Delta NR C19 or Alpha NR C19 for a Venom UK6?

SR-1

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Just upgraded my Venom UK6 to the latest spec and am trying it with a Delta NR C19 cable. It sounds really good but I am wondering if an Alpha NR C19 would serve me even better. Would an Alpha NR be overkill for the UK6?

My headphone system at the moment is an Innuos Zenith SE server, tX-USBultra regenerator powered by a Paul Hynes SR4 linear power supply, Chord M Scaler and DAVE dac. I have an Alpha HC feeding the DAVE, usually from the wall socket but now trying with the UK6. The other components are running with their supplied power cables but I am starting to look at upgrading these. Thanks for any advice.
 
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No two ways about it - bang for your buck on the Delta can't be beat. There is improvement going to the Alpha though - can you get a demo cable to try?
 

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Just upgraded my Venom UK6 to the latest spec and am trying it with a Delta NR C19 cable. It sounds really good but I am wondering if an Alpha NR C19 would serve me even better. Would an Alpha NR be overkill for the UK6?

My headphone system at the moment is an Innuos Zenith SE server, tX-USBultra regenerator powered by a Paul Hynes SR4 linear power supply, Chord M Scaler and DAVE dac. I have an Alpha HC feeding the DAVE, usually from the wall socket but now trying with the UK6. The other components are running with their supplied power cables but I am starting to look at upgrading these. Thanks for any advice.
Hi. No question that there would be an improvement going to the heavier gauge Alpha NR if you are running multiple components through the UK 6 -- the degree of improvement will depend on how much demand there is through the UK6. The more electronics you run through any distributor - especially one with very low resistance to instantaneous current like the UK6, the more important the power cord to the wall becomes. Typically, I refer to the power cord from our distributors to the wall as the most important in the system. This becomes more true as you add components, or for example amplifiers. Conversely, for those who run only digital signal output devices or only line-level component like a pre-amp, this rule becomes slightly less true. Scaling up the power cord to the wall from any distributor usually offers a nice upgrade.

I agree that the Delta is very hard to best at its price and for most high-end electronics Delta is my first recommendation. If someone were to buy one more expensive power cord for their system and wonder where to place it for best effect, I would recommend from the distributor to the wall with very few exceptions. If you replace power cords to electronics, Venom or Delta power cords are both worthy considerations. Best path is to seek out an evaluation every step when possible.

I hope this helps!

Regards,

Grant
 
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+1 on the above, go big on the wall to distribution feed cable so that the biggest and best cable then feeds throughout.

For amps often very much the same with higher gauge/current delivery and good shielding potentially making very good performing amps into great ones.

For the Paul Haynes as a linear psu still putting a on good current delivery based well shielded cable here really maximises the whole benefits of running with a linear psu in the first place over the stock supply.

Congratulations on the M Scaler, mine is due here shortly. I already run external linear psu for my dacs and SOTM and have these with Zitron Pythons and then for another system I have linear dac power supply with a CX Python cable. Either of these Pythons have great balance and seem to be nice at a source level.

So going with Alpha for the feed cable next makes complete sense then any mix of new Deltas or older Sigmas, alpha HCs, Zitron or even CX Anacondas or Pythons is going to be very nice as the higher mid to upper end Shunyata cables share many qualities and essential nature just at various degrees of transparency, reach and focus.
 

SR-1

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+1 on the above, go big on the wall to distribution feed cable so that the biggest and best cable then feeds throughout.

For amps often very much the same with higher gauge/current delivery and good shielding potentially making very good performing amps into great ones.

For the Paul Haynes as a linear psu still putting a on good current delivery based well shielded cable here really maximises the whole benefits of running with a linear psu in the first place over the stock supply.

Congratulations on the M Scaler, mine is due here shortly. I already run external linear psu for my dacs and SOTM and have these with Zitron Pythons and then for another system I have linear dac power supply with a CX Python cable. Either of these Pythons have great balance and seem to be nice at a source level.

So going with Alpha for the feed cable next makes complete sense then any mix of new Deltas or older Sigmas, alpha HCs, Zitron or even CX Anacondas or Pythons is going to be very nice as the higher mid to upper end Shunyata cables share many qualities and essential nature just at various degrees of transparency, reach and focus.
Thanks for that. The M Scaler is well worth the wait.
 

SR-1

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Hi. No question that there would be an improvement going to the heavier gauge Alpha NR if you are running multiple components through the UK 6 -- the degree of improvement will depend on how much demand there is through the UK6. The more electronics you run through any distributor - especially one with very low resistance to instantaneous current like the UK6, the more important the power cord to the wall becomes. Typically, I refer to the power cord from our distributors to the wall as the most important in the system. This becomes more true as you add components, or for example amplifiers. Conversely, for those who run only digital signal output devices or only line-level component like a pre-amp, this rule becomes slightly less true. Scaling up the power cord to the wall from any distributor usually offers a nice upgrade.

I agree that the Delta is very hard to best at its price and for most high-end electronics Delta is my first recommendation. If someone were to buy one more expensive power cord for their system and wonder where to place it for best effect, I would recommend from the distributor to the wall with very few exceptions. If you replace power cords to electronics, Venom or Delta power cords are both worthy considerations. Best path is to seek out an evaluation every step when possible.

I hope this helps!

Regards,

Grant
Thanks, Grant. Very helpful.

A couple more questions if I may. With an Alpha between UK6 and wall, is it only about enabling higher current draw, or is there more to it (e.g. different/better filtering than the Delta)? Would I be compromising on anything if I chose an Alpha EF instead of an Alpha NR for the UK6?

I’ve been running in the UK6 for a day now and one unexpected benefit I am ‘seeing’ is a much cleaner tv picture. Unexpected because the tv is plugged into a wall socket, albeit in the same duplex as the borrowed Delta C19 I have feeding the UK6.
 

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