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Rega power chord

Discussion in 'audio' started by RoA, Jun 11, 2021.

  1. RoA

    RoA pfm Member

    Interesting that even purveyors of 'down to earth' hifi products have something like this in their portfolio.

    I can't say I can hear any different by using my 'fancy' power cables but they sure as heck look better than kettle leads.

    My B&W Actives came with the puniest, thin figure 8 leads. I'm sourcing some better looking ones as we speak.

    You eat with your eyes ... you hear with your eyes.
  2. sideshowbob

    sideshowbob 47 Lab Rat

    Knowing Terry Bateman, his favourite power chord is probably something from Motorhead.
    Mr Pig and paulfromcamden like this.
  3. flutteringwow

    flutteringwow Platinum Ears

    Does that mean a blind person cannot hear or eat?
  4. RoA

    RoA pfm Member

    No but they sure miss out on part of the pleasure (and probably save money because of it)
  5. flutteringwow

    flutteringwow Platinum Ears

    They don't, as their other senses grow in sensitivity, thus increasing precision and definition - more 'pleasure' during pleasurable things (and increased crapness for shit stuff like traffic etc). No money to be saved. Spend what you choose.
  6. RoA

    RoA pfm Member

  7. flutteringwow

    flutteringwow Platinum Ears

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  8. RoA

    RoA pfm Member

    I love orange. Would I ever buy a Focal speaker It would be ...
  9. Beobloke

    Beobloke pfm Member

    What's a "cold condition plug"?
  10. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    One that needs a long burn-in to thaw it out?
  11. gustav_errata

    gustav_errata pfm Member

    Something to help prevent nasal dribble?
  12. Gervais Cote

    Gervais Cote Predator

    They realized there is a huge market for this and a possibility to increase their revenues so they moved forward no matter what, cannot blame them. Silly price IMO though.
    My dream would be to have an amplifier manufacturer that supplies THE right power cord that fits best with their amp with a little notice saying: we’ve done hundreds of tests and the power cord supplied with this amplifier is the best you can get mr. customer.
    Rega remains a highly regarded manufacturer to me anyway.
    Miss Ariel likes this.
  13. flutteringwow

    flutteringwow Platinum Ears

    And they're off...
    Rosie likes this.
  14. Arkless Electronics

    Arkless Electronics Trade: Amp design and repairs.

    They should simply fit captive mains leads. Simples. If I made any gear for sale I'd do just that.
  15. barryb

    barryb pfm Member

    Praise be the day when I have additional income to waste on power cables.
    Rockmeister and booja30 like this.
  16. paul darwin

    paul darwin Trade: Rega Research

    We provide perfectly adequate and appropriate mains leads with all of our electronics, we are aware however that some people may like to change the aforementioned lead for something different, so we employ an IEC socket rather than captive lead to allow them to do so without comment, recommendation or necessary approval.

    We also offer a better quality (in terms of mains and IEC plugs and shielded cable) lead for people who like to investigate a different lead and they can then come to their own conclusion as to the benefits or otherwise of such replacement.
  17. Eyebroughty

    Eyebroughty JohnC

    Linn supply standard power cables with all their kit.

    Ask them if fancy power cables are needed and they will say no.
    narabdela likes this.
  18. flutteringwow

    flutteringwow Platinum Ears

    The point being?
  19. Eyebroughty

    Eyebroughty JohnC

    I thought my answer was in my second sentence.........
    narabdela, booja30 and barryb like this.
  20. flutteringwow

    flutteringwow Platinum Ears

    Nope, you gave a view of one company (although provided no documentation to support it) , which would oppose another's, as above. So no real point as far as I could see.

    Ask them to pop on a make a statement?

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