Power conditioners and power cords reviewed on the SoundStage! Network in 2010. All prices are in US dollars unless otherwise noted and are accurate at the time of the review.
The entries are shown alphabetically by company name.
Prices: $4200 with powerChord e; $5650 with Au24 powerChord
Peter said: That the aR2-T also provides surge protection, significant suppression of power-line noise, and maximal power flow, thus enabling high-current amplifiers to perform at their absolute best, makes it easy for me to recommend it without reservation.
The gist: The power of Teflon comes to your audio system.
Price: $385 per 1m cable
Colin said: The Crystal Cable Piccolo family represents a benchmark in excellent cable performance at reasonable prices, and provides all the high technology any forward-thinking audiophile could want in an attractive, reasonably sized package.
The gist: Not a big ugly audiophile power cord.
Prices: $4995 (Hydra V-Ray Version II), $2995 (Hydra Model-8 Version II)
Tim said: . . . I was awestruck at how much more enjoyment I got from my stereo using this latest combination of Shunyata . . . conditioners. High-end audio is a threshold of moving expectations. As of now, Shunyata Research has redefined the state of the art of audio power and signal delivery.
The gist: Shunyata marches toward ever-cleaner power delivery.
Prices: $1095 per 2m cord (Python CX), $3495 per 2m cord (King Cobra CX), $1995 per 2m cord (Anaconda CX)
Tim said: Technology aside, I was awestruck at how much more enjoyment I got from my stereo using this latest combination of Shunyata cords, cables, interconnects . . . High-end audio is a threshold of moving expectations. As of now, Shunyata Research has redefined the state of the art of audio power and signal delivery.
The gist: Shunyata’s snakes strike again!
Price: $699.95 per 2m
Howard said: They sound and look great, and they’re as close to plug-and-play as any set of cables I’ve auditioned.
The gist: Flat cord for dimensional sound.