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After market power cord. Is it worth it?


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#1 of 71 OFFLINE   Henry Wai

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Posted February 06 2006 - 05:16 AM

I'm still new to HT, Just picked up a Rotel 1095 amp, is it worth going out to buy a heavier after market power cord? Reason I ask is the wiring in my home is only 14/3 from the fuse box to the plug, from the plug to the amp is only 5 foot long.

#2 of 71 OFFLINE   Phil A

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Posted February 06 2006 - 05:38 AM

If you're using your product mainly for home theater, while only you can evaluate what sound best in your room, I'd guess that you won't hear much difference unless there is RFI, EMI or some other problems in your location. 14 gauge wire will pass 15 amps of current.

#3 of 71 OFFLINE   alanR

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Posted February 06 2006 - 07:34 AM

dont waste your money

#4 of 71 OFFLINE   Philip Hamm

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Posted February 06 2006 - 08:09 AM

No.
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#5 of 71 OFFLINE   Alf S

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Posted February 06 2006 - 01:56 PM

Ditto...don't waste your money.
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#6 of 71 OFFLINE   DougR

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Posted February 06 2006 - 02:13 PM

Unless you can get one long enough to reach the Power Generating Station ?Posted Image

#7 of 71 OFFLINE   Jongyoon Lee

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Posted February 07 2006 - 01:28 AM

Henry, for inquiries like this I would try audioasylum for serious replies.

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Posted February 07 2006 - 02:13 AM

I replaced the cords on my power amps & sub with these. Did I hear a difference? No, but they were worth the couple of bucks to me. The slightly heavier gauge can't hurt and the availability of a shorter cord enabled me to clean up some of the rats nest behind the rack.

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#9 of 71 OFFLINE   Philip Hamm

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Posted February 07 2006 - 03:52 AM

Insert rimshot here.
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#10 of 71 OFFLINE   chris_everett

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Posted February 07 2006 - 05:11 AM

Turn on your system and run it for awhile, loud. Then grab hold of the power cord. Is it hot? (Make sure you don't have a fan blowing hot air on it, and that it was not sitting on top of something hot) If it's not hot, your power cord is fine. If it is hot, they probably included a _really_ cheap cord (I would expect better from Rotel), and it should be replaced as it is a fire hazard. You don't need anything exotic, just get something that's at least 14 gauge. In any event, you won't have a difference in sound quality. Possible exception: If you have a huge rats nest of power cords, and analog audio running through it, you may get an induced 60hz hum. Replacing the power cords with ones cut to length can help that. Again, nothing exotic.
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#11 of 71 OFFLINE   Alf S

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Posted February 07 2006 - 01:23 PM

Hmmm..I'd say we're all VERY serious that this type of "tweak" in hopes of getting better sound is major BS.
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#12 of 71 OFFLINE   Chu Gai

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Posted February 08 2006 - 02:16 AM

If you want to have a power cord that looks sharp then check out this link at HTF for one person who made some very attractive looking ones: http://www.hometheat....hreadid=205383
Don't expect it to sound better but if you're into pimping out your system with some eye candy bling....

#13 of 71 OFFLINE   Jeff Gatie

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Posted February 08 2006 - 03:39 AM



Anyone but me laugh hysterically at how ironic (yet appropriate) the "asylum" name is? Posted Image

#14 of 71 OFFLINE   Philip Hamm

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Posted February 08 2006 - 04:29 AM

Yes. Others laugh. It is not ironic at all, that's what's so funny about it!
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#15 of 71 OFFLINE   mark alan

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Posted February 08 2006 - 04:49 AM

Of course replacing the cord is necessary in order to save an expensive pair of pants. You know, before your money burns a hole in them.

#16 of 71 OFFLINE   Henry Wai

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Posted February 08 2006 - 01:02 PM

Thanks for the heads up. The power cord upgrade is on hold. Posted Image

#17 of 71 OFFLINE   Kevin. W

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Posted February 08 2006 - 01:52 PM

Make your own. Its cheap and easy.

#18 of 71 OFFLINE   Alan Pummill

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Posted February 19 2006 - 04:28 PM

Makes a huge improvement in a quality 2 channel system....it did on mine!! Most of the replies to this thread are probably from people with less than high end gear!!
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#19 of 71 OFFLINE   Jeff Gatie

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Posted February 20 2006 - 04:55 AM




And you know this HOW!!???Posted Image

#20 of 71 OFFLINE   Alan Pummill

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Posted February 20 2006 - 07:12 AM

BEEN THERE, DONE THAT!!
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