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Old 02-16-2019, 04:26 AM
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Not really, just lower level Shunyata.
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I have only tried 2 solutions, and I am using an Esoteric K-01XS player, not a Grandioso K1. The first was the Transparent Power Cord Source, which was a great improvement. Note that I have a dedicated mainline and an audiophile receptacle (FWIW).

I compared this to a combination of a Nordost Frey 2 power with the Nordost QBase 4 MK1. The latter made an astonishing improvement in dynamic range and the 3D nature of the sound. I also use Shunyata Sigma XLR interconnects.

I think that systems are different and there may not be a perfect solution, but I was quite stunned to find that AC power cords could make such a substantial improvement in sound quality.

Thanks - Gerry
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Shunyata Sigma NR ( new version) and Elrod Statement Gold all work incredibly well with Esoteric gear based upon my testing and ownership of them over many uears
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I have only tried 2 solutions, and I am using an Esoteric K-01XS player, not a Grandioso K1. The first was the Transparent Power Cord Source, which was a great improvement. Note that I have a dedicated mainline and an audiophile receptacle (FWIW).

I compared this to a combination of a Nordost Frey 2 power with the Nordost QBase 4 MK1. The latter made an astonishing improvement in dynamic range and the 3D nature of the sound. I also use Shunyata Sigma XLR interconnects.

I think that systems are different and there may not be a perfect solution, but I was quite stunned to find that AC power cords could make such a substantial improvement in sound quality.

Thanks - Gerry
Its because they prevent stray electromagnetic radiation/noise/grunge/RF hash that all your components produce (and which surrounds each component) from going straight into the power cord powering the component, only to be amplified as noise.
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Old 06-03-2019, 04:18 AM
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I have only tried 2 solutions, and I am using an Esoteric K-01XS player, not a Grandioso K1. The first was the Transparent Power Cord Source, which was a great improvement. Note that I have a dedicated mainline and an audiophile receptacle (FWIW).

I compared this to a combination of a Nordost Frey 2 power with the Nordost QBase 4 MK1. The latter made an astonishing improvement in dynamic range and the 3D nature of the sound. I also use Shunyata Sigma XLR interconnects.

I think that systems are different and there may not be a perfect solution, but I was quite stunned to find that AC power cords could make such a substantial improvement in sound quality.

Thanks - Gerry
Cheers Gerry.

Yes it has been my experience over many years that AC power cables make a very significant difference. I am currently using an Echole Limited Edition AC power cable on my K1 and the sound is excellent.
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I have try MIT, Nordost Valhalla 2 and although it sound great, the Ansuz DTC sound perfect, alive, no veil, real, extended, non fatigue. Expensive but awesome all the way.
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I have try MIT, Nordost Valhalla 2 and although it sound great, the Ansuz DTC sound perfect, alive, no veil, real, extended, non fatigue. Expensive but awesome all the way.
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