Originally Posted by euclid
i seriously think you troll around this forum soley to start crap. everyone here has heard your opinion rehashed in exactly the same argument in about 5different threads.
for the sake of one clean power cord thread with some good recommendations, stay out of this one.
I'm no saint of restraint but I think the thing to do is just ignore if possible.
Originally Posted by eyeteeth
But I'm hoping to do a H.S. that's good tomorrow with a Nordost Shiva arrival (if on time).
I didn't have a spontaneous, thunder clap of a H.S. of a revelation but more of an instantaneous slow smile of recognition. Yep the Shiva is fine. It's not running up against anything particularly great in the Shunyata Diamondback though.
I listened to the Diamondback for awhile using the remastered Dylan's Nashville Skyline's 'Tell Me That It Isn't True'. The Diamondback has it sound fairly mechanical with small extraneous artifacts present when listened to very critically. The Shiva had much more ease and flow, no artifacts (I'm not sure of a better word). What told me of it's superiority was that the greater ease and smoothness (I still hate that word!) was joined with much better separation, three dimensionality and, significantly, more low level detail. This is a success for me, a little more detail with a lot more naturalness and ease.
'Tis an awfully thin cord and I can't help but wonder what improvements the triple 16 gauge Vishnu offers over the triple 18 gauge Shiva for my 200 watts of Class A amplification. Probably just subtle sophistications. I feel destiny calling at any rate.
I do have this psychological bias against Nordost, I think because of the appearance; I expect thin and wiry sound, sterility. I'm wrong again! Anyone looking for a very fine entry level ($200 at audiogon) power cord should be pleased with the Nordost Shiva.
Maybe this should be it's own thread?