Power cables

ANSUZ MAINZ C2

ANSUZ MAINZ C2

Long 10 years passed since I've declared in my review of Nordost Odin power cables There is no other piece of wire like it. In the context of high-end audio market of 2009 I still stick to my declaration. In the context of ...

Recommended resellers

RP Audio, Ostrava, +420 737 366 831

Sound
97%
PANGEA AC-14SE MkII

PANGEA AC-14SE MkII

The Pangea cables look and feel very professional. They are not stiff and it is a delight to work with them. During dozens of reconnections that I performed with them during this review I had to appreciate smart connectors that were ...

Recommended resellers

Hifi studio MeLissa, Brno, tel. +420 777 041 313

Sound
29%
ROTH AUDIO Orfeo

ROTH AUDIO Orfeo

Visually the Orfeo does not stand out from usual expectations about an aftermarket power cord: black synthetic protective braid, reasonable thickness and pliability, solid weight, and no high-end bijoux like wooden or aluminium ...

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Roth Audio, Praha, +420 777 674 381

Sound
70%
AUDIOQUEST Hurricane

AUDIOQUEST Hurricane

I had reviewed the AudioQuest Hurricane few months ago at a local distributor's place. It was that good that I have decided to audition it again in my own system to verify what I heard and to challenge it with competitors from ...

Recommended resellers

AQ s.r.o., Červenka, +420 585 342 232

Jasyko, Brno, +420 541 210 108

Sound
92%
SYNERGISTIC RESEARCH Galileo SX

SYNERGISTIC RESEARCH Galileo SX

At the very bottom of the frequency response the Galileo SX lets you hear bass textures very clearly. The bass is not reduced to just a warm and sonically weighty instrument, it has its inner structure too, and I could not stop ...

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Platan Audio, Hlohovec / Bratislava, tel. +421 905 409 802

Sound
93%
SYNERGISTIC RESEARCH Atmosphere Level 2

SYNERGISTIC RESEARCH Atmosphere Level 2

Synergistic Research does not give out any technical details. Well, you may say it is because there is no real know-how inside their products. Perhaps, however even a quick listening test is impressive and after few hours all your ...

Recommended resellers

Platan Audio, Hlohovec / Bratislava, tel. +421 905 409 802

Sound
92%
SHUNYATA RESEARCH Cobra Zi-Tron

SHUNYATA RESEARCH Cobra Zi-Tron

The manufacturer claims that the Cobra shows the best price to performance ratio in his portfolio. This is however affected by the depth of a customer’s pocket and cannot be generalized for everyone. From what I heard I can only ...

Recommended resellers

Platan Audio, Hlohovec / Bratislava, tel. +421 905 409 802

Sound
74%
SHUNYATA RESEARCH Python Zi-Tron

SHUNYATA RESEARCH Python Zi-Tron

The Python Zi-Tron’s performance is not a step-up, rather a leap-up level from the Cobra. My impression is that to get the taste of the real Shunyata you have to start here. Our regular readers may recollect our comparison of ...

Recommended resellers

Platan Audio, Hlohovec / Bratislava, tel. +421 905 409 802

Sound
83%
ANALYSIS PLUS Power Oval 2

ANALYSIS PLUS Power Oval 2

Zvuk byl doslova třpytivý. Nejvíc ze všeho mi svou barevností připomínal mýdlovou bublinu za plného slunečního světla, na jedné straně plnou spektrálních odlesků, a na druhé nezastírající svou průhledností pohled posluchače. V rámci ...

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Audiostudio s.r.o., Olomouc, tel. +420 608 752 475

Sound
53%
BLOCK AUDIO Snakeblock

BLOCK AUDIO Snakeblock

All power cords have certain filtering effect. The best case scenario is that a power cord filters itself out from the sound, and this was the case of the Snakeblock. It stepped aside and let the music communicate with me with more ...

Recommended resellers

Audiostudio s.r.o., Olomouc, tel. +420 608 752 475

Sound
28%
NORDOST Odin

NORDOST Odin

The truth is actually very simple: there is no other piece of wire like the Nordost Odin. If you have doubts stop questioning it unless you have given a listen to it. Even the Odin is probably not a final solution. According to the ...

Recommended resellers

Perfect Sound Group, Praha, tel. +420 722 960 690

Sound
95%
FURUTECH Powerflux

FURUTECH Powerflux

After sharing our homes with more than 20 different power cords that had resided for over three months in our reference systems we learnt that, yes, a power cord could make a sonic contribution which is far from being insignificant. ...

Recommended resellers

Audiostudio s.r.o., Olomouc, tel. +420 608 752 475

Sound
89%
NORDOST Valhalla

NORDOST Valhalla

It is scary to hear how much information is hidden on spinning silver discs. It is even more scary that such information can be brought out to daylight by something so ordinary as a power cord. Nordost's Valhalla is among the finest ...

Recommended resellers

Perfect Sound Group, Praha, tel. +420 722 960 690

Sound
89%
VAN DEN HUL The Mainsserver

VAN DEN HUL The Mainsserver

This cable starts to build its sonic capabilities from mid-range, which is always more than welcome. That´s the reason for its great musical depth, sound palpability and smooth performance. It virtually surfs on musical waves with ...

Recommended resellers

High-End Audio Studio, Praha, tel. +420 224 256 844

Sound
25%
VINCENT POWER - kopie

VINCENT POWER - kopie

Once we start to compare the Vincent with its pricing category peers, and when it feeds a front-end component, there is no one to keep pace with it. With such a performance in your hand, the sum of 120 euros, that you would pay for ...

Recommended resellers

Hifi studio MeLissa, Brno, tel. +420 777 041 313

Sound
17%
CARDAS Golden Reference

CARDAS Golden Reference

Please be warned in advance: the Golden Reference is, and similarly most George Cardas’s cables, not neutral. If your definition of neutrality is a strident professional sound, that is stripped of emotions in favor of precision (and ...

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Absolute Audio, Praha, tel. +420 777 739 377

Sound
52%
GIGAWATT LC-1

GIGAWATT LC-1

The LC-1 definitely is a huge improvement over a standard power cord that is usually supplied with audio components, however at its price there are better performing competitors on the market. I missed a richer tonal pallete ...

Recommended resellers

GigaWatt, Zgierz, Poland

Sound
15%
LESSLOSS DFPC Original

LESSLOSS DFPC Original

The holy grail of any power cable design is to achieve maximum conductivity for the power cycle frequency of 50/60Hz (hence as-low-as-possible resistance is needed) without facilitating the propagation of electromagnetic interference ...

Sound
40%

ANSUZ MAINZ C2

Long 10 years passed since I've declared in my review of Nordost Odin power cables There is no other piece of wire like it. In the context of high-end audio market of 2009 I still stick to my declaration. In the context of ...

Recommended resellers

RP Audio, Ostrava, +420 737 366 831

Sound
97%

PANGEA AC-14SE MkII

The Pangea cables look and feel very professional. They are not stiff and it is a delight to work with them. During dozens of reconnections that I performed with them during this review I had to appreciate smart connectors that were ...

Recommended resellers

Hifi studio MeLissa, Brno, tel. +420 777 041 313

Sound
29%

ROTH AUDIO Orfeo

Visually the Orfeo does not stand out from usual expectations about an aftermarket power cord: black synthetic protective braid, reasonable thickness and pliability, solid weight, and no high-end bijoux like wooden or aluminium ...

Recommended resellers

Roth Audio, Praha, +420 777 674 381

Sound
70%

AUDIOQUEST Hurricane

I had reviewed the AudioQuest Hurricane few months ago at a local distributor's place. It was that good that I have decided to audition it again in my own system to verify what I heard and to challenge it with competitors from ...

Recommended resellers

AQ s.r.o., Červenka, +420 585 342 232

Jasyko, Brno, +420 541 210 108

Sound
92%

SYNERGISTIC RESEARCH Galileo SX

At the very bottom of the frequency response the Galileo SX lets you hear bass textures very clearly. The bass is not reduced to just a warm and sonically weighty instrument, it has its inner structure too, and I could not stop ...

Recommended resellers

Platan Audio, Hlohovec / Bratislava, tel. +421 905 409 802

Sound
93%

SYNERGISTIC RESEARCH Atmosphere Level 2

Synergistic Research does not give out any technical details. Well, you may say it is because there is no real know-how inside their products. Perhaps, however even a quick listening test is impressive and after few hours all your ...

Recommended resellers

Platan Audio, Hlohovec / Bratislava, tel. +421 905 409 802

Sound
92%

SHUNYATA RESEARCH Cobra Zi-Tron

The manufacturer claims that the Cobra shows the best price to performance ratio in his portfolio. This is however affected by the depth of a customer’s pocket and cannot be generalized for everyone. From what I heard I can only ...

Recommended resellers

Platan Audio, Hlohovec / Bratislava, tel. +421 905 409 802

Sound
74%

SHUNYATA RESEARCH Python Zi-Tron

The Python Zi-Tron’s performance is not a step-up, rather a leap-up level from the Cobra. My impression is that to get the taste of the real Shunyata you have to start here. Our regular readers may recollect our comparison of ...

Recommended resellers

Platan Audio, Hlohovec / Bratislava, tel. +421 905 409 802

Sound
83%

ANALYSIS PLUS Power Oval 2

Zvuk byl doslova třpytivý. Nejvíc ze všeho mi svou barevností připomínal mýdlovou bublinu za plného slunečního světla, na jedné straně plnou spektrálních odlesků, a na druhé nezastírající svou průhledností pohled posluchače. V rámci ...

Recommended resellers

Audiostudio s.r.o., Olomouc, tel. +420 608 752 475

Sound
53%

BLOCK AUDIO Snakeblock

All power cords have certain filtering effect. The best case scenario is that a power cord filters itself out from the sound, and this was the case of the Snakeblock. It stepped aside and let the music communicate with me with more ...

Recommended resellers

Audiostudio s.r.o., Olomouc, tel. +420 608 752 475

Sound
28%

NORDOST Odin

The truth is actually very simple: there is no other piece of wire like the Nordost Odin. If you have doubts stop questioning it unless you have given a listen to it. Even the Odin is probably not a final solution. According to the ...

Recommended resellers

Perfect Sound Group, Praha, tel. +420 722 960 690

Sound
95%

FURUTECH Powerflux

After sharing our homes with more than 20 different power cords that had resided for over three months in our reference systems we learnt that, yes, a power cord could make a sonic contribution which is far from being insignificant. ...

Recommended resellers

Audiostudio s.r.o., Olomouc, tel. +420 608 752 475

Sound
89%

NORDOST Valhalla

It is scary to hear how much information is hidden on spinning silver discs. It is even more scary that such information can be brought out to daylight by something so ordinary as a power cord. Nordost's Valhalla is among the finest ...

Recommended resellers

Perfect Sound Group, Praha, tel. +420 722 960 690

Sound
89%

VAN DEN HUL The Mainsserver

This cable starts to build its sonic capabilities from mid-range, which is always more than welcome. That´s the reason for its great musical depth, sound palpability and smooth performance. It virtually surfs on musical waves with ...

Recommended resellers

High-End Audio Studio, Praha, tel. +420 224 256 844

Sound
25%

VINCENT POWER - kopie

Once we start to compare the Vincent with its pricing category peers, and when it feeds a front-end component, there is no one to keep pace with it. With such a performance in your hand, the sum of 120 euros, that you would pay for ...

Recommended resellers

Hifi studio MeLissa, Brno, tel. +420 777 041 313

Sound
17%

CARDAS Golden Reference

Please be warned in advance: the Golden Reference is, and similarly most George Cardas’s cables, not neutral. If your definition of neutrality is a strident professional sound, that is stripped of emotions in favor of precision (and ...

Recommended resellers

Absolute Audio, Praha, tel. +420 777 739 377

Sound
52%

GIGAWATT LC-1

The LC-1 definitely is a huge improvement over a standard power cord that is usually supplied with audio components, however at its price there are better performing competitors on the market. I missed a richer tonal pallete ...

Recommended resellers

GigaWatt, Zgierz, Poland

Sound
15%

LESSLOSS DFPC Original

The holy grail of any power cable design is to achieve maximum conductivity for the power cycle frequency of 50/60Hz (hence as-low-as-possible resistance is needed) without facilitating the propagation of electromagnetic interference ...

Sound
40%