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post #31 of 698
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LOL, OK Neruda, it's irrelevant. Clerk, strike that statement from the court record.

markl
post #32 of 698
going in another direction, but, are there any other power cords around $50 or less that offer a significant improvement?

the only ones I have been able to find so far are $100 and up... most cost close to the cost of my components, and there's no way i'm going to pay for a $300 power cord when that's how much my amp costs.

I'm really curious about how much a power cord will really change the sound.
post #33 of 698
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At $50 this cable (if you can live with its absurd stiffness) is a home run.
markl
I'm now pretty much convinced that here's no way this cable is going to work in my current setup. Luckily, I'm returning home in a few weeks, so I should be all set then.
post #34 of 698
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Well, I was so happy with my VD Power 3's that I ordered a demo version of one of their better IC's, the Reference. This retails for $499. It will go in between my 333ES and the Melos. This model has been cryo-ed by VD for me as well!

I have high expectations given that VD's power cords (the "give-away" model) sounded so good and aren't even in the signal path. A near top of the line VD IC in the signal path should be quite illuminating! I'll either post a separate review or add comments here.




Can't wait!

markl
post #35 of 698
Mark,

Is the "sale" still going on at VD? If so, do you have any idea when they're actually going to implement the retail prices?
post #36 of 698
I just ordered a VD power 3 for my new MG head. Can't wait to get it! What do those interconnects go for?
post #37 of 698
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dcg,
you should talk to Rick about pricing. He spent a great deal of time with me on the phone, and is clearly very knowledgeable about the cable field. He's doing some things with his cables that are new and innovative. A friendly good guy.

2 Channel,
The Reference IC retails for $499, but check with Rick for special pricing. I was lucky to get a demo pair that had just been returned by a chap who was so blown away, he's upgraded to VD's newest top of the line stuff, the Night series.

As a result, he had a few other demo power cables (his better models) that I really really wanted but just couldn't justify right now.

Let us know how the Power 3 sounds with the MGHead!

I'll get the Reference IC's on Saturday, and I can't wait!

markl
post #38 of 698
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I'll get the Reference IC's on Saturday, and I can't wait!

markl
Ha! Another believer (in cables). I also ordered a Power 3. I picked up one of the recalled cables for a modest discount off the discounted price.
post #39 of 698
Mark
How about those VD speaker cables, would be nice to have complete matching set of cables.
post #40 of 698
Are you serious that the Power 3 made more difference than tube rolling?! What kind of tubes did you try?! SOVTEKS?!
post #41 of 698
Mark would certainly know better than me. It's been more than a week and no cable, and I had the upgraded shipping!

Patience is not one of my virtues.
post #42 of 698
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dcg
Yeah, well FedEx actually sent my new VD ICs to Anchorage Alaska by "mistake". I'm not joking. It may be Tues. before I get them! I feel your pain.

"Are you serious that the Power 3 made more difference than tube rolling?! What kind of tubes did you try?! SOVTEKS?!"

I've tried a variety of the best tubes in their class in a variety of very good to excellent tube amps. The Power 3's made a more substantial improvement to the sound than any tube rolling I've done.

markl
post #43 of 698
Whoa. I gotta get me one..
post #44 of 698
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eric,
Please read my comments, caveats, and general thoughts on power cables. I don't think they're for everyone or every component. YMMV from mine in terms of results. Bottom line, the better your component to begin with, the more it can benefit from power cable.

markl
post #45 of 698

I've got VD!

FedEx just stopped by. Seems that while I ordered the cable on April 26 it didn't ship until June 2. Impressions to follow. I did manage to get the cable hooked up, but it doesn't really work in my present setup. Guess I'll just have to keep the CDP unplugged until I want to use it.
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