Originally Posted by ddgtr
Charles, sorry for the late response...
For my amp I'm using a Shunyata Venom power cord. The rest of my components have stock cords. As per the folks at Pass the stock cord should be just as good. I haven't had time to do a blind test vs the Shunyata, but I will because I'm curious.
This is an important post, because the Venom 3 is on my short list. I have been in thought on cords because one of my new amps is plugged into a power strip to extend it to my main line conditioner (LCR2400), which works but is awkward. To use the Venom, though, I'd have to get the extension cord also, as I'd need a 3m cord and the Venom comes in 1.5m only. My other candidates are PS Audio Jewel and Wireworld Stratus 5, both of which come in 3m.
But (heresy!) I am more concerned with practical than sonic considerations. If the Venom offers good flexibility, decent gauge (12AWG, I believe) and shielding, then it would work for me. I also consider getting standard 12AWG cords and being done with it, then perhaps the Venom extension cord so I can plug the LCR2400 into the wall, rather than chain it to my other conditioner with a 14AWG cord (HT1210).
What gauge is the stock Pass cord, by the way? And did they mean the stock cord should be just as good as the Venom, or any