線材之旅06： [Iron Lung Jellyfish]電源線
由於即將購入Meier Audio的Corda Cantate，所以開始問東問西，
藉由tim.chnan與po.jen的熱心建議下，小弟也入手了一條Iron Lung Jellyfish的電源線。
Power Cord Shoot-Out: 22 Power Cords Reviewed
Iron Lung Jellyfish
Pricing (6ft. cord): $29
While perusing audiogon, I came across an ad for the Iron Lung Jellyfish power cord, a no-frills, custom-built hospital-grade 14-guage cable. They have those see-through rubbery molded hospital-grade connectors you see on the Quail cords. They were a mere $29.00 each. What the heck, why not?
I ordered two of them, put one on my RS Audio HR-2 and another on my Sony SCD-555ES sacdmods SACDP. Let’s just say I had *very low* expectations, but I was very pleasantly surprised (I would even say a little slack-jawed *given the price*). Tonally, they are fairly balanced with surprisingly good bass response, though the treble can be a little sugary sweet. They are reasonably clean, but a bit grainier than the best cords I’ve heard, with decent soundstaging (although a little 2-D and flat relative to other cords), relatively low noise floor. These are lively and “fun” cables, toe-tappers, they are quite good at PRAT. Comparing them several times to the stock cabling, the difference could not have been clearer, the Jellyfish represents a significant jump in performance.
I think if you’ve ever been tempted to dip your toes in the aftermarket power cables pond, these are a great way to start. I don’t think you would be disappointed. At $29 they give you a level of performance that is absolutely ridiculous given the cost of entry.
Build quality: 5
Overall Performance: 7