Power Cable Audioquest Dragon vs Isotek EVO3 Ascension

Thoughts on high current power cables for amplifiers Audioquest Dragon vs Isotek EVO3 Ascension.  

It seems like a lot of people praise the Dragon


NEVER buy without listening in YOUR system FIRST! Cords do make a difference but in my experience, the effect is unpredictable. 

I prefer copper over silver in my system, so I put an Audioquest Hurricane high current power cable on my DAC and, WOOOOOOW!!! 


FWIW: I did a cable shoot out with the AQ Firebird HC, Shunyata Sigma V2 NR, Synergistic Euphoria HC L3…, and RSX Beyond PC. I know the Dragon sits above the Firebird and it has a lot of fans. But it was beyond my price range. So, take this for what it’s worth: out of all the cables that I tried, I picked the RSX Beyond. 

I went through the Cable Co. I took my time. I picked the one that sounded the best to me, in my system.

I know @macdude has experienced both, so there’s another big data point.

Nevertheless, you gotta try ‘em in your system to really know.

I am a firm believer in cables are system dependent. And learned and heard this with my own ears. Like, garbage in, garbage out.

I had an all Carver system for years, all were internally updated, sounded good.

Then got the itch to upgrade. You can believe ghdprentice. I did. I took a gamble deciding to get some ARC gear based on his descriptions of ARC gear and won. Searched and got a REF5SE. Later a REF75SE. And then an Aurender shortly after.

Once again, took his advice and got a well broken in AQ Hurricane for my amp. Holy crap is all I can say. Game ender.

And again, Transparent Ref PC for my preamp. Again, done there.

Lot safer to audition in your system before committing though.