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  • Claude D D
    Senior Member
    • Jan 2003
    • 465

    Power cord upgrades

    Has anyone tried upgrading the power cords on their gear? I did, using a DIY formula they work awesome and cost a fraction of what expensive aftermarket cords cost.Check out this site for more info http://www.venhaus1.com/diymains.htm
  • Whitman
    Junior Member
    • Jan 2003
    • 23

    #2
    Which one of Chris' designs did you use? I was looking into his designs. I'm waiting till I get a stable system config.

    Scope!




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    • Claude D D
      Senior Member
      • Jan 2003
      • 465

      #3
      http://takefiveaudio.com/belden_83802.htm is a goog source for the cable and wall socket ( Canadian too EH ) I use the Flavor 1 on my RB1080 and RMB1075.Then a Flavor 3 on my RSP1066

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      • Claude D D
        Senior Member
        • Jan 2003
        • 465

        #4
        www.partsexpress.com is a good place to get the Wattgate connectors if a guy wants to use audiofile grade connectors and they will send you a cool catalog that has lots of neat stuff in it.

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        • Danbry39
          Moderator Emeritus
          • Sep 2002
          • 1584

          #5
          Hi Claude,

          Wondering which components you attached the power cord to and whether you noticed any sonic differences. I have a Transparent power cord on my Arcam CD player and my Parasound power amp comes with an "audiophile" cord. I was thinking about getting one for my Rotel 1066, but, as of yet, am confused as to how much it will benefit my system on a cost/value basis.




          Keith
          Keith

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          • Whitman
            Junior Member
            • Jan 2003
            • 23

            #6
            Did you make your own interconnects or what are you using? I have another thread asking abour Catcables, but if I can build it for less with parts purchased in Canada I'm very interested.

            Scope!




            -- Life is a random lottery of meaningless tragedy and a series of near escapes! --
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            • Claude D D
              Senior Member
              • Jan 2003
              • 465

              #7
              The benefits of power cords is greatly debated,but I noticed a quiet background,less hash on the top end and more bass control ( serious listening done after 100 or so hours of break in ). Even little things like putting in a new wall socket can sometimes make a difference also checking your wall sockets with a circut tester is a good idea.

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              • Claude D D
                Senior Member
                • Jan 2003
                • 465

                #8
                I didn't build my own interconnects ( I don't trust my ability to solder ) but there are some good DIY ideas out there that would work quite well Belden 89259 cable is quite popular for many cables.

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                • Claude D D
                  Senior Member
                  • Jan 2003
                  • 465

                  #9
                  http://www.echoloft.com/articles/belden/89259%20fab.htm this is a good description of how to build a high quality interconnect

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                  • Whitman
                    Junior Member
                    • Jan 2003
                    • 23

                    #10
                    What interconnects are you using? Damn I'm nosey[lol]!

                    Scope!




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                    • Claude D D
                      Senior Member
                      • Jan 2003
                      • 465

                      #11
                      http://www.geocities.com/jonrisch/cables.htm another good source for DIY cable info

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                      • Claude D D
                        Senior Member
                        • Jan 2003
                        • 465

                        #12
                        Originally posted by Whitman
                        What interconnects are you using? Damn I'm nosey[lol]!

                        Scope!
                        I use NBS Dragonflys from my RSP1066 to RB1080,AR Master Reference from the 1066 to the RMB1075 for my surrounds,Kimber Hero from the analoug out on my DVPS7700 DVD player,Monster M1000S for the digital out on the DVPS7700,Kimber 8TC for my main speakers,Kimber 4TC for the center,Kimber 4PR for the rears.

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                        • Whitman
                          Junior Member
                          • Jan 2003
                          • 23

                          #13
                          Thanks for the links. Damn man just give me your icq and we can save the forum some bandwidth.

                          Scope!




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