Are You Using The Stock Power Cord To Power Your Power Plant?

Have you consider putting a single wrap of electrical tape around the IEC? I have done that as a temp fix while waiting to either purchase a new cable or replace just the IEC with a better connector.

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Also shrink tube.

Thanks vkennedy…

Never occurred to me to try electrical tape…somehow
am not too eager to replace the massive stock iec connector.

Duplicating the factory internal forming of the wires to the connectors…
for soldering and attaining the same quality end result may be more
of challenge than I want to occasion…

Appreciate your suggestion though…

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Many power cables are not soldered. The wire into the lug is often bare. Some manufacturers use a “nipple” that’s compressed over the bare wire to make insertion into the lug easier. But if you slightly twist the wire and are gentle while inserting into the plug, you’ll get a very good connections. You do need to make sure that the screws in the lugs are reasonably tight. It’s best to go back over them after you do all three.

All my ‘Power’ cables are home made by myself. To my P5 i use, Furutech FI-1363R Rhodium Plated Mains Plug, Furutech FI-28 IEC Connector ,Furutech FP-S55N Mains Power Cable (x1.5mt) HIFI TUNING Supreme³ UK MAINS PLUG FUSE, total cost £492.5, expensive to many but i enjoyed the exercise.

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I was using the the Audioquest Thunder on my P10. I upgraded to the Audioquest Hurricane and the jump in performance is significant if not mind blowing to me! The sound stage is more open with greater separation between instruments. I was hoping for improvement but what I got is giant sonic leap forward IMO! The P10 with the Hurricane has improved everything plugged into it! Now I’m debating stepping up to the Firebird!

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I recommend Shunyata Sigma, or even better, wireworld platinum. Much better than AQ Dragon in my system, to my ears, IMHO. And much, much, cheaper.

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Both excellent cables. I’ve considered the WW Platinum. How long did you have the Dragon in your system for evaluation?

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Several months

I recently placed a WW Platinum 8 USB in my system and I’m very impressed by that so I’d definitely keep the power cable in mind. I still have time to send the Hurricane back if necessary. I like what I hear so far tho!

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WW Platinum Electra was my choice after trying a lot of Sigma Shunyata, AQ Dragon etc.

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I read about and have heard that the most important cable is the one from the wall to the regenerator and as it still somewhat confuses me why I’m a believer now!

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For my ears, the cable to the P20 was the greatest improvement as well. Even changes within
a cable series were evident. I went from a version one Shunyata Sigma NR to a current version
Alpha XC and things were even cleaner.

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The survey says 13% are using the stock power cord! Do yourself and your system a favor and upgrade that power cable!

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Pangea 9SE MKII for my P20 and WyWire Silver Series for the P12

Pangea AC9SE MKIIs from wall to P15 and from P15 to Parasound JC5
power amp. Outstanding results and greatly improved performance
over stock cords.

Using Pangea AC14SE MKIIs to sources and preamp same results as above.
Highly recommend…great bang for the buck!!!

Best wishes in your search…

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With a P15 incoming tomorrow, power cord upgrade is next on the list. I was leaning towards a Shunyata Alpha Ver. 2 NR. Possibly a Shunyata Ver. 1 NR. The Audioquest line has my attention as well. It seems as thought their new PCs are a significant step up. Possibly a Hurricane in my future versus a Shunyata. Always open to suggestions on this one. Audience AU SX 10AWG is another possibility.

If you have a chance to try a Wirerworld silver or platinum, I highly recommend listening to it. In my system, the WW platinum was better than the AQ Dragon and the Shunyata Omega XC and Shunyata Omega NR. This is for the PC from the wall to my P20.

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Interesting, as the Shunyata Omega line is rather pricey, exceeding the price of my P15 by a significant amount. Shunyata Sigma Alpha NR fits my budget better. The WW Platinum price wise is a better fit, and the Silver could be a bargain. Have not heard either.
Phil could you expand on the differences you heard between the various cables and why you ultimately landed on the WW Platinum?

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I don’t remember very well because it was about a year ago that I compared them, but the ww made the system sound more like the live music I hear at concerts. And indeed, I saved a lot of money :grinning:. Hopefully I will help you save some money too.

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