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How much does the power cable really do?

post #1 of 208
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I'm familiar with the importance of cables and interconnects but power cord... really? I'm gonna receive a little dot i+ very soon and I'll be upgrading the interconnects for sure but what about the power cable?
post #2 of 208
Well, without out a power cable your unit will not make any sound.
Hence very important.
post #3 of 208
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Originally Posted by krmathis View Post
Well, without out a power cable your unit will not make any sound.
Hence very important.
lol! not what I meant. I mean is it worth spending 50 bucks for a power cable? I have like 10 cords lying around from past computers, what difference in sound would I hear.
post #4 of 208
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Originally Posted by theryaner View Post
lol! not what I meant. I mean is it worth spending 50 bucks for a power cable? I have like 10 cords lying around from past computers, what difference in sound would I hear.
NO. NO. NO.

Even 10 bucks is not worth. Spend it on beer, much better.
post #5 of 208
Ok, I got that. Just had to play, since you did not make it all clear.

There do not seem to be any clear answer. If a cables quality make an audible difference it up for discussion quite often and both sides have strong believers and arguments.
This thread may give you some ideas, but besides that I just think you have to try several options and make up your own mind.
Explain to me the importance of a quality power cable (if any)

Edit
I am sure there are other related threads as well, I just found this one first.
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Originally Posted by theryaner View Post
I'm familiar with the importance of cables and interconnects but power cord... really? I'm gonna receive a little dot i+ very soon and I'll be upgrading the interconnects for sure but what about the power cable?

if you say power card or cables of any kind are important, you're in deep doo doo here. do some search and you'll know.
post #7 of 208
dont waste your money

for interconnects, go w/ blue jeans cable and call it a day
post #8 of 208
On a cheap amp? Hell no, buy a better amp or better headphones instead.
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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post
On a cheap amp? Hell no, buy a better amp or better headphones instead.
+1
post #10 of 208
One time I posted that IMO I heard a difference in sound with different power cables and I opened Pandora's box..... it was nasty! I would not say it again.
I just keep it to myself and enjoy my music.
post #11 of 208
powercord makes a difference but not for budget amps
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post #13 of 208
If you use a power cord as a whip in your S&M dungeon then the ones w/ the ferrite cores at the end accelerate better and provide a most satisfying WHACK!

On a serious note, a lot depends on how is the electrical grid in your area and in your house. Most of the time no change whatsoever.
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Originally Posted by musicman59 View Post
I would not say it again.
I just keep it to myself and enjoy my music.
Smart move!
Most of these cable discussions do not lead anywhere and also tend to turn a bit ugly. So better just believe in your own ears and let it be with that.
post #15 of 208
A power cord, when it isn't broke in any way, is no different whatever it is. A standard power cord is fine. But don't let science and industry standards get in the way.....
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