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Mains - Cable Belden 83803 or FURUTECH FP-314AG?

Discussion in 'audio' started by alans1957, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. alans1957

    alans1957 pfm Member

    I intend to make up two new power cables for my amps and spotted these 2 cables are similarly priced, so there is my dilemma. I know the Belden is very good, but have no knowledge of the Furutech. I will be recycling my Toughplug and Wattgate IEC from my current homemade cables.

    Has anyone compared the above 2 cables?
  2. muzzer

    muzzer Numb Nut

    I have just read this on the Furutech website about 314AG
  3. whatsnext

    whatsnext Naimless

    Making two cables. Why not make one cable from each then you can tell us how different they are?
  4. alans1957

    alans1957 pfm Member

    I note a degree of sarcasm here sir! :) However I suppose I could advise if one channel sounded better than the other. :rolleyes:
  5. whatsnext

    whatsnext Naimless

    Do you? How do you do your noting? So you won't bother then?
  6. brian2957

    brian2957 pfm Member

  7. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    I think you will get a wider soundstage for your hi fi and and it will turn your old standard format TV into a widescreen version.
  8. Andrew.B

    Andrew.B pfm Member

    Belden 83803 is a nightmare to work with without the correct tools and terminations as it's an installation type cable. I cringe seeing plugs attached to it.

    19364 is a suitable overkill alternative.
  9. alans1957

    alans1957 pfm Member

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    alans1957 pfm Member

  11. alans1957

    alans1957 pfm Member

    Have already made a cable for my Airlink transformer using 83803, found it not too bad providing you take the time to cut and dress the cores to the correct lengths. I agree that even with a toughplug you have no way of actually clamping the cable, but providing you secure the cores tightly and are not in the habit of regularly unplugging from the mains, I don't see it as a problem.
  12. Pete MB&D

    Pete MB&D Pete Maddex, the one and only!

  13. GJO

    GJO pfm Member

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