The cables arrived today. My wife and I settled in for some listening and the first thing she said was "It's amazing that power cables an make such a difference!" From there, she went on to further rhapsodize about your cables with an enthusiasm I hadn't recalled her ever expressing when it came to audio. She pointed out enhanced qualities in various instruments and compared them to how the system used to sound. I was rather surprised by her vehemence and animation, to be honest. Usually, I'm the one that gets excited by audio gear!
It took me a few minutes to realize that power1se's had rendered our system more revealing. Once I'd gotten over a bump in the learning curve, I quickly began to note the improvements, and as suggested by Kate's comment, above, they were not subtle! In fact, the majority of cd's sounded [much] better. Instruments and vocals had much more realism, weight and dimensionality. The soundstage deepened and there was no over accentuation of any part of the frequency range, which resulted in a very "natural" presentation-- it sounded like music and not like Hi-Fi, if that makes sense. The bass was tighter than we'd ever heard from the system and considering the tendency for EL34's to be somewhat "sloppy" in the lower register, this was a very nice surprise, indeed. Finally, there was no trace of the overly euphonic midrange we'd noticed [previously].
Needless to say, I'm really glad that, in the end, I ordered the se's. Just as important to me is the fact that you've been unfailingly patient and helpful throughout our interactions. I sincerely appreciate your generosity in doing all you [did]. Overall, I really don't know what more any customer could possibly ask for, whether in terms of product, price, or service.
With best wishes for your continued success,
The co-author of more than 300 research original articles, letters, books, book chapters and papers, Professor Smith is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, the Royal College of Physicians of Dublin, London, Glasgow, Edinburgh and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. He is a member of numerous associations and societies, including; the Medical Research Council Childhood Leukaemia Working Party, the International Berlin Frankfurt Munster Study Group for Childhood Leukaemia, the United Kingdom Haemophilia Centre Directors Organisation, the European Paediatric Network for Haemophilia Management, the United Kingdom Children’s Cancer Group, the Paediatric Haematology Forum of the British Society of Haematology, and the European Paediatric Network for Severe Congenital Neutropenia.