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Thread: Is anyone using aftermarket power cords on their Croft kits?

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    Join Date: Nov 2020

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    I'm Joe.

    Default Is anyone using aftermarket power cords on their Croft kits?

    Hi All,
    Newbie with Croft integrated & Harbeth P3XD.

    I think I finally settled on my tube configuration:
    Mullard Cv4004's for the phono & Fisher West German 12AX7 for the line,so
    I purchased my gear from Gene Rubin and he mentioned the LFD power cord
    as a noticeable upgrade... albeit a rather pricey one.

    Just curious as to what others are using.

    Cheers

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    Join Date: Mar 2016

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    I use the same cord as I do to boil my kettle. Sounds amazing.
    Current system - Garrard 401/Mayware F4 in progress! 1210 GR/Jelco 750/Nagaoka MP 200/Graham Slee Era V. CDP - Mission PCM 7000. Amp - Audio Innovations S500. Audio Note J's / QED XT40 speaker cable/Straight wire interconnects.

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    I'm Geoff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeandvan View Post
    I use the same cord as I do to boil my kettle. Sounds amazing.
    Shhhh. Keep quiet about that. As soon as word gets out that kettle leads sound so good everybody will want them. I wouldn't be without mine .
    The word is 'valves' in this country, not tubes. Tubes are what Smarties come in!

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    If you want to splash out on an aftermarket power cord, just get a mark grant one and be done with it, no need to spend anymore or just use the one it came with.
    Chris

    We've gone on holiday by mistake !

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris@panteg View Post
    If you want to splash out on an aftermarket power cord, just get a mark grant one and be done with it, no need to spend anymore or just use the one it came with.
    Save your money. It's bulsh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floyddroid View Post
    Save your money. It's bulsh.
    Yep, good construction and materials I can justify to a point. The rest I can't.
    One of these days... I'm going to cut you into little pieces.

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    Hi Stowa,

    There is a discussion about the Croft power cord for the Phono Integrated here:

    https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threa....955858/page-3

    The user tried the LFD, but prefers the stock cord once broken-in. How are the Harbeth P3esr XDs?

    Cheers,

    Eddie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeandvan View Post
    I use the same cord as I do to boil my kettle. Sounds amazing.
    Spoil yourself, put another one on your Xmas list, then you'll be able to listen to music at the same time as boiling the kettle.

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    Your leads and cables touching each other and surfaces will have a greater (worse) effect on the sound, but Mark Grant's mains leads are excellent.

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    Join Date: Apr 2009

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    No harm in using an 'upgraded' cable so long as it doesn't cost a lot. Cables can be a complete rip off with massive margins.

    The stock cable is Farnell, I believe.

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