|Originally posted by Calanctus
If I understood andrzejpw's question correctly, he was not asking whether a power cord was theoretically a good upgrade, or whether other power-related tweaks were better. I understood that he was asking whether he could get whatever benefit was attainable by means of a power cord upgrade while keeping his old cord in the loop (because he can't detach it).
Since the old cord has to be the last link in the system, I'd say the answer is probably no.
Yeah, I see that about the daisychaining of cords now.
My answer is stronger now......don't worry about the power cord, it would be a waste of money.
I am open minded about audio. If I could go to a shop and listen to a similar system to mine with and without custom cords I might.
But to me, unless the power cord is defective, it won't make a difference....it has to be the right gage too.
For instance, my Acurus A100 amp says 100 rms watts, but it is conseratively rated. It is more like 150wrms/channel. Current drawn as stated on back panel of it is FIVE amps. That is probably peak current. I am sure a 15a or 20a line can handle it, even through a standard power cord.
Forget about the power cord.