THE AUDIO MISER (13/10/2020) VINTAGE 230v POWER CORDS NOT ON EBAY:

AUDIONET / P100 … https://www.audioharmony.gr/shop/audionet-p100-power-cord-demo/ BLACK MAMBA … http://arsantiquaudio.com/es/ofertas/1079-black-mamba-helix-cx-series-power-cord-2m.html CLEARAUDIO … http://www.highendaudio.nl/en/accessoires/clearaudio-diamond-powerline-power-cord-1m/ CRYSTAL CABLE / PREFERENCE … https://www.ukaudiomart.com/details/649662708-crystal-cable-reference-power-cord-15m/ FURUTECH / ALPHA3 … https://comoficho.com/for-sale/cables-filter-power-distributor/furutech-alpha-3-power-cord_17991 GEKKO … https://www.kupujemprodajem.com//audio/kablovi/gekko-power-cord/oglas/103112839 GRYPHON … http://www.hifi-intouch.co.uk/products/4639/27/other/gryphon-power-cord-vip-m5-2meter.aspx ISOTEK … https://www.springair.de/de/isotek-high-performance-power-cord-1-50-m/h70120 KIMBER / PK14 … https://www.audio-markt.de/market/kimber-kable-kimber-pk-14-power-cord-869896288 KONDO … https://www.choicehifi.com/product/kondo-audio-note-japan-acz-avocado-1-75m-mains-power-cord/ MISTRAL … https://www.marktnet.nl/audio-video-film/diversen/mistral-waudio-audiophile-ac-power-cord-1-meter-46756424.htm MIT … https://usato.audiograffiti.com/annunci/cavi/247628/ MIT … https://www.audioemotion.co.uk/mit-z-cord-ii-power-cable—2m-25021-p.asp NBS … http://www.highendaudio.nl/en/accessoires/nbs-black-label-power-cord-2m/ NEPTUNE … http://www.hmfsolutions.com/preowned/neptune-power-cord-2m-uk-2/ […]

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THE AUDIO MISER (13/10/2020) INTERCONNECTS NOT ON EBAY:

ACCUPHASE … http://www.highendaudio.nl/en/accessoires/accuphase-aslc-10-xlr-interconnects-1m/ ANTICABLES … https://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/649663777-anticables-level-32-rca-interconnects/ ATLAS … https://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/649663842-atlas-equator-mk2-interconnects/ BOGDAN … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649663793-bogdan-audio-toto-rca-interconnects/ HARMONIC TECHNOLOGY … https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisa5i1h-harmonic-technology-truthlink-iii-interconnects-2-meter-pair-w-rcas-interconnects?refsource=hifishark OFFERS INVITED … https://www.stereo.net.au/forums/topic/325836-sold-fs-xlo-signature-1m-interconnects/ SAEC … https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisa5i35-saec-sl-6000-interconnects-0-7m-open-box-interconnects?refsource=hifishark SHINDO … https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisa5i39-shindo-laboratory-silver-1mtr-rca-pair-of-hi-end-interconnects-interconnects?refsource=hifishark TRANSPARENT … https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisa5he1-transparent-mlp-interconnects-2-meters-interconnects?refsource=hifishark IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ. The publishers do not vouch for any contents and the listing you are about to visit may be a scam. SO … […]

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CHORD COMPANY: This is what Chord’s digital designer Rob Watts had to say about power cables

Rob Watts writes ….. In the ’80s, there was a buzz going around that mains cables made a big difference to the sound, so I tried experimenting. Yes you could hear a difference, even under blind conditions. And this was with one of my pre-amps that had 3 stages of regulation – 210dB of rejection […]

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BI-WIRING: How important is the type of jumper? Dr Richard Bews responds

Recently I wrote: This started way back at Subjective Audio in the 1980s I played music for the staff on our reference system, then going around to the rear of the speaker, making a quick ‘mystery’ change they all noticed for the better. What I did was simple; I moved the speaker cables from the […]

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LFD AUDIO: Q&A … damping factor

Howard writes … A question of mine, to address my inquisitive nature.  My preference, for most types of music and most speakers is a high damping factor. I value speed, agility and articulation over heft, weight and so on.  To date, the PA2M(SE) is the most satisfying I have heard. Hypothetically, is it technically possible […]

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SPECIALIST POWER CORDS: Howard Popeck expresses a point of view

“Blown away” for a 3.27% investment: A cursory look at some audio forums will show that a great number of contributors don’t buy the idea that power cables make a difference in a high end audio system. Some of them claim to be engineers and a proportion of them might be. Some write with what […]

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FACT, OR FICTION: Directional speaker wires

I’ve been aware for a long time that some speaker cables are designated as “directional”. To a limited extent I can understand the rational behind choices based on wire size and construction, biwiring, etc. but don’t understand how any conductor can have directional characteristics even in a DC circuit. I’m not denying the possibility but […]

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BENCHMARK MEDIA DAC: What about better power cords?

Does improving the power cord from the one that is supplied improve the sound?  Yes, it does seem to in my systems here. I have experienced dramatic improvements, in terms of subtle detail retrieval, a faster bass and so on with many other DACs through the years and so I suppose I quite naturally expect […]

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CABLES: Loudspeaker cable directionality and the golden days of TRIO LO7C & LO7M amplification

At the time that the Trio LO7D arrived (I was their most successful retailer at that time) TRIO released the LO7C preamp and the LO7 and LO5 mono power amps. These were a very fine combination and as is typically of those times with so many of the great and legendary Japanese makers, it seemed […]

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CABLES: If a 12 gauge cable sounded fuller, what would happen with a bigger, fatter 10 gauge, or an 8 gauge?

Paul McGowan ……… In my new found quest to figure out why power cables made a difference in my preamplifier circuit I began to suspect that I wasn’t adding fullness or, for that matter, anything to the preamp’s sound but rather guessed that what must be happening is one of degrading in the first place.  […]

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PS AUDIO: Before the Monster

Paul McGowan: Here’s an interesting piece of history for you. Before the cable companies existed, no one paid any attention to the wires or cables used to connect our systems. Speakers were connected to power amps through lamp cord purchased at the local electrical store without any fanfare. We knew heavier sounded better, but that […]

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POWER CORDS: Neil McCauley expresses a view

Neil, have you been surprised by the effects of different types of mains cable and IEC termination on the sound that comes from electronics driving speakers? I have been rather surprised because I don’t reckon I have anything like the acuity of some of my friends for acoustic things, I will usually arrive at conclusions; […]

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WISHFUL THINKING: Can exceptional interconnects compensate for a mediocre CD player?

Dear Colin, An audiophile friend made the following argument to me: “Stop looking for a new CD player. With a very good to excellent high-end interconnect you will not only improve the performance of the CD, but other downstream components.” I had to disagree with my friend claiming a $400 or $500 IC is not […]

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DANGEROUS TOPIC: But this is not about cable wars, rather about the logic of the debate

Dangerous topic; but this is not about cable wars, rather about the logic of the debate. There are two basic disputes (a) whether properly designed cables sound different at all, and (b) if they can sound different, what preference should be attached to that difference. Note here that the debate about whether a category of […]

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MICROPHONY: In speaker cables … the definitive proof, with a sting in the tail

CABLE ELEVATORS Permit me, if I may, to offer a different (but not necessarily superior) perspective on this. A few years back, I was invited by a designer of high-end speakers, to visit his development suite in Salzburg, Austria. All expenses paid. Unlimited coffee and cake and so on. An opinion on a new idea […]

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COLIN WONFOR: LS-25 speaker cables

It is amusing watching forum members casually slagging off such things, but Colin Wonfor is certainly no ‘subjectivist quack’, and it is very interesting indeed how well his cables are received and positively regarded. Dip in and out HERE See what Colin is up to HERE and … HERE colinwonfor@gmail.com   Audio cables / buy […]

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