What is the "best" $100 +/- a few but no more than $200 power cable? I cannot pay the big bucks some of these things cost. Oh, I could but I would become a single person quite quickly thanks in advance for your opinions
If you can get by with a one meter length, check out Audio Advisor. Their current catalog offers the PS Audio Prelude for $135 and, unless they've changed their policies, you can send it back if it doesn't do the job for you. Good luck in your search.
Looks like AQ now has rivers on the brain. Cables are named after rivers, guess they gave up the reptile technology this month. What happens when ya mix river water technology with a bias voltage? Nice full page glossy ad in I think Audio Advisor catalog. Colorado, Montana, why not Euphrates, Ganges and Nile? No Mississippi? They should make the cables at the local river level. Like Hudson, Passaic, Delaware. dirty water should make for a cable that can filter and magically transform the sound. I guess reptile cables will be at HCM discounted. What is the next series of nonsense? Got some bird models in Acoustic Sounds Falcon,Hawk, , no pigeon, or Dodo bird, which is more apt names for em.
Dup, and that means what?
Good recommendation from Cheapskate. I believe PS Audio direct has a 30 day money back policy as well.
Music Direct offers a 45 day money back policy on the $99.00 Shunyata Venom power cord. I use one on my universal player with no adverse effects and a smidgen of improved bass. My experience indicates not to expect to much improvement from the lower priced offerings, however if you find the opposite true do let us know.
Checkout the latest AQ ad in Music Dirrect catalog, nice glossy EXPENSIVE ad I'm sure. This month's wires, another level of mysticism and magic.
I'd suggest adding Transparent's High Performance Power Link (HPPL) to your list of possibilities. It's at about $100 for a 2 meter cord. You'll have to find a local dealer as they don't allow mail or internet sales. Their Power Link Plus (PLP) are really great but they sell for about $220 per meter. They might be worth a listen. After hearing what they allow your electronics to do you might be convinced that you need to stretch your budget. I just redid my entire system with PLP's except the speakers and FM tuner and couldn't be happier. I did a brief write up on my blog. A link is in my signature line.