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    AudioQuest FireBird HC Power Cables




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    Re: AudioQuest FireBird HC Power Cables

    How much is it ?
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    Re: AudioQuest FireBird HC Power Cables

    Quote Originally Posted by Elberoth View Post
    How much is it ?
    HC - $5500 for 2M
    Source - $4500 for 2M


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    Re: AudioQuest FireBird HC Power Cables

    What a cable. So much more presence, dynamics, more attack, more air. Oh man, what a cable.


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    Re: AudioQuest FireBird HC Power Cables

    Do you mean in comparison to the Hurricane? How about in comparison to the Dragon?

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    Re: AudioQuest FireBird HC Power Cables

    Quote Originally Posted by steinkrieg View Post
    Do you mean in comparison to the Hurricane? How about in comparison to the Dragon?
    Vs Hurricane? Yes. See my post above.

    Vs Dragon? Not yet.


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    Re: AudioQuest FireBird HC Power Cables

    Is this a copper/silver mix?

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    Re: AudioQuest FireBird HC Power Cables

    Quote Originally Posted by tdimler View Post
    Is this a copper/silver mix?
    Yes.


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    Bad news, Mike!
    It wasn't supposed to be like that!
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    Re: AudioQuest FireBird HC Power Cables

    Quote Originally Posted by johndoe21ro View Post
    Bad news, Mike!
    It wasn't supposed to be like that!
    The price or the the material composition?
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    Firebird vs Hurricane, of course! )
    Now it makes me wonder how does the Firebird fare...
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    Does anyone know which conductors are copper and which are silver ?
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    That is one serious looking cable!

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    Re: AudioQuest FireBird HC Power Cables



    Not firebird. But just got this from my local dealer for a home trial.


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    Re: AudioQuest FireBird HC Power Cables

    You'll keep it, kimurastanley!

    P.S. I know from experience...
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    AudioQuest FireBird HC Power Cables

    Quote Originally Posted by johndoe21ro View Post
    You'll keep it, kimurastanley!

    P.S. I've learned from my experience...
    I have to agree with u, johndoe21ro!

    Before that i tried thunder and there was slight digital smears. But there was improvement of the imaging and tighter bass.

    When I swapped to hurricane, boom.... the music flows so smoothly, do not notice any harsh high frequency at all. And with all other improvements I heard on thunder (and more than that)

    Local dealer told me this cable still new and not yet fully run in. *jaw drop*

    Looks like I may go full loom in the future

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    Any Firebird users?
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    AudioQuest FireBird HC Power Cables


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    And? How does it fare against the Hurricane?
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    Re: AudioQuest FireBird HC Power Cables

    Quote Originally Posted by johndoe21ro View Post
    And? How does it fare against the Hurricane?
    It’s completely between the Hurricane and Dragon sonically. More transparency than hurricane, but not better than Dragon.


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    Re: AudioQuest FireBird HC Power Cables

    And how do they compare against other (slightly cheaper) offerings such as Shunyata Sigma NR?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brodricj View Post
    And how do they compare against other (slightly cheaper) offerings such as Shunyata Sigma NR?
    Night and day. The AQ’s are highly transparent, resolving and dynamic. The Shunyata’s are dead quiet, black backgrounds, with a slight warmth in the lower mids. Smooth on top. Cables are all about synergy and matching with a system. I frankly don’t think one is better than the other. Shunyata in my home system is just what the doctor ordered for my horns: low noise, meat on ‘dem bones, smooth on top. On the MBL’s, Magico’s, Harbeth’s, it comes down to personal taste, with some choosing the characteristics of the AQ - transparent, dynamic, resolving and others choosing the characteristics of the Shunyata. One is chocolate, the other is vanilla.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Night and day. The AQ’s are highly transparent, resolving and dynamic. The Shunyata’s are dead quiet, black backgrounds, with a slight warmth in the lower mids. Smooth on top. Cables are all about synergy and matching with a system. I frankly don’t think one is better than the other. Shunyata in my home system is just what the doctor ordered for my horns: low noise, meat on ‘dem bones, smooth on top. On the MBL’s, Magico’s, Harbeth’s, it comes down to personal taste, with some choosing the characteristics of the AQ - transparent, dynamic, resolving and others choosing the characteristics of the Shunyata. One is chocolate, the other is vanilla.

    The MIT we leave as another great pairing with Magico. Strictly Magico. Love the 2C3D cables on the M2’s!!
    System synergy is the key and as you said very subjective.

    Personally , I’ve had great success with Shunyata on power and MIT handling interconnects and speaker cables.

    Speaking of MIT cables and Magico Is there a technical reason why the pairing works well ?

    I’ve asked that question to both companies and they kinda deferred to each other.

    I’m thinking it has something to do with sealed cabinet speakers and networked cables.

    But, I’m not an engineer.

    I’ve heard MIT on another sealed cabinet brand and the preferred MIT as well on that speaker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    The MIT we leave as another great pairing with Magico. Strictly Magico. Love the 2C3D cables on the M2’s!!
    Not elaborated as 2C3D, but MIT EVO One speaker interface on my S3s is superb. I’ve used middle of the range Siltech, Nordost and Transparent before, but MIT EVO One was a revelation in my system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Night and day. The AQ’s are highly transparent, resolving and dynamic. The Shunyata’s are dead quiet, black backgrounds, with a slight warmth in the lower mids. Smooth on top. Cables are all about synergy and matching with a system. I frankly don’t think one is better than the other. Shunyata in my home system is just what the doctor ordered for my horns: low noise, meat on ‘dem bones, smooth on top. On the MBL’s, Magico’s, Harbeth’s, it comes down to personal taste, with some choosing the characteristics of the AQ - transparent, dynamic, resolving and others choosing the characteristics of the Shunyata. One is chocolate, the other is vanilla.

    The MIT we leave as another great pairing with Magico. Strictly Magico. Love the 2C3D cables on the M2’s!!
    Hi Mike,

    I‘m about to give my system a AQ Hurricane/Firebird treat!

    Thought first about all Hurricane 2m, for wall, DAC and integrated amp. Now I had the idea to spend a little extra and get a 1,0m Firebird for the DAC.

    1.) => Do you know from experience, if there differences between the difference lengths? Would you go for the 2,0m Hurricane or the 1,0m Firebird?

    2.) With the Hurricane for wall and amp I would have to option to use the wall Hurricane for a future mono set-up and replace the wall link with a 1,0m High Current Firebird. Do you think this is a smart move? In general, from your experience where in the system would you place your Firebirds, if some cables would be Hurricanes?

    Kind regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by MusicLover View Post
    Hi Mike,

    I‘m about to give my system a AQ Hurricane/Firebird treat!

    Thought first about all Hurricane 2m, for wall, DAC and integrated amp. Now I had the idea to spend a little extra and get a 1,0m Firebird for the DAC.

    1.) => Do you know from experience, if there differences between the difference lengths? Would you go for the 2,0m Hurricane or the 1,0m Firebird?

    2.) With the Hurricane for wall and amp I would have to option to use the wall Hurricane for a future mono set-up and replace the wall link with a 1,0m High Current Firebird. Do you think this is a smart move? In general, from your experience where in the system would you place your Firebirds, if some cables would be Hurricanes?

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    The Firebird has more detail, but it’s that copper/silver blend. I’m more of a pure copper or pure silver kind of guy. I think you will hear more top end from the Firebird and that you will have to decide if you like or not.

    I do believe the 2m sounds better, but only slightly.

    My honest opinion would be to do all Hurricane’s unless you can splurge for a Dragon Source 1m for the DAC. Then you’re really looking at a nice balanced overall improvement.
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    Re: AudioQuest FireBird HC Power Cables

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    The Firebird has more detail, but it’s that copper/silver blend. I’m more of a pure copper or pure silver kind of guy. I think you will hear more top end from the Firebird and that you will have to decide if you like or not.

    I do believe the 2m sounds better, but only slightly.

    My honest opinion would be to do all Hurricane’s unless you can splurge for a Dragon Source 1m for the DAC. Then you’re really looking at a nice balanced overall improvement.
    Thanks a lot for the quick feedback!

    Okay, and why would you say it‘s needs to be a Dragon rather than a Firebird? I hope to get a little more details due to the added silver but not to have spend another 1,5k for a Dragon.
    Another option would be to buy just a Hurricane source and re-use that for a Streamer a wanted to added in a year or so. Would you rather use the superior cord on the DAC or the Streamer?
    ... I know in the end it‘s system depended and one has to listen for oneself. Just try to get a good baseline understanding. Background: When I asked for 3 Hurricanes, I got 2 Firebirds and 1 Hurricane and could use only two since my power distributor has a different socket. So it‘s hard to listen to all the various combinations.

    Anyway... I really appreciate your input, cause it gives proper insights from a person with first hand experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MusicLover View Post
    Thanks a lot for the quick feedback!

    Okay, and why would you say it‘s needs to be a Dragon rather than a Firebird? I hope to get a little more details due to the added silver but not to have spend another 1,5k for a Dragon.
    Another option would be to buy just a Hurricane source and re-use that for a Streamer a wanted to added in a year or so. Would you rather use the superior cord on the DAC or the Streamer?
    ... I know in the end it‘s system depended and one has to listen for oneself. Just try to get a good baseline understanding. Background: When I asked for 3 Hurricanes, I got 2 Firebirds and 1 Hurricane and could use only two since my power distributor has a different socket. So it‘s hard to listen to all the various combinations.

    Anyway... I really appreciate your input, cause it gives proper insights from a person with first hand experience.
    If you want more detail, the Firebird will deliver it. But the Dragon is worth saving for IMO. If gives you the extra detail without any excess bite.


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    Re: AudioQuest FireBird HC Power Cables

    Got a question with more restrictive budget
    I am going for a Niagara (3000 or more likely a 5000) with Thunder High Current. Intending to run two Devialet 220pro in Dual mono with a Blizzard each.
    Is that a good idea?

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    Ik wil een audioquest powercord aanschaffen voor een Accuphase preamp C3850...
    Ik zou de keuze willen maken uit audioquest hurricane, firebird en dragon....,bij voorkeur uit de laatste2
    Heeft iemand ervaringen of aanbevelingen met deze kabels

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    Re: AudioQuest FireBird HC Power Cables

    Quote Originally Posted by ACCUPHASE C3850 View Post
    Ik wil een audioquest powercord aanschaffen voor een Accuphase preamp C3850...
    Ik zou de keuze willen maken uit audioquest hurricane, firebird en dragon....,bij voorkeur uit de laatste2
    Heeft iemand ervaringen of aanbevelingen met deze kabels
    Hi there,

    I‘m currently auditioning both a Firebird and Dragon Source at home on my DAC. The Firebird Demo is 1,0m and the Dragon 2,0m, although other users told me there is no real discernible difference between lengths. The Firebird is a real good cable, but when I swapped against the Dragon I felt it was in a totally different league. I have to admit that maybe the Firebird was not correctly phased out as was the Hurricane to the wall, but the Dragon felt much smoother (as Mike told me), the instrument were more focused and I also felt the decay of voices and instruments was longer and much more real. Give the 25-30% difference I would definitely chose the Dragon. But in the end it‘s about system synergy so get both and try for yourself.

    Happy listening!!

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    Ik heb eigenlijk ook meer zin om voor de DRAGON te gaan
    Bedankt voor de ervaringen met mij te delen, het gaat de keuze makkelijker maken....

    Bedankt!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACCUPHASE C3850 View Post
    Ik heb eigenlijk ook meer zin om voor de DRAGON te gaan
    Bedankt voor de ervaringen met mij te delen, het gaat de keuze makkelijker maken....

    Bedankt!!!
    Translation:

    I actually feel like going for the DRAGON
    Thank you for sharing the experiences with me, it will make the choice easier ....


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