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In Reply to: RE: Which power cable do you use for your phono and preamp? posted by Heifetz on April 08, 2017 at 14:32:58
I recommend putting an Oyaide Black Mamba Sigma V2 power cord on your shortlist (not to be confused with the Black Mamba Alpha with brass AC connectors). It can be purchased directly from Japan at the best price found from a dependable seller who provides affordable and prompt shipping (see link below).
Unfortunately, your Magnet LC-1 power line conditioner does not feature duplex AC outlets that can be upgraded.
I purchased one of these, upon Duster's insight provided in a prior thread.
I have been quite content with it taking power from the wall into a Purist Audio Dectet power conditioner out of which I power my entire audio system.
Based upon this post, I might need to reconsider switching up my priorities and to try it as the primary cable for my preamp and/or phono preamp.
At the stellar price of around $200 plus a reasonable shipping charge, the Oyaide Black Mamba Sigma V2 power cord is a best-buy option, IMO. Big bang for the buck. It does no harm while helping to provide a transparent sonic signature with great clarity, coherence, and focus. The unplated, polished beryllium copper blades mate very well with any type of AC outlet, and provides detailed dynamics while remaining sonically neutral from a tonality POV. I'm considering buying another one to try-out on various other components, since it does so well for a source component such as my iMac computer for audio purposes. I'm sure it would sound great as a phono preamp or even a turntable power cord, since even a turntable can sound much better with an audiophile power cord such as this. I would definitely recommend it for a solid state or tube stereo preamplifier application, as well.
Thank you Duster!
I ordered the Oyaide Black Mamba-Sigma V2 Power Cord from the seller you recommended in Japan. It only took 8 days to arrive and we had a public holiday the day before it arrived. It certainly seems to be best placed in phono stage. Already sounding much better than previously with voice/mid range more forward with more control overall. Some more detail too coming through and smoothness without disturbing the 'organic' nature of sound that I love.
I know it will get better as I play it in. Not sure how many hours it will take.
Thank you very much for your recommendation.
Kind regards, Bob
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