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post #16 of 28
Id maybe try Signal Cable
Signal Cable

I have a few of their cables and find them a good value.
post #17 of 28
Thread Starter 
(signal cable)i am not completely sure but that might very well be my home depot "hose" speaker cable used in a power cord! not that it is not one heck of a good cable by some fluke.

edit: so smart,me! i have "confirmed" the magic power cord is indeed the home depot carol brand of 10/2 power wire! for the record my speaker cable goodies are carol 12/3 wire, of course with only two conductors in use. honestly i think this is great! he makes a decent cable with decent wire and does not try to.....i can't say what i was going to say here lol.

i did not know if you guys were aware that i have some super high end cables(odin for instance) i am not bragging, just letting you know. i did not actually need the cable simply because it was $75. it looked like one good deal. it was not. i was like here is a cable that was something like $600 for $75. well, there was a reason.

the new ps audio ac-12 is a nice cable. it is high end but priced way below it's competitors. it is still not an inexpensive cable though. it is however much better than the statement. as the owner of ps audio said "we are constantly trying to produce better products". thats not an exact quote even though i put it in quotation marks but that is pretty much what he said. who can fault them for coming out with newer,better products as new technology emerges? i sure can't. maybe the statement was a pretty good cable when it was new i don't know.

music_man
post #18 of 28
Signal Cables are not Home Depot garden hose. Theyre decent cables at a down to earth price. I like the ones i have here, and i plan to buy more for new componants.
Theyre comparable in sound to my Audioquest, pretty neutral.
I havent tried the silver yet, but thats the direction im thinking.
post #19 of 28
Thread Starter 
it says in numerous places on the net that it is made from the carol brand 10/2 wire. that is sold at home depot. it isn't an actual "garden hose" i just call it that because it "looks like a garen hose". don't worry. that is very good cable. it just happens to be sold at among other places home depot. i don't know if all the places that state that is what it is constructed from are wrong. maybe they indeed are. i don't know.

don't be offended though, that is real good cable. it just happens to be sold at home depot. if in fact that is really what it is even. there is even a post here on head-fi that states it is the carol 10/2 cable. hey, it is $59 what else can it be? that's just fine.

music_man
post #20 of 28
I hope its not just pretty covers over some cheap home depot generic hookup wire!!!
The ones i have do sound good though.
post #21 of 28
Thread Starter 
no, the silver ones are custom cable. the $59 one is carol cable. i asked someone. it does not have a cover. it clearly says "carol cable co." right on it! it may be cheap(well $59 is cheap) but it is darn good stuff. the guy is not making much because the connectors are $15 at each end. the cable is about $10. so he is making $19 per cable. thats totally fair! actually, very refreshing to see in this industry!

btw, anti cables are just romex. who cares. they are cheap and sound amazing. if you'd rather build something yourself to save $10-$20 then go right ahead. however, unless you can really solder you might be better off with a cable maker. even though electrical cords better not be solderd. i meant interconnects etc. there is something to say for the actual construction quality of the components. personally i am happy to let the dude make his $19 just to help a obviously good guy stay in business.

music_man
post #22 of 28
anyone get to try ac10 or 5, or 2? how are they?
post #23 of 28
Thread Starter 
don't know about 10,5,2. i got the ac-12 last week and it is pretty nice sounding and very well built.

music_man
post #24 of 28
Oh ok then. Yes thats a fair price for labor,totally.
I have the digital ac cable, and i have the model#2 rca interconnect, the blue one in copper. They work fine. As good as my AudioQuest Quartz and DiamondBack.
post #25 of 28
PS statement are very stiff cables, and they are very hard to work with.
post #26 of 28
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Seamaster View Post
PS statement are very stiff cables, and they are very hard to work with.
true that! like wrestling a big snake. the ac-12 sounds real good though. the statement was bad sounding and was just giant. the ac-12 is not nearly as big.

my stealth dream is huge though. i hope i never have to relocate it!

music_man
post #27 of 28
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Originally Posted by Drag0n View Post
Oh ok then. Yes thats a fair price for labor,totally.
I have the digital ac cable, and i have the model#2 rca interconnect, the blue one in copper. They work fine. As good as my AudioQuest Quartz and DiamondBack.
I had some of Signal Cable's silver resolution interconnects for awhile. Of all of the stuff SC makes, I think those are the biggest bargain. I compared them to my AQ Cheetahs ($1000 when new and upgraded to 72V DBS) and I really struggled to tell them apart. Maybe the AQ had a very slight edge, but considering the Signals cost around $100, they are an astonishing value. I don't think you can do better for the price.

The Magic Power cord though, meh. There's really not much to it, and you can buy a set of Marinco plugs and make one yourself quite easily. Used Harmonic Tech or ESP power cords have a lot more performance for not much more money.
post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by music_man View Post
true that! like wrestling a big snake. the ac-12 sounds real good though. the statement was bad sounding and was just giant. the ac-12 is not nearly as big.

my stealth dream is huge though. i hope i never have to relocate it!

music_man
PS made a big deal in their literature about how the new Perfect Wave AC cords are a big departure from the old models, and aren't so compromised. I haven't heard the new ones, but the traditional PS "house" sound tends to be bloomy and warm in the mids, and a bit dark up top, kind of like the Purist Dominus stuff. Is the AC-12 like that?

The Dream is a seriously good cord, but I don't think it quite matches my current favorites, the Synergistic Holograms.
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