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RE: Tel Wire Cord - source vs. power amplification

Personally, I don't recommend a mix and match of Oyaide AC plug/IEC connectors since I find a same-type Oyaide model at each end to be complimentary. However, one can experiment at will if desired (I have not felt an urge to do such).

The popular Furutech FI-11M(Cu)/FI-11(Ag) combo is the only exception to this notion by a rather unanimous praise of such -- the FI-11(Ag) IEC connector adding a bit more sparkle to the FI-11M(Cu) AC plugs presentation. But, this particular example is that of an entry level, lower-budget high performance AC connector combo, IME (a combo that I still like and use in all three of my audio systems).

There may be other folks who can suggest an Oyaide AC plug/IEC connector mix and match being better than a same-type model combo, but I simply consider an Oyaide mix and match to be more of a fix rather than a best choice to begin with.

When it comes to Oyaide AC outlet/AC plug mixing and matching; I found the (pre-R1) SWO-XXX/079 combo to be more of a fix which just happened to sound great to many folks (still does, but not as great sounding as an R1/004 combo).

A choice of IEC inlet make/model can help tune the IEC connector end of things, such as the selection of a gold or rhodium Furutech IEC inlet, while the AC plug can be tuned via a choice of AC outlet.

When it comes to Oyaide AC gear, if a listener is starting from scratch -- meaning, no upgraded AC outlet(s)/AC connector(s) yet, or willing to replace all currently implemented AC outlet(s)/AC connector(s), the Beryllium line is more than a safe bet, IME.

IMHO, the Oyaide R1 Beryllium AC outlet is the new SOTA with a potential best served when mated with Oyaide 004 Beryllium AC connectors. While I do that find a mix and match is possible with the Oyaide Beryllium line (the P-004 mates well with the gold Wattgate AC outlet, silver Wattgate Ag AC outlet, gold Oyaide SW-GX AC outlet), if I were given a financial opportunity to replace all of my currently implemented AC outlets/AC connectors, I would choose an all-Oyaide Beryllium line without blinking.

I hope these opines are of some help.


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