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Nordost El Dorado
4 Reviews
rating  4.25 of 5
Description: After-market AC-power cord


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Jizz Mopper a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: October 3, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Obviously a significant improvement over any standard mains lead...however...the best mains leads I've ever heard, and I've heard a few, are from Experience Filtration, at a third of the price of the El Dorado. I heard the two compared back to back, and the Experience lead wiped the floor with the Nordost in every way - and this is an understatement!!

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jdevine a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: February 6, 2002

Bottom Line:   
another coup from the folks at nordost after a formal break in period they just keep getting better and better my take is that they offer the speed that the audio cabling is known for. Great sound stage powerful bass, crisp highs what else is there ?

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $500.00

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Art Kastl a an Audiophile

Date Reviewed: May 21, 1999

Bottom Line:   
I totally agree with Bob Neill in the prior post on Nordost El Dorado power cord. I've been able to live with the El Dorado for 3 months now and
the improved detail, harmonics, overtones and information retrieval on
the recording venue was improved on significantly with the El Dorado....

I compared the El Dorado with Synergistic Master AC and the Reference series
and was sold on the El Dorado after a week of A/B comparisons. Does this
prove that Synergistic power cords are of less value. No... Only that
the "synergy" between components within the chain and your personal preferences
to musicality and tonality should be your judge.

Also, in talking to Nordost they recommended at least a 100hr breakin period
for the El Dorado. My take is that this excellent power cord needed at
least 150 to 200 hrs. to "open up" and has finally stabalized in my
system with about 300 hrs. on 'em.

Highly recommended on a price/performance basis.


All in all, very fine power cord

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Duration Product Used:   an Audiophile

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Bob Neill a an Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 8, 1999

Bottom Line:   
After-market power cables represent the most cost-effective improvements
you can make in a sound system. The Nordost El Dorado is the best cable I
have heard in the under $600 category, slightly superior to the otherwise
quite fine standard Electraglide, but not quite up to the inestimable Electraglide Reference III. When I inserted the El Dorado into my system
between my Naim CDX/XPS cd player and Chang Lightspeed (or house outlet),
the increase in detail and resolution was quite dramatic. It really has to
be heard to be believed. If cost is a factor, stop at the Nordost and you'll
never be sorry. This company has yet to make a mistake! I give it four stars
only because I don't believe in grade inflation: the Electraglide Reference
III gets the fifth star. But in terms of value, it's five stars easy.

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