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Re: How is it that power cords can make a sonic difference???

I am in the same position as you. I can't bring myself to believe that any improvement in the last few feet of an AC supply is going to make a scap of difference. I still believe this, but have built VenHaus power cables "just in case"!

Quite frankly if good quality equipment manufactuers really believed that AC was a problem, they wouldn't use it. Apart from powerful (or valve / tube) power amps, AC is quite unnecessary. DC is a pure source of power and easily availably from batteries (recharged when equipment switched off) and CD players, tuners and preamps can be designed to run on DC. Moreover this solution is far cheaper than what many people spend on mains conditioners etc. I read on an AA posting a while back that someone had spent more on a conditioner than he had on the amplifier it was feeding! He surely needs his head felt. I think we all buy this stuff because we're told it improves things. It makes us happy to think we've done all we can to maximise performance. In medical terms it's the placebo effect. Having said that, I'm happy I'm using the VH cables. We all like to think a bit of DIY is a great investment.



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  • Re: How is it that power cords can make a sonic difference??? - cawson@onetel.net.uk 15:59:44 09/20/03 (1)

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