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AudioQuest Storm Series Power Cables
« on: March 04, 2019, 17:03 »


Tried to search but could not find a thread about these power cables.

Any local users here to share the experience?
Plenty of rave reviews in overseas forum.

Currently auditioning hurricane HC on DAC. So far very positive impact for my system

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Re: AudioQuest Storm Series Power Cables
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2019, 21:32 »
havent tried their power cords but had great luck with their CAT7 cables and toslink

Using CAT7 Vodka on my Naim and I can only say Lan cables (strangely) do have very positive effect on Network streamer SQ, dunno how to explain, just flows better

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Re: AudioQuest Storm Series Power Cables
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2019, 22:57 »
havent tried their power cords but had great luck with their CAT7 cables and toslink

Using CAT7 Vodka on my Naim and I can only say Lan cables (strangely) do have very positive effect on Network streamer SQ, dunno how to explain, just flows better

I agree than ethernet cable does make difference. I am not using AQ ethernet but last month change the ethernet cable (from challenger) to Supra Cat8 LAN. Definitely improve the sounding.


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Re: AudioQuest Storm Series Power Cables
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2019, 20:10 »
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Re: AudioQuest Storm Series Power Cables
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2019, 00:19 »


Tried to search but could not find a thread about these power cables.

Any local users here to share the experience?
Plenty of rave reviews in overseas forum.

Currently auditioning hurricane HC on DAC. So far very positive impact for my system



Mind sharing your findings and the price?
Stereo: Magico S3MK2, Gryphon Diablo 300,
LH Labs The Source SSD w/KECES lps, LH Lab Vidac Signature Dac

Cables:Synergistic Powercell 12se UEF
,Synergistic Galileo cord, Synergistic Atmosphere Level 3 Cord, Kubala Sosna Elation Cord,,Albedo USB,Ansuz Aluminum XLR ,hORNS rack,
Magico Spod, Synergistic Mig 2.0,Synergistic Carbon XOT

HT 5.2.1: Denon X3400H,Magico S3MK2, Elac atmos(front),SVS SB2000(sub), Kef 3005HT(surround),MA CC300(Center)
Source: Nvidia Shield TV, NuBox android

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Re: AudioQuest Storm Series Power Cables
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2019, 19:25 »
Mind sharing your findings and the price?

I using 2 hurricane HC. One on Diablo 300 and one on MSB DAC (one is on loan).

Compared to a few power cables i am owning now, hurricane very Low noise. I believe the storm series will bring down the noise significantly. But once the noise very low, system will become more transparent. One worry is that it will be too bright or revealing. When I home trial thunder which is the entry level, I hear some digital smears and edgy highs on my system, but still not too bad.

But when I change to hurricane, I don’t hear the edgy highs. Smoother sounding than thunder, while maintaining the other sounding character I hear on thunder but better.

For me, I think the most obvious change I listened is more dynamic, details, wider stage and vocal pushed slightly forward.


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Re: AudioQuest Storm Series Power Cables
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2019, 19:37 »
I using 2 hurricane HC. One on Diablo 300 and one on MSB DAC (one is on loan).

Compared to a few power cables i am owning now, hurricane very Low noise. I believe the storm series will bring down the noise significantly. But once the noise very low, system will become more transparent. One worry is that it will be too bright or revealing. When I home trial thunder which is the entry level, I hear some digital smears and edgy highs on my system, but still not too bad.

But when I change to hurricane, I don’t hear the edgy highs. Smoother sounding than thunder, while maintaining the other sounding character I hear on thunder but better.

For me, I think the most obvious change I listened is more dynamic, details, wider stage and vocal pushed slightly forward.



Thanks for the info.

So we both are using the same amp, I believe connecting to the amp has more impact than dac?
Stereo: Magico S3MK2, Gryphon Diablo 300,
LH Labs The Source SSD w/KECES lps, LH Lab Vidac Signature Dac

Cables:Synergistic Powercell 12se UEF
,Synergistic Galileo cord, Synergistic Atmosphere Level 3 Cord, Kubala Sosna Elation Cord,,Albedo USB,Ansuz Aluminum XLR ,hORNS rack,
Magico Spod, Synergistic Mig 2.0,Synergistic Carbon XOT

HT 5.2.1: Denon X3400H,Magico S3MK2, Elac atmos(front),SVS SB2000(sub), Kef 3005HT(surround),MA CC300(Center)
Source: Nvidia Shield TV, NuBox android

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Re: AudioQuest Storm Series Power Cables
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2019, 20:39 »
Thanks for the info.

So we both are using the same amp, I believe connecting to the amp has more impact than dac?

For me, power cable on my DAC has more impact than amp.
Next up thinking to try their Niagara power conditioner.

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Re: AudioQuest Storm Series Power Cables
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2019, 20:41 »
havent tried their power cords but had great luck with their CAT7 cables and toslink

Using CAT7 Vodka on my Naim and I can only say Lan cables (strangely) do have very positive effect on Network streamer SQ, dunno how to explain, just flows better

I read Vodka delivers 90% performance of Diamond  ;D ;D

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Re: AudioQuest Storm Series Power Cables
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2019, 21:53 »
For me, power cable on my DAC has more impact than amp.
Next up thinking to try their Niagara power conditioner.

For me, amp has more impact than dac, the Niagara looks interesting based on their design, the 7000 had a very solid chassis,same price range as Shunyata Triton3, the 5000 pricing will be the sweet spot in many systems,maybe we can do an AB with your Hurricane n mine.
Stereo: Magico S3MK2, Gryphon Diablo 300,
LH Labs The Source SSD w/KECES lps, LH Lab Vidac Signature Dac

Cables:Synergistic Powercell 12se UEF
,Synergistic Galileo cord, Synergistic Atmosphere Level 3 Cord, Kubala Sosna Elation Cord,,Albedo USB,Ansuz Aluminum XLR ,hORNS rack,
Magico Spod, Synergistic Mig 2.0,Synergistic Carbon XOT

HT 5.2.1: Denon X3400H,Magico S3MK2, Elac atmos(front),SVS SB2000(sub), Kef 3005HT(surround),MA CC300(Center)
Source: Nvidia Shield TV, NuBox android

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Re: AudioQuest Storm Series Power Cables
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2019, 06:58 »
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Re: AudioQuest Storm Series Power Cables
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2019, 01:35 »
I agree than ethernet cable does make difference. I am not using AQ ethernet but last month change the ethernet cable (from challenger) to Supra Cat8 LAN. Definitely improve the sounding.


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Hi, may I ask details of improvements u noticed after using Supra Cat 8 LAN?
Thank you in advance for your kind advices.