AC12 powercords in combination with a P10


#1

A year ago I added two AC12 powercords of two meters in my system. One for my poweramp and one for the PWD.

I imidiately loved the cords, because the sound was never that good. A few months later I added a P10 to my system and the connected the P10 with an AC12 to the wall and my poweramp with an AC12 to the P10 after a few day’s I replaced the AC12 for Oyaides because I could not get used to the sound. It was just not tight and clean, but wolly. With the Oyaides it was better.

The AC12 were stored behind the couch for months. Until this week. Now I use one AC12 on the poweramp straight into the wall. The otherone is connected to my I2S computer also straight into the wall.



The sound is fabulous again! The AC12’s are even better working on my poweramp and computer than the P10 does.

They are the best cords in my system again, as long as I keep them far away from the P10.



How is this possible?


#2

I have never used any power cord upgrades , I just cannot get my head around the idea. But I do own 4 P10 and 1 P5. And they do make a difference immediately. I do use 12 gauge power cords on all amps and 14 gauge every where else.

Al


#3

I have had a P10 powering my system with an AC12 to the wall with great results. I do have a different brand power cable connecting my integrated to the P10 though. It may be that 2 AC12’s in some systems could be too much of a good thing and may throw off a systems balance. Glad to hear you have found a happy solution, the only way to know for sure is to listen to all combinations like you have done.


#4

I have AC-12s connecting all components in my main system, including a PPP. I started with a few and then just kept locating them at the best price and each time they improved the system. I think they’re the best cords I’ve ever heard. Obviously I learned to (and was able not to) accept no substitute.


#5

I have read that power cords improve video as well although

I do not have one to check but I can say the P10 or 5 does wonders for my tv s

Al


#6

I’m curious if powercords will have the same influence on a 110V system and a 230V system.

Probably some manufacturers disign their cable for 110V in the first place and others for 230V.



I quess the electricity in Europe is very good and with 230V the net impedance is less important than on 110V systems.



Probably the AC12 cords have a perfect capacity to feet a poweramp on 230V straight from the wall.

With the P10 in the chain to feet the poweramp I like a thin powercord to my poweramp better. It than sound faster and cleaner with a nice bass.


#7
wijnand said: t than sound faster and cleaner


Is it possible that the thin cables you tried "exaggerate" highs (or rather "cut" some frequencies in bass--mid-bass, by limiting the current when it's needed )?

Sometimes distortions (or combination harmonics) in the upper region can also lead to what sounds like "fast sound". But usually stingy and sibilant. But I do not know how this can be applied to power cables.

#8
wijnand said: t than sound faster and cleaner


Is it possible that the thin cables you tried "exaggerate" highs (or rather "cut" some frequencies in bass--mid-bass, by limiting the current when it's needed )?

Sometimes distortions (or combination harmonics) in the upper region can also lead to what sounds like "fast sound". But usually stingy and sibilant. But I do not know how this can be applied to power cables.
With the AC12 feeding the P10 and from the P10 to the poweramp was terrible for violin and other high frequency instruments, bass was not thight. Maybe my powercords are to long (2M) for use with the P10. The thinner powercord was only one meter and still 3x3mm2. That must be enough?