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Old 02-15-2011, 08:06 PM   #81
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Looks great Nezff. You do realize you posted this in DIYY Power cords and not Speaker cable sleeving?
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Old 02-27-2011, 01:28 AM   #82
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Looks great Nezff. You do realize you posted this in DIYY Power cords and not Speaker cable sleeving?
My post was moved here by a mod.

Crackinhedz, could you move the speaker cable part of my post to the speaker thread?
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Old 05-07-2011, 01:48 AM   #83
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Audio Power Cables & Cords - Do they really make a difference?

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...the question of course is not whether the cable is essential but whether there are differences in performance between reasonably-well-constructed power cords, and on that question we have to say that the answer is simply "NO."

...another great read from our friends at bluejeanscable.com
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Old 05-07-2011, 04:16 AM   #84
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Audio Power Cables & Cords - Do they really make a difference?




...another great read from our friends at bluejeanscable.com
Indeed!
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Old 06-16-2011, 10:28 PM   #85
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Audio Power Cables & Cords - Do they really make a difference?

...another great read from our friends at bluejeanscable.com
I was going to say something to this effect but I didn't want to be accused of thread stomping.

Regardless, if you wanted to make beefier power cables on the cheap you could save yourself a TON of money by starting off with a beefy extension cord (try Home Depot or Walmart). You can even get them in varying gauges of wire. Get one that is the appropriate length, lop off the female end, and wire up the power cord end. Boom- faster, easier, cheaper, and probably 99% as good.

As far as power cords "breaking in", I have yet to see scientific evidence of this penomenon existing with the voltage/amperage values seen in consumer electronics. For industrial welders? Sure.
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Old 12-21-2011, 08:00 PM   #86
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Audio Power Cables & Cords - Do they really make a difference?




...another great read from our friends at bluejeanscable.com
Powercords can make a difference. Check this out:

http://www.essentialsound.com/esp-po...ration-aes.htm
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Powercords can make a difference. Check this out:

http://www.essentialsound.com/esp-po...ration-aes.htm
Having a "test" constructed by a company who stands to gain monetarily from a specific outcome is the definition of conflict of interest. Moreover, the "test" (yes in quotes because I am using this loosely) has no transparency. We don't know what else is involved btwn the two speakers. I am willing to bet the power cord is not the only difference between the two speakers.

Reminded me of the Monster HDMI cable demo they had in Fry's electronics stores where they had 2 TVs. The TV with the Monster HDMI cable had unquestionably better looking video... until people looked in the back and saw the "competition" TV was connected via composite video, not HDMI.
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:47 PM   #88
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I always made DIY power cables for all my systems but as Blu-raider thinks, not for SQ but for custom length or mechanical strength, since I live in a flat, I re-wired it all years ago but can't swap all the wires outside, up to the nearest MV/LV transforming station... (and I saw the wires that power my building, when they caught fire last year...).
I live in a 230V country, usually use 1 or 1.5 mm˛ from the outlet, in-wall I placed 2.5 or 4 mm˛ (downstairs meters room to main panel in flat is 6 mm˛), 3-wire double-jacket no-fire (Eu, FROR450/750V) cables, they're a little bigger than same size "normal" cables but usually the sheath is very soft so they bend and can be routed easily. For equipment that has it, IEC female plug with wires soldered to eliminate screwing and quality 10 or 16A plugs
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Made a power cable for my new turntable. I enjoy building my own cables and using the exact components that I want.

More details and pictures here: http://www.conradjohnsonowners.com/v...hp?f=15&t=1153

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I always made DIY power cables for all my systems but as Blu-raider thinks, not for SQ but for custom length or mechanical strength, since I live in a flat, I re-wired it all years ago but can't swap all the wires outside, up to the nearest MV/LV transforming station... (and I saw the wires that power my building, when they caught fire last year...).
I live in a 230V country, usually use 1 or 1.5 mm˛ from the outlet, in-wall I placed 2.5 or 4 mm˛ (downstairs meters room to main panel in flat is 6 mm˛), 3-wire double-jacket no-fire (Eu, FROR450/750V) cables, they're a little bigger than same size "normal" cables but usually the sheath is very soft so they bend and can be routed easily. For equipment that has it, IEC female plug with wires soldered to eliminate screwing and quality 10 or 16A plugs
To hell with all of this! I like to do things the easy way, I just go and buy one, and be done with it. It's so much easier.
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To hell with all of this! I like to do things the easy way, I just go and buy one, and be done with it. It's so much easier.
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