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Old 02-09-2018, 08:42 PM
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I think it was a reference to the realization that we're all getting older!
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Old 02-09-2018, 11:03 PM
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I think it was a reference to the realization that we're all getting older!
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Old 02-10-2018, 11:05 AM
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The silliest thing on audio forums are old guys with lousy hearing telling people what they hear.
but with right set o cables, all cables...this should not be an issue..
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Old 02-10-2018, 11:37 AM
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I currently have the Tornado power cord at home for an audition. It's too early to comment on the sound. What I don't like is there isn't a firm connection between it and my Chord Dave DAC.
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Old 02-11-2018, 05:18 PM
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I don't know how the Audioquest's new power cords(Thunder, Tornado, and Hurricane) will sound in every system. I've had a home audition of the Thunder 20 amp power cord that I used on my amplifier. I have the Tornado on my DAC. After hearing the Thunder I ordered two Hurricane power cords and will order a third for my DAC now that I've heard the Tornado. I've had Wireworld Platinum, Silver Electra, Shunyata Alpha and Sigma NR power cords in my system. Nothing has come close to improving the overall sound like Audioquest power cords. I look forward to receiving the Hurricane power cords!
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Old 02-13-2018, 01:34 AM
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I don't know how the Audioquest's new power cords(Thunder, Tornado, and Hurricane) will sound in every system. I've had a home audition of the Thunder 20 amp power cord that I used on my amplifier. I have the Tornado on my DAC. After hearing the Thunder I ordered two Hurricane power cords and will order a third for my DAC now that I've heard the Tornado. I've had Wireworld Platinum, Silver Electra, Shunyata Alpha and Sigma NR power cords in my system. Nothing has come close to improving the overall sound like Audioquest power cords. I look forward to receiving the Hurricane power cords!
It sounds like one helluva cable! I can't wait to hear the Hurricane in my system...
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Old 02-16-2018, 10:14 PM
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I received one of the two Hurricane power cords today. I should have the second one on Monday and the Tornado within a week.
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:12 PM
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Hey Ricjor1,
Have you happened to compare a Hurricane vs. Tornado in the same slot? I'm currently trying to make the decision of 2x Tornado vs. 2x Hurricane for my tube monoblocks, with a greater than $1K price difference between the two. I'm currently running NRG 1000 on the amps, and of course Audioquest suggested that even a Tornado would perform much better.

I hate doing critical comparisons of power cords, but I did a couple between Hurricane, NRG 1000, and NRG WEL - for the wall / Niagara 7000, and ARC Ref 6 preamp slots (those are 20A slots, for which I have all 3 models of power cords). I think the most notable difference between the cords is their level of smoothness. The better sounding cords are far smoother without sacrificing clarity and detail (if not enhancing it); they're also cleaner/darker between notes.

The NRG 1000 did not hold up well in this comparison, though admittedly against these very good cords; nothing stock or cheap here. In comparison, the NRG 1000 was rough and shouty, with reduced clarity and a bit of a flattened soundstage.

The Hurricane is the smoothest and cleanest sounding of the 3. The WEL Signature was quite close in smoothness, and perhaps (surprisingly) a bit more punchy sounding initially, but the Hurricane was not burned in at the time of comparison. It was pretty close to a toss up. I've left the Hurricane in the wall slot, replacing one of the WEL NRG, and now a month later my system has never sounded better! System musicality, detail, and 3D effect are off-the-charts good.
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Old 02-22-2018, 04:28 PM
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Mike,
Unfortunately both of my Hurricane power cords are 20 amp and the Tornado is a 15 amp cord. I'm ordering a 15 amp Hurricane cord and will compare the two when I receive it. The Hurricane is a definite step up over my Wireworld power cords.
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