Fake/Counterfeit PS Audio Cables


#1

I own 3 PS Audio AC-5 cables, all bought at Audiogon. I suspect that the two 1-meter cables, bought “new” from a seller called Don Zap (now suspended from Audiogon for reasons which Audiogon will not reveal to me), are fake. The only perceptible difference between them and the 1 ½ meter one (bought “used” from a seemingly very reliable seller) is the color of the white plastic at the base of the prongs. On the 1-meter cables the white is a flat white; on the 1 ½ meter cable the white is a milky cloudy semi-transparent white. Can anyone tell me what sort of white color genuine PS Audio cables have at the base of their prongs? Thanks.


#2

What about the sound? DO they “sound” differently?


#3

Related threads:



http://www.psaudio.com/vanilla/discussion/1147/chinese-hong-kong-ebay-ps-audio-power-cables

http://www.psaudio.com/vanilla/discussion/1892/hong-kong-statement-sc-cables-on-ebay

http://www.psaudio.com/vanilla/discussion/1919/fake-ps-audio-plus-sc-powercord

http://www.psaudio.com/vanilla/discussion/4782/perfectwave-ac-12-and-ac-10-knockoff-or-genuine

http://www.psaudio.com/vanilla/discussion/3971/perfectwave-ac-3-on-audiogon-fake


#4

What does it tell us? Do the PS cables look too good? Sound too good? Both? Expensive look, inexpensive to build? :smiley:


#5

One thing you can say is ps audio sounds better. Hong Kong or ebay it’s crazy . I bought from dealers of ps audio . I did buy one from Hong Kong by accident . I am waiting to rec it and send it back .

Or sad that we have to wonder ? But as much as imwouldmlike to blame someone I do not know who. I think we need to inform ebay , audiogon and whoever . This is the only way it will slow down. As for sound I have been to busy to even try them yet. Paul is it possible to measure the dc resistance . Of then at least we know it’s the same gauge and copper.

Al


#6
alrainbow said: One thing you can say is ps audio sounds better.
alrainbow said: As for sound I have been to busy to even try them yet.


So you did not compare them ;)

#7

Yes to compare them all. Give me a break man lol. I have about a dozen to go through and my reference that there better is from Paul hahaha.



Al