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In Reply to: RE: My Cable Journey posted by paul6001 on September 15, 2021 at 17:54:08
I was a cable denier for a long time. Then I replaced the stock cable
of my headphones with one from Cardas, and the improvements were obvious.
Why? Well the Cardas cable was thicker. Maybe that was all there was to
it. I don't know. Then recently I replaced my 14 gauge stranded name
brand speaker cables with 12 gauge solid different name brand speaker
cables and the improvements were obvious. Was it the heavier gauge wire
or was it the solid composition of the wire or both that caused the
difference? I only know what I hear.
But the biggest difference is not the wire. I am now using an AC power
regenerator (PS Audio P3) and it's a game changer. And I'm not even using
some ho-daddy power cord to plug it into the wall, just a Volex 17604 14
gauge pc. I might get around to buying another pc sometime, but am not
feeling the need right now.
Whether or not you can observe a thing depends upon the theory you use. It is the theory which decides what can be observed. - Albert Einstein
I'm a fool and I think that previous post just made me realize it. When I was installing the new power cord, I did a little tweaking, a little straightening up. Somewhere in the process I moved the speakers an inch. Just an inch but any audiophile worth his salt knows how much difference that can make.
Just moved 'em back and all my problems are solved. I'm. getting bass like I was in the Paradise Garage. (There's a reference for you New Yorkers of a certain age.) All is well, problem solved. More listening will be required to determine if the new power cord makes any difference.
Consider upgrading outlet(s) if you haven't already done so.
I found that improvements from new PCs weren't fully realized until I changed outlet to Oyaide R1. Then BOOOM. All was revealed.
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