, effect the sound of the system even if you are listening to anouther source, like your turntable. Your support means a lot, Bricki! I used Albert Porters porter ports. As always, I’ll be focusing on subjective impressions. The Wireworld is more like distilled water, (no life is possible there if you don’t add by something else, like a component or other cables) and Cardas is a little bit like butter. Again, everyone in the room could tell the difference. But, as the story goes, a few friends brought over some cables and we gave them a listen. I’m not very active in any of the forums, but feel free to link it. When I tried to make the same cable with the wire – it didnt sound quite right. With all of the complicated connectors on some of these high dollar cables it is much more likely that any difference you can notice is due to high resistance in the expensive cable. You have good ears! Including microphone quality, recording device, compression after delivery, and the differences in the end-user listening environment. So they sell variants – but are in the middle of finding out why or how the metal changes the sound. Again, I’m willing to take the plunge if it makes sense, but as a newbie I’d just like to understand the physics here. Thoroughly impressed. His credibility by his response on this subject says it all. Those cables were actually more difficult to get a hold of lol. I’m very happy with the sound. Now I see how some of us (our lineage) derive our surnames. So as far as quantitative accuracy, it doesn’t get much better. The power plug ends are plastic and frankly cheap looking but there’s a technical reason for it and they prefer the sound of them. $329,000 Loudspeakers – How Do They Sound? Yeah, it’s really about experimentation. It took 2 months to get white noise, pink noise, and the ear bleeding brightness out of the system. (Not that I don’t believe you I’m just bringing up the point), Stop being so lazy, Ryan! Good grief Jay how do you dream up all this bullshit?! ALL audiophiles with basic experience KNOW power cables COULD change the sound of a system. His reply: “Depends on 0-60 mph times, skid-pad numbers ….”, It was painful for me to read his reply. The first(and a half): you also mention that one should spend a few days with a power cable, and that it may ‘grow on you’. He called me a troll, the first of 2020 because I questioned him about power cables. Finally after 3 plus months, it sounded as good as it did in his home. That’s it. I’ve tried plenty of other DIY projects aside from the ones mentioned. Hmm, I was clearly and specifically reacting to your last posting, and you’ve made it very clear that my question was unwanted – what would it expose? Matériel Audio Professionnel. $136.00. Another variable….. Ending Wednesday at 10:28AM PST 2d 15h. Unlike all other cords, they were developed through direct comparisons to battery power, the ultimate in sonic and visual purity. I’ve settled on the FI-11 A/C. Science exists to measure and prove the differences between one thing and another. So, is this like Scientology for audio or something? That’s why this hobby is neverending. I demoed the HFC Reveal, just before receiving the PSR-14 demo cable. I recently purchased an Audience power conditioner, specifically the aR6-TSSOX and I opted for the Au24 SX power cable (based on the multiple reviews I read on the internet, all of which were very strong and I didn’t think I needed to spring for the Front Row thinking how much better can the Front Row be than the Au24 SX given the reviews). After many years my profund respect for these two company has grown a lot. The other conductor variants weren’t nearly as good sounding to me – but they all had similar LCR. I only know this from experience and conducting dozens of blind tests with other people. Most amplifiers, especially audiophile types do not have a traditional EMR filters. The second, as you say you’re an electrical engineer, what good would a power cable do, if the wiring inside your wall is still the same crappy stuff it’s always been? This is the most pathetic commenting I’ve seen from any author, ever. So think of the AC power cord as an extension of the power supply. I agree with everything in your review, yet didn’t like it and sold it a few days later. : a Teflon double-wrapped power cord composed of 54 fine strands of silver-clad, oxygen-free high-purity copper configured as a dual-braided AWG 8 conductor that may indeed cost about $600/meter. Does that mean that you would still favour the Furutech even if they were both identically priced? There is a reason why any serious test will involve some form of blinding, in fact blinding is considered essential in medicine and for good reason; placebo is a huge factor and has been shown to affect the results of the tests. But you’re not – and you look like a fool. thank you. I’ve had all of the Iconoclast cables in – and these differences aren’t subtle. $35.00. As you could probably see from the comments, many of these guys are engineers/objectivists – but admit they haven’t tried for themselves and are open to being wrong. You’re obviously not one either. People like yourself – who already call BS on something they won’t try because they think they know it all – are people I wouldn’t get along with anyway. Both did mention to be very careful with the connectors between preamp and amp, that they are away from any power cable. Did you rewire your house using boutique cables? Grow that thicker skin! And these are personalities I won’t get along with in the real world anyway. By being here insisting for more “proof”- will just incite a more combative response. At the end I ended up to the concusion that Wireworld cables are the less, or one of the less, present cables in the market. Like a lot of Swedes they don’t seem overly ambitious and market them selves poorly. I wouldn’t wish that assault upon my worst enemy. The cable is superbly … I didn’t believe in power cables either (you have to excuse me, I am an electronics engineer and scientifically minded, or rather scientific method minded – find out what the laws behind things are, then take make use of them predictably). I’ve never tried it because credible experts told me its a very bad idea, how about you? Although I’ve had no experience of the Shunyata Sigma NR your description comes close to my experience with the previous generation Alpha HC and the current generation Alpha NR, both of which I own. I’ve lived and breathed in a world of measurements, zeros, and ones, and absolutes. I think you can guess which camp I’m in, and just as I believe (and have been lucky enough to experience first-hand) that cars with the same horsepower x, torque y, and very close weight z, drive/handle COMPLETELY differently, cable “measurements” have little bearing on how it actually performs in the real world. I also realize the sound could be altered passively. Blue Dragon Power Cord. I assume you used the same speakers throughout as they are the main contributor to the sound color in any audio setup. Have a question? Jay, I came across your review article this morning while looking up the Kimber Kable PK10 and glad I did. “Snake River”, how apt. One more comment, and then you can ban me. Probably because OCC Copper is very tough to beat. Instead of finding the most neutral cable…how about finding a cable that you enjoy? Cables / power supply are one of the easies places too start to affordably improve your system. Power cables are a different beast. Don’t take the red pill! I think this is due to two tendencies among men: mistaking aggression for reason and being unaware that they likely have limited high-frequency hearing. Ultimately, I always like to hear things for myself, rather than relying on a recommendation. He’s also an audiophile – but he didn’t believe cables made a difference. It really just comes down to “flavors” and how much someone is willing to pay for that. Two cables I admire appear in your review, the Gutwire SV-8 and the Snake River Audio Signature Cottonmouth. I feel like the reveal has truer color than most. My friends and I did a similar “what makes a power cable” when we reviewed all the designs out there and when we made a lot of ours designs to try to find the best we could make for our systems. For that reason, I’m gravitating towards the HFC CT-1U and Snake River Cottonmouth Signature. Thanks again, it was a great read. I am the fortunate owner of an extremely revealing audio system. Anyway, it’s inspired me to support the audiobacon！. Link to Not all audiophiles want “the truth” but prefer to be taken away by these colorations (or lack of). i get the sentiment regarding “we don’t know what we don’t know”, but to so quickly assume that there is an actual difference with no attempt at any kind of test controlling is just incredibly bizarre to me. i like more with science and the graphs and also measurements. i lost it right on the first line of “findings”. Every time there’s a change in the system, I’ll test the power cords – and write my notes. You get a sense of the emotional state of the singers. Not what some old scriptures are telling me. And I may be lost forever! The sound is described as dense, but lacking in sonic detail. They are not so “fun” to listen to as other cables, even though you can clear ear the difference, but they tend to miss less essentials then other cables. I’m an old engineer and was supprised the first time I heard a Nordost Valhalla. Hey, if you’re going to make accusations that I’m being dishonest – don’t try to make yourself look like the victim , Yes, indeed — their comments should be troubling you, since they are based on an understanding of technology and of scientific method which you clearly lack. I haven’t been able to afford to do very much A/B testing, but I know when I compared to stock, it was night and day and I was happy with the sound. House wiring is not necessarily “crap”. Although Jay’s responses could be more tempered. In the end, their UPOCC variant ended up being my reference. Stop being a robot, take the MRT, speak to the nice guys at the shops about cables, and listen for yourself. Get it as soon as Thu, Jan 7. Like the Jellyfish, the Absolute power cord is one of those very flexible, molded jobs that looks like a hospital-grade cord more than an audio-grade cord. In such a configuration, may be one could save money and buy less expensive interconnect power cabler? Rooms are studio DEAD. They’re just more sensible (and intelligent) human beings. It is comprised of the Magico Q5 speakers, VAC Statement … But I’ll have to revisit. Successive generations of Shunyata’s power cords have resulted in an increased reduction in noise, hash, and grunge, and a concomitant increase in resolution, transparency, bass articulation, and definition. Especially when it comes Much love. Hi Jay First I must say what an impressive test you have performed! Not even close. I don’t care if you take my word for it because you’re not even the target audience. I think most of sofware creators have technical knowledge and must be immune to this nonsenses . The one that looks the best may not actually be technically the best. Not only do Titan strive to construct the very best power cables and connections, they back their work up with a “Lifetime” guarantee too. Since high-end cables get pretty expensive – I want to first explore a few DIY options first. So you’re obviously a fake. jay do not let these simple people stop you. For loudspeaker cables…strange beasts. Free shipping. Pretty much. graduate: “…. Now, they said this in Chinese so I’m not sure if I’m translating this correctly: “You demolished that mutha fucka.”. I find your response much more troublesome. Virtual Music Link high-end audio power cord 9 feet 15 Amp. I suspect they are not arguing that the sound is better / different but arguing the merits of value. There were times where I’ll discuss a product with a fellow audiophile and he’ll say “Oh yeah, that amp is dead neutral.” But to my ears, that amp was as dark as night. I appreciate and thank the author for this review, which required a lot of research, patience and excellent auditory ability to write. Then stick those cables up your ass and see if they feel the same. Lots of them. If you were wiser, you would’ve known that. Every cable offers something different and will probably sound better depending on how you want to balance it. It comes with the most recent DBS Carbon system. Look at Gene’s videos on Audioholics, he is someone who has the knowledge and debunks all of this as utter nonsense. If there’s a difference, then you know that the power cable change does affect the sound. But i learned to respectfully conversate with people who are sceptical. Good luck. not sure why i cant reply to Jay’s comment, so i’ll make one here instead. I would DIY everything – but that I will have wait until later. And many of those guys would be glad to blind test you on power cables. It gets a little time-consuming. I heard with my own ears there can be differences (actually there was an improvement in clarity, or I would not have bothered), but find the absence of clear rules, reproducibility, measurement based decisions very annoying. I can respect that you’d like to, but you didn’t state that in your article. So we (while reviewing our own designs) did very similar experiments to see what we liked and did not like about the variety of cables we had on hand. There’s also the type of conductor used. I’ll have to hear their EF cables. EDITOR’S Addenda: When further discussing this issue of hi-end AC line cords with our author, Bryan replied…. Now, I’ve reviewed many of these cables individually throughout the year. The review is subjective, but they will give you an idea of how the cables are tuned. Until you’ve taken punches to the face, have a gun pulled on you, and have people spit in your face due to your race – then talk to me about being a man. Yeah, that Shunyata is quite…specialty. I’m finding the gray vs brown thing is also applicable to speaker cables. The cost for this custom cord will be minuscule when compared to many of the most highly touted “audiophile-grade”cords but in fact, will be a direct functional equivalent and of the exact desired length— no need to hide coiled-up excess. I even offered myself to carry out some test with him. Jay, I want to say great reviews!! Part of why people ask about science, physics and measurements is that these things are insanely overpriced. Hi Ken! Where is the elegance and clarity in your responses? So he was upfront on the expectations. lol. I’ll try to do that the next time around. I’ve played this video (unsighted) and had plenty of non-audiophiles describe the differences between the other cords pretty accurately – and this is a freakin’ YouTube video. Only 8 left in stock - order soon. You can’t just build a 2-AWG power cord and wrap it in a blanket of copper shielding. There will be differences if its malfunctioning or isn’t being filtered correctly. IEC Standard 20 Amp Connection. However, generally, there’s a nice step up in performance over $1,000, but not too much over $2,000. Used by most audio equipment. The biggest issue with cable reviews it is only accurate for one with similar components. I’ll be quoting Rilke next! It’s a well-known fact. This is incredibly niche and I think you have to think of that when putting articles out. Meaning an even amount of tonal color or energy across the spectrum. no details – no ‘was usings’, no ‘wish I hads again’, – just a simple answer what power cord to what piece of equipment (CD, PRE, INT, POWER) is being used in present day systems…. Sep 4, 2017 - Explore Emre Kirdar's board "High End AC Cables", followed by 317 people on Pinterest. A much wiser man than me once said: what you post on your blog should be presentable to your mother and children. Just as a high-performance engine with poor fuel can not deliver high performance, a high-end system relies on the optimal power supply. Worse, if you believe he would spend his own time to make it all up or is paid by the cable companies. Jay, from this point onwards…I will call you the TROLL SLAYER! Wow, very insightful! Lastly, I have to mention break-in and settling time. It sounds very sweet, detailed and has a solid bass with a deep soundstage. And no, I don’t buy your bullshit of having to listen to each cable longer, because I know my limits of my auditory memory; it is utterly unreliable past a few seconds. Do others? Swallow that insult. David at KEF is pretty helpful. With all the cables you’ve tried, did you not try Audio Sensibility cables? However, I believe one should always try to apply some calm to these suggestions and initially try to just use the KISS cord. One of the most overlooked areas in high-end audio systems are the interconnects, speaker cables and power cords, and is simply the difference between a system that sounds ok to a system that sounds out of this world. Power cables don’t affect the miles traveled before the current reaches your house, they affect the conditions in the local loop in your system. I would guess a ground loop is possibly at play due to not-so-good noise rejection from one of the interconnect cables or something, it gets especially audible towards the end. The basis for any subjective listening test should be thorough measurements, if only to reveal esoteric implementations like an interlink with high resistance, capacitance or reactance. Keep up the great work. An intelligent engineer (and problem solver) realizes when technical methodologies apply – and when they don’t. Wow…What an unbelievable waste of time and money. •The power cable at the mains seems to set the tone (no pun intended) and noise level of the system. Tell us like it is ! Once again, go to the Adelphi and actually listen. Though you mentioned cables under review maintained its characters despite change of components, it would be helpful for me to know the various components being used to evaluate these cables, especially the speakers. Wonderful cables. The power distribution of a high-end audio system is no different. Compare Configure Options. I do component Beta Testing so “open minds” are needed in what I do and dialing in a system. You don’t – because you just like to talk about what you learned from Google and how things “should be.” The interesting thing is that the skeptics (such as yourself) have the same technical knowledge on paper – but lack the experience. Or they’re just trying to justify not spending a little bit more money for better fidelity. It was clearly stated in the intro: “As always, I’ll be focusing on subjective impressions.” Not sure how much clearer I could be. My search to do better than stock cables led me to some Swedes that have been doing this since 1976 and are engineers first, audio guys second. I cant even imagine how you were able to pull this off! I think if you use the NR models where you want filtration and straight EF models where you just want it straight you could probably get an even better end results. I’m “not an audiophile” but I was able to easily hear additional smoothness in some of those cables in that video. Most of the time you won’t get very extended highs or lows (not always). Somebody really believes in their own delusions, then deflects and slams others who know better. Although I personally prefer the cheap Neotech or Vovox over many of the much pricier ones due to tonality. No I don’t actually believe they will sound differently in most cases. POWER CORD High End AC Mains Power Cable for HiFi Audio DIY 250V 10A . I’ve taken graduate courses on sound design and psychoacoustics – and even written my own audio codecs. High-quality power cables to drive your high-end amplifiers and music players to peak performance. I believe part of the reason is that by using generic power cords, you’re straying less from the “norm.” Norm being that most of this music is created without fancy power cords to begin within. Yes, you can dam it up and release it in a controlled, powerful flow. (And is about as flexible as Romex.) Virtual Systems Let the world see what you've built. So at thie end when I have all wireworld cables and find components that match togheter in a way that it does not sound bright, when I chang other components or other cables things are mutch more predictable. Take that for what you like because we don’t know the specific conditions. We could also talk about how a cable could measure the same – but sound different. 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