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https://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/shunyata-research-sigma-nr-v2-power-cord

A $3500 power cord.
"This power cord brings an accuracy of timbre and harmony, a musical veracity, that I’ve simply not experienced before. Yes, it’s got all the audiophile virtues I’ve described in my previous experiences with Shunyata power cables. But those attributes really don’t speak to what the Sigma NR v2 is about. "

What drugs was he on? Can I have some?
 

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No you can't, they're illegal!

I've given up on several forums that promote that sort of crap.

The latest was Wigwam that allowed the promotion of a (digital) cable covered in ferrite beads without one adverse comment, and the promotion of a digital filter costing £3000 again without adverse comment.

It seems to me that anything goes with manufacturers claiming anything without any need of any sort of objective proof.

In some cases, manufacturers don't even have to publish specifications, just have a forum extolling their virtues from their followers without any sort of corroboration.

I'm reminded of Tommy, or The Life of Brian as comparable with what's happening with HiFi.

S.
 

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What drugs was he on? Can I have some?

Ask your doctor if Ayahuasca© is right for you!

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https://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/shunyata-research-sigma-nr-v2-power-cord

A $3500 power cord.
"This power cord brings an accuracy of timbre and harmony, a musical veracity, that I’ve simply not experienced before. Yes, it’s got all the audiophile virtues I’ve described in my previous experiences with Shunyata power cables. But those attributes really don’t speak to what the Sigma NR v2 is about. "

What drugs was he on? Can I have some?

How many of these does he think he'll sell in year? He must have a $3499 profit on each.
All you really need is one of these . Or, for less one of these .
 
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As good as this power cord is, just imagine what it would sound like plugged into the PS Audio Direct Stream Nuclear Power Plant Quantum-Flux Regenerator line conditioner. Just thinking about it makes me want to have a cigarette, and I stopped smoking forty years ago!
 

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Loudspeaker cabling is fertile ground for non scientific mumbo jumbo. With prices which are absolutely absurd... here’s an article

https://robbreport.com.au/homes/Nine-of-the-most-wildly-expensive-speaker-cables/

problem is I’m not sure whether the author of this article realises just how unnecessary these over-hyped products are.

in the meantime I’m investigating some of the mains connectors mentioned above. I’ll use the best for my kettle since it will obviously make my tea taste better
 

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Such a scam. I bet most of these are sold as an add-on purchase as part of an uber-expensive system. What’s another $3,500 when you’re price anchored at $250,000? You’re certainly not going to use a $5.99 power cord for a system in that price bracket. It’s no different than $1,000 floor mats casually dropped in while purchasing a luxury car, or random $1,000+ fees when purchasing an expensive home.

As for the reviewer, he’s either delusional or unscrupulous (I suspect the latter).
 
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the most important way I can sum up what the Sigma NRv2 power cord does (particularly when it is used with a Denali v2) is to say that it sounds as if you are in the room with the musicians as they create the music in the moment.
 

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Such a scam. I bet most of these are sold as an add-on purchase as part of an uber-expensive system. What’s another $3,500 when you’re price anchored at $250,000? You’re certainly not going to use a $5.99 power cord for a system in that price bracket. It’s no different than $1,000 floor mats casually dropped in while purchasing a luxury car, or random $1,000+ fees when purchasing an expensive home.

As for the reviewer, he’s either delusional or uscrupulous (I suspect the latter).

Or speaker stands - why do speaker manufacturers always come up with stands that is a match of the speaker price?

For example:
https://www.google.com/search?clien...xlLXNoLXdpei1zZXJwwAEB&sclient=mobile-sh-serp
 

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As good as this power cord is, just imagine what it would sound like plugged into the PS Audio Direct Stream Nuclear Power Plant Quantum-Flux Regenerator line conditioner. Just thinking about it makes me want to have a cigarette, and I stopped smoking forty years ago!

Just wanted to correct your typo, that should be BS Audio.
 

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Or include the freaking stands , of course there should be several different heights you just tell what your ear high are when sitting down and get suggestions for suitable stand .

It’s fun with these “matching” stands in one size fits all, matching is only done when when listening height is included :):facepalm:
 

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this Shunyatta power cable cannot be that good. The Nordost Odin 2 AC Power cable is among the best and vastly superior. You have, of course, to pay more. That Odin Cable is $18,000. I don’t think it is the most expensive power cable around. I’ll have to check the TOL power cables from Transparent Audio or MIT.
The mind boggles.o_O:rolleyes:
 
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