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Old 08-28-2017, 11:46 AM
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Check the website. The new site has just gone live.
I'd been looking at the EF version, which didn't list the gauge in the initial copy. But, it pays to scroll down all the way, as the specs are definitely there. I'd missed it before. Thanks! In too much of a hurry, I guess.

So same gauge as the Venom HC (perfect), but would there be a significant advantage with either Delta? The Venom HC extension plus whichever cord I get will be connecting a voltage regulator to the wall, which supports some of my gear plus another line conditioner (which has gear plugged into it as well).

Thanks again for your patience with a semi-audiophile such as myself and my pretty basic questions. I'm still learning.
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The Delta conductors are superior because they are VTX. Which means they are constructed as a 'virtual tube'. This construction reduces any skin effects and reduces the inductance of the wire for an equivalent gauge.

Also, the NR version has built-in 'noise reduction' via our CCI filters.

The Delta cables are 'noticeably' superior to the Venom-HC from the feedback we have received from customers worldwide.
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The Delta conductors are superior because they are VTX. Which means means they are constructed as a 'virtual tube'. This construction reduces any skin effects and reduces the inductance of the wire for an equivalent gauge.

Also, the NR version has built-in 'noise reduction' via our CCI filters.

The Delta cables are 'noticeably' superior to the Venom-HC from the feedback we have received from customers worldwide.
Thanks for that info!
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I've been really impressed with the VENOM PS8 I picked up about a year ago and have been looking to upgrade the cable going to the wall. I had originally thought I'd go with the Alpha HC. I'm using the VENOM DEFENDER and am now wondering if there is any issue with using the NR Alpha with it. Would the NR Alpha be a worthy upgrade? Or should I look for last years Alpha HC?
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I've been really impressed with the VENOM PS8 I picked up about a year ago and have been looking to upgrade the cable going to the wall. I had originally thought I'd go with the Alpha HC. I'm using the VENOM DEFENDER and am now wondering if there is any issue with using the NR Alpha with it. Would the NR Alpha be a worthy upgrade? Or should I look for last years Alpha HC?
You would do well with either power cord as an upgrade from the wall to the Venom PS 8. The new NR Alpha is a measurably better at noise-reduction and has similar gauge to the HC with the VTX conductor set, but if you can find an Alpha HC at a great price on the used market, that should also work very well. I would follow your budget. If you choose the HC, perhaps the savings allows for an upgrade elsewhere.

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You would do well with either power cord as an upgrade from the wall to the Venom PS 8. The new NR Alpha is a measurably better at noise-reduction and has similar gauge to the HC with the VTX conductor set, but if you can find an Alpha HC at a great price on the used market, that should also work very well. I would follow your budget. If you choose the HC, perhaps the savings allows for an upgrade elsewhere.

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Thank you, Grant. That is useful advice.
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I recently purchased another PS8 for a small system in a different room (with modest amplifier wattage) Rather than getting the Venom HC I bought a Delta NR power cord instead. Sounds great and looks good. Pleased so far.
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I recently purchased another PS8 for a small system in a different room (with modest amplifier wattage) Rather than getting the Venom HC I bought a Delta NR power cord instead. Sounds great and looks good. Pleased so far.
Do you have a Venom HC from your first PS8? If so, how does it compare to the Delta NR? Delta seem like an upgrade?
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Old 09-10-2017, 06:40 PM
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No. MY first PS8 is in a system that does both home theater (5.1) and 2 channel audio. The main power conditioner is a Hydra Talos with Ztron Cobra power cords to the wall (which is a dedicated 20 amp circuit) and to the Classe Sigma SSP processor and the Sigma Amp5. The 4K Sony disc player and the LG OLED 4K TV set also go into the Hydra. The PS8 was added for overflow items including 3 wall warts, a SONOS connect, and a Bluesound Vault2.

Sorry I could not be of more help.

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