Originally Posted by BrolicBeast
Many thanks unto thee! those words definitely mean a lot! :-D
Greetings Prepress! Man, the cost of those BSG's you mentioned in your previous post are a bit steep for what they allegedly
offer. I"m very wary of devices like those, although I felt the same way about power cables until I upgraded.....The PS-Audio definitely made a positive difference in my XPA-5 Amplifier, although I can't say whether the AC3 made a difference in the Oppo BDO-95 it's connected to, since I ordered them at the same time and never used the original power cable. What I'd like to do one day is have a listen-off between the PS Audio AC5 Power Cable and the Pangea Audio AC9 Power Cable. I wonder if the difference in price between the two cables would be worth it.
How are your new Wire Worlds treating you? Those are some darn good-looking cables man.
The February issue of The Absolute Sound
has a highly positive review of the BSG QOL device; theirs is not the only one as I understand it. I saw/heard an online demo of it, too. Apparently it's the real deal; it's also $3995, albeit with a 30-day return guarantee.
Conventional wisdom in some audio circles says put the best power cables on the amps, then next best on the preamp, then next on sources. The Wireworld Stratus is the entry-level cord, but has made an audible improvement in the sound of my Pioneer 111FD plasma. More open, more detail, i like it. Catching a sale, I got a pair of WW Electras for my amps (2 steps up in WW's line). Also an improvement and of the same type, though the cords aren't broken in yet. I may go all Wireworld for the gear that'll take them; my preamp has a captive cord, so it's a no go there...unless I replace it
. This blows my color scheme for power cords, since the Electra has a dark gold jacket; I was thinking of blue and green (blue Stratus and green Kimber PK10s). I do now have all Pangea HD-26Ls for my HDMI needs, at least (black/blue braided jackets; good cables too).
If the Oppo 95 is like the 83, you got a 14AWG cord with it. The PS Audio AC-3 is 12AWG, I believe, and constructed differently. There may well be a difference. But, good sound does not live by gauge alone (well, I DID just finish tomorrow's Sunday school lesson).Edited by prepress - 6/25/12 at 2:25am