I'm looking into doing this mod to my Pio SC-05. I want something with set screws to install the wires. I read a post by F1 where he mentioned that "if the female end of the power cord is copper, then the Rhodium socket is the way to go as the copper would leach through the gold plating on the Gold socket and the fact that Rhodium conducts better than the gold plating."
I found this, but wanted to get some more options and opinions and perhaps a cheaper alternative. I sort of expected them to run about ten bucks. Also opinions on Gold vs. Rhodium plating. "Furutech FI-10 IEC inlet is very easy to install, and does NOT require any soldering. The wires are simply screwed into the inlet. The Furutech Rhodium-plated FI-10R IEC Inlet sounds clean and nicely down-the-middle, where the gold plated model sounds a bit warmer."
From Soniccraft's website: http://www.soniccraft.com/index.htm
"The Furutech FI-10 is an excellent chassis mount IEC connector. The body comes in your choice of ny-glass or Teflon. The conductors are eutectic cast Brass contacts plated in Gold or Rhodium. As with most Furutech parts, they have been processed with Furutech's Super Cryogenic & Demagnetize treatment. The FI-10 is rated at 15 Amps. The FI-10 (G) is $27.35 each; FI-10 (R) is $34.99 each." Plus shipping
They have archaic purchasing options. No online purchases. Placing an order may be done by phone, fax, E-mail, or snail mail. That's sooo 1990's.
From Revolution Power's website: http://www.revolutionpower.com/
FI-10G is $27.35
FI-10R is $35
Shipping $6.80 for one.
Any recommendations on brands/models of IEC inlets are welcome. But I would prefer something with set screws for wire installation.