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  1. Item: Opera Consonance Ella Baby power cable (US Plug) 1.8m x 4 Location: Williamstown VIC Price: $120 ea or $440 for all 4 Item Condition: Good to very good Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: These are a great upgrade to standard power cables. RRP is $230 so these are priced well. Two of the cables are missing the external ground/shield wire, but I received them like this. Didn't make a difference for me with the other 2 cables, and frankly, unless your device has a ground post on the rear of the unit its a pain to try and attach. 11AWG COPPER POWER CORD 99.99% Pure OFC Copper, WATTGATE IEC plug The Ellabay Power Cord is electrically connected to the ground/shield wire and equipped with a heavy 4-layers-fabric tinned copper shield. This heavy gauge handcrafted power cord could keep EMI & RFI away from the power lines or other digital components. - 2 x 11AWG Power wire -11 AWG Ground - Pure copper-plated heavy IEC plug - Heavy tinned copper shield (4 layers) The most inside layer is made of aluminum foil and then the 75% tinned copper shield, while the 93% tinned copper shield is located at the most outside. Between the 2 layers of tinned copper shield, there is a PVC insulation located.
  2. Item: DH Labs Power Plus AC Cables x 4 Location: Melbourne Price: See Below Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Can ship to anyone, anywhere at purchasers expense ! Highly performance cables with unanimously positive reviews, the DH Labs Power Plus are built using high purity copper 12 gauge conductors wound in a noise cancelling geometry, they're also very flexible considering their high current capacity & thickness. I have 4 available: 2 x 1.5m with Wattgate 526i/320i series terminations, $180 Each 2 x 1.25m with Premium Furutech F-11M/G Au (24kt Gold Plated Pure Alpha Copper Conductor) series terminations, $275 Each
  3. I found this article to be an interesting read. I must admit I have a few power cables Nordost blue, red and Heimdal so I found the lure irresistible. I thought there was more bass from the power amp but then I was looking for differences. Obviously most of us can't do a sophisticated blind test. After hearing my new amp (Devialet 200) in the showroom with my ML1 Ref speakers and then hearing it at home I am totally convinced of the benefits of treating a room. Sadly not possible/allowable in my open plan living area. Resolving High Resolution Dr. AIX's POSTS— 08 November 2016 By Mark Waldrep Most of you know I’m not a believer in the sonic enhancements attributed to fancy, expensive cables. The simple fact remains that audiophiles love to argue and rant about this issue — usually from their own very subjective point of view. The other day someone posted a question on a FB group asking whether upgrading the power cables on his system was worth it. Of course, there were immediate comments from believers and non-believers. But what surprised me was a response by a staunch supporter of expensive power cords that the reason the most listeners can’t appreciate the “improved low level details and sonic accuracy” delivered by an upgraded power cord (as well as interconnects — analog and digital — and speaker cables) is because their systems are incapable of “resolving” the new level of fidelity. In simple terms, it’s not that the cables aren’t affecting the sound of your system. It’s that your system isn’t good enough to reproduce the improved fidelity. Therefore you don’t hear any difference. This is a fairly common response. When challenged with facts, measurements, and physics, cable advocates fall back and blame the equipment — or your ears. The marketing people at the cable companies and the reviewers that continue to push their agenda have done an amazing job. They’ve convinced audio enthusiasts that spending $200 to $3000 on a single IEC power cord will “dramatically” enhance the sound of your system. Instead of spending that money on appropriate room tuning solutions, we’re told to buy adhesive dots to place around the room or invest in a power cord with unobtainium plugs. So I responded to the challenge. I offered up my own studio, as a place I believe should be more than able to “resolve” the slightest changes caused by a deluxe power cord. After all, my mastering studio sits on its own rubber isolated concrete floor ($25,000), was designed by an award-winning studio architect ($20,000), built by a team of highly trained craftsmen who specialize in studio construction ($139,000), equipped with state-of-the-art analog and digital equipment (Euphonix, Benchmark, Meridian, Bryston, B&W, Oppo – $250,000), wired with cables from Audience and Cardas (provided by the companies but valued at many thousands), and tuned by the acoustics guru Bob Hodas ($700). I’ve been mixing and mastering records in my main studio for over 10 years. Many of you have heard the results. Engineers like my friend Jack Vad of the San Francisco Symphony called it, “among the best sounding rooms” he’d ever heard. So I’m very confident my room can resolve music at the highest level. Some years ago, a small custom cable designer and builder based in Atlanta offered to send me his best power cord for evaluation — a 6-foot, $3000, blond braided IEC cord (it came in a velvet bag and wooden box). He was very confident that I would experience dramatically better “sonic details and instrument discrimination” when using his power cord on my Benchmark DAC 2 HGC. So I borrowed a second Benchmark DAC 2 and setup a parallel signal path from my digital source to my monitor system. A simple push button on my console switched between the output of one DAC (with the expensive power cord) and the other (equipped with the stock IEC cord that shipped with the unit). It was a blind A|B comparison. The question was simple — do the two sources sound the same or different (the levels were carefully aligned and measured)? I ran the test with a variety of music sources, genres, labels, and formats. A group of professional audio engineers that work in other studios in the building (including a Grammy award winner) couldn’t detect any difference — and neither could I! I simply let them listen and switch between the DACs — and no one reported hearing even the slightest change. If the designer of the cable notices a “dramatic” difference at his place, I don’t know how he does it. In my “high resolving” studio, no one could hear any fidelity change when using a $3000 power cord vs. the $1.50 one that is supplied by Benchmark (and which they recommend!). Sure, we all want to have the best possible equipment and to maximize our listening experiences. But if I were to create a list of things that will make the most impact on your sound in descending order, power cords would be very near the bottom (followed only by green magic markers). Great recordings would be near the top followed by the acoustic environment in which you listen to your music and then the speakers. These things make a huge difference. Don’t ever let someone blame your equipment or your ears when making subjective — and usually ridiculous — claims about accessories and tweaks. Use your ears and brains — and remember the famously discredited video about “audio enhancements” provided by ever more expensive AudioQuest HDMI cables from early in the year. If there is an “unbelievable” change, someone is juicing the results.
  4. Item: DH Labs Power Plus AC Cables x 4 Location: Melbourne Price: See Below Item Condition: Very Good Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Can ship to anyone, anywhere at purchasers expense ! Highly performance cables with unanimously positive reviews, the DH Labs Power Plus are built using high purity copper 12 gauge conductors wound in a noise cancelling geometry, they're also very flexible considering their high current capacity & thickness. I have 4 available: 2 x 1.5m with Wattgate 526i/320i series terminations, $200 Each 2 x 1.25m with Premium Furutech F-11M/G Au (24kt Gold Plated Pure Alpha Copper Conductor) series terminations, $300 Each Pictures:
  5. Item: Isotek Polaris EVO3 Power Board & EVO3 Premium (1.5m) power cable X 1 & EVO3 Initium(1.5m) power cables X 2 Location:Brisbane and Gold Coast Price: $648.00 as a bundle Item Condiion:Excellent Reason for selling:Gone overseas Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info:Near new Isotek Power Board (6 outlets) and 3 Isotek power cables (1 X Premium and 2 x Initium). Pictures:
  6. Uploading a YouTube video to compare the following three power cables - 1. Ice age audio power cables 2. Chord Mains Power cables 3. Voodoo Avatar Power cables Would love to hear your feedback.
  7. Item: Isotek Evo 3 Polaris 6 outlet power board & Evo 3 Premier power cable Location: Melbourne Eastern Suburbs Price: $550 will not split so please don't ask (rrp $800) Item Condition: 9/10 Reason for selling: downsized system, no longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: You all know these products and how well they perform for the $$$. I have 2 polaris boards and Premier cables for sources but only need 1 board now. I bought a Moon Neo Ace integrated amp/streamer/dac/phono a couple of months ago so my box count has dropped dramatically. So this one is no longer required. There might be some tiny scuffs from plugging things in but it's sat untouched behind my entertainment unit for over 12 months unit so probably needs a dust too. I also had some blutak over the overly bright blue LED as I didn't want the glow from under my unit. Pictures:
  8. Item: Isotek Elite Power Cable - 1.5 metre Location: North Perth Price: $150 Item Condition: Very Good to excellent Reason for selling: NLR Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: 1.5 Metre with receipt and original packaging. Cable is like new. Pictures:
  9. Item: Standard Australian approved power cables - some used Location: Pickup South Yarra during Business hours Price: $2 each + postage extra Item Condition: Excellent condition Reason for selling: Have surplus 50+ Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Don't waste your money on expensive power cables, these will sound exactly the same in your high end systems. Pictures:
  10. So I'm hoping for a review of some of the Australian power cables out there...Not just "I like this cable or you should get this", but what you think the cable offers to music playback. Some comparisons would be amazing. Even some advice. Best cable on source end or amplifier end? Pretty sure I'd never spend over $350 for one...ever! Last time I was setting up my system I gave up on the idea of power cables. Now my system is taking a jump up, it is time to reconsider. What I've found (in no particular order): Thoroughbred Audio http://www.thoroughbredaudio.com/SHIELDED/ RKcable http://www.rkcable.com.au/powercables.htm Audio Principe http://audioprincipe.com.au/australian-power-cables/ Krispy Audio http://www.krispyaudio.com.au/categories/Cables/Power-Cables/ Clink (looks non-compliant) http://clink.com.au/accessories/power.htm Whatmough http://whatmoughaudio.com.au/product_info.php/whatmough-power-cable-p-242 Isotek http://www.isoteksystems.com/cgi-bin/product_categories.pl Voodoo http://voodoocable.net/product-category/power-cords/ I think we need a cable library like I've heard about with http://www.thecableco.com/
  11. Firstly, discussions on cables and amplifier differences tend to cause a lot of heat and it's not my intent to do so, I am just asking for opinions on this. I have noticed in looking up US forums versus those in UK, Australia and elsewhere, that there is a divide in the opinion of regarding whether there are differences in cable performance, be it power cables or speakers or interconnects, and some also think that if you equalise the levels of amps, there is no difference there either. The Americans tend to think it's total hogwash, this is a bit of a stereotype as some there do believe it, but in general, the opinion is that, there is no need to get another more than bell wire or a kettle cord. IMHO, I have heard some differences, but I tend to subscribe to the 10% rule and limit my expense on cables / HDMI etc to that amount. I have also heard difference in amp quality and I am happy to pay more for it. Higher grade amps will also sound better due to their better power supplies and the potential increase in dynamics. What do you think?
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