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    Question Which wire provides the most profound audio improvement to your audiophile hi-fi sound system?

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    For me personally I would rather put my money into a good power conditioner, which makes bigger improvement to the whole system.

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    Conducting wire has shown in every respect to be superior to non-conducting wire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TooCool4 View Post
    For me personally I would rather put my money into a good power conditioner, which makes bigger improvement to the whole system.
    What if... you could do both?!?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjfrbw View Post
    Conducting wire has shown in every respect to be superior to non-conducting wire.
    Thats a good one
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    The answer is interconnects make the most difference as they can do the most harm, a basic/commodity level copper ic will smooth out most of the fine detail in the recording leaving a flat, 2D presentation and lackluster timbre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveC View Post
    What if... you could do both?!?!
    I have some fancy power leads but since I put in a power conditioner, I have not even put the fancy power cords back in. They are just sitting in a box, the power conditioner has made such a big difference that I can’t be bothered about the power leads.

    With the power leads, I have always thought did it make a difference or did it not and if you have to really try to hear the difference then to me it’s not worth it. With the power conditioner it was clear night and day difference.
    By the way my system shows the slightest difference when I change anything, i use Spectral Audio Pre / Power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TooCool4 View Post
    I have some fancy power leads but since I put in a power conditioner, I have not even put the fancy power cords back in. They are just sitting in a box, the power conditioner has made such a big difference that I can’t be bothered about the power leads.

    With the power leads, I have always thought did it make a difference or did it not and if you have to really try to hear the difference then to me it’s not worth it. With the power conditioner it was clear night and day difference.
    By the way my system shows the slightest difference when I change anything, i use Spectral Audio Pre / Power.
    That's cool... I've found PCs are the most variable cable as sometimes they make big differences and other times they're not so big. My tube gear isn't as picky while some class D amps respond a lot more. There's also fairly large differences between power cables when used with gear that responds to them. That makes solid recommendations for PCs difficult while it's fairly easy to predict what an interconnect cable will do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveC View Post
    That's cool... I've found PCs are the most variable cable as sometimes they make big differences and other times they're not so big. My tube gear isn't as picky while some class D amps respond a lot more. There's also fairly large differences between power cables when used with gear that responds to them. That makes solid recommendations for PCs difficult while it's fairly easy to predict what an interconnect cable will do.
    i have very similar experiences, i always remember my accuphase 800 dac and 900 were very fussy about pc, my el35 amps don't seem to care much
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    Quote Originally Posted by TooCool4 View Post
    For me personally I would rather put my money into a good power conditioner, which makes bigger improvement to the whole system.
    +1

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