Electraglide Epiphany , Upgrade or Downgrade?

I have seen lots of Electraglide Epiphany (not X) up for sales, especially from dealers - people must be buying or maybe not at all. I am using one on the cd player and very please with it. For those of you who have owned this cord - what other cords have you tried and do you considered it an upgrade or downgrade? Keep in mind, powercords like other interconnects are system dependent and I am only interested in your opinion based on what you hear in your setup. For those who do not own the Epiphany need not to comment.
There is a post in the archives in Audiogon where there was a listening session attended by several audiophiles and a number of PC's were auditioned. It was stated that the Epiphany X was supposed to sound better than the Epiphany. I also think that some stated that they preferred a different brand to the Epiphany X.
I own Epiphany X, Elrod statement, Kubala-Sosna Emotion, Jena Model One, and Pranawire Maha-Samadhi power cords and have had time to closely evaluate them all. I find the Epiphany X cord fine for my solid state amps in my HT system, but too unrefined for any of the components in my mostly tubed 2CH system. In my preferred/more used 2ch system, the X was close to being unmusical , no matter where I put it, except for the power conditioner. The Kubala Sosna is about the same price and IMS/IME/IMO a much more versatile pc and sounds better on my digital and amps compared to the X. Currently in my 2ch system I use a combination of Elrod Statements (monoblock amps) and Jena Model One pcs (digital sources) and Pranawire (analog source).
I believe the thread that Lak refers to is this.

My house was the first of three places where this power cable shootout occured. All three of us were mightily impressed with the Epiphany X but it was really the Kubala-Sosna Emotion that was the overall winner.

The retail price of the Epiphany X is simply ridiculous. Come on, $6k for a power cable? Isn't $1k already crazy enough?

Over the last few months, Jadem6 and I have tried various Purist Dominus PCs in our systems. These exceed the K-S Emotion in terms of dynamics, low-end extension and textures; this is not subtle. The Epiphany X did not excel over the K-S in any of these ways. Only a little more detail on the top was where the Ephipany X excelled. I could see how too much of this would be overpowering. This is not the case with a system fully loaded with the K-S.

So before you go off and pay these ridiculous Epiphany X prices, try a Dominus. It has a typial used market price in the $800-900 range. It will handily destroy the standard Epiphany and X. The Dominus-B tends to be more rich in the mids and soft on the top. The Dominus-C has more life on the top being more like the K-S Emotion. I strongly suggest you also try the K-S Emotion as it is the most tonally neutral cable in the business that I have yet tried.


The response and post I have written above (yesterday) stands true and accurate.

I have just received an email about why I am now selling my Electraglides after posting such a nice blurb about the Electraglides.

That was not a shill post, and you can read my prior discussions about my thoughts on the Electraglide cables in my history.

Truth be told of the current situation - little did I know that unfortunately the credit card bill would arrive today that had my new speakers as well as much of the room renovation purchases on it. Dumbass (<- me) here, promised the wife I would have the money to pay for the speakers by time the bill came. (I was hoping to A/B the regular Epiphany, the Epiphany X, and another cable or two... to find the best overall system synergy and then sell the remaining power cords)

However, at this time I am up a certain creek with the wife and I must liquidate something to pay the credit card.

In my mind - power cords are safer to ship than large components, and hopefully will be easier to find on the market in the future to re-purchase, once said credit card and wife are back in good standing...