Audioquest Hurricane Power Cord

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Wow.

I got banned from that??? Hurricane is overpriced?? Yeh I still think it overpriced.

And it funny when you said 2k cable sound close to 7k cable..pfft. Have you ever tried any 7k+ cable in your own system?

And Dragon use silver while Hurricane is copper etc etc how can they be in same signature???

And like bazelio said cable got no sound It sound of " Mine two humble System" seriously. How can you complained when you never heard it? And like I said Hurricane make my system sound too fast too much mid too edgy. So?? What if sound bad on my system?? I did not said it would sound bad in your too.

And I said it overprice? Yeh sure you can easily find DIY cable that beat Hurricane at 2k. For Dragon if you not deaf it left Hurricane to dust seriously for what it did to my system it definitely worth the asking prices. Is that answer your Ego questions?

What the problem?? I do not understand I just share my experienced?? You can lick each other Hurricanes. I'm done with this AQ shill community.
 
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Dec 16, 2018
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#83
Wow.

I got banned from that??? Hurricane is overpriced?? Yeh I still think it overpriced.

And it funny when you said 2k cable sound close to 7k cable..pfft. Have you ever tried any 7k+ cable in your own system?

And Dragon use silver while Hurricane is copper etc etc how can they be in same signature???

It sound of " Mine two humble System" seriously. And like I said Hurricane make my system sound too fast too much mid too edgy. So?? What if sound bad on my system?? I did not said it would sound bad in your too.

And I said it overprice? Yeh sure you can easily find DIY cable that beat Hurricane at 2k. For Dragon if you not deaf it left Hurricane to dust seriously for what it did to my system it definitely worth the asking prices. Is that answer your Ego questions?

What the problem?? I do not understand I just share my experienced?? You can lick each other Hurricanes. I'm done with this AQ shill community.
Bye.. I suspect your analytical, deductive, and perhaps listening abilities are approximately equal to your lack of writing abilities, with around 30 errors in this post.
 
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steve williams

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#85
Bye.. I suspect your analytical, deductive, and perhaps listening abilities are approximately equal to your lack of writing abilities, with around 30 errors in this post.
it's much easier on the admin team if you challenge the post and not the poster. This is certainly not the friendly behavior we are asking members show to other members
 

HughP3

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Lets get back to the subject! I was in the camp of all cabling is snake oil... until i took some high end AQ speaker and power home. Darn, even had my wife come listen on the hurricane AQ. She picked the hurricane 3 of 3 times on the amps. Its subtle until you do back to back. Interesting that the power cord made no difference on the AR Ref 6 but a big difference on the Mac 601’s. I really didn’t want to spend the money LOL
 
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Saleh84

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Jul 26, 2019
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I was reading and could not resist to register so I could comment :)
@ayreman, we are on the same page exactly!!
I was somehow a cable skeptic before, tried many audiophile cables at various levels through friends but was not convinced yet that spending money on cables was right. I had some "audiophile" cables in place already, but of different brands, and with minimal spend. I have - by chance - discovered what Audioquest cables do, buying a 2nd hand two AQ thunders and an AQ diamond AES. once I hooked up those up, and heard the improvements they brought, I was out of control simply could not stop till I arrived at my current full loom, which is the best my budget allowed (after pushing it to the limit few times!!)
I can summarize what audioquest cables do, by a phrase I read in some review which is very true. "the Art of doing nothing"! in my humble opinion, AQ cables allow the most honest connection between your components, without altering by adding or subtracting anything from the actual components sound. the higher you go up in AQ range, the more transparent this connection becomes. PSC+ is great, PSS is the best if you can afford, the larger the gauge the better. and avoid LGC shit!
someone who doesn't know AQ, might think what they say in their marketing material is just blah blah. but its very true and scientific; which is something that I could understand, and I can hear its effect. its simply best conductors, best shield/dielectric, best geometry at a given price point. and it works! if a given setup has a full loom of high-end proper AQ cables, and it doesn't sound right, start checking your components one by one - could be a harsh sounding dac, could be a very soft, details black-hole preamp, could be a bad voiced amp with boomy bass, maybe a terrible low resolution speaker, or even probably your components are not playing well together - no synergy. AQ cables just lay the truth out in front of you, deal with it, or get a significantly colored cable at some point in your chain, to compensate. I have seen it in friends systems, in my own in the past. when my AQ firebird Zero speaker cable arrived, got broken in, I knew my custom made amps are too mellow/soft without detail nor PRAT, and they needed to go. bring in the gryphon Diablo 300, everything just sounded right; detailed, dynamic. the cables supported the diablo to shine cause it is indeed a great amp, and gave me an opportunity to appreciate its true capabilities. when the gryphon was in, that's when I realized my Wilson Sabrina's were using the inferior speaker cables I had before, with less than optimal bass and lots of boom to sound larger than what they are. sold, and bring on the KEF reference 5s full range towers. earth shattering bass, controlled and detailed beyond any measure! (side note - I love wilson speakers, just can't afford a true wilson - Sasha DAW and go up from there).
I'm at a point where I believe equal money should be spent on good cables. cause you might be sitting on some great gear/speakers. but if your equipment can't pass that audio signal properly between each other, hand it to your speakers in the best form possible while picking up the least noise possible, you are not actually utilizing what you have paid for in full!
 

ayreman

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Saleh84, very well put. I couldn't agree more!
 
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Hell yeah, Saleh84! I couldn't have said it any better! ;)
 
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Sep 22, 2018
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Well, I ended up dropping my Thunders and a Tornado and replacing them with the old NRG-4. I found that, whilst the new cords 'beautified' the music they knocked just a touch too much energy off the higher frequencies and, by extension, my emotional connection to the music. I tried them on all components in all combinations. Amazing to hear the different impact on different components. I've now got 4 x NRG-4's in my system and the sound is refined but dynamic in a way it wasn't with the new line-up. My system (Saleh, I too have the 300) my room, my ears etc etc..
 
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eagle3333,
I agree your system, your room, and your ears. I recently have a similar experience between the AQ Hurricane and Dragon.
I had two Dragon powercords for a home audition. I put one on my DAC and the other on my preamp. My initial thought is the Dragon added a lot of detail. I usually listen with the volume set at 60, but had to reduce it to 58 with the Dragon inserted. After letting the music play for awhile, I did some critical listening for 90 minutes or so. I'm pretty certain that I will keep all Hurricanes and not purchase any Dragon powercords. It isn't because I think the Hurricane is better. I submit they are different and I always say cables are system dependent. In my system the Hurricane is a more balanced cable, where the Dragon is forward to my ears and it's a cable that really highlights details in a way that I don't like. E.g. when I listened to a blues track by KEB MO, with the Dragons the guitar was very forward and dominate, his voice was out of balance and the bass wasn't as full. Returning to the Hurricanes provided excellent balance with detail and fuller bass. There are no absolutes in audio and careful component matching is more important than how much a component cost.
 
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eagle3333,
I agree your system, your room, and your ears. I recently have a similar experience between the AQ Hurricane and Dragon.
I had two Dragon powercords for a home audition. I put one on my DAC and the other on my preamp. My initial thought is the Dragon added a lot of detail. I usually listen with the volume set at 60, but had to reduce it to 58 with the Dragon inserted. After letting the music play for awhile, I did some critical listening for 90 minutes or so. I'm pretty certain that I will keep all Hurricanes and not purchase any Dragon powercords. It isn't because I think the Hurricane is better. I submit they are different and I always say cables are system dependent. In my system the Hurricane is a more balanced cable, where the Dragon is forward to my ears and it's a cable that really highlights details in a way that I don't like. E.g. when I listened to a blues track by KEB MO, with the Dragons the guitar was very forward and dominate, his voice was out of balance and the bass wasn't as full. Returning to the Hurricanes provided excellent balance with detail and fuller bass. There are no absolutes in audio and careful component matching is more important than how much a component cost.
Ricjor1 - this reminds me, I found the Tornado on the DAC brought more high end detail but voices became unnatural, lost body and bordered too bright ; this was not an issue with Thunder. it also reminds me when I went from USB Coffee to Diamond, latter brought more detail but it teetered on the edge of brightness with then Naim amp. I kept both just in case, but find brightness isn't such an issue with Diamond on Gryphon amp. This seems to be the way AQ works - more detail can mean less body and more brightness in some set-ups. Glad you're happy!
 
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Oct 13, 2012
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Funny you mentioned USB cables. I wanted to have all AQ cables, so I sold my Wireworld Platinum USB cable and purchased the AQ Diamond. Although we have different systems the Diamond sounded just as you described. I kept the AQ Hurricane powercords, because I prefer them over Shunyata and Wireworld. I went back to Wireworld Platinum XLRs and their USB cable. Wireworld has the detail and body that just sounds right in my system.
 
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..and, out of impatience, I didn't demo' the WW Platinum USB. I knew about it; wonder if I should have. P'raps I will!
 

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