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I didn't quite get you Mahesh...Try the amplifier cord to be the first in queue.. In your mains line
Nope, can't you make out from the images?Is the other end of the CD power cord.. a C7 figure 8 connector ?
I'm the kind of person who doesn't believe that a power cable could make a difference until and unless the older one was damaged or very low quality. But your results are encouraging.Wanted to update everyone on my DIY power cable journey.
I had an extensive listening, testing the new power cords... actually i have three components, but only two new cables, so used this cable i already had on the CD player.
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Believe it or not, sound stage and dynamics are the first victims of a lessor power cord...
I have found that source components show a greater improvement, I suspect because their power supplies are not as "able" as those generally found in power amps.
The improvement in sound quality, and especially quietness and impact were unreal.
Dynamic performance, clarity and imaging are probably the most noticeable improvements across all components.
I have yet to receive the wall receptacles i ordered.
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Same here, but efforts of @hydrovac are commendable. For neatness of power connection I would want to attempt one too.I'm the kind of person who doesn't believe that a power cable could make a difference until and unless the older one was damaged or very low quality. But your results are encouraging.
Please do let us know the whole chain of equipment.
Things to try in the future:
- Using different IEC and power connectors. I found a source for wall-sockets. My main purpose here is to get better connections.
As mentioned in my earlier post, i made couple more power cables using different connectors.
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What was the total cost you arrived at ? Thanks. Looks nice.
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This one is done using FURUTECH connectors:
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I replaced the power cables of my dac and marantz amp with these lapp cables without any fancy connectors. This has transformed the sound. Its more smooth, bigger soundstage, more easy to listen to and enjoy. More air around notes and music seem to flow better. Must have for any kind of audio setup. Replace all power cords with these inexpensive cables.FURUTECH: (This is the costliest of the lot)
FURUTECH FI-11M-N1 (G) Gold-plated Schuko Plug + FURUTECH FI-E11 (G) Connector IEC: US $65.00
Black & Yellow 16mm Braided PET Expandable Sleeving: US $3.00
Pre-Cut Heat Shrink Sleeve (Tube) 18mm x 100mm (10 Pcs): US $1.00
LAPP OLFLEX CLASSIC CY 2.5MM SHIELDED AUDIOPHILE GRADE POWER CABLE (Meter): ₹535.00
you can convert the amount to INR for total cost.
Thanks,Great looking cables, and top class DIY!
I am tempted to fabricate couple of cables for myself... but restricted with my limited DIY skills.
Can you pl guide me?
These are not so fancy connectors... just basic types.I replaced the power cables of my dac and marantz amp with these lapp cables without any fancy connectors. This has transformed the sound. Its more smooth, bigger soundstage, more easy to listen to and enjoy. More air around notes and music seem to flow better. Must have for any kind of audio setup. Replace all power cords with these inexpensive cables.
To begin with you can try the entry level connectors... there is a huge range available.Tempted to try diy. Maybe not with these high-end connectors.