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Re: High quality power cord (US plug), up to R9000
« Reply #30 on: February 12, 2018, 11:28:20 AM »
You can also contact BJ on this forum.  He distribute the Shunyata products.

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Re: High quality power cord (US plug), up to R9000
« Reply #31 on: February 12, 2018, 02:57:14 PM »
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Re: High quality power cord (US plug), up to R9000
« Reply #32 on: February 12, 2018, 07:41:32 PM »
Gents, I guess this power cable issue is one of the most controversial topics. No matter what anybody says about power cables, I rely on what I hear and they do make a difference. I don't know how. I'm an engineer myself and understand the how AC is generated and distributed. May be the power cable sellers in this forum can step in and explain.

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Re: High quality power cord (US plug), up to R9000
« Reply #33 on: February 12, 2018, 08:03:00 PM »
He already contacted me. Thanks. I love your profile picture.
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Re: High quality power cord (US plug), up to R9000
« Reply #34 on: February 12, 2018, 08:13:11 PM »
the ass of a Canadian pornstar that committed suicide.

Shame, what a waste...

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Re: High quality power cord (US plug), up to R9000
« Reply #35 on: February 12, 2018, 08:44:22 PM »
I'd venture it had seen a lifetime's mileage before it's demise.
Audiophile: There is almost no other group that prides themselves more on wasting good money on utterly worthless ****, and then trying to furiously blow smoke up their own ass to justify it.

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Re: High quality power cord (US plug), up to R9000
« Reply #36 on: February 18, 2018, 02:04:44 PM »
If I may interject here, and back to the matter at hand: a cable alone will at best, only convey what it is fed. This has been established. Logically then, look at a cleaner source of power, also established, and the best solution offered - Chrisc’s solar powered setup. Unfortunately, solar power is expensive to install, even though it will pay for itself in the long run.
Then there are those power conditioners I’ve seen. Those biggish boxes that convert our dirty spiky, and uneven power supply to nice clean pure power. Also very pricey- around R30k is what I’ve seen.
Here’s the thinking mans answer: a high quality dual conversion UPS. I’ve mentioned these before in other threads. I happen to know a little about these, as I have a contact who works in a laboratory, and these are the specified type they have to use with their multimillion Rand machines. My dirty little secret is that these UPS batteries are of the lead acid variety, and thus have a lifespan of around 8 years. When the batteries die, the labs replace the entire UPS!! In steps me, who kindly offers to dispose of the bulky paperweight. I then purchase new high quality batteries, and smile while joyfully supplying pure sine wave 220volt power to my various pursuits.
I happen to have taken delivery of another one of these units, last week, and once tested, will part with it for a fair price. Battery replacement is quite expensive- R3800,00 on the last one, it takes 8 x 12volt batteries for 96volt input. I’ll sell the working unit with new CSB batteries for R10k. These units sell for R18k new. The unit is rated at 3kVA, 2.1kW, and outputs 220volt at ridiculously low distortion to the 50hz sine wave. Do not let ‘pure sine wave’ fool you- nothing is perfect.
One caveat- those ‘fancy’ power conditioners are essentially the same thing, but have been designed with the hifi user in mind. They do not have cooling fans, whereas the UPS does. I would not advise having the UPS in the same room as your speakers.
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Re: High quality power cord (US plug), up to R9000
« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2018, 03:33:08 PM »
Never thought of it like that.  I must make sure I listen to natural instruments, untarnished by electronic amplification, singers (preferably opera) who have loud voices, and camp-fire folk songs, recorded au-naturel

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Re: High quality power cord (US plug), up to R9000
« Reply #38 on: February 19, 2018, 06:00:14 AM »
If I may interject here, and back to the matter at hand: a cable alone will at best, only convey what it is fed. This has been established. Logically then, look at a cleaner source of power, also established, and the best solution offered - Chrisc’s solar powered setup. Unfortunately, solar power is expensive to install, even though it will pay for itself in the long run.
Then there are those power conditioners I’ve seen. Those biggish boxes that convert our dirty spiky, and uneven power supply to nice clean pure power. Also very pricey- around R30k is what I’ve seen.
Here’s the thinking mans answer: a high quality dual conversion UPS. I’ve mentioned these before in other threads. I happen to know a little about these, as I have a contact who works in a laboratory, and these are the specified type they have to use with their multimillion Rand machines. My dirty little secret is that these UPS batteries are of the lead acid variety, and thus have a lifespan of around 8 years. When the batteries die, the labs replace the entire UPS!! In steps me, who kindly offers to dispose of the bulky paperweight. I then purchase new high quality batteries, and smile while joyfully supplying pure sine wave 220volt power to my various pursuits.
I happen to have taken delivery of another one of these units, last week, and once tested, will part with it for a fair price. Battery replacement is quite expensive- R3800,00 on the last one, it takes 8 x 12volt batteries for 96volt input. I’ll sell the working unit with new CSB batteries for R10k. These units sell for R18k new. The unit is rated at 3kVA, 2.1kW, and outputs 220volt at ridiculously low distortion to the 50hz sine wave. Do not let ‘pure sine wave’ fool you- nothing is perfect.
One caveat- those ‘fancy’ power conditioners are essentially the same thing, but have been designed with the hifi user in mind. They do not have cooling fans, whereas the UPS does. I would not advise having the UPS in the same room as your speakers.
You also have to consider the required power, 2100W isn't quite enough for even modest power amp setups.

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Re: High quality power cord (US plug), up to R9000
« Reply #39 on: February 19, 2018, 07:34:55 AM »
I would think 380watt per channel is more than adequate for 97,8% of stereo hifi owners in her majesty’s 220volt kingdom. For the balance, other options exist.