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    Re: Power cable annoyance?

    I use stock power chords. For some weird reason I never seem to have problems.
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    Re: Power cable annoyance?

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
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    I made these. Found some brass discs at the local salvage yard. Used stainless steel bolts and nuts, The green pieces are pipe clamp/supports. Sprayed the base with rubber coating and applied self stick non-slip rubber pad on bottom. Works great. cost about $10 ea.
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    Front view. Sorry for the sideways pics. don't know how to correct
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    A trusty old Pioneer PD-65 as a Transport, A MicroRendui, a Merrill Heirloom T.T. as sources. A Lampizator DAC to PAD Cables to a SP-14 Tubed PreAmp, Coincident Frankenstein 300B monoblocks, , Fusion speaker cables, AudioKinesis Zephryn 46 Speakers. pair Rythmik F-12 subs, EP2050, Kaplan Power cables, Hydra power conditioner, Two dedicated 20Amp power lines. DIY corner traps and Acoustic Geometry Curves for room treatment.

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    Re: Power cable annoyance?

    Quote Originally Posted by jadedavid View Post


    I made these. Found some brass discs at the local salvage yard. Used stainless steel bolts and nuts, The green pieces are pipe clamp/supports. Sprayed the base with rubber coating and applied self stick non-slip rubber pad on bottom. Works great. cost about $10 ea.
    Sorry, that can't sound good at only $10. LOL. Just kidding. Great mod. Congrats. I'm an "audiophile" and NEED to pay hundreds to hold my plug.

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    Re: Power cable annoyance?

    I use the foam plugs that come to block speaker ports to support the heavy ones.
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    Re: Power cable annoyance?

    Quote Originally Posted by mep View Post
    I have talked about this before on multiple forums. We always have 'solutions' in search of a problem in this hobby, and sometimes those 'solutions' require yet again another 'solution' to help correct the first 'solution.' Building power cables with massive connectors that won't plug in correctly to your IEC outlet on your gear is a problem. The massive connectors always want to come out of the connection because they can't seat correctly because of their weight. Same thing on the wall plug side. The connectors always want to come out of the wall outlet. I have seen countless pictures like yours that show this happening. So now we have cable bras that will elevate your cables at the connection points and try to keep the cable straight at the connection points.

    Meanwhile back at the ranch, there are lots of people with heavy expensive cables that are barely making a connection at both ends and yet the buyers swoon about how great the new cable sounds that's barely making electrical contact.
    Great post, LMAO, pity the poor audiophile ......... not !
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    Re: Power cable annoyance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Al M. View Post
    I use stock power chords. For some weird reason I never seem to have problems.
    shame on you, do the neighbors know ? ................
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    Re: Power cable annoyance?

    I use aerospace technology to raise the telegartner connector of my Göbel cable
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    Re: Power cable annoyance?

    trying out a new power cord... good thing we saved the set of building blocks.

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    btw: do these massive IEC / power connectors provide any benefit? I opened up the connector and the functional assembly where the wires are screwed to the prongs is rather small in comparison. maybe the large mass provides some type resonance damping? maybe it makes things worse because of the insecure connection?

    can't imagine any nano-benefit is worth the PINTA -- ymmv.
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