ICECUBE cryo'd IEC adapter

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  1. Dan M

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    Anyone got one of these babies?

    It's an adapter for standard 2 prong power cable outlets to be upgraded to a 3 prong IEC power cable. I want to upgrade the power cable with my Panasonic RP91 DVD player.

    I'm always on the lookout for a tweak!
     
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    Dan,
    I use the "CUBE' cryo'd adapter (have been for many, many months now) and am very pleased with the performance.

    I purchased this from dedicatedaudio before they named it the ICECUBE( it was being cryo'd by Cryogenics International in Arizona even before they christened the adapter as the "ICECUBE"). I suppose I bought it before they truly introduced it as the "Cube", and started marketing the adapter in a bigger way.

    This "Cube" adapter ($30.00, I believe) outperformed the Harmonic Technologies Single Crystal adapter ($60.00 ) easily.

    Obviously, this is IME, and in my system. I use dedicated circuits and double cryo'd Hubbell 5362BK outlets. My power cord to my Panny RV80 is a ZU Birth and it is terminated to a Jon Risch Line Conditioner for digital components only. The Risch conditioner is connected to a HT Fantasy Power Cord. Good cords, adapters, and outlets do add up to good sound. It really does matter 8>)

    Of course, this is IME..... humbly ..... ;o)

    BOK
     
  3. Dan M

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    Thanks Brian. Sounds great! Looking forward to whatever improvements it provides. Since I will be using it with my dvd player, I'm hoping for even better picture quality as well as sound. I will be connecting it to my Panny RP91, out to a Richard Gray's Power Company with a Straight Wire Blue Thunder cable into a PS Audio Power Port outlet.
     
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    Don't forget to sprinkle some magic pixie dust over it [​IMG]
     
  5. Brian OK

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    Jim,

    sour grapes do not make for happy listening.....


    If you have not tried... the sidelines are the best spot for you :0(

    Otherwise, you just come off as ...well, just sour and cranky ;*)

    long live star wars and we wait and wait........zzzzzz

    BOK
     
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    Long live Star Wars? God Brian, it's just...just...just...such awful dialog!
     
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    You guys take all this banter way too seriously, and it seems, too literally as well.

    bok
     
  9. Ron Reda

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    Just wanted to update this thread a bit...

    Dan M,

    I too have an RP91 and just got an IEC adapter for it to use with a VH Audio Flavor 3 cryo'ed power cord. While I have not had that much time to evaluate the combination, I did notice that colors appeared to be more vibrant and that the audio seemed louder even at previous "normal" volume levels. I (as well as my wife) particularly noticed that the bass sounded as though it was playing louder and cleaner.
     
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    Picked myself on up from Take five Audio for $5 CDN. Here's a link.

    http://www.takefiveaudio.com/c8_to_iec_adapter.htm

    One question. The powercord on my RP82 has a square/circle combo but the Take five is figure 8. does it matter which way the adapter is plugged into the DVD player? I have it so the middle pin on the C13 end is up. DVD player works fine.

    Kevin
     
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    Kevin W.,

    According to Chris at VH Audio, there are 2 types of IEC/DVD adapters; one type is the "figure 8", and the other has one round and one square. The one for round/square is for "correct polarization".

    What types of improvements did you notice?
     

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