Hi, all –
As with most people, my system has evolved over the years. For power cables, I now run Shunyata Anacondas (not the Zitron version) pretty much throughout the stack and have been happy. One 20 amp Anaconda feeds a Shunyata Triton Hydra – used to have a P500 and a P10 – and two 15 amp Anacondas feed the amplifier and DirectStream DAC.
This leaves one device: The Mojo Audio Joule III linear power supply that powers the Mac Mini and external HDD.
Well, from the old days, I have in my possession two PS Audio Lab 1 cables. These are the big, blue-jacketed PCs with the disconnectable ground plug. Currently, (<-- see what I did there? I think I made a power joke…) I have one of the Lab 1 cables feeding the Joule III. Why? Because it’s the right length, hangs properly, looks pretty bitchin’, and at the time I couldn’t afford another Anaconda.
I’m now wondering how the Lab 1 would compare to today’s cables? Do they still hold up well, sonically? And if so, would this cable be better placed on another piece such as the DirectStream?
I’m also wondering what today’s value might be on the second Lab 1 that I have. It’s not being used, and I don’t foresee adding new components.
Thanks! I know that I could swap cables around and listen, but I thought someone here might have some insights to share.