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Nordost Valhalla AC Power Cables, I've been reading a lot about them...
Funkstar De Luxe
post Aug 3 2004, 18:56
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It seems these AC cables are being praised in just about every HI-Fi magazine I pick up. Aparently they provide better timing (no, I don't know what that meant either), better dynamics and deeper bass. At $2500 a piece they better had.

I'll get to the point now. I don't understand why the cable to the power supply in the component (amp, CD player etc) would have any effect on the sound. The electricity runs though all different kinds of crap cables to get to your house and somehow placing 2 meters of very expensive cable at the end of that chain make a different? I don't think so. Sure, good quality cable to hook everything up is vital - after all it's your actual audio that's runiing though them. But an audiophile mains lead?

Can some one please tell me a logical/scientific explanation of how this works? Is there one? Anyone actually heard the difference a good power cord caqn make to their system? It seems like a load of shit to me but there is just too many reviews and publicity for it to be completely false.

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post Aug 3 2004, 20:56
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Every circuit inside an amp runs on DC. If the power supply is doing it's job (producing pure DC) and the amp layout is good (that is...PS is as far way as possible from the circuitry...to eliminate any 50/60 Hz hum). It's what inside the amp that counts.

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- Funkstar De Luxe   Nordost Valhalla AC Power Cables   Aug 3 2004, 18:56
- - boojum   Can you spell B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T? FWIW, many amps h...   Aug 3 2004, 19:11
- - WmAx   QUOTE (Funkstar De Luxe @ Aug 3 2004, 12:56 P...   Aug 3 2004, 19:20
- - jaustin   QUOTE (Funkstar De Luxe @ Aug 3 2004, 12:56 P...   Aug 3 2004, 19:22
|- - WmAx   QUOTE Those are (some of) the arguments, and I fin...   Aug 3 2004, 19:41
|- - jaustin   QUOTE (WmAx @ Aug 3 2004, 01:41 PM)This all c...   Aug 3 2004, 19:51
|- - WmAx   QUOTE Finding the answers to some of these questio...   Aug 3 2004, 20:00
|- - Pio2001   QUOTE (WmAx @ Aug 3 2004, 08:00 PM)WIth issue...   Aug 3 2004, 21:06
|- - jaustin   QUOTE (Pio2001 @ Aug 3 2004, 03:06 PM)I recal...   Aug 3 2004, 21:10
|- - Pio2001   QUOTE (jaustin @ Aug 3 2004, 09:17 PM)I belie...   Aug 3 2004, 22:55
|- - jaustin   QUOTE (Pio2001 @ Aug 3 2004, 04:55 PM)followi...   Aug 4 2004, 02:59
|- - jaustin   QUOTE (Pio2001 @ Aug 3 2004, 04:55 PM)If it i...   Aug 4 2004, 03:16
|- - Pio2001   QUOTE (jaustin @ Aug 4 2004, 03:16 AM)Your de...   Aug 4 2004, 11:24
|- - jaustin   QUOTE (Pio2001 @ Aug 4 2004, 05:24 AM)I disag...   Aug 4 2004, 12:25
- - Xenno   Every circuit inside an amp runs on DC. If the pow...   Aug 3 2004, 20:56
|- - jaustin   QUOTE (Xenno @ Aug 3 2004, 02:56 PM)If the po...   Aug 3 2004, 21:17
- - Xenno   Well...either you'll get an audible 50-60 Hz h...   Aug 3 2004, 22:47
|- - jaustin   QUOTE (Xenno @ Aug 3 2004, 04:47 PM)Well...ei...   Aug 4 2004, 03:19
|- - 2Bdecided   QUOTE (Xenno @ Aug 3 2004, 09:47 PM)Well...ei...   Aug 4 2004, 12:51
- - DigitalMan   My frustration with audio cables is that we rarely...   Aug 4 2004, 00:23
- - Xenno   Yeah...whatever. You'll either hear it...or yo...   Aug 4 2004, 16:12
|- - useless_engineer   Well...if you do get hum, buy a $4 length of ...   Aug 4 2004, 17:26
||- - useless_engineer   The best part about luxury audio cables is where t...   Aug 4 2004, 18:14
|||- - jaustin   QUOTE (useless_engineer @ Aug 4 2004, 12:14 P...   Aug 4 2004, 20:41
||- - jaustin   QUOTE (useless_engineer @ Aug 4 2004, 11:26 A...   Aug 4 2004, 20:40
||- - useless_engineer   QUOTE Power delivery systems (in the U.S.) are des...   Aug 4 2004, 21:04
|||- - jaustin   QUOTE (useless_engineer @ Aug 4 2004, 03:04 P...   Aug 4 2004, 21:50
|||- - useless_engineer   QUOTE but I wonder if a ferrite-impregnated power ...   Aug 5 2004, 05:45
|||- - jamesattufts   Would the whole John Dunlavy debunking of expensiv...   Aug 5 2004, 08:24
|||- - jaustin   QUOTE (useless_engineer @ Aug 4 2004, 11:45 P...   Aug 5 2004, 13:18
|||- - useless_engineer   QUOTE What it means (and I admit it might not have...   Aug 5 2004, 16:51
|||- - cabbagerat   QUOTE (jaustin @ Aug 5 2004, 04:18 AM)QUOTE (...   Aug 5 2004, 17:51
||- - Pio2001   QUOTE (jaustin @ Aug 4 2004, 08:41 PM)QUOTE (...   Aug 5 2004, 00:32
||- - jaustin   QUOTE (Pio2001 @ Aug 4 2004, 06:32 PM)If you ...   Aug 5 2004, 02:09
|- - 2Bdecided   QUOTE (Xenno @ Aug 4 2004, 03:12 PM)Yeah...wh...   Aug 5 2004, 09:33
- - CSMR   QUOTE (Pio2001 @ Aug 3 2004, 12:06 PM)I recal...   Aug 4 2004, 17:21
- - ara-fat32   Hi-fi Magazine Rules, why they can find peoples pa...   Aug 5 2004, 05:10
- - rickshaw   There is a rule of thumb in Hi-End Audio that you ...   Aug 5 2004, 09:46
|- - Pio2001   QUOTE (rickshaw @ Aug 5 2004, 09:46 AM)Just h...   Aug 5 2004, 12:02
- - rickshaw   Pio2001, As mentioned the issue at hand and the i...   Aug 5 2004, 12:45
- - .halverhahn   QUOTE (Funkstar De Luxe @ Aug 3 2004, 07:56 P...   Aug 5 2004, 13:49
- - Gecko   I have a related question. What kind of power cabl...   Aug 5 2004, 15:39
- - DigitalMan   QUOTE (rickshaw @ Aug 5 2004, 03:45 AM)Pio200...   Aug 5 2004, 16:25
- - dreamliner77   I bet we could sell some of these $2500 cable...   Aug 5 2004, 19:17
- - 2Bdecided   QUOTE (dreamliner77 @ Aug 5 2004, 06:17 PM)I ...   Aug 9 2004, 12:41


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