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Rega power chord

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

  1. Eyebroughty

    Eyebroughty JohnC

    Show me one company who can prove that a mains cable will make a difference and show the documentation to prove it and an independent organisation that will verify it.
    booja30 likes this.
  2. flutteringwow

    flutteringwow I am a sound quality evaluation device

    Not something that interests me enough to invest time in, I never claimed one did.
  3. Eyebroughty

    Eyebroughty JohnC

    I see.

    I could not be bothered to use my spell checker when I posted.

    But as I assume you are a member of the spelling and grammar police I have changed it, just for you..........
  4. flutteringwow

    flutteringwow I am a sound quality evaluation device

    You're the best.
  5. Eyebroughty

    Eyebroughty JohnC

    Not as good as you though :D
  6. flutteringwow

    flutteringwow I am a sound quality evaluation device

  7. Eyebroughty

    Eyebroughty JohnC

    I was also one of the best fly fishers on the river :D
    Rockmeister likes this.
  8. flutteringwow

    flutteringwow I am a sound quality evaluation device

    Your family must be so proud of the achievement.
  9. Eyebroughty

    Eyebroughty JohnC

    I will let TonyL prune this crap.........
  10. flutteringwow

    flutteringwow I am a sound quality evaluation device

  11. RoA

    RoA pfm Member

    I am only interested in looks and wouldn't spend too much. I just don't like spaghetti like black free cables but appreciate they do the job too.
  12. flutteringwow

    flutteringwow I am a sound quality evaluation device

    Mine are all fairly well hidden (unless you look!) , although my Hifi does need to look good overall, Im personally less concerned how the cables look...performance over style, but if you can get both, then jobs a good'un for me.

    I use Cardas Golden Cross for pretty much all my cables, not the best lookers but nicer than bellwire from BQ.
  13. Robert M

    Robert M pfm Member

    I use nordost power cables are they rule!!
  14. Craig B

    Craig B Re:trophile

    I've always used the supplied leads and put the w***y-wire money saved into my investment portfolio.

    Sounds good to me, and I am filthy rich now, too. :p
  15. PerF

    PerF Scandinavian Member

    I have hundreds of meters cable inside the walls.
    Free with the house
    Rockmeister, booja30 and sideshowbob like this.
  16. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig Trade: ^'- -'^

    I found out which components were used in the Rega power cord and made a copy. Except I used a slightly heavier version of the cable itself, which was a mistake. It was almost impossible to get it into the plugs! I got it done eventually after much coloured language.

    I tried it on my Saturn-R CD player, Rega DAC and my LP12 power supply but I didn't feel it was worth having on any of them. I gave it away.

    Could I hear a difference? Yes. It was worse. The best sounding mains cable I've hear is the standard Naim one but I guess best is subjective.
  17. Ron Ellis

    Ron Ellis Ronaudio

    Got a Rega power cable for my Aria 3, to replace the bundled power cable, and there was an instantly noticeable improvement in clarity and dynamics. The improvement was also commented on by my partner, and she has better hearing than me.
    So will the doubters please explain how these improvements are possible. Perhaps it only work with electronics like phono stages.
    Too many pour scorn on such things, without taking the time to try.
    Buy one, try it, and if you can’t hear a difference, return it, for a refund.
    flutteringwow and Miss Ariel like this.
  18. Craig B

    Craig B Re:trophile

    The problem is that our brains have a tendency to agree with our expectations.

    Expect nothing, hear the truth.
  19. rod ayling

    rod ayling pfm Member

    Well I had two of these, one on my Saturn and the other on my Elicit and it was one of the most cost effective upgrades I've made , especially bought second hand.

    It easily opened up the mix and gave much greater insight into the performance. I remember hearing St. Vincent's Masseduction through it and was very pleasantly surprised at the difference made.

    The proof is in the listening for me.
    flutteringwow and Miss Ariel like this.
  20. Frizzy

    Frizzy Liberal anarchist

    Why did iec and kettle cord become the norm? Safety regs I assume, foreign markets etc.
    much as I value after market cords it would seem better if a maker who valued quality wire fitted what pleased them in factory.

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