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In Reply to: RE: power cord trick posted by waterfall on July 04, 2017 at 06:43:48
I fail to understand the conclusion.
You bought a line conditioner, used the default cord but you don't mention if that changed anything.
Next you replace the default cord with a better one and that DID improve sound. Or did you never use the default cord?
Finally you replaced the other cords with the default cords and nothing changed.
Is the conclusion that only the cord connected to the line conditioner (and the conditioner itself) matters?
Or that only the line conditioner matters?
I guess I wasn't very through was I? Initially I used the stock power cord that came with the conditioner, and noticed some difference. So I think a conditioner will help to an extent. I don't think paying $1000, $5000, or more for a conditioner is worth it. Just my thinking. When I attached the DIY power cord to the conditioner, I found the sound was more improved.
Let's face it. The quality at the front end has the greatest affect on signal. " Garbage in, garbage out " So having a better power cord coming into the conditioner for whatever reason ( better copper, better shielding etc ) made the greatest difference. And finally " No " I didn't hear much, if any difference when I replaced my high buck power cables on the equipment with stock power cords.
I think the conditioner, and the DYI cord together made the difference. That is not to say you may experience different results by trying the same thing. I don't know your cables, or equipment. But I just can't figure out why they are selling these bib buck power cables, and folks are using a stock power cable on the conditioner. Try it for yourself. If nothing else, simply upgrade your conditioner power cable and leave the other cables alone.
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