EDIT: Sheesh! It appears that I was mistaken and the original post regarding these high-performance/low-cost power cords survived. So, sorry for what has essentially turned out to be a double post. Since the following is slightly different, I will leave it to posterity below.
Well... I just finished writing a long assessment of the above three cables, only to have Head-fi lose the message. I guess you can blame the new operating parameters for the snafu. So, while trying my very best to keep my cool, a brief summary:
I have been searching for a quality but affordable power cable option for my Gilmore Lite DPS and have narrowed it down to the above cables. It is my understanding that the Birth is the better of the two Zu's, as it is more flexible. markl's scathing review of the Bok aside, is it possible that it will both offer an improvement in sound quality over the Birth and be flexible enough not to displace the light Gilmore Lite DPS? This is paramount, given how small the amp unit is.
I have also been interested in the Pangea AC-14 (as the much bigger AC-9 is just too bulky for my purposes), but there is little info. on this new budget power cord here. The Signal Cable Magic Power Cord as well as the JellyFish and associated hospital-grade cryogenic SoniKLEER seem to be rather well-built, but offer no shielding to avoid interference. Also, the Signal Cable PC is said to be rather stiff.
So, any ideas on the above? I do not want to spend an arm and a leg here, but look forward to switching out my Volex for an noticeable - okay, marginal? - increase in performance.
Thanks in advance for the input.
Edited by sampson_smith - 5/6/10 at 8:08pm