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WOW! Arrived, opened, installed, and heard parts of the music Ive not heard before. Simple/inexpensive upgrade with such a difference. Must do! Ed K, VA. See more Customer Reviews above.
Extremely Clean and Noise-Free Power for Source Components
Pangea Audio's AC-14 power cable is specifically designed for source components, which do not require the same large amounts of current as receivers and amps. The AC-14 provides more than enough current while offering multiple shielding and other features that facilitate extremely clean and noise-free power.
Pangea designed the AC-14 specifically for wide-band delivery of power to line-level AV components. It will enhance the performance of preamps, CD players, DVD players, DACs, and other line-level components.
The AC-14's 99.99% purity OFC conductors provide maximum conductivity, while the 14-awg construction is for optimized line-level current delivery. The two-way multi-gauge geometry with isolated bass conductors enhances audio performance. Counter-spiraled conductors offer superior noise rejection, while the triple shielding provides RF- and EM-interference rejection while optimizing the isolation of sensitive source components.
Superior flexibility means easier installation, and the lightweight design doesn't impede the effectiveness of isolation devices. The AC-14's 24k gold-plated contacts offer superior electrical contact. Special two-shot molded connector bodies protect vital AC connections for maximum current delivery and long life.
Pangea Audio Power Cables
Pangea Audio power cables offer the perfect balance of power, shielding, and flexibility for audiophile components. These cables have been designed, not from the AC wall outlet to the component, but the other way around – from the component to the wall outlet. The result is a cable that not only fully satisfies the 'real power requirements' of audiophile components, but which also delivers improved performance for both power and component isolation.
Pangea's 'component to the wall outlet' design results in a better cable that's designed just for the component you want to power. The cable gives you precisely what you need - no more and definitely no less.
More Isn't Always Better
Until now, all upgrade power cables have been designed according to a 'more is better' philosophy, leading manufacturers to increase the diameter of the conductor and the thickness of the insulation in an attempt to improve performance, but at the expense of flexibility. The resulting thick, noncompliant cables put a severe strain on the chassis of connected components.
Heavy, inflexible cables can also reduce the effectiveness of component isolation and suspension systems. This is a particular problem for sensitive source components (such as preamps, CD players, phono preamps, tuners, and DACs) that are typically placed on lighter suspension systems. Therefore, the AC-14 has been engineered for flexibility and to put less strain on your gear, including isolation accessories.
Note: Each Pangea cable is individually handmade to strict design specifications.
Q: Since the AC-14 is designed for source components, like CD players and preamps, can I still use it for my integrated or stereo power amp?
A: Yes! Thanks to its 14-gauge construction, the AC-14 will deliver many times the current of the stock cable that came with your integrated amp. And with its superior shielding, the AC-14 power cable will deliver far cleaner power, too. So your music will sound cleaner.
Q: Can I use the high-current AC-9 power cable with my preamp, CD player or DAC?
A: Certainly! In some cases, the AC-9 will offer a sonic improvement over the AC-14 when used with source-type components. There are many variables here that affect performance, including the nature of your power and the design of your source component. The best rule of thumb is to try it and see if you like the change. If you experience little of no improvement with the AC-9 and a particular source component, you can always switch back to the AC-14 cable.
Audio Advisor Review - Pangea Audio AC-14 Power Cord
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|My first power cable swap.|
I took advantage of the low price of the Pangea AC14. I decided to give it a try on my Cambridge Audio Topaz AM10. It had 18 AWG stock so i thought this should make a difference. Well it did, but in ways I never expected. The first was volume. Where I had to crank it to about 52 or so on the dial it now plays as loud at 60 which is an 8db boost it seems in volume. So to explain further, on CA the numbers get smaller as you go up. So that means that the current is increased. Now the second that I noticed was less hiss in between songs, blacker background so that helps. So its really interesting. Is it worth it? Yes for the price it cant be beat. The quality of material is great. The cable is bigger then what the picture looks in the photo. Its like laying a magic marker next to a no.2 pencil as far as size. Its a winner..
|- Robert G, TN|
|A no brainer!!|
I replaced the stock 18 gauge power cable that came with my Sony SACD player. Cleaned it up across the frequency band, with a much deeper and layered sound stage. More relaxed, which allows little details to come thru..in other words, blacker background. Deeper, tighter, punchier bass as well. All this from a $25.00 power cable! GOT to be the BEST deal out there! Just do it!
|- Mark B, NM|
|High End Audio On A Mid-Fi Budget|
I have always had taste in audio gear that overshadowed my budget. I use good quality interconnects, but not esoteric ones. These Pangea cables have given me the chance to experience high end interconnects at a reasonable price. Great quality but not stupid expensive. I can hear and see the difference. Greatest improvement was my cable box power cord of all things. LCD picture is noticeably better Try them. Youll love it.
|- David B, FL|
|So Good for the Money!|
I was skeptic about power cable and asked some audio shop owners and they didnt give me clear answers. after reading all good reviews here and decided to try it out, it is too good to be true. I really like these products for the money.
|- Buu T, CA|
|High quality/low price/great value|
This cable is of outstanding quality. Purchased two for my vacuum tube phono preamp + turn table, and also AC-9 for my power amp that replaced Tara Lab power cord. Fresh from the box, after installing all cables the hum Ive heard at around 11 oclock on the preamp volume dial was gone. B/c the hum is now gone I can hear more details that makes listening more interesting and involving. Id highly recommend these cables to anyone. With such a low price and high quality no one can go wrong. They are worth trying, at least.
|- Robert C, IL|
|Great value with even better performance over stock|
These days you buy a $2,000 audio DAC and it is supplied with a $2 18 AWG molded plastic power cable. Fixed that issue with the affordable Pangea and its 14 AWG wiring, better fitting connectors, and gold plated contacts. Excellent value and great performance! Give it 24 hours to sound its best.
|- Scott A, CA|
|Great for the price|
Im using this cable to connect a PS Audio Duet Power Center to the wall. I have a HeadRoom Micro Headphone Amp and Micro DAC plugged o to the Duet. This cable has performed well and the build quality seems solid. Highly recommended for the price.
|- Chris M, IL|
|Very Solid Build For the Price|
At first I was rather cynical. How could a power cord selling for less than $50 be any good. I sometimes fall into that audiophile trap: If it aint ridiculously expensive, it must be crap. In this case, how wrong I was! For less than $50 this cable is remarkable for its performance and build quality. I use it to connect a PS Audio Duet to the wall. My system is headphone based so a 14 gauge cable is more than enough. My entire system only draws .40 amps. Im considering picking up another Pangea to connect my headphone amp power supply to the Duet. Perhaps Ill try the signature version.
|- Chris M, IL|
|Most neutral of them all|
Ive tried many power cords- some in excess of $1000 and, while most made a difference in a certain aspects of the sound, they were ultimately all returned or sold. That is until I found the Pangeas a year or so ago. What make these so special is they are so neutral...which allows the true texture, soundstage, and palpable presence to shine through. These cables are true sounstage champs- havent found a cord better at soundstage height, width, and depth than these...not even the 4 figure cables. These are the real deal!
|- Jason W, WY|
|A True winner here !|
I bought this cord to be used with my movie player, a Play station 3. After I listened to my Tube DAC with the AC-14 SE, I decided to move the Ac-14 to my ARC Tube preamp after maybe 50 hours. The SQ is my system is better again! The bas is tighter and have the punch. The background is black with details coming out. I day say, the system sound more like analog!
|- PAUL L, NY|
|Pangea AC 14|
I ordered a Pangea AC14 to use with my CJ preamp. I have found the Pangea to provide a darker background in the music as well as a cleaner, but not etched sound. These powercords are a great value, and one should seriously consider them if looking for a great powercord.
|- Bob J, WA|
I am pretty picky where powercords are concerned. I have found most have flaws somewhere in their respective designs. But, for the money, I would recommend giving the Pangea AC14 a serious listen. I hooked mine up to my CJ Premier 17LS, and I have been very pleased with the results. I hear a cleaner sound with more layering and depth to the music when compared to the stock powercord. Certainly the Pangea is a great value!
|- Bob J, WA|
|Pangea Audio AC-14 Powercord|
Great deal! Seemed to lower the noise floor in my Vincent SA-31 preamp and S2 CD player. Blacker blacks. Better than my Audioquest budget cable! Would like to try the AC-9 on my amp next.
|- Scott M, OR|
Arrived, opened, installed, and heard parts of the music Ive not heard before. Simple/inexpensive upgrade with such a difference. Must do!
|- Ed K, VA|