Originally Posted by cybrsage
I always liked that one. The 3 foot cord can fix the problems caused by the several thousand feet of transmission wire.
OK, first of all...I am late to this obvious flame-fest; which is why I avoided the topic to begin with. Second...by saying what I am about to, is in NO way meant to say I endorse or support the idea behind expensive power-cords, etc.
But I never understood this argument against; this whole "like the final 3 feet can fix problems caused by several thousand feet of wire".
Umm...don't you understand the idea of transformation
? There are so many products, that I can't even begin to list them all...that take one thing and turn it into another. Uh...DACs take 0s and 1s, and turn them into music; as if.
Plus, I'm no EE...but don't they make line conditioners, that are specifically built...and virtually serve no other purpose but to clean up "line-noise"? Take your $1,000 audio products out of the equation; I'm in IT...and we use them for computer equipment, yes?
So again; I'm not a true believer in expensive PCs. My approach: I say what's free in the box can't be worth much...so I'm OK spending $100 for something like a Venom3...just so I can listen to my system, and not
wonder "would a different power-cord matter"...lol. But my point is...whether you believe or not aside; is it inconceivable that you could take something that travels thousands of feet in one form...and then can be transformed, and/or "corrected" in the last few feet...before it actually gets to your gear?