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Low budget power cords - possible?
« on: February 07, 2008, 09:43 »
Hi friends
With a budget of < $80 can I get a Power Cord which is warm/ neutral?
Would this be possible?
And is it worthwhile with such a low budget?
Cheers

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Re: Low budget power cords - possible?
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2008, 09:48 »
Hi friends
With a budget of < $80 can I get a Power Cord which is warm/ neutral?
Would this be possible?
And is it worthwhile with such a low budget?
Cheers

Perhaps, you want to mention which device you are going to hook it up to.
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Re: Low budget power cords - possible?
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2008, 09:50 »
A couple, a HD DVD player with the figure of 8 type plug and a CD player with an IEC plug.
I would prefer UK plugs, but not fussed.
I just wondered if there is a choice and if there is any acoustic benefit, or am I better off buying better i/c or simply saving it for more CDs...
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Re: Low budget power cords - possible?
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2008, 10:19 »
A couple, a HD DVD player with the figure of 8 type plug and a CD player with an IEC plug.
I would prefer UK plugs, but not fussed.
I just wondered if there is a choice and if there is any acoustic benefit, or am I better off buying better i/c or simply saving it for more CDs...

I suggest moving on to US plugs. The UK plugs do have some limitation to the size of cables that you can use unless you go for the expensive Furutech UK plugs.

Power Cords does help in my opinion.

1. A shielded power cord prevents the signal cables from picking up the noise from the power cord.

2. A thicker power cord helps in delivering the required current to the equipment. I see more advantage in using this for amps.
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Re: Low budget power cords - possible?
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2008, 11:18 »
bro i got some pcocc that im not using now.
can borrow and trial if u want. :)

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Re: Low budget power cords - possible?
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2008, 11:32 »
Thanks, catch up either my place or over pratas :)

Might try it cheers

bro i got some pcocc that im not using now.
can borrow and trial if u want. :)
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Re: Low budget power cords - possible?
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2008, 15:27 »
What about the Zion pc that I have given you for testing!!  Another forumer just returned another Zion pc (UK plug) to me, you can try this as well...... :)

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Re: Low budget power cords - possible?
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2008, 15:33 »
Thanks, any figure of 8 types?

BTW the Zion has awesome build quality...
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Re: Low budget power cords - possible?
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2008, 15:43 »
Sorry, none.  Have a Furutec and NBS pcs (US plug) lying around though.  Can try if you want....... :)


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Re: Low budget power cords - possible?
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2008, 16:18 »
think i have converter for the 3 pin to figure 8.. so pretty much can use with anything.

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Re: Low budget power cords - possible?
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2008, 02:10 »
Hi friends
With a budget of < $80 can I get a Power Cord which is warm/ neutral?
Would this be possible?
And is it worthwhile with such a low budget?
Cheers


Pete, the xindak pc03 you took over from me some time ago was the warmest pc I came across so far. Among the budget to mid priced pc I've tried ( belden 19364 & 83803, audioplus pcocc, oyaide PA23, tunami, acrolink P4030), all got its own strength and betters the stock pc, but is less warm than the xindak.  You looking for something even warmer?

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Re: Low budget power cords - possible?
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2008, 04:47 »
Cheers, it was nice but also looking for a cord for my HD DVD player and even toying with changing one for the sub...
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Re: Low budget power cords - possible?
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2008, 13:31 »
Hi friends
With a budget of < $80 can I get a Power Cord which is warm/ neutral?
Would this be possible?
And is it worthwhile with such a low budget?
Cheers



If you can increase your budget slightly, DH Lab will be a good choice for warm sound. It works best on high current component like amp, distributor or conditioner. On cd player, it compromise slightly on detail but give a fuller sound.

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