In Reply to: RE: Oyaide knock-offs? posted by Crazy Dave on June 11, 2012 at 14:34:14:
I don't know the performance quality of Supra's AC connectors. The Valab AC connectors (although mine are the top-of-the-line version Valab Carbon Housing AC connectors featuring carbon fiber sheathed CNC machine milled aluminum AC connector shells) when mated with a Supra LoRad 2.5 power cord sounds very focused with detailed spatial cues when implemented for a digital application (Monarchy Audio DIP 24/96 digital interface processor).
IME, the nature of the Supra power cord with the Valab AC connectors is very AC outlet sensitive, as it allows the sonic signature of any given AC outlet to predominate within the presentation, perhaps bringing out now-more-obvious listening cues of an AC outlet. My favorite receptacle configuration is with a Wattgate 381 Audio Grade Gold AC outlet, which offers open, spacious synergy to my ear, and with the stock IEC inlet of the DIP replaced with an Oyaide Power Inlet R (platinum + palladium plated phosphor bronze contacts) IEC inlet, which offers more vividly fleshed out images to my ear, and with two Auricap 0.47µF 600V metalized polypropylene capacitors installed as Auricap Tweak (mild line-borne noise filter), which offers a slightly lowered noise floor effect.
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Topic - Oyaide knock-offs? - Crazy Dave 15:10:47 06/07/12 (8)
- RE: Oyaide knock-offs? - Duster 16:00:00 06/07/12 (7)
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- RE: Oyaide knock-offs? - Duster 16:41:31 06/08/12 (5)