Figure 8 mains cable.....
In the January edition (page 64), the following was printed in the , 'Did you know?' section:
''Figure of 8' cables are generally used in low-current situations that don't require an earth connection - such as set-top boxes.'
Is this a newish thing?
Reason I ask is that I have found my old 1994 Pioneer A-605R stereo amp to have such a connection (not fixed). Is this safe, as I'd imagine a stereo amp is seen as a high current product, in comparison to set top boxes, etc?
Finally, if I wanted to change the standard one to improve SQ, is it suggested that the Merlin Tarantula would be an ample upgrade, or would the Russ Andrews Powerkord-8 offer a more significant improvement?