Another nod to DH Labs' Encore power cables, as they would check all of your boxes: affordable price, smooth outer surface (no fabric or weaved loom), and quality construction.
I have exactly one of those AC-11 power cords, it was a dealer demo that was slightly scuffed, I have no idea what the retail was/is, but the dealer pretty much gave it away to me for $100 as I recall. This was over 15 years ago.I use Harmonic Technology AC-11 power cables on everything. The first HT AC-11 I acquired with my power amp. I was using the aforementioned DH Labs power cables at the time and was quite satisfied. I decided to give the HT a try on my preamp and it literally blew me away. I started looking and eventually found enough used ones to do my whole kit. All my cables are PCOCC, I either bought them used or put them together myself. They pop up frequently on Audiogon and usaudiomart and it's Canadian counterpart. Won't break the bank but the Ohno continuous cast copper seriously changes the game.
+1 on Gotham, though I've never used any of their power cords, but I've made both analog interconnects and DC umbilicals using Gotham microphone cable and it is fine quality stuff. A proud old Swiss brand originally imported/distributed in the U.S. out of New York City, along with Neumann and EMT.
Nothing blingy going on here. I like the tough rubbery outer covering. Made to withstand touring and heavy speaker cabinets rolling over them.+1 on Gotham, though I've never used any of their power cords, but I've made both analog interconnects and DC umbilicals using Gotham microphone cable and it is fine quality stuff. A proud old Swiss brand originally imported/distributed in the U.S. out of New York City, along with Neumann and EMT.
Their Gotham Museum is quite cool too, an archive of product brochures and advertisements of various Gotham, Neumann, and EMT products of yore.
Now you've got me wanting to pick up a Gotham power cord, just for the heck of it. They look both highly flexible and pro quality durable too.
Shhhhhhh. Don’t tell everyone about them. These are actually what I was using with my LS50W’s. I have a couple of them in the closet... great cords for the money.5.0 out of 5 stars Audiophile grade power cable
Reviewed in the United States on August 19, 2020
Length: 6 feetVerified Purchase
I have several $100-$250 power cables and these are a hidden gem. These are also what Paul Gryzbek of TAD audio sold as Jellyfish Iron Lung power cords.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Naim Tibia upgraded
Reviewed in the United States on September 9, 2020
Length: 6 feetVerified Purchase
The cables I received had "Well Shin" stamped on them. Well Shin is one of the companies which supplied the Naim Tibia for Naim North America. The specs of both cords are the same. But this one comes with hospital grade plugs.
I have to admit that my use is not really conventional for these cords--they are used for electrostatics that have a built-in woofer section. So it is powering an amp, in addition to energizing the panels to ~1,000 volts. So it's not like these are on a full-range amplifier, preamp or source component. That's why I needed the longer length, too. I have a lot of the cord coiled up right now but, once I move to a better place, the cord won't be restricting me.Another nod to DH Labs' Encore power cables, as they would check all of your boxes: affordable price, smooth outer surface (no fabric or weaved loom), and quality construction.
At that Price, It is really hard to pass up. This is awesome guys! A lot to chew on here.
My buddy works at McMaster-Carr and did the same--purchased some heavy duty hospital-grade power cords. I don't know if the shielding or noise rejection in his are notable, but he's been enjoying them nonetheless.Monoprice sells 14 gauge 6 foot hospital power cords for under $10.
That's a good find! I'm set on power cables but for my desktop system and subwoofers, this would be a perfect cable for where I want something better, but don't want to blow up the bank account to do it. The only thing I would need for the subwoofers is a 90° IEC connector on the end. Shouldn't be too hard to find.I roll my own, Supra LoRad from bulk ,bought by the foot.