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Power Cord for Accuphase Amplifier
@audiophile1 "No plugs will scratch the IEC connectors" as an experienced analog design engineer I can say this is not correct! typically product from established hi-end company chooses IEC receptacle and plug (or assembled cable) from one compan... 
Power Cord for Accuphase Amplifier
@jfrmusic "Accuphase strongly recommends that you use only the stock cord and so far that has been the best" why not to rely on on Accuphase advice and to start enjoy music? Accuphase Engineers choose carefully IEC receptacle for amps and cable ... 
Upgrade My Turntable - How Much Do I Need to Spend?
@hikerneil "The SL-1200G is an absolute beast” +1 & Congrats! -the only one’ beats it is Technics SP-10R + EPA-100MK2 arm, in SH-10B5 plinth..   
Power Cables
@jfrmusic "Just finished burning in my IceAge Frankencable power cord" power cables don’t have much aging effect, unlike tubes, some heavily used semicons, electrolytic caps, and hard driven resistors. there is some change in contact resistance, ... 
New expensive power cord for amp and no change in sound?
@ audio.. "I have noticed the most improvement on digital devices using better power cords” -more details, such as digital device name, original power cord (not known?) and replacement details would be nice!   
Revisiting Chinese Knockoff Cables
@zigstien got similar cable, re-terminated with nice rhodium plugs and voilà! All measurements after some work around came perfect (R, C, L, all at 50-50000Hz)! I don’t take those cables as clone, it’s more like good material for DIY project. Good... 
New Accuphase Amplifier Experience
lalitk, I see you have E-650 integrated, which is class A amp. class A amps have relatively stable current at different sound volume level, which helps to reduce transient current in incoming power, thus amp self-induced voltage drop is minimal. m... 
New expensive power cord for amp and no change in sound?
"Why do you guys care?” .to share our own mistakes and best methods, is it wrong?   
New Accuphase Amplifier Experience
@jfrmusic C-2300 pre looks cool! four freq. tone control is interesting! I decided a while ago to buy excellent quality analog or digital devices, not mixed ones.. analog stuff these days “never get old”, while digital units age very fast :-).    
New Accuphase Amplifier Experience
@lalitk what length/gauge AC PWR wiring do you have, and how far it is from street transformer? I like nice cables, but many aftermarket cable stuff is just gold painted junk.. need to be careful with cables, because bad termination’ could damage ... 
New Accuphase Amplifier Experience
@jfrmusic "I warn you once you hear it you will want one” +1!  
New Accuphase Amplifier Experience
@jfrmusic congrats! ..after 40yr Hi-Fi voyage, I moved to Accuphase pre/pwr amps, (C-2450, A-48, P-4500) ASL/ASLC rca/xlr cables, and really enjoy the sound! I would recommend to look Accuphase pre, such as C-2450 with AD-2850 (or AD-2900) phono, ... 
New expensive power cord for amp and no change in sound?
@phd "Power cords can make a huge difference. This difference can be on par with buying a new amp (component upgrade).” (-) in your bank account!  
New expensive power cord for amp and no change in sound?
@dill "Have you tried an after market cord?” why? 
New expensive power cord for amp and no change in sound?
@mapman +1M! the best comment ever! "The there is always the option of changing the amp. That will surely change the sound of the power cord"