Im thinking of buying the Chord SuperScreen power cables for hy hifi seperates and just wondered does it make a difference if plugged into a extension lead and are they worth the £65 each bearing in mind i have 2 seperates
Rotel RA-02 - Rotel RCD-02 - Rega RP1 (Soon) - Quad 77-11L's - Chord Cables
Save your money.
What HiFi says:" There's a greater purity to audio and the cable focuses more on the nuances of music" - , so clearly some people like them, although how a cable can focus on anything I don't know. If you can try them on sale or return and you having useful to do with your life you could listen to them - personally I think the price of a blu-ray player for two mains cables is madness.
What HiFi says:" There's a greater purity to audio and the cable focuses more on the nuances of music" -
They would say that, they have to keep their advertisers happy.
Yes they will IMO make a difference. Any shielded cable will.
Expect more of a difference with your source equipment. Lesser so with the power amp side of things.
If you are reasonably offay with electrics then you can make a good quality lead using belden cable an mk tough plug and a decent IEC connector. Also replace the wall socket with a switchless one.
Sources: Rega P7+Exact through Stagleine n
Rega Saturn / Sonos - > Rega Dac -> Chord Signature
Pre: NAC 202 / Hicap / NAPSC
Power: NAP 200
Speakers: PMCGB1i wired with NACA5
Try some chord powerchord if you can get s/h. I'm using powerchord throughout my set up with great result. Start with the source first. Lower noise floor compare to standard mains leads. I've tried different brands but I settle for the powerchords.
Electrocompaniet EMC 1UP / Musical Fidelity AMS 35i / Focal Electra 1028be / MIT AVt MA speaker cable-Matrix 12 xlr / Chord powerchord / GIK acoustics
What HiFi says:" There's a greater purity to audio and the cable focuses more on the nuances of music"
Consulting Editor, What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision/whathifi.com Audio Editor, Gramophone
Personally, I have heard massive improvements by changing mains cables, conditioners, power supplies etc. There are lots of people out there that think they're complete nonsense - just leave them to it, they're the ones missing out.
As far as I know, nobody has ever been able to measure any difference between mains cables using scientific instruments.
If you have a problem with with crackles and pops, a Tacima will suffice. About £26, it won't break the bank.
Such a narrow mind.
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