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Old 02-23-2019, 11:22 PM
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Default Any experience with Kimber PK10?

Hi there,

I am looking to replace the power cord for my amplifier (I do have now a XLO Ultra X-10 my friend lended me) and I am curious about the Kimber Power Kord PK10 Ascent. Since all my cables (IC, jumpers, Speakers) are all Kimber Select, I would find natural to stay within the family for my power cord. There is little information online, reviews or in forums which I find a bit odd. Anyone has experience with their power cord?

The PK10 Ascent is agressively priced here in Canada as Kimber sells directly thru Amazon.ca. It can be had for 550$CA (about 410$US) for a six footers. The connectors are Wattgate Evo which seems to be their top of the line. My amplifier is a modified/restored Yamaha CA-1000. I don't want to break the bank for a cable but I would like to find something really good that would match my amplifier. The PK10 Ascent seems to be a good choice especially considering its price.

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Old 03-09-2019, 05:11 PM
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The closest I've come to experience is a system featuring the Monitor Audio flagship at a recent NY Audio Show. The amps had PK10 Ascents on them. The system sounded wonderful, but since the entire setup was unfamiliar I can't say to what extent that was a result of the power cords.

The PK10 is regarded highly, and known for its low end power in particular. That's what the reviews I've seen have said. I was thinking of getting one for my preamp; still am. Either a PK10 or a Transparent Premium. The Kimber would be more flexible probably, due to its braided construction (I know the 12TC speaker cable I have is more flexible than the Tara Labs RSC it replaced; braided vs. solid core).
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:19 AM
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I highly recommend the PK10 Ascent cables and the Palladians if you can afford them. I have both in my system with the Palladians on the 2 channel side of my system. The Ascent cables will clean up the presentation with a lower noise floor, tighter and more tuneful bass, with more detailed highs. The Palladians build on the Ascents and take it to another level entirely.
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