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Monoprice has cords in one, two, three, six and ten foot lengths and they cost dollars.

 

http://www.monoprice.com/Category?c_id=102&cp_id=10228&cs_id=1022801

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What's a more moderately priced power cord than the $230.00 per meter 4N purity copper cable Woo Audio offers for their amplifiers? I've got a WA6 shipping this week and I'm looking to slow down the dollar leakage. Nobody told me this hobby was so costly. Maybe I should've gotten into show dogs.

Audio advisor has some inexpensive cords from Pangea that average about 99.00 . The company than made the iron Lung Jellyfish cables is no longer in existence since the owner Paul Grzybek  passed away 3 years ago this month.


Edited by Frank I - 3/30/14 at 9:35am
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Take a look at Signal cable, based in New York (signalcable.com). I have my stereo set up with Signal Cable silver reference interconnects and several of his power cables.
Edited by SDBiotek - 3/30/14 at 10:27am
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I have a Signal Analog Two with Eichmann Bullets between my DAC and amp.  Do like.  :cool: 

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+ 1 for Signal Cable. Great Quality products at a reasonable price.

 

Anyone know what's the amp on the right, a prototype for a new model ?

 

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 Nobody told me this hobby was so costly. Maybe I should've gotten into show dogs.

Been there... Costs as much but audio gear won't pee on your rug.....

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+ 1 for Signal Cable. Great Quality products at a reasonable price.

Anyone know what's the amp on the right, a prototype for a new model ?
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Thanks all for the power cable references. I'll check them all out. There's a company called Mapletree electronics that sells a "clear view" braided power cable that's cost prohibitive. And there's Stefan Audio Arts that has it's Endorphin power cable that's outrageously spendy. I'm still not sure about how an overly expensive power cable can improve ones headphone listening experience. Maybe someone who uses these better cables can post a testimonial.
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Thanks all for the power cable references. I'll check them all out. There's a company called Mapletree electronics that sells a "clear view" braided power cable that's cost prohibitive. And there's Stefan Audio Arts that has it's Endorphin power cable that's outrageously spendy. I'm still not sure about how an overly expensive power cable can improve ones headphone listening experience. Maybe someone who uses these better cables can post a testimonial.

I don't use an expensive power cord, but if 120vAC is coming directly out of your receptacle, I would think if there is nothing between the the amp and the 120vAC coming in, you are probably not going too hear a big difference (if any) with the power cord. I believe if you have some type of line enhancer/filter, between the amp and the receptacle, maybe then the power cord can perform too it potential by receiving an enhanced/filtered/cleaner signal. I am only saying what I believe would make sense too me, I'm not saying that you will not hear a difference, I have no experience with expensive power cords, and I also use a line enhancer for all of my components with no noise issue what so ever… these are just my thoughts. I use a 14 gauge Monoprice power cord, going through a AC line enhancer with no noise issues or interference what so ever. 

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joseph69, is there a specific line enhancer/filter brand that you'd recommend?
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joseph69, is there a specific line enhancer/filter brand that you'd recommend?

I can't recommend you one due to the fact that mine is close to 25yrs old, and I'm sure there are more technically advanced ones out there, but I've never felt the need too replace mine because it also functions as a 30sec power on/off delay/surge protector/AC line enhancer.  (I purchased new) and it works as well now as it did from day one, and its got countless hrs on it. I'll give you the info on it if you are interested in it, these are for sale on eBay; Adcom ACE-515 Line Enhancer. The last time I looked they were about $50.00-$100.00U.S on eBay. I know its old but...

I'm sure someone else has one from this day and age they can recommend if your not interested.

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I've tried a few brands with mixed results. The really spendy high-end units from Panamax and Furman are exceptionally good. Low end products range from ineffective to mediocre. Monster brand gets no respect but I have an entry level unit (that I bought solely for surge protection) that appreciably improves the noise floor and improves clarity at the vocal range on up (about 1000 Hz on up). The improvements may extend into the lower frequencies but it's negligible down low. The midrange products I have tried from Panamax, PS Audio, and Monster were disappointing for the price. For an audio rig I recommend an inexpensive conditioner (<$250) and basic PCs for any high quality amp. Your best cord belongs on your front end gear. A heavy duty power supply negates any power conditioning benefits. For home theater, I recommend a unit that has an isolation transformer (like the Panamax 7500-Pro. It works very well for video but it's too expensive for headphone rig unless you're feeling frisky. If you can swing it, I highly recommend Nordost PCs, especially the older Vishnu. If that's too pricey, make your own using hospital grade plugs and bulk silver plated copper wires and braid them. It's a project but the results are well worth it. I have spent a king's ransom exploring power conditioning so I hope my insight saves you from spending too much like I did.
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I would recommend the Running Springs audio units. They are not current limiting and are reviewed very well.
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I would recommend the Running Springs audio units. They are not current limiting and are reviewed very well.

Geez, I just saw the price of these things!

He could buy a whole new headphone rig with these prices. Lol!!!

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Geez, I just saw the price of these things!

He could buy a whole new headphone rig with these prices. Lol!!!

 

The used units are much more affordable.

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