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    Power Cords: 2019 State of the Art?

    Good evening all.

    Just curious what's new in the power cord business?
    Heard good things about the Purist Diamond and the Shunyata Sigma, but thought I'd ask.
    Also if you found differences between PCs feeding Active subs/Amps/Sources etc..
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    Audioquest Hurricane and Dragon.

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    Re: Power Cords: 2019 State of the Art?

    The best power cords I’ve played with were system dependent and it may surprise some to learn that mixing and matching cables can have some real benefits. I enjoy the Shunyata Sigma NR from the wall to the bass unite of the horns and Shunyata from the wall to the power conditioner. From there, it depends on what amp/preamp/sources I’m using but I’m typically between Shunyata Sigma NR or AudioQuest Hurricane or Dragon.

    I’ve recently picked up Analysis Plus and the Ultimate Power Oval was quite impressive. Stay tuned...


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    Re: Power Cords: 2019 State of the Art?

    Mix n match for sure Mike. There's the Manufacturers' "Flavours" and then each of ours specifically.
    I use Ear to Ear HC PCs for my subs, amps and Memory player, but the Siltech Ruby Mountain II for the DAC.. Yumm

    Trying to decide between Shunyata Sigma and Purist Audio Diamond. Maybe try before buy..
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    Re: Power Cords: 2019 State of the Art?

    Lot's of new marketing department copy, that's about all.
    Why would someone thing that changing a few links in a long chain could make the chain stronger?

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    Re: Power Cords: 2019 State of the Art?

    I have been very happy with the move to Transparent Opus on my amps.
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    Re: Power Cords: 2019 State of the Art?

    Another one for Transparent, 5th Gen XL.

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    Re: Power Cords: 2019 State of the Art?

    another vote for Hurricanes and Dragons... maybe someday soon someone will be able to do a new shoot out with the top 4 or 5 names. I suspect the winner will not be as much about sound, as it will be about price points... Yes, there are differences in sound, but it's getting to be a tighter and tighter margin of difference.
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    Re: Power Cords: 2019 State of the Art?

    I’ve been extremely satisfied with my AudioQuest Hurricane Power Cords. Sound quality is terrific, build quality is bulletproof and the price is really reasonable for all you’re getting.

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    Re: Power Cords: 2019 State of the Art?

    Quote Originally Posted by Musicfirst View Post
    Mix n match for sure Mike. There's the Manufacturers' "Flavours" and then each of ours specifically.
    I use Ear to Ear HC PCs for my subs, amps and Memory player, but the Siltech Ruby Mountain II for the DAC.. Yumm

    Trying to decide between Shunyata Sigma and Purist Audio Diamond. Maybe try before buy..
    Hi Kerry,

    I just saw your Signature line. Congratulations on becoming a dealer!

    Best of Luck,
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    Re: Power Cords: 2019 State of the Art?

    Quote Originally Posted by Musicfirst View Post
    Good evening all.

    Just curious what's new in the power cord business?
    Heard good things about the Purist Diamond and the Shunyata Sigma, but thought I'd ask.
    Also if you found differences between PCs feeding Active subs/Amps/Sources etc..
    Here is what I use throughout my system, the good old plain standard power cord:
    https://www.amazon.com/Tripp-Lite-Co.../dp/B0027JRMD0

    Seriously, I don't believe in audiophile power cords, I have heard them make no difference or even causing harm to the sound. Some of my audiophile friends are also abandoning them. Better put your money elsewhere in the system.
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    Re: Power Cords: 2019 State of the Art?

    All of my PCs are Shunyata - Sigmas, Anacondas, Alphas and a few Deltas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinist View Post
    Hi Kerry,

    I just saw your Signature line. Congratulations on becoming a dealer!

    Best of Luck,
    Ken
    Thanks Ken, enjoying the challenge for sure!
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    Re: Power Cords: 2019 State of the Art?

    I'm a big Synergistic Research fan so I'll ad the Atmosphere X Euphoria and Galileo SX.
    Just replaced a few of the Wireworld Platinum Electra's i've been using with some of these and can tell right away,right out of the box, they bring an improvement.
    It's not even close to being a fair fight.

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    Re: Power Cords: 2019 State of the Art?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    The best power cords I’ve played with were system dependent and it may surprise some to learn that mixing and matching cables can have some real benefits. I enjoy the Shunyata Sigma NR from the wall to the bass unite of the horns and Shunyata from the wall to the power conditioner. From there, it depends on what amp/preamp/sources I’m using but I’m typically between Shunyata Sigma NR or AudioQuest Hurricane or Dragon.

    I’ve recently picked up Analysis Plus and the Ultimate Power Oval was quite impressive. Stay tuned...
    Mike, what are you finding with other Analysis Plus cables? Especially new Silver Apex ICs, SCs?

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    Re: Power Cords: 2019 State of the Art?

    Quote Originally Posted by GSOphile View Post
    Mike, what are you finding with other Analysis Plus cables? Especially new Silver Apex ICs, SCs?
    At this stage, TBD. I haven’t tried them yet, but I’m very impressed with the PC’s on the MSB.


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    Re: Power Cords: 2019 State of the Art?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gene View Post
    I'm a big Synergistic Research fan so I'll ad the Atmosphere X Euphoria and Galileo SX.
    Just replaced a few of the Wireworld Platinum Electra's i've been using with some of these and can tell right away,right out of the box, they bring an improvement.
    It's not even close to being a fair fight.
    +1
    Galileo SX is fantastic, I found it brings better
    improvement on Diablo 300 than DAC.
    I wonder how AQ dragon fairs with it.




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    Re: Power Cords: 2019 State of the Art?

    My dealer just lent to me a Shunyata Delta NR power cord. I am using it as a replacement for the Pangea AC-9. Wow! It certainly makes a difference in my fledging high-end system. Music has never before seemed so well-integrated and lifelike. The only problem is the Delta’s price, which is $800 for its shortest (1.75 meter) length.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AVphile View Post
    My dealer just lent to me a Shunyata Delta NR power cord. I am using it as a replacement for the Pangea AC-9. Wow! It certainly makes a difference in my fledging high-end system. Music has never before seemed so well-integrated and lifelike. The only problem is the Delta’s price, which is $800 for its shortest (1.75 meter) length.
    Looks like you have a very nice system there. IMHO Shunyata stuff is worth it. Made in the USA , real objective science behind it. Very transparent with their technology to the consumer. The team at Shunyata ( Caelin , Grant and Richard )are always helpful and friendly to consumers/end users. The products have great resale value.

    You can’t go wrong with any of their power cords. If thought delta was amazing ; wait till you hear the higher end alpha and sigma nr.

    if delta is too much ; they did just release their new venom Nr cords.

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    Re: Power Cords: 2019 State of the Art?

    This is an interesting thread, so I thought I would revive it. It’s really all about the synergy between the component and the power cord, and the type of sound you desire.

    On my MSB Select II DAC, the Analysis Plus Ultimate Power Oval is an excellent match if you prefer a high level of detail and transparency. The AudioQuest Hurricane Source is also an excellent match if you prefer a smooth treble, warm and thick midrange and weighty bass.

    On my Vandersteen M7-HPA Mono Amps, which use tubes in the input and first gain stage and solid state in the output stage, I actually prefer the stock copper power cords that came with the amps to several other more expensive options.

    The moral of my story is try different power cords on each component and go with the power cord that sounds best on each individual component, regardless of brand or price.

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    Power Cords: 2019 State of the Art?

    I believe with experience good cable from the panel terminated with spades attached to a good receptacle supports the continuation of a good power cable to distribution or direct.

    Many flavors of cables, at all levels that will benefit your system!

    Really impressed with Furutech’s FPS55N cable, spades and GTX NCF receptacles.







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    Re: Power Cords: 2019 State of the Art?

    Hi Ultrafast69, I'm using the Furutech DPS-4.1 cable with the same NCF GTX connectors. Very happy. I don't think Furutech gets the credit they deserve.
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    Re: Power Cords: 2019 State of the Art?

    Quote Originally Posted by Penthouse-D View Post
    Hi Ultrafast69, I'm using the Furutech DPS-4.1 cable with the same NCF GTX connectors. Very happy. I don't think Furutech gets the credit they deserve.
    I never heard anything negative about Furutech.

    I have no experience with their cable from the receptacle to the component, but from the breaker to the receptacle it really adds something special!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinist View Post
    On my MSB Select II DAC, the Analysis Plus Ultimate Power Oval is an excellent match if you prefer a high level of detail and transparency. The AudioQuest Hurricane Source is also an excellent match if you prefer a smooth treble, warm and thick midrange and weighty bass.
    Agree AQ Hurricane on MSB DAC is quite nice. Although mine is Discrete, I find your description spot on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kzhtoo View Post
    Agree AQ Hurricane on MSB DAC is quite nice. Although mine is Discrete, I find your description spot on.
    Thanks kzhtoo! I am currently enjoying the silky smooth sound of two AudioQuest Hurricane Source Power Cords with my Select II DAC. However, Mike has created the opportunity for me to demo two AudioQuest Dragon Source Power Cords with my Select II DAC in the near future. That Mike is a wilely tempter. Stay tuned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinist View Post
    Thanks kzhtoo! I am currently enjoying the silky smooth sound of two AudioQuest Hurricane Source Power Cords with my Select II DAC. However, Mike has created the opportunity for me to demo two AudioQuest Dragon Source Power Cords with my Select II DAC in the near future. That Mike is a wilely tempter. Stay tuned.

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    Re: Power Cords: 2019 State of the Art?

    Nordost Odin

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    Re: Power Cords: 2019 State of the Art?

    I have all Ansuz X power cords except for 1 Aq Hurricane which I move around from one component to another just for poops and giggles. Those basic Ansuz X pc’s have nothing to apologize for.
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    Re: Power Cords: 2019 State of the Art?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dguitarnut View Post
    I have all Ansuz X power cords except for 1 Aq Hurricane which I move around from one component to another just for poops and giggles. Those basic Ansuz X pc’s have nothing to apologize for.
    No doubt, Ansuz performs well, a top contender!


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    Re: Power Cords: 2019 State of the Art?

    Thanks

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    Welcome to the Forum hogen
    haven't heard Odin , but would be interesting to hear Odin 2
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    Re: Power Cords: 2019 State of the Art?

    Thanks I have a mix of Odin1 and Odin2 power cables. They are both excellent, though the Odin2 is even better unfortunately.
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    Hi All,

    My vote goes for Ansuz as to me they are heads and shoulders above any today of the brands that I have run through my system. OK, so I am extremely biased perhaps being a totally dressed Ansuz person. However, when an Odin 2 mains cable got very beaten of an Ansuz A2 Mainz cable, that was game over for me. Or, Ansuz just fit my system very well but I heard so many systems jump in SQ with Ansuz Mainz cables I doubt it. My experience so far and not only in my system, an Ansuz Mainz cable may just be a better choice than going for better electronics. Ansuz is not low cost for sure but even at the 'budget' entry level of Ansuz the advantages are clearly noticed meaning any could have a slice of that Ansuz cake. But try for your selfs…
    Sadly Ansuz get very little press in the US, I guess there are lobbying powers from established brands….

    Well, the truth is out there/Mike
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    Bump, double post!
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    Re: Power Cords: 2019 State of the Art?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeoo View Post

    My vote goes for Ansuz as to me they are heads and shoulders above any today of the brands .......However, when an Odin 2 mains cable got very beaten of an Ansuz A2 Mainz cable....... an Ansuz Mainz cable may just be a better choice than going for better electronics....... I guess there are lobbying powers from established brands….
    well, selling cables needs lobbying, just as you do yourself.
    there is no brand that is head and shoulders above all others.
    improvements over the years are VERY small, while you can read weekly reviews about cables described to make night&day differences.
    nagra cd & tube dac with psu , audionet humboldt, alexia2, odin, hms definitiva

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    Quote Originally Posted by u-sound View Post
    well, selling cables needs lobbying, just as you do yourself.
    there is no brand that is head and shoulders above all others.
    improvements over the years are VERY small, while you can read weekly reviews about cables described to make night&day differences.
    I have no affiliation with Ansuz! Anyway, until you do your own review/comparison I guess this is the view that I would have as well. Sometimes game changers show up...

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    yes, but all gamechangers of the last 30 years have been overwritten by mk2 a year or two later
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    I had an entire system of AudioQuest Hurricanes. I enjoyed their sonic signature: smooth treble, warm and thick midrange and full weighty bass. Seeing that I was looking for more, Mike suggested that I demo the AudioQuest Dragon Source on the two power supplies of my Select DAC. I honestly was stunned at the degree of improvement that I heard. Significantly more transparent and detailed, terrific layering, lifelike timbres, much larger soundstage, 3D imaging with amazing depth. More ease, sweetness and refinement. I swore I would never spend Dragon money on power cords. But now, maybe just a few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by u-sound View Post
    yes, but all gamechangers of the last 30 years have been overwritten by mk2 a year or two later
    I would say that Ansuz has presented a game changing way of addressing this field of snake oil abundance. Anyway, the proof is in the listening to their products and make up your own mind first.

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    Re: Power Cords: 2019 State of the Art?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeoo View Post
    Hi All,

    My vote goes for Ansuz as to me they are heads and shoulders above any today of the brands that I have run through my system. OK, so I am extremely biased perhaps being a totally dressed Ansuz person. However, when an Odin 2 mains cable got very beaten of an Ansuz A2 Mainz cable, that was game over for me. Or, Ansuz just fit my system very well but I heard so many systems jump in SQ with Ansuz Mainz cables I doubt it. My experience so far and not only in my system, an Ansuz Mainz cable may just be a better choice than going for better electronics. Ansuz is not low cost for sure but even at the 'budget' entry level of Ansuz the advantages are clearly noticed meaning any could have a slice of that Ansuz cake. But try for your selfs…
    Sadly Ansuz get very little press in the US, I guess there are lobbying powers from established brands….

    Well, the truth is out there/Mike
    I also heard the comparison between Odin2 mains cable and various Ansuz mains cables, and I do not share your conclusion But I do respect your opinion of course
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    ansuz is on my shortlist and so are the borresen loudspeakers.
    i was adressing your way of overpraise of what is objectively possible.
    imho there is no best speaker, amp, soure or cables....or at least nothing that is a full level above the rest. no cable is able to produce quality which is not already in your componets. they may let your gear play at theyr best, thats all.
    however, enjoy your ansuz loom, certainly topgrade.
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    Finding this interesting. How expensive do you have to go before you hear a difference? I've bought custom made copper and pure silver (very expensive). I have top of the range furutech connectors and some out of the box power chords too. In all I have 8 different power cables and a very very resolving £75k system. I can't hear any difference whatsoever between any of them and basic chords. I can hear very big difference between interconnects and speaker cable. So still very confused about this whole subject.

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    Re: Power Cords: 2019 State of the Art?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim F View Post
    Finding this interesting. How expensive do you have to go before you hear a difference? I've bought custom made copper and pure silver (very expensive). I have top of the range furutech connectors and some out of the box power chords too. In all I have 8 different power cables and a very very resolving £75k system. I can't hear any difference whatsoever between any of them and basic chords. I can hear very big difference between interconnects and speaker cable. So still very confused about this whole subject.
    this is very subjective. I personally can hear major differences between power cords. Maybe it has to do with the quality of the equipment you’re running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim F View Post
    Finding this interesting. How expensive do you have to go before you hear a difference? I've bought custom made copper and pure silver (very expensive). I have top of the range furutech connectors and some out of the box power chords too. In all I have 8 different power cables and a very very resolving £75k system. I can't hear any difference whatsoever between any of them and basic chords. I can hear very big difference between interconnects and speaker cable. So still very confused about this whole subject.
    this is very subjective. I personally can hear major differences between power cords. Maybe it has to do with the quality of the equipment you’re running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by schmidtmike76 View Post
    this is very subjective. I personally can hear major differences between power cords. Maybe it has to do with the quality of the equipment you’re running?
    I agree. As I moved up the Shunyata line I heard a difference between the existing cord and the new cord. To be honest, it would have been less expensive to just start with the top of the line instead of working my way up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueFox View Post
    I agree. As I moved up the Shunyata line I heard a difference between the existing cord and the new cord. To be honest, it would have been less expensive to just start with the top of the line instead of working my way up.
    Hi Bud,

    That goes double for me with the Dragons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schmidtmike76 View Post
    .......................................... Maybe it has to do with the quality of the equipment you’re running?
    Could be. Equipment with poor power supply design might be more susceptible to AC power line noise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim F View Post
    Finding this interesting. How expensive do you have to go before you hear a difference? I've bought custom made copper and pure silver (very expensive). I have top of the range furutech connectors and some out of the box power chords too. In all I have 8 different power cables and a very very resolving £75k system. I can't hear any difference whatsoever between any of them and basic chords. I can hear very big difference between interconnects and speaker cable. So still very confused about this whole subject.
    It could be due to power line noise. This can offset the favorable impact of an improvement in power cords. Invest in a Voltage/EMI meter and take some measurements. I found the results to be revelatory in my system.

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