(The Cars, The New Cars, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Blondie)
"I've been using Essential Sound's MusicCord-PRO with my pedal board for a while now, and I have to say that the improvement in clarity and punch is amazing!
A lot of attention has been given lately to high-quality guitar cables but I haven't come across another product like this one, which upgrades the quality of the ac power cord to a huge, noticeable degree. I'm getting one for my amp as well; I can't see using a cheap power cable any more. It's kind of like using the molded-end guitar cable that comes with a beginner guitar - why bother?"
"Live or in the studio, it just works."
(Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Steve Bailey, Vital Tech Tones, SMV, Greg Howe, Dave Matthews Band, Chick Corea Elektric Band)
"Essential Sound Products' cords are incredible. I've never seen more care and attention put into a power cord. And you can definitely hear the difference.
It's a way to improve my sound that I never would have thought of, but I'm glad I tried one. Live or in the studio, it just works."
"I don't have to worry about my sound. I can just focus on my performance."
"When I travel to out-of-town engagements, I take the MusicCord-PRO power cord with me and use it with the amplifier supplied by the club. The cord gives me a new level of confidence and security that I don't have to worry about my sound. I can just focus on my performance."
"I'm astonished at the difference a power cord can make."
(Joe Zawinul, Grover Washington Jr.)
"I use the MusicCord-Pro Power Cord live and in the studio and I'm astonished at the difference a power cord can make. It produces a clear, full bass tone that's true to the sound of my instrument. I'll never go back."
"MusicCord-PRO power cable is AMAZING!!!"
(Musical Director - Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Ciara, Faith Evans, Chris Brown, Jahiem, Black Street, Monica, Ginuwine, R. Kelly, Salt N Pepa, The Winans)
"The MusicCord-PRO power cable is AMAZING!!!"
"A great addition for studio and stage."
(Steve Vai Band)
"After comparing and analyzing in the studio, I could hear the difference with the MusicCord power cords. They actually do open the full frequency spectrum. A great addition for studio and stage."
"Simply the best power cable I've ever used."
(Pat Metheny Group, Zawinul Syndicate)
"Simply the best power cable I've ever used. My sound is coming out so good in a way where all frequencies have the same presence."
"The sound is much fuller and stronger in both my tube guitar amps and my studio valve mic preamps."
"The difference in using these (MusicCord-PRO) cables was instantly noticeable. The sound is much fuller and stronger in both my tube guitar amps and my studio valve mic preamps. And since I don't use any pedals with my guitar, it's always good to know that the tubes are getting a healthy dose of juice so they're working to their full potential"
"Stupendous Sound!...Unbelievable how it absolutely carries the full range of my 6-1/2 octave 8 String acoustic-electric MOSTRO guitar!!! All of the nuances and frequencies come alive.
I had no idea how the MusicCord-PRO was going to change my sound. The superior quality is more than amazing - from the highs to the low D of the fretless basses...same goes for my violin!...So fantastic that it is difficult to find words."
"the improved clarity, definition and presence that MusicCord gives me is terrific."
"Essential Sound Products' power cords are aptly named, because I knew that I had to include this product in my rig as soon as I heard it.
I often play solo, and the improved clarity, definition and presence that MusicCord gives me is terrific. I will be spreading the word about Essential Sound Products."
"we plugged this cable (MusicCord-PRO) into the back and the difference was night and day."
(The Neville Brothers, Jimmy Buffet, Joan Biaz, Pharoah Sanders, Art Pepper)
"...then we plugged this cable (MusicCord-PRO) into the back and the difference was night and day. All of a sudden the amp became the class "A" amp that it is, full of tone, richer, a little louder, absolute clean sound."
"improved sonic vitality, clarity and efficiency"
"I regularly use my MusicCord-PRO power cord with a variety of amplifiers, from my Fender Cyber-Twin and Jazzmaster to my little Jazz Kat, in a number of discriminating musical situations. I am delighted with the improved sonic vitality, clarity and efficiency I have experienced. I wouldn't have expected such a noticeable result from such a long overlooked aspect of the signal chain."
"a clear and focused sound!"
"MusicCord-PRO is amazing!
It allows me to play with a clear and focused sound!"
"If you are as obsessive about your tone as I am, you have to check these power cords out."
"If you are as obsessive about your tone as I am, you have to check these power cords out.
Hearing is believing!"
"Now I'm getting the best performance from all of my gear"
BET Awards, BET Celebration Of Gospel, The Mo'Nique Show, Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller, George Duke, Stevie Wonder, Boney James, Philip Bailey, Aretha Franklin, Grover Washington Jr., Quincy Jones, Kirk Franklin, Prince, Ciara, Wycliffe Jean, John Legend, CeCe Winans, Marvin Sapp, BeBe Winans, J Moss, Israel, Dr. Bobby Jones, Mary Mary, Fred Hammond, Howard Hewlett, Patrice Rushen, Stanley Clarke, Kirk Whalum, Roy Hargrove, Sheila E., Bob James, Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Jeffrey Osborne, Chaka Khan, Patti Labelle, Shirley Caesar, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, Teddy Pendergrass, Billy Preston
"Now I'm getting the best performance from all of my gear"
"I think in the near future these power cords will be everywhere great music is made."
Steve Vai Band, Kevin Eubanks and "The Tonight Show Band," Dorian Holley (of Michael Jackson), Slash (of "Velvet Revolver"), Charlie Farren, and "Ring of Fire" with Tony MacAlpine
"I have had nothing but a better, more true tone using the Essential Sound Products power cables. I first took them to my recording studio and immediately had a much cleaner and clearer sound on all of my recordings using it on my main pre-amp. I then took them out on the road recently and of course the cables enhanced the richness of my tone one hundred percent!
The bass sound is warmer and the bottom and top of the eq points seem to be there without being too boomy or aggressive.
I think in the near future these power cords will be everywhere great music is made."
Multiple Grammy Winning Recording Engineer
Host of Pensado's Place and Into The Lair
Excerpts from an Into The Lair episode: "I am not a skeptic anymore. I'm not curious anymore. I'm trying to figure out how to get about 200 of these (MusicCord-PRO) in my studio right now. It definitely works...I'm trying to figure out another way not to say the "F" word, but sh.t man that was incredible! I was surprised."
"I was expecting to have to squint, close my eyes, sit in the sweet spot, but Erik Reichers the owner of The Echo Bar this amazing place I'm working right now...he's off to the side behind the camera and he heard it easily. I was thinking guys, a little bit of improvement is worth it. Any advantage you gain is worth it. But that was significant."
"I don't want to oversell them or overhype the cables but they really made a difference, not just from a physics perspective but from a musical perspective."
"The spatial qualities I'm able to achieve are better than ever!"
Chief Mastering Engineer - Patchwerk Recording Studios
Prince, Pit Bull, Ludacris, Rick Ross, T.I., Rachelle Ferrell, Yo Gotti, Nelly
KennyMixx has mastered hit records for some of the music industry's biggest superstars including Ludacris, Prince, Rick Ross, T.I., Rachelle Ferrell, Yo Gotti, Nelly, and the list goes on. These records have become hits on the street, in the clubs, and on radio worldwide, resulting in multi-platinum successes on Billboard charts.
When it comes to sound, Kenny is dead serious. When KennyMixx chose power cabling for his new state-of-the-art mastering studio at "Patchwerk" in Atlanta, he chose MusicCord. Period!
"When the artists hear their music in the clubs, they say the sound is "bigger". The spatial qualities I'm able to achieve are better than ever! And, the bass is off the chain - extended and tight!"
"hearing more of the detail that's been coming in the microphones for all these years."
Multi Grammy Winning Recording Engineer - Avatar Studios
Past President, Audio Engineering Society
Professor, Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music
Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
"Recently, I had been considering changing the speakers, or the amplifier, in my home system. I wasn't sure and I had grown dissatisfied with the sounds that I was hearing, when listening at home.
Fortunately, a friend in the music industry blindly gave me a MusicCord-PRO cable with the instruction: "plug it in to your power amplifier, try it out and let me know what you think." That evening I exchanged the MusicCord-PRO for the regular IEC power cable, not knowing what to expect. Immediately, I heard my audio system being given a new lease on life. Suddenly and dramatically, the imaging was solid, the transients were sweeter, the bass was tighter and, overall, the general impression, now, was a feeling of greater musicality. All of this improvement came from simply changing out the power cable! Unbelievable! I found myself listening to music in my home for hours at a stretch; something that I hadn't done in my home for a long, long time. The MusicCord-PRO has made all the difference. Now, that's what friends are for!
If the MusicCord-PRO could make such a dramatic improvement to my home system, what change in performance could I expect if I were to use them with my studio monitors? I've had my head buried in one pair of monitors for twenty-five years and I feel that I have a good idea of what they sound like. Upon switching out the typical IEC power cable for the MusicCord-PRO, the kick now had 'bounce,' the bass had 'thump,' and the brass had a silkiness that I knew was in my recording, but I could never fully appreciate. I feel that my clients and I are now hearing more of the detail that's been coming in the microphones for all these years.
I'm solidly convinced that MusicCord is the new standard power cord to make your recordings sound the way you intended."
"MusicCord-PRO helps me be more productive and work faster."
"With MusicCord-PRO the mixes have a focused center image and defined mid range. The high mids and high end are less harsh. Also, there is better representation of overall dynamics.
In dense mixes where it's hard to hear the articulation vocals are more distinct and fuller.
MusicCord-PRO helps me be more productive and work faster."
"It's easier to hear things and I'm actually monitoring quieter!"
Multi-Grammy Winning Engineer, Co-Owner - The Echo Bar Recording Studios
Beto Cuevas, Usher, Nelly, Ne-Yo, Macy Gray, Akon, Levert, Aaron Carter, Brian Culbertson, Eric Marienthal, Dave Koz, Lupe Fiasco
"I'm really enjoying the power cables!
The first mix I did came out great! It's easier to hear things and I'm actually monitoring quieter!
I think I'll buy more in the near future to keep with the guitar amps and tube mic power supplies, etc."
"I notice increased clarity and depth in the image of the program material"
Grammy Winning Mastering Engineer - Capitol Mastering
"The Voice", Lenny Kravitz, Iggy Pop, Heart, George Clinton, N.W.A., Queensrÿche, Megadeth, KISS, The Smashing Pumpkins, Mariah Carey
"As a Mastering Engineer for Capitol Records, every aspect of my monitor path or signal path is scrutinized and then optimized for the absolute best fidelity. I need my signal chain to function at its best every day, and MusicCord power cables contribute to a sense of confidence that helps me achieve world-class results.
The first thing you will notice about MusicCord power cables is the quality of the product. They come with a zippered case, and exhibit substantial heft upon examination. The ends are molded so as not to pull apart or loosen over time. The cable is sheathed in a durable mesh-like fabric that is aesthetically pleasing as well.
Performance-wise they remain impressive to listen to. With MusicCord, I notice an improvement in the performance of my professional audio equipment including: compressors, equalizers, power amplifiers, A/D and D/A converters or analog tape machines. For instance, I have spent a lot of time with a pair of Pro ES cords on my Manley 350 tube mono block amplifiers, and they clarify transients, tighten up the low frequency information, and generally allow the power amplifiers to more effortlessly access current needs based on the dynamics of the music, which translates into better audio fidelity. I also have spent time with the cords on my AD/DA converters, usually a Prism ADA-8XR, or the Lavry Gold series. I notice increased clarity and depth in the image of the program material I play back and/or record. The cables especially shine with equipment that runs at higher internal voltages, utilizing vacuum tubes, and/or transformers in the signal paths of their circuit designs.
I would recommend MusicCord Power Cables for any audiophile or critical listening/music production application."
"before discovering these cables I thought all high-end ac cords were "snake oil". But these cords are the real deal."
Richard A. Waller III
Owner of The Walcom Music Group/Smackhouse Studios
John Legend, The Roots, Grover Washington Jr., Gerald Veasley
"I've been using the MusicCord-PRO and PRO-ES for some time now on my summing mixer, audio interface and selected pre-amps. I can clearly hear all the subtle differences in harmonic color between the various plugins and outboard gear I use."
"They're great at reducing harshness, particularly in the midrange. I can clearly hear transient detail and the tightened low end. The cords make it much easier to place sounds in their own space within a dense mix. They have become an essential part of my work. I even carry a few with me to other studios and mastering sessions."
"I must admit, before discovering these cables I thought all high-end ac cords were "snake oil". But these cords are the real deal."
"A permanent part of my rig."
Masterning Engineer, Owner
"I'm a skeptic when it comes to this sort of thing, but technically savvy engineers I respect suggested I try a MusicCord-PRO for myself. Like most professional sound engineers, I know how easy it is to for the mind to play tricks on the ear, but the difference in sound before and after connecting my McIntosh MC252 power amp to the wall outlet with a MusicCord-PRO was too great to shrug off. The amp now sounds like it had training weights removed. I had been living with artifacts that didn't need to be there.
To check my sanity, I loaned a MusicCord-PRO to a fellow mastering engineer to try at his facility, and to a mixing engineer client to try on his audiophile Mark Levinson system at home. I asked each to install the cord and let me know if they heard anything, being careful not preface either request with my own opinion. Both engineers reported back with exactly the same impressions and enthusiasm I had experienced.
I don't have the EE knowledge to know why this product works so well, but it's a permanent part of my rig now and my system has never sounded better."
"MusicCord-PRO cords are phenomenal at clearing up the attack, and dynamics of percussive sounds."
Guitarist and Recording Engineer
Owner, Electric Love Studios
"After using seven of them (MusicCord-PRO) at my own Electric Love Studios for a year and with two more on the way, I can easily say that MusicCord-PRO cords are phenomenal in clearing up the attack, and dynamics of percussive sounds. Very low level instruments become audible in dense mixes.
I noticed that it becomes quite obvious when I switch digital clocks for example. The smearing and harshness of inferior
clocks get exposed very clearly.
I also noticed the elimination of audible RF interference in guitar amps when tracking after midnight when RF gets more intense. Guitar amp tones become round and smooth. No more slight grain in transistor amp tone. My subwoofer had been sounding earth shattering with dance club depth, but very smooth.
Even 16-bit recordings sound remarkably clear when digital tracking gear, analog vintage mic pre's and compressors are plugged via MusicCord-PRO power cables. The sound of the monitors project more like in live situations in terms of perceived attack and immediacy."