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    Re: Where to place your best Power Cord?

    While being a whole-hearted disbeliever still a couple years back, having heard it in my own system, I now do believe that good power is like salt in the food.


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    Re: Where to place your best Power Cord?

    Hi.
    My findings is that the best PC for an amp is not necessary the best for a transport. And if a PC can change the sound it will be necessary to test it everywhere in the system. And I think that it is not given that any upgrade PC will be better because it cost more . I use a cheap brand called Nimak for most of my High-end system. But they're all different gauges. I also use a cheap Viborg on my pre-amp instead of a Ps Audio ac12. The price for the Ps Audio ac12 in Norway is 10 times more than the preferred Viborg.
    In my system it's more easy to hear difference between PC than interconnects.
    What I don't understand is that how these PC can change the sound given that the gauge is correct. If anyone can explain how it works it would be great.

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    Re: Where to place your best Power Cord?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2fastgt4 View Post
    Hi.
    My findings is that the best PC for an amp is not necessary the best for a transport. And if a PC can change the sound it will be necessary to test it everywhere in the system. And I think that it is not given that any upgrade PC will be better because it cost more . I use a cheap brand called Nimak for most of my High-end system. But they're all different gauges. I also use a cheap Viborg on my pre-amp instead of a Ps Audio ac12. The price for the Ps Audio ac12 in Norway is 10 times more than the preferred Viborg.
    In my system it's more easy to hear difference between PC than interconnects.
    What I don't understand is that how these PC can change the sound given that the gauge is correct. If anyone can explain how it works it would be great.
    I am no EE, but what I am deducing is that they don't "change" the sound, but rather get rid of noise and interference that allows you to hear more of the music and instruments without being clouded by noise.
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    Re: Where to place your best Power Cord?

    So after my Maze experience, I decided to stretch my budget a little and after speaking to Patrick, I just ordered a Gold Series cord from Cullen. Patrick also graciously took the time to answer other questions including suggested placement.

    He also suggested to place it on the APC if my Amp runs thru it, or the Amp itself if plugged direct to outlet.

    What a difference in companies!
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    Re: Where to place your best Power Cord?

    Shadow, I have been using a Cullen Gold PC for about 2 weeks. I am using it on my Pass amp. I definitely feel that the background is blacker. I am going to try a Cullen Crossover for my preamp. I think that I will eventually replace the cords on my DAC, audio computer and LPS for my Regen with Cullen cables.
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    Re: Where to place your best Power Cord?

    a] If it's a shielded cord, I would place it on whatever hi-fi component is radiating the most power line noise/interference.
    b] If it's a heavy cord, I would place it on whatever hi-fi component is drawing the most current.

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    Re: Where to place your best Power Cord?

    In Ansuz we believe that the most important cable of any systems are the one going from the outlet from the wall into the power distributioner or power conditioner.
    That cable sets the level of performance for the rest of the system.

    Other than that, we believe that analog > digital is the way to go in MOST cases
    Scansonic MB-1, Aavik U-300, Sony CD Player as transport, mixture of ansuz cables in different qualities, Ansuz Mainz X Power Distribution, Ansuz Power Distribution for DTC cables

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    Re: Where to place your best Power Cord?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mechnutt View Post
    Shadow, I have been using a Cullen Gold PC for about 2 weeks. I am using it on my Pass amp. I definitely feel that the background is blacker. I am going to try a Cullen Crossover for my preamp. I think that I will eventually replace the cords on my DAC, audio computer and LPS for my Regen with Cullen cables.
    Larry, any updates or new cables yet?
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    Re: Where to place your best Power Cord?

    So it's been several months since I put after market PCs in play. I had stopped trying to hear things a while ago and just enjoyed the music.

    But, all of a sudden I have noticed improved bass and clarity. My speaker/amp combo does not provide really deep bass, or so I thought. It's much better now than it was with stock cables.
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    Re: Where to place your best Power Cord?

    Why would you think that cables (some of the most stable things in a hi-fi system) after a long period would cause the change in sound?
    There are so, so many more likely candidates.

 

 
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