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post #91 of 103
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Originally Posted by steaxauce
The reason that power cords make a difference when all the wiring behind the wall socket doesn't is that the plug is a choke point, correct?
If thats the case all the wire back to the power-station is a choke. Electrcial connections aren't quite as delicate as an analogue audio signal.
post #92 of 103
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Originally Posted by Chri5peed
I said what I said, because I feel strongly on this subject. With a bit of knowledge on this a subject, I think Its a total waste of money...but I'm not going to tell people what to spend their money on.
But you're jumping in a thread asking a specific question to tell people not to spend money on power cords. How many posts have you made in this thread that has nothing to do with the question?

Bad day or not, I'm with Vic here.

Chri5peed is the one who should apologize and get out of this thread.
post #93 of 103
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Originally Posted by Elephas
But you're jumping in a thread asking a specific question to tell people not to spend money on power cords. How many posts have you made in this thread that has nothing to do with the question?

Bad day or not, I'm with Vic here.

Chri5peed is the one who should apologize and get out of this thread.
In fact its you who should not bumble into this thread. This debate was ended amicably yesterday.
If you've nothing to add to this discussion, its not as if my last post was insulting to Vic he needs defending.

I believe 3 or possibly 4 other people have shared my view in this thread.


OMG, a thread on head-fi developing from the oriiginal post to discuss something else! Quick, sound the sirens and close the boards, its a travesty.
post #94 of 103
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Originally Posted by skyline889
Getting back on topic. AR Silver Raincoat arrived today.
OMG That is a massive power cord...

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Originally Posted by steaxauce
Me, I have a great setup. Better than Valhalla. The reason that power cords make a difference when all the wiring behind the wall socket doesn't is that the plug is a choke point, correct? Well, listen to this little bit of ingenuity: I moved the choke point! That's right, I pulled the socket out of my wall and added some generic wiring behind it, and connected the socket directly to my Lavry DA10 with a back to back plug. No wire at all past the choke point, and it cost me practically nothing! It's like a perfect power cord.
In theory that sounds good, but I would have to say I would be worried about not having any protection from power spikes and surges (especially here in Fl)
post #95 of 103
Back on topic, I recently scored a $149 Zu Birth cable (my 2nd one) on Ebay for $55. I will test it on the HeadFive against one of the ILJ PC's I'm due to receive this week.
post #96 of 103
I looked through an old pile of power cords today and found a Volex v1652 in there. I'm wondering if any of you know how this would compare to the Volex 17604? I was going to order the 17604 but am wondering if this v1652 is just as good and therefore i don't need to get the 17604.
post #97 of 103
With the 17604's under $10 ea. you can replace all of the removable power cords in your home.
post #98 of 103
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Originally Posted by golgi
I looked through an old pile of power cords today and found a Volex v1652 in there. I'm wondering if any of you know how this would compare to the Volex 17604? I was going to order the 17604 but am wondering if this v1652 is just as good and therefore i don't need to get the 17604.
I can't find anything on the 1652 Volex, but if the AWG is 14 gauge and it's sheilded then yes it is If you look on the wire it should have a AWG (most PC cables are 18) and it should say if it is sheilded or unsheilded. If it's not 14 gauge then go ahead and spend the money on the 17604, and if your only spending money on one power cable might as well spend a few more dollars and get the Iron Lung Jelly Fish cable well it is on sale
post #99 of 103
Thanks to the recommendation on this thread, I bought one of those Iron Lung power cables for $20 and it came today. VERY well made. I'm going to use it with my HA-2 II/SE instead of the one that came with it.

I'm not going to extensively compare them. For $20, how can you go wrong?
post #100 of 103
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Originally Posted by Skylab
For $20, how can you go wrong?
Thank you, my sentiments exactly If anything, it's a beefy cable and heavly sheilded, so if it is used around computers as source it will be one less thing to worry about in your chain.
post #101 of 103
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Originally Posted by steaxauce
That's HUGE! And for such a tiny amp! I, being unexperienced, can't know for certain that power cords don't make a difference, but if they really are snake oil, that photo makes me think, "What a shame that everything that went into his power cord didn't go into his amp."

Me, I have a great setup. Better than Valhalla. The reason that power cords make a difference when all the wiring behind the wall socket doesn't is that the plug is a choke point, correct? Well, listen to this little bit of ingenuity: I moved the choke point! That's right, I pulled the socket out of my wall and added some generic wiring behind it, and connected the socket directly to my Lavry DA10 with a back to back plug. No wire at all past the choke point, and it cost me practically nothing! It's like a perfect power cord.
I didn't really do that. I had heard the wall socket being a choke point as a rationalization for expensive power cords, and I was trying to make a point againt it.

I'm ashamed to say that in actuality, I use a 3X12awg power cable from Enigma Audio. In my defense, I only own it because Grandenigma1 included it with the DA10 he sold me, and it's too pretty to sell.
post #102 of 103
Previous posts in this thread have shown my opinions on after-market cords being snake oil. I went behind my PC this morning to reset my Router(we had a power-cut, I nearly crapped it this morning it had no lights on it!).

I noticed the transformer for my DAC is powered by a 5M lead coiled up, its all I had...
I thought this was hardly ideal probably or perhaps not!

Anyway, I'm going to get this thing on eBay. If the plugs removeable I can cut it to length too.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1

I doubt it will make one iota of difference!
post #103 of 103
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by skyline889
Getting back on topic. AR Silver Raincoat arrived today.

Now THAT'S what I was lookin' for when I started this thread! C'mon, tell the truth, you've glued the feet of the Headfive to the table, right? No way that cable doesn't tip the amp up in the air

I've actually enjoyed the thread, even though it has strayed a bit from my original question. Thanks to ALL that have participated.
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