Did you replace the stock power cord on your DVD player

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  1. Kevin. W

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    You here about people replacing their stock power cords on their receivers and amps. Just curious if anyone has done it with their DVD player. Except for maybe improving on the EMI/RFI what other advantages would there be.

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    Yes, and EM/RF interference was exactly why. The included AC cord with the 59AVi is fairly heavy duty, but I wanted a shielded cord. MCM Electronics carries them. Volex 17604. All of $12 for a 6 ft cord. Part no. is 23-505.

    Any benefits, video or audio? Not that I can tell. I'm just fanatical about shielding.
     
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    Anywhere on a PC that indicates if its shielded or not? I have a 14AWG power cord that I'd like to use instead of the 18AWG that came with my Denon 2900.

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    99% of the power cords you get with any component are not shielded. Yes, it will say somewhere on the cord. The only component I've ever gotten that came with a shielded power cord was a Proceed amplifier.
     
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    Shielding does what then?
     
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    It prevents any future problems that I don't have now. [​IMG]
     
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    I would like to know also, preferably from an engineer.
     
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    It shunts the electromagnetic and radio frequency (EM and RF) interference *away* from the inner signal carrying part of the cord.

    Shielded power cords, audio interconnects, digital interconnects, video cables, and speaker wire all help to get the absolute lowest noise floor you can in a system.
     

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