Triode User said: ↑
I can think of no reason why that power cord can make a blind bit of difference to Dave. Are you really really sure it is not just a fat helping of expectation bias? Unfortunately it is more powerful than you might expect.
I am sorry to labour the point but that very same 'difference' that pleases people might still just be expectation bias. This is not Sound Science in here but is there one jot of reason why a different power cord to the Dave might make any difference?
But power chords do make a difference to me. Whether they are better or worse, more realistic sounds or more pleasing distortion etc my point is that they do make a difference wherever I have been in the world and auditioned systems.
I am not saying anything other than they make a difference to my ears and not always pleasing. Of course people have to consider their respective budgets and goals in this hobby. Accurately reproduced sounds from observations is what DAVE seems to do extremely well with 16bit 44.1kHz source material. I think I have even said before "magical" or words to the effect before about my DAVE in its current electrically changed environment. If that means it is still inaccurate, then so be it but I enjoy it very well and when those timbres of acoustic guitars ring true to my ear then I at least THINK that it is accurate and very pleasing indeed.
Regards and compliments of the season to you