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    Re: Power Cords

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueFox View Post
    Actually, it is a very good word. Shunyata understands power as few others companies do. Their power products, cords and conditioners, are excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikado463 View Post
    speed, you didn't like the word 'synonymous' so you replaced it with 'Belden' ??
    Belden makes so many different kinds of good cable, they are not a synonym for power cords. In fact power cords would be way down the list. At the top would be Cat cables.(IMHO)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedskater View Post
    Belden makes so many different kinds of good cable, they are not a synonym for power cords. In fact power cords would be way down the list. At the top would be Cat cables.(IMHO)
    FWIW - I had the new Belden audiophile cables in the store called Iconoclast. They were returned. Piss poor build quality. Sonics not even approaching mediocre competitors. On the same level as StraightWire, for 20 x the price.


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    Re: Power Cords

    If you had flash cards with brand names on them, when you showed Shunyata, I'd be willing to bet most anyone who recognized the name would say power cord, or, one of their other power produccts. Synonomous, may not have been the best, like Kleenex is to tissue, nonetheless, power is what Shunyata is recognized for.

    I have to agree on the Econoclast, I think Belden was ready to ride on a bandwagon found there was more to it. Maybe they thought the square shape would persuade. My friend brought in a set of the speaker cables right around the time they launched. He brought them over for me to try, I thought perhaps good for the top end if biwiring, I wasn't getting much bass response to speak of, the overall sound just struck me as odd. So much so I thought there must have been some kind of mismatch with them and my system electronically somehow.

    I think of Belden as a bulk supplier, they never enter my mind as someone to actually buy any type of pre-made audio product from. I know Bluejeans proudly shows their cables are Belden, good stuff up to about the point where highe quality cables have their entry products. Maybe even better than some entry, they do top out about there though..
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    BJC's Canare based products are far superior sound wise to the Belden based products.
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    Mike, surprised to hear that about the Beldens - I have not heard them, and my own interconnect experience tops out at mid-level Shunyatas and AQ Colorados.. but there are some folks in the PS Audio forum that have praised the iconoclasts. You'd think they (I mean Belden, not people in the PS Audio fora ) Would know something about how to design a high-end cable...maybe I'll get to hear them someday, though I am not planning to go out of my way!
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    Put the Gobel PC into my system last week on my MSB DAC. Another spectacular product from Gobel. As I reported on another thread I am burning these in for my friend who has become the distributor for Gobel in the USA. Still waiting for a 20 amp PC for my GS150 and XLR from DAC to amp but these are some serious cables and power cords. Right now out of my price range although I will probably try to get at least a 20 amp for my amp by selling lots of stuff. These cables and power cords are truly excellent. Craftsmanship second to none. Oliver recommends 100 hours to get full burn in. Have that on the speaker and USB cables and about 25 hours on the power cord. I have tried many power cords (not the newest Shunyata) and these are the best I have ever tried. Different class than Valhalla2 which is what this replaced.

 

 
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