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Old 10-12-2017, 09:06 AM
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I am resurrecting this thread from a year or so ago because I was so impressed by the way Grant (GrantS) explained in posts 8, 19 & 20 the necessity of fixing and addressing power issues first before moving onto speaker and interconnects (interconnects, IMO are the last in the chain or cabling to reap any benefit). Power is first and foremost. Get it right as he says and you've hit an infield triple.

Yeah, I know -- another cable thread -- but as I've mentioned previously, a Shunyata King Cobra (V1) made myself and several of my friends believers when listening to my Esoteric DV50S many years ago (and in turn, I'm sure it helped with the monthly rent at "young" Shunyata).

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Old 10-12-2017, 12:29 PM
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Bob:

I totally agree with you.
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:24 PM
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I remember writing here back in the 2012 or 2013 time frame about the improvements a Shunyata Hydra 8 made to my system. It was significant; then I was able to upgrade to a Triton, and that brought a component-level improvement to the system overall. I can't overstate the importance these power distirbutors and cables bring to a system.

There is so much more music in QUIET...
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