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jbomd posted on Tue, Apr 7 2020 1:34 AM

Has anyone considered replacing the factory power cords on the Beolab 50's with an aftermarket cord?

If so, which ones did  you use and did it improve the sound?

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I have not tried it with mine. The Technical Sound Guide advises against it.

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jbomd:

Has anyone considered replacing the factory power cords on the Beolab 50's with an aftermarket cord?

If so, which ones did  you use and did it improve the sound?

How would replacing the last couple of meters of a dozen or hundred miles long power string improve the sound of anything?
Let alone a digitally controlled amplifier?

Let me tell you - it doesn't.

Seriously, this is nothing but nonsense and "audiophoolery".
Sticking a photo of Einstein to the bottom of your speakers would be much better in my opinion.

Martin

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No, it's not nonsens.

Did you give it a try?

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Suggested by Lennart25

Just make sure that the phase wire is right hand twisted and the negative left hand twisted, this will help with channel separation

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koning:
No, it's not nonsens.

 

It absolutely is nonsense, anyone who would claim otherwise  is either -

a)    not of a technical background and is taken in by charlatans, or

b)    a charlatan!

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Or

c) they are just trolling

Yes it's absolutely nonsense.

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chartz replied on Thu, Apr 9 2020 10:42 PM
Ah, the good old last magical metre belief.

That is expensive snake oil, foo.

Those who sell them are crooks.

And that is a modest electrician with some theoretical background speaking here. 😇

Jacques

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Jeff replied on Fri, Apr 10 2020 12:00 AM

Søren Mexico:

Just make sure that the phase wire is right hand twisted and the negative left hand twisted, this will help with channel separation

LaughingLaughingLaughing

 

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koning replied on Fri, Apr 10 2020 10:24 AM

Have you tried it?

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Duels replied on Fri, Apr 10 2020 12:14 PM
koning:

Have you tried it?

What difference do you find it makes. And why?

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Suggested by Lennart25

With better cables the tone is warmer, the soundstage is more crisp yet soft, and a hint of cinnamon lingers in the air. Same as for vinyl but without the snap, crackle, and pop, and light aroma of kirsch. Trust me, I have electricity in all my homes. 

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Dillen replied on Fri, Apr 10 2020 12:55 PM

koning:

Have you tried it?

What type of mains lead did you install in your walls and did you also fit an upgraded fuse and wall outlet?
What type of lead did the electric company roll in to your home and how far from the power station do you live?
Are you running on wind power, gas or coal?
And you keep all mains leads perfectly straight, right?
Curls or sharp turns could potentially brake the electrons speed as I'm sure you can imagine and I'm curious how you you managed to do that.

And did you try my suggestion? I will be happy to point you to one or two photos I find to give the best results.

Martin

 

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koning:

Have you tried it?

If you can do this then you are a rich man my friend!

Contact any Hifi magazine, or indeed any mains cable manufacturer, and tell them you that can reliably and consistently detect audible differences (in any hifi product of your own choice) caused solely by different Mains power cords under scientifically organised and controlled test conditions.

The cable manufacturer will be so pleased to find someone who can uphold their outrageous claims that you will be able to name your price.

Of course, you may ask yourself, why hasn't anyone else proved they possess such an ability beyond scientific rigour before now, considering the riches on offer!Confused

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Jeff replied on Fri, Apr 10 2020 2:29 PM

poodleboy:

With better cables the tone is warmer, the soundstage is more crisp yet soft, and a hint of cinnamon lingers in the air. Same as for vinyl but without the snap, crackle, and pop, and light aroma of kirsch. Trust me, I have electricity in all my homes. 

You should be a reviewer for either Stereophile or Wine Spectator. Laughing

This all reminds me of a story I read long ago about a guy who believed AC power was anathema to good sound, any AC in any circuit ever was bad. He'd built an entire setup around car amps and batteries, totally unpolluted by alternating current. Apparently when asked how he charged the batteries he got this crestfallen look and refused to talk about it.

This also goes to the whole thing about people will tend to rate as different two identical stimuli/audio experiences. The human mind lives to find differences whether they're there or not.

Jeff

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