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    I've been told that ML responds well to good mains cables so thought I'd make my own... like you do..

    I'm currently using the Naim power cables with both the ML's but I've ordered the following items:

    Furutech FP-S022N Alpha Nano-OFC Cable:


    Furutech FI-11 IEC Plug:


    MK Toughplug, Silver-Plated:


    I hope that little lot will keep the ML's happy
    Bev


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    Have a look at the MK Safety plug...?

    When I was Diy’ing mains cables these were my preference.
    Better internal connections than the tough plug, able to take thicker cable and clamp it tighter.
    I have hifi n stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazjam View Post
    Have a look at the MK Safety plug...?

    When I was Diying mains cables these were my preference.
    Better internal connections than the tough plug, able to take thicker cable and clamp it tighter.
    Thanks for that Gazjam... I'll take a look at the Safety plug
    Bev


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    The MS-HD plugs will safely take very thick cable and are thoughtfully designed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YNWaN View Post
    The MS-HD plugs will safely take very thick cable and are thoughtfully designed.
    Thanks for that Mark... I did look at those but thought the MK Silver looked just as good for less... if you rate the MS-HD I'm willing to go that route though..
    Bev


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    The connections, strain relief and cable routing are much better on the MS-HD than the MK. The MK is a good plug but not suited to thick cables IMO.

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    I have to agree with Mark. The MS-HD plugs are much easier to wire up especially when using thick cables.

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    Another here for the MS Audio plugs . They're very good . If the cable is relatively thick you may have a problem getting them to fit into the MK plugs Bev . The MS Audio plugs will accept a much thicker cable as Mark says .
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    More importantly I think the pins are made from solid copper and then highly polished. Better than silver plated brasS.
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