Considering that no matter how good the power cable you use as the input is, there is a second power cable you cannot do anything about without breaking out the soldering iron and voiding the warranty (the umbilical cord), I would be a little skeptical about anyone who decides to get spendy on one but chooses to ignore the other.
challenge accepted. I may just ask jack if he can send me a spare for additional cost. what materials would you guys reccomend? Just good ol bulk OCC copper and some silver solder?