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    AudioQuest Niagra and Storm Power Cable Review

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    Re: AudioQuest Niagra and Storm Power Cable Review

    There was also a favorable if a bit odd comment from Mikey Fremer in the latest Stereophile, pledging loyalty to AQ now.


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    Re: AudioQuest Niagra and Storm Power Cable Review

    The fuse in my Diablo 300 just blew. I thought the Niagara 5000 should have stopped that from happening?
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    Re: AudioQuest Niagra and Storm Power Cable Review

    Quote Originally Posted by AJR View Post
    The fuse in my Diablo 300 just blew. I thought the Niagara 5000 should have stopped that from happening?
    Fuses can blow from many different causes. If there was a power surge then it's likely the Niagara 5000 would have protected your connected equipment, but if there's an issue with the Diablo 300 which caused it to draw more current than expected the fuse should blow to protect it from further damage. I'd strongly suggest checking with your dealer first but you could try replacing the fuse and everything may then be fine, but if it blows again there's likely a problem indicating that the 300 should be serviced.

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    Re: AudioQuest Niagra and Storm Power Cable Review

    I just completed the power upgrade chain: Dedicated 20 amp circuit > NRG 20 amp outlet > AQ Hurricane cable > Niagara 5000.

    I sincerely hope folks give this scenario a try (or at least a storm cable and a Niagara 5k or 7k). For all of the money we tend to spend in this hobby I do not know if I have ever had a more complete change to my system for such a "reasonable" price. This is new technology that changes the game in a big way. Yes, some of the other power units do slightly different things, but this is the ink black noise floor I have always dreamt about. The high capacity power delivery to power amps also makes a huge difference... especially with the dedicated 20 amp circuit. Every unit in the system gets an upgrade and system coherence is tremendous. I know in years to come some type of upgrade will also surface compared to this power system, but wow... I'm REALLY happy with this, and have trouble imagining how it could get a whole lot better. I don't gush very often, as I have heard a lot of gear at home and in full professional recording studios... I think the Niagara 5/7k, and the storm cables change the game.

    As a side note, it seems all of the AQ NRG power cables are selling through in order to get to a product launch that is coming soon... I'm interested to see what they have come up with, as I suspect a trickle down of the storm technology.

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    Re: AudioQuest Niagra and Storm Power Cable Review

    I'm ordering a full set of Hurricane PCs.
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    Re: AudioQuest Niagra and Storm Power Cable Review

    Glad you guys are enjoying these power cords. I’m not sure if you recall, but I have had a full set of Thunder, Hurricane and Dragon (source and power) in the store since December. They’re wonderful power cables - all of them.

    The jump from thunder to Hurricane is subtle, but worth it. The jump from Hurricane to Dragon is substantial - but so is the cost!

    I found putting Dragon on the source components (DAC or CD) made the greatest impact. But I heard improvements on the preamp, amp and Niagra 7000 as I went down the line.

    Back in January, I held a blind power cord shootout. Customers brought WW platinum, Nordost Odin/Odin 2, Valhalla 2, Ansuz Diamond and three or four others, including a DIY cable. Rance (from the forum was there too). Hopefully he will chime in. Anyway, they wanted to compare Thunder and Hurricane to all these other power cables they had brought because Rick and I had been raving about them. I didn’t bring the Dragon.

    It was unanimous. The AQ cables won. Hurricane specifically. Let’s just say, I sold an awful lot of Hurricane’s and Thunders that day.
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    Re: AudioQuest Niagra and Storm Power Cable Review

    I’m loving my Tornados. I thought there was a small but noticeable step up to the Hurricane and that will likely be an upgrade for me sometime in the future.
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    Re: AudioQuest Niagra and Storm Power Cable Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Elberoth View Post
    I'm ordering a full set of Hurricane PCs.
    Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

 

 
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