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tubeyou

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power cords
« on: 7 Nov 2017, 09:27 pm »
Any feedback on what cable to use for making up some power cords. Looking at Furutech, Neotech, And Vh Cable and DH Labs.
Thanks. Joe

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« Reply #1 on: 7 Nov 2017, 09:48 pm »
Furutech FP-S55N or DPS-4

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« Reply #2 on: 7 Nov 2017, 09:52 pm »
A DIY version of this Ram cable:
https://www.ramelectronics.net/PC.aspx

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Make sure all the DIY cable and connector parts & pieces are UL approved.
Same goes for store bought completed cables.

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« Reply #3 on: 7 Nov 2017, 10:22 pm »
A DIY version of this Ram cable:
https://www.ramelectronics.net/PC.aspx

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Make sure all the DIY cable and connector parts & pieces are UL approved.
Same goes for store bought completed cables.

I've made some of these Belden 19364 based cords to good effect.  Good and inexpensive alternative.

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« Reply #4 on: 8 Nov 2017, 02:24 am »
What are you going to power Joe ? How much current do you expect to conduct ? How long of a run ?

tubeyou

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« Reply #5 on: 8 Nov 2017, 06:36 pm »
Wavelength Cardinal SET amps, Doge 8 pre amp, modified Garrard 401 TT, modified Lenco 75 TT, Hashimoto  SUT, modified Oppo 105d dac dvd, Zu Definition speakers. All interconnects are Duelund. Runs are 1 meter for power cord. Using Zu Event power cables now.
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Joe

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« Reply #6 on: 11 Nov 2017, 05:04 pm »
Ordered bulk Black Mamba V2 cable and Furutech F1-11g connectors. Now have to wait and then assemble them Also ordered some Neotech cable and connectors to make power cables for Son and friends that won't cost as much.
Let you know how things go after breaking them in.

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« Reply #7 on: 11 Nov 2017, 05:14 pm »
Any feedback on what cable to use for making up some power cords. Looking at Furutech, Neotech, And Vh Cable and DH Labs.
Thanks. Joe
Look at Sonic Craft:
http://www.soniccraft.com/index.php/wire-power-c-296_178?osCsid=61e1f360dd9b091cb8f4fa80c09ff099
Or PM our AC member Jeff.

ALso some speaker cables can be used as power cord if - + are stranded apart as the VDH CS122 to source componets and small amps:
http://www.vandenhul.com/products/cables/cs-122-hybrid-halogen-free

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« Reply #8 on: 15 Nov 2017, 09:14 pm »
This isn't straight DIY but it is very near DIY prices:

http://www.iceageaudio.com/audiophile-power-cords.html

I’ve run the copper/silver cable before and liked what I heard and it was at a price I can stomach. I plan on using the silver/silver for my Stealth 8 active speakers. They do offer bulk cable if DIY is a must.

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« Reply #9 on: 16 Nov 2017, 04:12 pm »
This isn't straight DIY but it is very near DIY prices:

http://www.iceageaudio.com/audiophile-power-cords.html

I’ve run the copper/silver cable before and liked what I heard and it was at a price I can stomach. I plan on using the silver/silver for my Stealth 8 active speakers. They do offer bulk cable if DIY is a must.
The DIY stuff is here in other page:
http://www.iceageaudio.com/diy-products.html

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« Reply #10 on: 16 Nov 2017, 04:40 pm »
The DIY 10 gauge looks identical to this...

https://www.parts-express.com/carol-10-awg-3c-sjoow-power-cable-25-ft--100-580

I have used the Carol cable before with success.

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« Reply #11 on: 16 Nov 2017, 05:12 pm »
Any updates on the Oyaide BM V2's? I have been curious how the new Oyaide compares to the old PCOCC-A wire they used. I considered responding to your thread suggesting the old Tunami power cords with Furutech F1-11g's but that cable is obsolete (still available at VH Audio however). I also use DH Labs Power Plus with the Furutech's and find them pleasing although not as exciting as the PCOCC Tunami's.

Side bar - I hope you purchased your cable from a legitimate Oyaide dealer. These types of cables are counterfeited like a Rolex from a dude in a trench coat.  :?

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« Reply #12 on: 23 Nov 2017, 01:03 am »
I'm also very interested in this. I've been looking at a bunch of affordable, DIY cable/connector options over the past few weeks, including all the ones you mention - fututech, neotech, DH Labs, GutWire, IeGO, etc. My goal was to try and keep total costs for a 1 meter cable around $200. My Carver monos have fixed power cords. I'm running my VPI Classic Signature through an SDS and am hearing that TT power cords are not critical (please correct me of I'm wrong!), so am really looking at preamp, phono pre, DAC & CDP.

After all the digging I ended up just this afternoon ready to  go with Neotech NEP, but couldn't decide on the 3001($20/ft) or the 3003 ($30/ft). For connectors I settled on the IeGO 8085 gold plated which I found for $80 for the set, as opposed to the Furutech FI-11 golds which can run around $140 for the set.

Then I, of course, keep digging because it all becomes obsessive, and I see that Take Five Audio (Canadian site) is selling already-made 3ft power cords using Neotech NEP-3003 MK III cable, a Furutech FI-11M-N1(G) wall plug and a FI-11-N1(G) IEC for less than $200 US! I don't think I can make them myself for that price using Furutechs!

So now I'm back to wondering whether to DIY this thing or just go ready-made. Curious how the Black Mamba turned out for you.

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« Reply #13 on: 23 Nov 2017, 01:12 am »
Scotlynn all these cables are 3 wires/poles, your home have electrical grounded?

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« Reply #14 on: 23 Nov 2017, 02:15 am »
Thanks, FullRangeMan. Yes, it's grounded. So that shouldn't be a problem.

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« Reply #16 on: 24 Feb 2018, 03:02 pm »
In the past I had experimented a great deal with DIY power cords. In my limited experience with half a dozen each of different power amps and preamps and maybe four cd/sacd players it's very hard to give a definitive answer as to "what's best" because of all the system and personal taste variables that arise in these comparisons. In some applications I found the 10 gauge Carol cord mentioned above to be a surprisingly competent performer when paired with quality Furutech connectors. As others have mentioned, sometimes the connectors seem more important than the cord in the final outcome. In other situations (if not most,) I've found that Wireworld's mid priced offerings are hard to beat for price/performance ratio and they work well with a broad range of products. You can buy the Eclipse 7 cables used for your budget and they pop up regularly on sales sites. Furutech products are hard to beat though if you're determined do go the DIY route in my experience. I would definitely like to build one of the FP-S55N cords mentioned earlier.

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« Reply #17 on: 24 Feb 2018, 08:02 pm »
Why don't you look here for good power cords

http://www.cullencable.com/

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« Reply #18 on: 24 Feb 2018, 08:46 pm »
In the past I had made a few powercords.
I was on the fence as to if they made any sonic differences.
Then Pangea came along and I saw (back then the prices were lower) I could buy a Pangea powercord for less than I could make one.
SO I bought one. And yes I could hear a better difference.
I got hooked.

So one might check what it really costs to make your own. There are several well recommended preamade cords for the same price of less than you can make yourself.
Shunyata also makes a new inexpensive one.