- Jul 10, 2020
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Does anyone use aftermarket power cables for your CLX speakers? I have a set of Pangea AC14’s on mine. Let me know if you are and if you hear a difference.
Using M-L cables but they are supplied by a PSAudio P300 that I repurposed after buying a P3.Does anyone use aftermarket power cables for your CLX speakers? I have a set of Pangea AC14’s on mine. Let me know if you are and if you hear a difference.
I have bad news and good news. The bad news is the CLXs consumption is only 5 watts. Yes, only 5 Watts!!! The cable from the house electrical box, might drain more wattage than what the CLXs! or any ML electrostatic speaker could drain. This is not the case for the self powered woofers models. So, if you could explain to me the benefits for a less than 5 Watts consumption, where you could use a door bell cable, gauge 28, to power them with no problem. The good news are that any cable powering the CLXs always will sing beautiful, the cables provided by ML are a beauty too...and are heavy gauge to drive a tube preamplifier with excellent results.
The electrostatic speakers what they need is voltage for operation, not current. Voltage is quantity, Amperes is the force of that current. There are no drain current, is like a swimming pool, the water is the Voltage, and the water is static.
I guess that opens up the argument for the $160 fuse. YikesSeriously - just do a search. There is no point re-prosecuting the same gaff.
Just remember - after you've paid mega-$$$ for your mega-GAUGE cables, the current goes through a fuse. What is the gauge of that?
Hola Paul,Hola Roberto,
Thanks for the reply I didn’t think the power cable made much of a difference on the CLX my pre owned CLX came with the throw away variety so I bought a pet of the entry level Pangea’s just for my piece of mind. The speaker cable does tho make a huge difference as I have learned recently!
That might just work. for a few seconds.Kinda like putting expensive racing fuel into your Honda mini van.
Id say its hard to control for the placebo effect. Need to have someone else come over and switch the cords on you, do a blind test.In my experience, a lot of audio satisfaction derives from an almost unconscious acceptance that the players sitting in front of you are really there. Of course, a lot of that illusion is based on expectations. If you expect that power cords make a positive difference, then they often do.
I have had positive experiences with Shunyata power cords. Yes even on my old CLS speakers. I am using a much cheaper set of Audience cords on my CLXs, mostly because I couldn’t afford anything more exotic
While I believe that any format is acceptable if it makes you happy, with regard to MP3 myself and others agree that MP320 is pretty much comparable in sound quality to Red Book 16-44.Whether it's "real" or just your "perception", if it makes you happy and doesn't bankrupt you (or result in your family being deprived), go for it. I played with various interconnect cables for years and eventually discovered that a cable I had not liked at one time I liked at another. Maybe my hearing changes day to day ? Of course I have NOT gone overboard with this. The most expensive were the highest priced Monsters sold locally at $99/pair (back then). However, I also found that between some devices, the cheapest cables sounded best ($1.99/pair). I never got into power cables, as half my devices have fixed connectors. Same for filtered power supplies. Now that I'm 78, and have relatively good hearing (up to 10kHz anyway) I find that I can accustom myself to enjoying a half-decent desktop stereo just as easily as listening to my M-Ls. I'm STILL on the fence as far as MP3s go: yes they sound pretty good (I record at 192Kbps), but I feel I may be missing something that might have had more detail in a WAV file ;-)
Some of my most profound listening experiences (closest connection with the music) have been on *NOT* decent systems.I find that I can accustom myself to enjoying a half-decent desktop stereo just as easily as listening to my M-Ls.