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    Default What power cables..............

    Are you currently running?
    I am a pc fanatic!
    Connectors/Receptacles/Power cables, I can't get enough of the AC side of this hobby!:tongue:
    I have more in dedicated lines/receptacles/powercords/upgraded IEC inputs/connectors than you can imagine!
    Alot of people collect plates/beenie babies/records, ect.
    I collect AC tweaks and all that goes with that!
    I spend more on heat shrink/Deoxit/wire/connectors than most people spend on their system!

    Anyone else addicted?
    I can take a small BS system and make it sound pretty good with some GREAT AC power.

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    I love my PS Audio AC5's
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Monoblocks, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds, Dodd Audio MLP, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Peachtree I-DAC, Oppo BDP-93, Yamaha PX-3 Turntable, with Sumiko BPS EVOIII, Pioneer PDD 9MkII SACD Player, SimAudio moon 110lp phono preamplifier

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    I just finished burning in a PS Audio AC12 to complete my power upgade, I have an AC10 on the Quintet and AC3's on the preamp and sources and the aC12 on the amp all I can say is WOW!! Every good thing you read about the AC12 is true.

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    Pangea makes some great affordable cables!

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    I have used Zu Cables since I returned to this hobby and now have Zu Mother PCs on all my equipment. Do not know alot about the new Zu Mission or Event cables but, based on my experiance I would assume there is excellent value and performance for the dollar.
    pre VAC Standard LE, power VAC PA100/100 phi upgrade, analog Origin Live Aurora Mk2, Origin Live Encounter Mk3c, Benz Ebony H, digital Lector 0.6t, speakers Thiel CS2.4, Rel Strata III, cables Audience AU24 e IC, Audience AU24 e SC, power Audience aR1p, Audience aR2p, Audience PowerCord e

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    2 pairs of Zu Mission, a Nordost Shiva and a Shunyata Diamondback
    Strictly 2 channel
    Rotel RC-1550 pre
    Rotel RB-1582 amp
    Catcables Kingcats ICs
    APC S-20 line conditioner
    B&W N804 mains
    B&W ASW800 sub
    Rotel RCC-1055 changer
    Denon DVD 1000

    Listening Room:
    McIntosh C2300 preamp
    McIntosh MC452 amp
    McIntosh MCD-500 SACD player
    AQ Colorado XLR ICs
    AQ Columbia ICs
    APC H-15 line conditioner
    Sonus faber Auditor M speakers w/stands
    REL B1 subwoofer
    Rega P9 w/Lyra Delos
    Pioneer RT-707 R2R
    Zu power cables & XLRs

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    I built my own power cords using furutech FI-11cu male,FI-11ag IECs and FP-314ag cable.I do prefer the signal cable digital reference with the camelot dragon due to synergy issues though.
    SDA-2BTL with custom IC
    Adcom 565 monoblocks--Monarchy Audio M-10 preamp
    Theta Data Basic Transport--Camelot Arthur DAC--Camelot Dragon Pro2 MK III
    Harman Kardon T-55c TT
    DH Labs Q-10 Signature Speaker Cables With Furez silver plated copper bananas
    Prophecy Cryo-Silver Reference AES/EBU
    Prophecy Cryo-Silver i2s digital cable
    4 Furutech FP-314Ag with FI-11cu Plugs/FI-11AG IECs--- Power Cords
    DH LABS REVELATIONS ICs-amps
    Revelation Audio Labs Paradise cryo-silver ICs-Source to pre

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    AuidoQuest NRG-3's:
    2 amps
    AVR
    TV

    AudioQuest NRG 1.5's:
    Blu ray
    Satellite HD
    Integra DTR 50.2 used as a preamp
    Rotel RCD 1520 cdp
    AudioQuest Jaguar 72v dbs ic's
    AudioQuest type 8 wire
    biamped to:
    2-Hafler 9500 trans nova's
    AudioQuest NRG-3 power cable's
    dedicated AC line for
    Tesla Plex 20a duplex receptacle
    Panamax Max 7500 pro surge/line conditioner
    SDA SRS 3.1 TL's modded...
    spikes, rdo's, rings, dynamat, sonicaps, mills & aeon
    Panasonic Viera G20 50" plasma


    ...SDA's are just like candy for your ears...

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    I love my MIT Power Cords.

    That reminds me i need another one.

    MIT Z Cord II
    Polk Audio SDA SRS 1.2TL's
    With new Exotic wood, Sonicaps, Mills & RDO198's - Born on 4-24-1989 and Signed by Matthew Polk!!!!


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    I use Pangea AC14SEs from my source components, and a giagantic AC-9 from my dedicated 15amp outlet to my Power Center.

    My AVR, Sub, and Int Amp use PS Audio power cords.

    H9: If you don't trust what you are hearing, then maybe you need to be less invested in a hobby which all the pleasure comes from listening to music.

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    I currently have a borrowed Transparent on my amp and a handmade from a polkie on my Pre. Can't say I can hear a difference, but everything matters!

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    I do diy pc's with wire from Chris Venhaus: Flavor 2 on CDP, flavor 4 on power amp.

    I have several other ac tweaks installed including Alan Maher's parallel choke. I've also tried to address RFI/EMI through the use of speaker cable filters (zobel networks) at the amp and speaker end, and the use of quartz amethyst crystals at strategic spots.

    Although all of the above has been effective, the crystals have yielded the biggest improvement in terms of cleaning up a stridency I didn't know was there until it was gone!

    Cheers,

    Fred

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    100% Signal Cable.

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    JonBilt cable custom power cord.
    Linn AV5140 fronts
    Linn AV5120 Center
    Linn AV5140 Rears
    M&K MX-70 Sub for Music
    Odyssey Mono-Blocs
    SVS Ultra-13 Gloss Black:D

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    I found this this power cord being thrown out. It was attached to an 8 track player. I could see all the wires, and many of them were frayed, but I plugged it in and it worked, so that's what I use.

    Seriously, it's something I haven't even gotten into. I have one Pangea, and the rest are just stock cords that came with whatever I bought. Only reason I got the Pangea was because I bought a preamp that did not come with a power cord.

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    Sony SS-M1CN Center Channel
    Polk RT800 Surround Speakers
    Odyssey Stratos Dual Mono Amplifiers
    TAD 150 Signature Tube Preamp
    Harman Kardon HK354
    Sony SACD Player

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    Garden variety zip cord.

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    Ok, I'm really new to the 'upgraded' power cords. I understand that if your using a PC that is too small (generates heat, etc) that this may affect current quality, and therefore sound quality. I'm not saying this phenomenon doesn’t exist. I know that cables used for interconnects, speakers, etc. can make a large difference, but this has been documented not only objectively (and your specific choice will vary depending upon your equipment, room, audio preferences, etc.), but subjectively as well (i.e. the measurements DarqueKnight did with AI-1 Dreadnaught project). Has anyone done any subjective tests on PC’s?

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