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post #76 of 85
Thanks I was worried about the 'sound' of the cheater plug being poor, so I instead ripped the ground pin out of the greatest-affected component's cable. Yeah, seems extreme, but worked perfectly and didn't compromise the AC signal coming in (well, with the exception of losing the ground!).

FWIW the Volex cable I got was *really* well made - getting that pin ripped out was a small b@!tch! It was soldered in to the cable, not just crimped, and well seated into that molded plug as well. I practically had to bend the ground pin into knots in order to flex it enough to unseat and pull it out, and then I had to cut the ground wire seperately - it didn't pull out of the pin, it came with it for the trip!
post #77 of 85
Gah! Dear god, man! did you try a cheater plug before the radical surgery? Well, I guess that's why the PS Audio xStream PC's have a removeable ground pin now.

-Ed
post #78 of 85
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Gah! Dear god, man! did you try a cheater plug before the radical surgery?
! I'm smiling and laughing for you sound like one of my friends. Much fun

No, I didn't try the cheater plug. Figured if I'm gonna dive off the bridge, I may as well do it without the bungie cord.
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Well, I guess that's why the PS Audio xStream PC's have a removeable ground pin now.
I tried looking for a 2 wire, 3 pin IEC, fully shielded, 14g AC cord but that seemed like a pipe dream. So, it was the pliers solution, baby! Having that removable ground pin sounds like a great, and very intelligent, idea. Thumbs up to them. Can you reinsert it if necessary, or is it a one-way deal?
post #79 of 85


It actually screws into place and unscrews to remove. So yes, it's replaceable. Pretty neat.

-Ed
post #80 of 85
Do you guys think that those PS Audio power cables are worth the money they charge for them? Or, would I be better off with some cheaper outfit?
post #81 of 85
don't own it anymore
post #82 of 85
Thanks for your impressions Welly Im thinking about that PS audio power card myself.
post #83 of 85
Hey Edwood, don't you owe us the review of the crazy scobidoo power cord ?
post #84 of 85
LOL, haha. You remember that?

OK, I'll bring it to the SoCal Meet tomorrow and see what everyone else has to say.

I'll have to say, that the PS Audio xStreams are pretty special because they make their own Plugs and IEC connectors. Amazing stuff. Really stiff and heavy, though. A real pain to work with. Make sure you have extra length than you think. They don't bend easily.

-Ed
post #85 of 85
I have the Xstream prelude, which is the cheaper version. Starts at $100 for 1 meter and I think its a great cable. I would be hesitant to spend more on a power cable.

I also have the Quail cable and I don't think it sounds any different from an average 14 gauge cable.
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