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    New AudioQuest Power Cords

    Has anyone else tried the new AudioQuest Power Cords? I have Tornado, Hurricane and Dragon.
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    Re: New AudioQuest Power Cords

    Loving the Tornado. I have 3 - one from Niagara to wall, to Diablo and to Lumin. I demoed the Hurricane which I thought was a step up but I couldn’t justify the price. Got to leave some scope for future upgrades
    Digital: Innuos Zenith Server + MSB Premier DAC
    Amp: Gryphon Pandora + Gryphon Antileon Evo Stereo
    Speakers: Magico S3 MkII
    Cables: MIT SL-Matrix 36 XLR interconnect cables + 70 speaker cables; AQ Diamond & Vodka ethernet cables
    Power: AQ Niagara 5000 + AQ Tornado power cables
    Headphones (travel): Sennheiser Momentum + Chord Mojo

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    Re: New AudioQuest Power Cords

    Looking forward to read your impressions on those PCs.
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    Re: New AudioQuest Power Cords

    Quote Originally Posted by AJR View Post
    Loving the Tornado. I have 3 - one from Niagara to wall, to Diablo and to Lumin. I demoed the Hurricane which I thought was a step up but I couldn’t justify the price. Got to leave some scope for future upgrades
    Can you be more descriptive?
    Triangle Magellan Cello II < AudioQuest Everest < BAT VK-600SE < AudioQuest Hurricane High Current < AudioQuest NRG-10 < AudioQuest WEL Signature XLR < exaSound e22 DAC w Paul Hynes SR3-12 LPS < UpTone ISORegen w UltraCap LPS1.2 & USPCB A-B < AudioQuest Diamond USB < MacMini i5 w UpTone DC Conversion Kit, Samsung 860EVO 1TB SSD w Squeezelite & Logitech Media Server < Solid Tech Hybrid Platforms < Stillpoints Ultra SS < Omicron Harmonic Stabilizer & Gold SE < IsoTek Sigmas GII w Optimum EVO3 < Furutech FT-SWS < HiFi Tuning Supreme 3

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    Re: New AudioQuest Power Cords

    When I home auditioned the Niagara 5000 and the three Tornado PCs, I noticed a significant improvement to the overall sound quality compared to what I had before (which was no power solution and using the manufacturer's power cables) - most noticeably, a slightly clearer and bigger soundstage.

    I then swapped out one of the Tornadoes for a Hurricane (from Niagara to Gryphon) and noticed a very small improvement - mainly in the bass (a touch fuller) and the treble (a touch clearer and slightly more precisely located on the soundstage). But I didn't manage to blind test the Tornados and Hurricane multiple times as I was running out of time. Presumably the improvement would have been more significant if I had swapped out all three Tornadoes for Hurricanes, but I didn't get a chance to do that. Maybe in a few years when I want to upgrade I can try out a full suite of Hurricanes.

    Having some miles on the clock now with the Niagara and the Tornadoes (around 30-40 hours of listening), what is really jumping out at me now is that the bass is significantly fuller, richer and more visceral, but still very precise. A friend of mine who has spent many hours listening to my system pre-AQ and who spent a few hours over the weekend listening to it post-AQ said the same thing (without being prompted). He didn't immediately notice the other sonic improvements. Just to be sure, we disconnected the Niagara and replaced the Tornadoes with the manufacturers' cables and the difference was huge. The bass was most noticeable but we also noticed the clearer and bigger soundstage across the entire sound spectrum.
    Digital: Innuos Zenith Server + MSB Premier DAC
    Amp: Gryphon Pandora + Gryphon Antileon Evo Stereo
    Speakers: Magico S3 MkII
    Cables: MIT SL-Matrix 36 XLR interconnect cables + 70 speaker cables; AQ Diamond & Vodka ethernet cables
    Power: AQ Niagara 5000 + AQ Tornado power cables
    Headphones (travel): Sennheiser Momentum + Chord Mojo

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    Re: New AudioQuest Power Cords

    The Hurricane HC has a lot more body (mid-bass) and bass than NRG-1000 and NRG-WEL. It simply creates an unbelievable dense, solid wall of sound. The resolution is excellent (probably comparable although lower than that of the NRG-WEL). What I don't like? Although the stage is pretty wide it's not very deep. And it has a front row kind of presentation... And I think that highs could be a tad smoother and more detailed.

    P.S. The Hurricane has almost 40 hours so we'll se what happens later...
    Triangle Magellan Cello II < AudioQuest Everest < BAT VK-600SE < AudioQuest Hurricane High Current < AudioQuest NRG-10 < AudioQuest WEL Signature XLR < exaSound e22 DAC w Paul Hynes SR3-12 LPS < UpTone ISORegen w UltraCap LPS1.2 & USPCB A-B < AudioQuest Diamond USB < MacMini i5 w UpTone DC Conversion Kit, Samsung 860EVO 1TB SSD w Squeezelite & Logitech Media Server < Solid Tech Hybrid Platforms < Stillpoints Ultra SS < Omicron Harmonic Stabilizer & Gold SE < IsoTek Sigmas GII w Optimum EVO3 < Furutech FT-SWS < HiFi Tuning Supreme 3

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