Could you explain in more detail your statement “The DPS 4.1 cannot be compared with both Nanoflux”
BTW, I’m using DPS 4.1 with FI-46 NCF connectors on my power amps.
I like to try that, but I don't know if more subtle descriptions will be understandable because I don't write in my mother tongue.
Due to special circumstances I was able to spend hundreds of hours with a power cord or a multiple of it with their combinations and was able to learn:
- Power cords reach component status with me
- The result about material / price ... cannot be assessed in advance and always there: Expect the unexpected.
This is not the case with plugs: The correction via the plug material (gold-plated, palladium, silver, copper, rhodium, NCF ...) can be planned as noted in a table and can be used or the plug change can be dispensed with.
In order to be able to use the individually most advantageous power cord, I have the Nanoflux NCF and DPS 4.1. and others compared with three copies each, such a project then runs for months.
Now specifically about the Nanoflux NCF vs. DPS 4.1 :
The DPS 4.1. delivers quickly and directly! The term - direct - appears again and again in my comments. The sound / the instrument / the effect jumps into the room with me. The DPS is precise, but the term analytical would be an exaggeration. The tones / instruments / effects are provided by the DPS 4.1.“ like in points“, that fits e.g. for live performances. The DPS does this interpretation well if it fits, but there is also another dimension.
The Nanoflux NCF, on the other hand, provides an all-encompassing whole with countless matching individual details on the stage. The „DPS Points“ are also shown in further structures. The tones / effects can flow in a perfect order, this performance is not included in a DPS and here I find the substance difference between the two power cables.
The Nanoflux NCF can do a lot: the right tempo (always), play musically, provide a large stage in 2D and 3D. It provides a healthy groundwork, plays rich and warm and can still play dry (where it fits). It can play sweetly (a term I wouldn't have assigned to a power cord before).
I listen to music for 5 - 8 hours a day and was able to deal with an individual selection and assignment in detail. The Nanoflux NCF is 90% in use with my DAC / Pre (why does a 50 watt consumer love such a thick cable?). For the audio presentation of live performances (German Krautrock, CAN, Hendrix. Cream ...) i prefer the DPS 4.1.
My mono tube power amplifiers play with the thin series cables (Kopp, German industrial cables for 20 $) and couldn't be overtaken by another 10 units (including Nanoflux NCF ...).
The individual selection and assignment of power cables has turned out to be a complete success for me and I would like to suggest that anyone interested in audio try steps in this direction.
My equipment that inspires me every day:
My exit audio tools:
Wall socket: Furutech Rh NCF with
Unique silver solidcore Powercable, Oyaide F / M 1 to
Unique star-wired silver solidcore Powerbar with 3 Rh NCF and 3 G sockets
WSS Silver LAN cable to AVM Router with 12 V BOTW and HMS Suprema G ,
Digital main source: QUBUZ Sublime+ ex AVM Router by WLAN to
Streamer: Auralic G2 with FURUTECH Nanoflux black, fitted w FI 50 NCF Rh
DAC & Pre Linnenberg Telemann w Furutech Nanoflux NCF & alternatively w Furutech DPS 4.1. + FI 50 NCF Rh
Amp: 2 Mono BROCKSIEPER LC 807/75 w Standard Power Cable
Speaker: Intonation Terzian III, Intonation stands
AudioNote UK Black Pallas Digital
Black Rhodium Cantata (99,97% pure palladium) RCA Analogous
Furutech DSS 4.1. w FT-212 G
Every cable is lifted by elastic band or supported on stretched elastic band, so no direct contact to rack or ground (sockets only)
Rainer wishes you a friendly weekend