Power Conditioner Power Cable

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Just curious as to when using a power conditioner, is it more important for the source cable from the outlet to be of the highest quality or should the load side cable to the component be of high quality?
 

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I don´t know which conditioner you use but with my PS Audio PS10 i hear a difference from PS10 to component, so i would say both is important, but from PS10 to component it is more important
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definately cable to outlet is most important
 

rbbert

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I love it when the only two responses have opposite opinions; it’s so helpful.
 
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I love it when the only two responses have opposite opinions; it’s so helpful.
Probably the best answer would be try for yourself and see what YOU think.
 

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Well i have tried different cables and this is the result in my system...perhaps in another setup it is different, i don´t know
I don´t have power amps connected, only preamp and source.
But i also think that this result is quite logical as the P10 regenerates power and the clean power must arrive the equipment with little loss
 
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Probably the best answer would be try for yourself and see what YOU think.
I didn't ask the question and don't need an answer. FWIW, I have done as you suggest and will continue to do so as I acquire new cables.
 

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If you use a power conditioner, you should use the best power cord which you have from the wall outlet to it. Then you also should use other good cables from it to components.

Priority for the quality of power cords:

1. From the wall outlet to power conditioner;
2. To amplifier or pre-amplifier;
3. To the power amplifier;
4. To the analog source;
5. To the digital source.
 

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If you use a power conditioner, you should use the best power cord which you have from the wall outlet to it. Then you also should use other good cables from it to components.

Priority for the quality of power cords:

1. From the wall outlet to power conditioner;
2. To amplifier or pre-amplifier;
3. To the power amplifier;
4. To the analog source;
5. To the digital source.
I don´t know where you did get your information from but i tested severeal cables (shielded, unshielded, solid-core, stranded, expensive, budget, diy, different gauges) from outlet to the PS Audio P10 and the differences were marginal but when i did the same thing from P10 to Preamp/DAC the differences were explicit
 
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I suspect it would make a difference if one were using a power regenerator as opposed to a transformer or other non-active component. I would also question putting the digital component at the bottom of the list; digital components might belong on a separate circuit with a dedicated cord designed for digital. There are many different philosophies with many different solutions.
 

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After listening to Michael Borresen, the Danish engineer/designer behind Raidho, Borressen, Aavik, Ansuz, I decided to use Ansuz power cables and distributor. Power is a foundational part to an audio system since ultimately that's what one actually hears from speakers. Borresen believes low inductance in both the power cables and distributor are very important to carrying power from the wall socket to the speakers with less noise and loss of dynamics. I use my best PC from the wall socket to the distributor and the next best to the preamp, or in my case to my EMM Labs DV2.
 

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I don´t know where you did get your information from but i tested severeal cables (shielded, unshielded, solid-core, stranded, expensive, budget, diy, different gauges) from outlet to the PS Audio P10 and the differences were marginal but when i did the same thing from P10 to Preamp/DAC the differences were explicit
Maybe you use PS Audio P10. It converts AC-DC, then DC-AC. So I think you are right in your system. But if you use other power centers or power conditioners, you will understand me.

I use Echole Power Center and I can speak that from experience.
 

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Maybe you use PS Audio P10. It converts AC-DC, then DC-AC. So I think you are right in your system. But if you use other power centers or power conditioners, you will understand me.

I use Echole Power Center and I can speak that from experience.
Sure this is correct, i was talking about active regenerators not passive conditioners like DC Filter
And i also know that a good distributor is really important if you use a passive one and then you also need a good cable from wall to distributor
 

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