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Do the (quality of) DC cables matter?
#1
Hi,

I saw you can upgrade the standard DC cables which come with most linear power supplies to better (build) ones. Is this an interesting hearable upgrade to consider?
Devialet 250 Expert Pro / Chord Signature / Sonus Faber Olympica II
Anthem MRX 710 / B&W MT-60D
Keces P8 Linear Power Supply / Intel Core i7 NUC-ROCK / Roon Lifetime
Dr. Feickert Woodpecker II with Inertia Platter / Dr. Feickert Linear / Jelco TK-850L Arm / Shelter 501 III Cartridge

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#2
I’d like to know too!
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#3
Yes, i still do too ;-)

Here you have options: https://ghentaudio.com/part/list-dc.html

Also, Keces from which i own a lps is selling very expensive ones: https://www.kempelektroniksshop.nl/m-way...-dacs.html

But yeah, is this something you are able to hear, compared to the standard cheapo black cables...?
Devialet 250 Expert Pro / Chord Signature / Sonus Faber Olympica II
Anthem MRX 710 / B&W MT-60D
Keces P8 Linear Power Supply / Intel Core i7 NUC-ROCK / Roon Lifetime
Dr. Feickert Woodpecker II with Inertia Platter / Dr. Feickert Linear / Jelco TK-850L Arm / Shelter 501 III Cartridge

Power: AQ Niagara 3000 with AQ Tornado to Furutech mains and 3 x AQ Blizzard to Components
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#4
(14-Jul-2020, 10:11)Bartype Wrote: Yes, i still do too ;-)

Here you have options: https://ghentaudio.com/part/list-dc.html

Also, Keces from which i own a lps is selling very expensive ones: https://www.kempelektroniksshop.nl/m-way...-dacs.html

But yeah, is this something you are able to hear, compared to the standard cheapo black cables...?

The cable in that link is listed as an M-Way cable, not a Keces cable. Kemp Electronics sell Keces but those cables are not listed as Keces products on their page for Keces products and it's Kemp Electronics, not Keces, who are selling them.

I checked your link because I use a Keces LPS and I too have wondered about other DC cables so I wanted to see what price Keces cables were selling for, only to find that the cables you were referring to aren't from Keces.
Roon Nucleus+, Devilalet Expert 140 Pro CI, Focal Sopra 2, PS Audio P12, Keces P8 LPS, Uptone Audio EtherREGEN with optical fibre link to my router, Shunyata Alpha NR and Sigma NR power cables, Shunyata Sigma ethernet cables, Shunyata Alpha V2 speaker cables, Grand Prix Audio Monaco rack, RealTRAPS acoustic treatment.

Brisbane, Qld, Australia
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#5
Most providers of LPS also sell DC cables with right termination (or different options). I assume that those cables are just as likely as others to act as antennas if they are not correctly shielded. What degree of impact this would have I have no first hand experience with. Someone in Hong-Kong must have done a comparison. Smile

I am personally biased towards Mojo audio that has been constantly performing well for me.

https://www.mojo-audio.com/dc-power-cables-2/

Cheers,
Bernard
Room: Gik Acoustics | Vibration: Townshend pods | Power: Shunyata Omega XC + Everest + Sigma NR v2 + Sigma ground cables | Source: Mac mini with LPS running Roon core (Raat) | Ethernet: Sonore Optical module + Melco S10 with dedicated LPS + Shunyata Omega Ethernet x 2| Dac/Pre/Amplification: Devialet D1000 Pro CI (Chord Sarum T RCA-RCA link) | Speakers: Chord Sarum T + Wilson Benesch Act One Evolution P1
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#6
(14-Jul-2020, 13:12)David A Wrote:
(14-Jul-2020, 10:11)Bartype Wrote: Yes, i still do too ;-)

Here you have options: https://ghentaudio.com/part/list-dc.html

Also, Keces from which i own a lps is selling very expensive ones: https://www.kempelektroniksshop.nl/m-way...-dacs.html

But yeah, is this something you are able to hear, compared to the standard cheapo black cables...?

The cable in that link is listed as an M-Way cable, not a Keces cable. Kemp Electronics sell Keces but those cables are not listed as Keces products on their page for Keces products and it's Kemp Electronics, not Keces, who are selling them.

I checked your link because I use a Keces LPS and I too have wondered about other DC cables so I wanted to see what price Keces cables were selling for, only to find that the cables you were referring to aren't from Keces.

You are right, my wrong. But when you select the Keces, these M-way cables turn up as options.

Apart from that, the question still stands: Do these better build DC cables make a difference?
Devialet 250 Expert Pro / Chord Signature / Sonus Faber Olympica II
Anthem MRX 710 / B&W MT-60D
Keces P8 Linear Power Supply / Intel Core i7 NUC-ROCK / Roon Lifetime
Dr. Feickert Woodpecker II with Inertia Platter / Dr. Feickert Linear / Jelco TK-850L Arm / Shelter 501 III Cartridge

Power: AQ Niagara 3000 with AQ Tornado to Furutech mains and 3 x AQ Blizzard to Components
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#7
Audioquest which is also provided / recommended by Devialet has amazing power cables. Tried NRG-Z3, Monsoon and Thunder High Current with remarkable results.
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#8
(16-Jul-2020, 14:23)markush Wrote: Audioquest which is also provided / recommended by Devialet has amazing power cables. Tried NRG-Z3, Monsoon and Thunder High Current with remarkable results.

But those are AC power cables, not DC power cables for providing power at low voltage over a range from around 5V to 19V from a linear power supply to a device like a server or ethernet switch. This thread is specifically about DC power cables.
Roon Nucleus+, Devilalet Expert 140 Pro CI, Focal Sopra 2, PS Audio P12, Keces P8 LPS, Uptone Audio EtherREGEN with optical fibre link to my router, Shunyata Alpha NR and Sigma NR power cables, Shunyata Sigma ethernet cables, Shunyata Alpha V2 speaker cables, Grand Prix Audio Monaco rack, RealTRAPS acoustic treatment.

Brisbane, Qld, Australia
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#9
Oh sorry!
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#10
(16-Jul-2020, 23:10)markush Wrote: Oh sorry!

Don´t be!
I´m very interested in your experience with AQ NRG Z3.
The cable, itself, looks pretty similar to the DEV original powercord.
Did you feel a notorious difference between the two?
Innuos ZenMini, Devialet 220 Pro CI, Black Sixteen speaker cables, Sonus Faber Guarneri Tradition and a pair of ears.
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