Wire World Wireworld Aurora Power Cord Speaker Cables

Wireworld Aurora Power Cord

User Reviews (7)

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Peter   Audio Enthusiast [Apr 28, 2001]
Strength:

Makes an instantly noticable difference

I was sceptical about the improvements a power cord could make... until I tried this one. I compared it to the Gutwire G-Clef (which costs about 50% more) in the shop and the Wireworld was the clear winner. It's as if a layer of haze had been removed from the music. Soundstage, dynamics, localization, and clarity were all improved quite noticably when using these cables with either the CD player or the amp/pre-amp. What really surprised me about this cable though (and sold me on it) was the change in tone! It was as if the system had been tuned like a piano! Timbres became much more plausible (especially piano) and bass much more taught and tuneful. Wow!

I now use the Aurora on my amp and the cheaper (and thinner) Stratus on my CD player. It should be noted here that I've only tested these cords in systems that had filtered power, so I can't comment on their performance when plugged directly into the wall.

System:

Panamax 1000+ line conditioner/surge protector
Cambridge Audio D500 CD player
Audioquest Coral interconnects
Bryston B-60 integrated amp
Audioquest Slate speaker cable
Castle Eden loudspeakers

Similar Products Used: Gutwire G-Clef, Gutwire Basic
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
John Lum   Audiophile [Dec 15, 1999]
Strength:

Versus stock cords, the Aurora provides increased image size and dynamics. Available in just about any length.

Weakness:

Stiff. Gets dirty. Ugly.

The Aurora can awaken a thin, dead system. If you install the Aurora, you can expect large image sizes, more swash-buckling dynamics, bigger bass, and a greater freedom from compression. However, in many systems, these traits may be over the top. For a more detailed, neutral, tight, clean sound, go with the Kimber PowerKords. But at this price, the Aurora is better than most other products. My sugestion is to save your money, and try out the Tara Labs Decade AC, Synergistic AC Master Coupler, and Van Evers Pandora.

Similar Products Used: MIT Z-Cord I and II; Kimber PK-330; API 313; Tara Labs Decade AC
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Rick Schultz   Audiophile [Dec 19, 2001]
Strength:

nothing

Weakness:

everything. I opened up the cable and found stndard 16 awg by Belden to be used in it.

There is not much to say except this is a crappy power cord. Buy a Virtual Dynamics if you want the absolute Best!

Similar Products Used: Virtual Dynamics stomps everything in it's path !!!!
OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
CJS   an Audio Enthusiast [Jun 14, 1999]

I purchased an Aurora power cord for $120 in April for my power amp. I was hoping that a $120 power cord wouldn't sound better than the cords I paid between $50 (WW Stratus...on my preamp) and $80 dollars (AQ AC12/3.3...on my sub) for. I was very wrong, the difference was night and day. This is the best upgrade I have made to my stereo. The Aurora is clearly superior to the other power cords I mentioned, and worth the extra money if you can afford it.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Samir   Audiophile [Dec 15, 1999]
Strength:

The most striking up-grade ever...

Weakness:

none

There is no word to qualify this power cord. Once connected to my power amp (YBA 2 Alpha)I just could not believe my ears...after all this is just a power cord! Give it a try , you won t regret it!

Add 5 more stars to the rating!

Similar Products Used: XLO, YBA diamond
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Harry   an Audio Enthusiast [Mar 30, 1999]

I have only tried out two power cords, namely LAT International AC-2 and Wireworld Aurora.
The LAT AC-2 is a pretty good power cord and, for the price & its performance, it is really good value for money.

For the Aurora, I got 2 at a sale price of $79 each. Comparing between the two, the Aurora has an edge over the AC-2 in terms of lower background noise and musical palpability. Both performed flawlessly when it comes to improving a system's sonic but I have to admit that the Aurora is a better cord than the AC-2. Of course, in terms of price/performance ratio, the LAT has an edge as the Aurora will cost more than $150 retail (vs the LAT's $99).

At the end of the day, it all depends on what your priority lies. As far as both power cords are concern, they are not black magic or hype. They do work and work well indeed.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Armand   Audiophile [Nov 01, 2000]
Strength:

Radical sound improvement. Nice color.

Weakness:

None

I now use the Aurura cable on preamp, cd and poweramps. I was told it was important for the poweramps, but i have experienced that the improvement when using on CD and preamp is in fact even more powerful. This cables have a good price (~$300), and are better than i.e. Kimber and Nordost.

Similar Products Used: Kimber, Nordost
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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