£16.50 diy mains power cord.
I was very sceptical about this mains conditioning lark, so before I went out spending a fortune on some of these products I decided to make my own, its only a power cable after all and not rocket science.
I did some research and found out that silver plated connections work best with stranded/shielded copper cable. The shielded wire that surrounds the cable needs to be unwoven at one end then twisted together and placed into the earthing connection inside the 3 pin plug. The cost for a one meter length cable including plug and iec connector will only cost £16.50 all with silver plated connections.
Silver plated TougthPlug with silver plated 5 amp fuse £8.00
Silver plated IEC connector £5.00
Mains Audio shielded power cable per meter £3.50
All these items can be bought of ebay:
Conclution: Audio differances , I was not exspecting any differance in the sound at all to tell the truth.
So I stuck to a couble tracks and played these tracks about five time each before I made the switch to the new power cables. I made three power cables one for each power amp and pre amp.
The differance in the sound was there from the moment the first track started and the biggest differance of all was the sound stage it completly open it up, and every sound became more tighter and more defind.
This is the cheapest upgrade I have made to my Linn System and so far the best. £16.50 for each cable a bloody bargian. These cables have made a better upgrade than my £600.00 Nordost blue heaven speaker cables ever did.
I tried to upload some pictures of me making these cables,but for some reason it would not upload.
So I am very very happy with the result of this tiny investment......