I've been using the MusicCord-PRO ES Power Cords for a while now. My main reaction is: WOW! To be sure I understand how each power cord is affecting my gear and the recording process, I connected them to my system one at a time. Here's a step-by-step description of the whole process.
Step 1: I connected the MusicCord-PRO ES Power Cords to all my units, but the main power distributor and the cable to the wall socket were cheap no-name ones. But even then I heard a huge difference. The background got more "black" (I use this term as they do in the world of pictures and images) and quiet with much less noise so that every sound jumped out of my monitors faster and clearer. The transients became so punchy and high-end sounding. The digital hardness disappeared, and all pans, reverbs, and delays became wider and deeper.
Step 2: I switched out the no-name power distributor to my Ansuz Mainz 8 C2 Power Distributor and Ansuz Mainz C2 Power Cable from the power distributor to the wall socket. That's when the true magic happened. I was totally blown away. I was literally just laughing and crying at the same time. It was an overwhelming moment really. To hear my own mixes and other music that I love come alive like that was mind-blowing. The 3D feeling is a totally new experience. The stereo width is simply amazing. It almost goes around your head and it's more like a surround experience. The way the transients pop out without ever getting harsh is simply WOW! The sound feels faster and much more in synch. The music feels organic and warm with a crystal clear top end and fast transients. I’m no fan of the mushy, noisy, old analogue sound. I want mixes to be crystal clear, noiseless, and separated. I feel your cables are doing exactly that!
Step 3: I added my Mutec MC-3+ Smart Clock. This difference is maybe not as clear and obvious as the previous steps, but for me this was a huge one too. The sound is more exact, accurate, and precise. Everything feels much more in harmony and crystal clear. Especially when I listen to the music in headphones the difference is huge compared to when I run everything through my UAD Apollo's internal clock. And when I pan things in the mix it's almost like moving a needle across the stereo image. The panning is so exact and audible.
To summarize: WOW! I feel like a child who discovers music again! I listen to music that I know so well and suddenly I hear new details that I've never heard before. All the reverbs, delays, and all nuances in the voices and the acoustic guitars are so much clearer. The background in all music is pitch-black, calm and quiet. Everything feels so harmonic and natural. It’s hard to describe really and maybe I’m using too many images and vague words to fully describe the difference in a fair way, but I don’t know how else to describe it.
Just for fun I switched back to the cheap no-name power distributor. It’s ridiculous. I can never go back to that again. I live in a pretty new building. The electricity is modern and the electrical wiring was done recently with totally new and modern units. When your cables are making this difference in such a new building, I can't imagine what they would do do for producers and engineers working in old buildings with old, buzzy wiring, and a lot of noise and hum. Many producers and engineers invest in expensive gear such as expensive monitors, microphones, preamps, and compressors. Of course it’s a great thing to have great sounding monitors and microphones. But I’d recommend everyone to start with the important stuff. And what could be more important than the power that goes out to all the gear in a studio! I believe the two single most important investments in a studio are the acoustic treatment of the room and the power. Once you invest in those two things you have a solid base to build on. And that’s when you’ll truly hear a difference between different monitors, microphones and so on. To record a Brauner VMA, Telefunken ELA M 251E, or Bock Audio 507 in an untreated room is just as bad as running a pair of Augspurger or ATC speakers with no-name power cords and power distributors. It’s a waste of money. Unfortunately I believe many producers and engineers are making both those mistakes. They listen through and record with super expensive gear running on no-name power cables and power distributors in untreated rooms. I hope we can change that and talk more about the great importance of power cords, power distributors, and acoustic treatments.
Thank you for your amazing service and everything you've done for me. It means so much for my creative process and my work feels more inspiring than ever. I've already recommended you to everyone I know who takes this stuff seriously. Your product is truly amazing and the way you treat your customers is outstanding! Never have I experienced this level of service before! You're the best!
Hanif "Hitmanic" Sabzevari - Founder
Hitmanic Studio (Sweden)