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    I've just gone down the path of upgrading my power cables in my system (added a pangea ac9 for my parasound hca 1500 amp, and a pangea ac14 for my oppo dv981 which I'm using as the preamp). Definitely am a believer in the improvement from the cords. I just picked up a signal cable magic power cord.

    At the moment, I have two possible places to try the cord. From my wall outlet to the rotel power conditioner (to which the parasound is hooked up) or to my subwoofer to replace a decent 14awg power cord that I replaced the stock with). Any suggestions on which would be a better place. My gut says the rotel. Just wanted to hear some feedback. Thanks.
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    Center: Paradigm cc-350
    Pre-amp: Oppo dv981hd
    Amp for fronts: Parasound hca-1500a
    Amp for rears: Adcom gfa-5400
    Amp for center: Marantz MA500 monoblock
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    I say the Rotel power conditioner. I just added a PS Audio xStream Plus 8 gauge power cable for my conditioner in my 2-channel system. Seems like a great place to start.

    Maybe do a test on each to see if you can tell which spot is better in your rig.

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    Put it on the sub, I used the exact cord on my SRT subs with good results.

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    thinking thru this a bit more, I guess the rotel shd be doing some amount of power/noise cleanup which normally would be the burden of the cord, so I am now thinking maybe a a better bang for the buck would be on the lines of Tonyb's suggestion of trying it on the sub since that is going to the wall outlet via a surge strip (no noise cleanup there).
    Fronts: Wharfedale diamond 9.6
    Sub: Wharfedale sw250
    Rears: Wharfedale diamond 9.1
    Center: Paradigm cc-350
    Pre-amp: Oppo dv981hd
    Amp for fronts: Parasound hca-1500a
    Amp for rears: Adcom gfa-5400
    Amp for center: Marantz MA500 monoblock
    Polk multimedia speakers for PC setup

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    If you ever get the chance pick up some MIT power cords. I have 3 and I love them. The best I've tried so far.

    something like this, but this one is too high, you can get them used for around $85 each

    http://cgi.ebay.com/High-End-MIT-Z-C...item230d902fa3
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    Thanks for the suggestion. not much money left over right now but I've read many good things about MIT,shunyata and also signal/pangea on the budget front. For now, I am just starting to find my way about in the cable upgrade area and from what I hear, signal and pangea are decent entry level cords. certainly will consider the MITs as I slowly move up the chain. Still have to save money for a basement finishing so that I can move the whole 5.1 rig out to a dedicated room.
    Fronts: Wharfedale diamond 9.6
    Sub: Wharfedale sw250
    Rears: Wharfedale diamond 9.1
    Center: Paradigm cc-350
    Pre-amp: Oppo dv981hd
    Amp for fronts: Parasound hca-1500a
    Amp for rears: Adcom gfa-5400
    Amp for center: Marantz MA500 monoblock
    Polk multimedia speakers for PC setup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasareath View Post
    If you ever get the chance pick up some MIT power cords. I have 3 and I love them. The best I've tried so far.

    something like this, but this one is too high, you can get them used for around $85 each

    http://cgi.ebay.com/High-End-MIT-Z-C...item230d902fa3
    so where would you put the MIT cord if you only had one as per my original post?
    Fronts: Wharfedale diamond 9.6
    Sub: Wharfedale sw250
    Rears: Wharfedale diamond 9.1
    Center: Paradigm cc-350
    Pre-amp: Oppo dv981hd
    Amp for fronts: Parasound hca-1500a
    Amp for rears: Adcom gfa-5400
    Amp for center: Marantz MA500 monoblock
    Polk multimedia speakers for PC setup

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    Quote Originally Posted by samnor View Post
    so where would you put the MIT cord if you only had one as per my original post?
    To the power conditioner. That's what I do with my Panamax
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    With new Exotic wood, Sonicaps, Mills & RDO198's - Born on 4-24-1989 and Signed by Matthew Polk!!!!


    My Polk SDA SRS 1.2TL's http://www.LASAREATH.com/


    It All Started here: http://tinyurl.com/lasareath2

    Part Deux: http://tinyurl.com/lasareath3

    Car Stereo---->http://www.salsleaf.com/leaf_stereo/index.htm<---- NEW for 2013

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