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post #31 of 103
This is my DIY power cord.



(http://www.tnt-audio.com/clinica/ttse.html)

Work very fine with my H5!
post #32 of 103
A black power cord that I grabbed from my box of computer parts. I believe it may have come with a powersupply or something. It's thick enough for the 3w or so that the Head-Five draws. As to wheather it changes the sound I have never had/seen an expensive power cord so I can't comment.

Interesting thread BTW. I'm surprised how many arn't using the same basic cord I am...
post #33 of 103
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Originally Posted by Canon
Interesting thread BTW. I'm surprised how many arn't using the same basic cord I am...
People who are, are in the majority and are not posting in this thread.
post #34 of 103
Analog Research Silver Raincoat



I'll post a pic of it hooked up when it arrives.
post #35 of 103
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Originally Posted by spaceman
ditto. anything more is just a big waste of $$$$
I'd say $8 is not a big waste.
post #36 of 103
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Originally Posted by device manager
I was using a $2750 Nordost Valhalla power cord with my HeadFive.


http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volum...s-12-2004.html

post #37 of 103
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Originally Posted by Samgotit
No worries, I posted that for a chuckle. The real info (that I used a $9 Volex 17604) is posted below the text that you quoted. I believe in purchasing quality constructed cables; not the ones that use fancy words and snake oil.
post #38 of 103
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Originally Posted by 003
I know this isn't power cord related, but I can not tell the slightest of difference between my $220 solid core pure silver interconnect and a stock interconnect that came with a $79 dvd/vhs combo player from best buy. This is on my Woo3 w/ HD650 & Juli@. All lossless FLAC music with ASIO output. Not the slightest difference in sound. I will soon be moving up to a much higher end setup based around the K1000, and I will try one last time to tell a difference. If not, I'm going to save a boatload of money on Acoustic Research interconnects from best buy for $19 each
Could be your source and the FLAC. Not knocking either one, don't know what a Juli@ is and I don't use flac or computer files for home and reference listening. I can easily tell the difference between IC's and sources thru my very disappointing PIMETA amp. My Woo 3, even though it is not the last word in resolution, can easily reveal differences in CDR media and the software used to rip and burn. Different IC's are a cake walk. IF you can't hear the difference, and some people cannot, consider yourself lucky. You will be much happier and have more money in the bank. Cheers!
post #39 of 103
I'm using a standard Schuko-Kaltgerätekabel (3x 0.75 mm² copper litz, rated for 10 - 16 A / 250 V, apparently with brass contacts on the device side and probably nickel plated brass contacts on the Schuko plug, ~ 3 Euro). The amp is well buffered, so I don't see why I should invest in anything more fancy than that.

Greetings from Hannover!

Manfred / lini
post #40 of 103
The source of the electricity is not from right behind the plug socket in the wall.
It is originally from the generator in the electricity station, which depending on where you live might be hundreds of miles away. It comes to your house down cables and into your house through more cables to the wall socket.

The electricty you get is for powering lightbulbs and heating water, the electricity board is not going to spend anymore money than they need to on cables.

Please explain to me why its going to make such a huge difference to plug a $1000 5ft cable from the wall socket?

post #41 of 103
LMAO @ that pic.
post #42 of 103
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Originally Posted by Chri5peed
The source of the electricity is not from right behind the plug socket in the wall.
It is originally from the generator in the electricity station, which depending on where you live might be hundreds of miles away. It comes to your house down cables and into your house through more cables to the wall socket.

The electricty you get is for powering lightbulbs and heating water, the electricity board is not going to spend anymore money than they need to on cables.

Please explain to me why its going to make such a huge difference to plug a $1000 5ft cable from the wall socket?

There is a discussion of this point in the most recent issue of TAS.
post #43 of 103
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Originally Posted by Deuterium
There is a discussion of this point in the most recent issue of TAS.
Really, disproving my theory? I'm not being difficult, if there is a point I've overlooked then thats okay.

Its just that, with my extensive knowledge of things like this, I'm an Electrician, thats how I see it.


This is an open system, like your phoneline, where the original signal is made is seperated by maybe a huge distance.
At least in closed systems like stereos or headphones, the signal is being generated nearby and has no chance of being affected externally.
post #44 of 103
I am not knowledgable enough to evaluate the TAS article (p. 56). They make some additional points. If you are interested, you may want to check it out.
post #45 of 103
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Originally Posted by jimmyjames8
Could be your source and the FLAC. Not knocking either one, don't know what a Juli@ is and I don't use flac or computer files for home and reference listening. I can easily tell the difference between IC's and sources thru my very disappointing PIMETA amp. My Woo 3, even though it is not the last word in resolution, can easily reveal differences in CDR media and the software used to rip and burn. Different IC's are a cake walk. IF you can't hear the difference, and some people cannot, consider yourself lucky. You will be much happier and have more money in the bank. Cheers!
FLAC is 100% lossless audio. The Juli@ is a sound card, on the same level as an Audiophile 192 or 1212m. However, I am suspecting that it might be the reason I can't tell a difference. I don't know. We'll see when my Storm Digital D02 gets here and my custom singlepower preamp with a stepped attenuator, or a McCormack TLC-1. It also may be that the difference is placebo, something which I have found myself to be immune to my whole life. I mean if you think about it, how would changing the interconnect do anything? The headphone cable, cables inside the headphone, the traces on the PCBs, the cables inside the amp, preamp and dac, none of those are made of expensive wiring. I mean, the only way to have a chance of changing the sound would be by changing all of that, because the signal passes through it all.
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