Hearing is believing?........power cables.......


For anyone who is skeptical about the difference a high quality power cord can make in your high quality audio system........try it.......hearing is believing. About 10 years ago when I bought my first "entry level" hifi system (B&K amp/preamp, Canton speakers) my audio advisor dropped off a Tara Labs Prism power cord. He said just try it for a week and if you don't think it makes a difference just return it. I, like most unfamiliar with high quality cables, was skeptical.......how could a cable 1 meter long from the wall to my equipment make a difference? I put it on the power amp and yes I could definitely tell there was a more defined bass and overall clearer soundscape. I'm a musicians, so I figured maybe the "non audiophile" can't hear the difference. So my brother-in-law who is a bricklayer came over and we did a blind listening test. I randomly switched the Tara, sometimes trying to fool him......told him I switched but didn't........he could tell every time I used the Tara! So I was convinced that it was "wishful thinking on my part or particularly sensitive ears. If you don't think a great power cable can make a difference........take the challenge. Try one for a week and see (hear) for yourself!
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@knghifi You are still seriously struggling with the concept. I'll try and make it simpler for you. If you purchased a component and you had to pay a premium for a supplied cable and the cable made the component sound ordinary, would you be happy paying the premium for the included cable? I certainly wouldn't. Wouldn't that be a big reason why manufacturers don't generally supply upmarket cables? I hope you finally get it.
In your example, you prefer a $500 cable but there are owners that prefer a different cable.   One less or more expensive than $500, it's a PERSONAL choice ... no consensus   No correct or incorrect answer so manufacturers just include a generic cable and allow owners choose.   Probably reason no captive PC but IEC???

If there is a CONSENSUS, regardless of cost, manufacturer will include with the component.
Now you are starting to get it knghifi. It was a bit like toilet training an infant, but you are slowly understanding.

This is the exact reason why manufacturers (that I know of), don't supply upmarket cables. One cable doesn't suit all. So they generally throw in a cheap throwaway, as most will upgrade cables. Now do you understand why it would be a waste if they put in a fairly expensive same cable on all their components?. It might match beautifully on some components but not match so well on others. My example illustrated this brilliantly.

Relating to the second part do you know of any manufacturer supplying fairly expensive Cables with components? I don't but of course don't know all manufacturers. I've seen slightly better Interconnects supplied which at a guess might cost $25 rather than the $5 throwaways.


This is going well.

Ah, the King Of Siam's back. Hope you are going well now too, as you wern't going too well in some earlier posts.
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