What was the first power cable that you noticed a difference in the sound?

I have bought six or seven different power cords, none over $500 and have noticed little or no change in the sound of my system. All the cables are 12 gauge or bigger.  Without talking about cables made with unobtainium, where did you start hear a difference.



Reading with interest as I have yet to experience an improvement with any power cable, and I am in the under $500 market as well. I did however get a significant improvement by running a dedicated line, very noticeable.

However, I have had some cords negatively affect the sound, those were Pangea's on some of my source components. Took some of the life out of the sound.


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@auroravengeance  +1


I own my house. First thing I did was have an electrician run a dedicated line, then various PLCs; To many to recall, but the last was a PS Audio Premier Power Plant (didn't do much for me) and various 'better' PCs including, Wire World (< $300- $500), the best were from Tekline, a boutique company (MSRP-$350-$800). The next biggest power upgrade was/is Core Power1800 MkII that has been anchoring my system for 3+ years. Check our the Verify blog on Audiogon for some interesting twists on fuses

I got this to replace my integrated stock power cord and there was an immediate notice of the difference in sound. I am not going to say if it is better or worse as this is a personal preference but there is a difference.