I need a good power cable from wall to my Stellar P3 Power Regen. The BAV 10 and Pangea 9se mkii are in the same price range, which one would you recommend? Thanks
If you need flexibility then the BAV.
I think the BAV10 is sold out currently until mid July. It sold faster than anticipated. I
I have both Pangea 9se, mk9 and Bav10’s. I feel the iec and wall connector are superior on the Bav. Sound wise they sound similar to me, but I am no expert… Bav is more flexible and I prefer to support small business’ (BJC and rower) who contribute here.
I am replacing all the pangeas and have 3 mk9’s available in the 1.5m at great deal if interested. Will have a 4th once the bav is back in stock.
Please PM me how much you sell your Pangea cord. Thanks
I’ve done what @AlexD did: replaced my Pangea and several other much more expensive mains cables with BAV. I do think BAV are better made, but I will say it seems to me both ends of the Pangea grip the outlets on my Torus AVR2-20, the wall outlets, and the IEC jacks slightly more tightly than the BAV. The Pangea is a good entry-price cable. The BAV are an excellent audiophile cable with disclosed engineering and design theses, whose engineer and manufacturer are exceptionally forthcoming and supportive here.
Good news, Galen had been sitting on a small stash of 10AWG BAV cord used in his research and testing. He told me he was sending 90’ to the plant to help with the back orders. The cord left Ohio yesterday and should be in Seattle by the end of next week. It was very heavy as customers can attest so it went FedEx ground. We have backorders that will be filled first but there should be enough left to allow us to start filling regular orders. So, if you place your order online or contact me you will stand a very good chance of having your 10AWG very soon. We wish everyone a Happy and Safe 4th!
My order is in… happy bday for me!
I must have had an ESP intuition. . . I placed an order Thursday night.
Lon you are good to go. Thank you.
Happy B-Day Dr. A!
yay! I am on the backorder list for about 2 weeks.
(I do wish to change the length from 4 to 6.5 or 7ft, traded notes with Jeff the other day. Hope you can carve me off a slice of that 90 ft )
Happy 4th Alex, got you covered. You are high on the backorder list so yours will be among the first to be assembled, tested and shipped. Thank you very much!
woohoo, thank you Bob.
Happy and safe 4th to you and yours!
I just placed order online. Thanks Bob.
I haven’t yet compared the BAV pcs to any Pangea that I have (most of mine ac14XL) but I have been playing around with them in my main system and subbing them for the PS Audio AC-12 that I use in that system.
The cables I have are settled in now and I’ve moved them about and given each configuration a few days to evaluate their performance there. Then I spent a week or more with my best configuration and am quite happy with the overall sound and will leave this loom in place for a while.
I determined that the AC-12 are best for the P15 and the DMP and the DSD. There’s just a top to bottom clarity. vitality and presence to the sound the BAV don’t quite deliver that I confess I am very comfortable with through years of listening and that I may be somewhat “addicted” to and don’t relish a change as much. But for my analog, tubed preamps the BAV 10 gauge sound very very good, subtly different and in a laidback, natural sounding way. A BAV 12 gauge is doing a really good job powering my Decware ZROCK2 EQ component as well. I am using slightly different gain settings and regenerator settings when either of the power cables is in use, which narrows the differences between the cables and allows me to tailor the sound in very pleasant ways.
I have two more 10 gauge on order, and will experiment with these on my Monoblock tube amplifiers when received. . . .