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Should this be moved to Dumb Threads?

I think it deserves to be pinned as well.
post #167 of 278
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AF's expansive plug is making me feel inadequate. Am I the only one?

post #168 of 278
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Oh you've seen it too?
post #169 of 278
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Oh you've seen it too?

With a plug like that I don't understand why he's so hung up on the styrofoam cups, but to each his own. It's a wonder his outlets can take all that power.
post #170 of 278
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It's not the same. A power cord can influence the quality of AC power in both the recording and the playback. There are things in audio that are ridiculous hype but having clean power is not one of them.

Go to a local high end audio dealer and ask them to demonstrate a system with normal and high end power cords keeping everything else equal. You may be surprised what a good power cable can do.
I've demo'ed some by Russ Andrews, Isotek, and Clearer Audio.
Expensive Power Cables = Power cables treated under a pyramid = Power cables put in a freezer = no difference to freebie.

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A man with a brain is not at the mercy of Artisan Fan.


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Should this be moved to Dumb Threads?
Can we lock af in Dumb Threads?

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With a plug like that I don't understand why he's so hung up on the styrofoam cups, but to each his own. It's a wonder his outlets can take all that power.
They can't or haven't you noticed how quickly his fuses blow?
post #171 of 278
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A man with a multi-thousand dollar power plug is a match for any man.

I've only spent around $300 for a Cardas Golden Reference I got at industry accomodation pricing.

I think $1K+ power cords are ridiculous but some of them do make a difference. How much over the $200-300 is value added sonically I don't know.

I agree a lot of these prices are insane. Still I have to say that they can make a difference sonically. I'm not sure why T4 has not heard it.
post #172 of 278
Two words: Placebo. Effect.
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post #174 of 278
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... Still I have to say that they can make a difference sonically. I'm not sure why T4 has not heard it.

Because I did not look when the power cables were changed. You should try it sometimes.
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I've only spent around $300 for a Cardas Golden Reference I got at industry accomodation pricing.

Did you pay for it up front?
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Two words: Placebo. Effect.

I picked better power cords out unsighted before.
post #177 of 278
I just realized you audio nuts are probably just making this shit up to confuse us. I could buy a set of Best Buy speakers and it would sound no different.
post #178 of 278
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I just realized you audio nuts are probably just making this shit up to confuse us. I could buy a set of Best Buy speakers and it would sound no different.
Speakers are probably the easiest things to distinguish in audio, and make the biggest difference in a system. They are always exercises in compromise, no matter how much you pay for them (and there are some that cost more than many houses), so picking a speaker comes down to picking which compromises you're willing to live with. Cables, power cords, etc. are at best secondary effects. When you're building a system, you generally pick a speaker first and work backwards from there. --Andre
post #179 of 278
Can a power cord really affect sound quality? I mean, apart from the effect of not being plugged in.
post #180 of 278
These threads wouldn't exist if people knew what power transformers and phased locked loops were.

The transformer that takes the high voltage AC to ultra low voltage DC completely synthesizes the DC power signal. Also, the DC pulse trains that digital circuits use exactly resembles, wait for it, the most awful, dirtiest AC signal possible. So how can supplying 'cleaner' AC power to a circuit that doesn't even run off of AC nor expects a sine wave alternating current possibly make a difference?
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