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03/13/14 at 16:22:56
 
Since I need a 3 meter power cord, I have considered making my own rather than trying to own what I cannot afford at this time. Anybody have a recipe for say, a 12 gauge cord?
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Reply #1 - 03/13/14 at 18:13:34
 
You can get a Pangea AC9 3 meter cord for 130. . . . Might be a good fit.

http://www.audioadvisor.com/Pangea-Audio-AC-9-Power-Cable/productinfo/PGAC9/2076...
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Reply #2 - 03/13/14 at 18:32:15
 
I have to admit, these cables are an exceptional value. I have tried them in different applications, and feel that they can compete with much more costly cables.

Thanks Lon
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Reply #3 - 03/13/14 at 19:36:46
 
I don't have any personal experience with them, but they get the praises sung out of them all over the web. I've sampled some homemade cables and to be honest. . . well I won't say anything other than at the price I would try the Pangea.
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Reply #4 - 03/14/14 at 02:24:26
 
Lon, I couldn't resist the temptation to experiment, and made a power cable  from finely stranded 12/3 wire. I even used silver paste on the connections to make sure that I am getting all that I can from this wire. As I preach connections being so important, red copper IEC end, and plug were used. Silver paste will accompany the connection there as well. I will not be trying the combo too soon, since I am waiting on some parts for the power conditioner that this was made for. I will also try either Pangea or another Cryod cable to see what might win the race in the end. I always like a good race.
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Reply #5 - 03/14/14 at 20:43:26
 
Ok, so here is the 'Ugly Betty' cord. The square box at the end is a ferite block to help reduce RFI.
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Reply #6 - 03/14/14 at 20:47:31
 
Cool.

I would not have put the ferrite on there myself. I've added them to cords before and I think they harm more than help.

But maybe not on this cord! Keep us abreast of your sonic discoveries!
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Reply #7 - 03/17/14 at 22:08:55
 
I'd be interested in any comparisons between a DIY and the Pangea.  If Lonely Raven and I get together again, we'll do a direct comparison between my DIY (two flavors) and the Pangea 9SE.

Here is the link for one flavor.  It has the choke as well.  I'll try it without the chock Lon to see what I get.

http://diyaudioprojects.com/Power/diyMains/
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Reply #8 - 03/17/14 at 23:15:02
 
Cool. Will be fun to hear the results.
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Reply #9 - 03/18/14 at 01:42:31
 
Do you recall the adverse effects of the choke?  I just did a little a/b with and without the choke and without seemed to have louder bass but flabbier or not as well defined.
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Reply #10 - 03/18/14 at 02:03:12
 
As I remember it was similar, with some differences depending whether on amp or source etc. but it skewed frequency balances past 'neutral'-esque which was what I was going for.
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Reply #11 - 04/05/14 at 18:09:15
 
I did a bad bad thing. A couple of weeks ago, I went waaay over my budget, and bought a PS Audio Statement cord. It was the 3 meter length that I needed, but I ended up spending $270 for it. I know that it is an expensive cord when new, but that kind of money doesn't really make sense to me for a cord. It just doesn't. Now, having said that, I can confess that this cord is my 'go to' cord. The bass became what I was expecting it to be in the first place. The rest of the sound came together in a way that I will not need to change. I will confess also that there was a Pangea cord, an SE14, I think that is the model. Anyway, even though I considered it to be on the slight side for my other power conditioner, BPT 3.0, I am still using it to feed this device separately from the PS Audio cord. Because the BPT feeds only my TV and that half of the system which is less critical, I am happy with this arrangement as a whole.
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Reply #12 - 04/05/14 at 19:26:39
 
Cool! Congrats. These are good cords. I have two thatt used to be my "go to" cords, had one of these powering my amp and preamp, and Preludes powering the rest of  my system. I moved on to the PerfectWave cords and now have AC-12s throughout after experimenting with AC-5 and AC-10.

My Statement cords are now in use in my main guitar rig, one feeding the PS Audio Duet that distributes power to my amp and my Fender '63 Reissue Reverb head, the other going from the Duet to my Fender Bassman TV Fifteen amp. This gives me AMAZING tone for my guitars and basses.
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