Hello dear naim users,
I have read power cable threads for hours and days now, but I am still a little confused and unsure which direction I should take:
I would like to spend my atom (paired with Guru speakers, no additional power amp) a little upgrade and buy a power cable of better quality as the German cable which came with the atom is more on the simpler side and have the impression that there is potential for improvement.
I am not planning to spend a lot more than 300 EUR. So I am considering the following three cables:
- Audioquest NRG-Z3, 2m for 279 EUR
- Chord Shawline, 1.5m for 280 EUR
- IsoTek, 2m for 299 EUR
At the beginning I would plug the atom directly into the wall socket as I do right now. Later I would like to add a better power strip or even a filter/conditioner solution like the Audioquest Niagara 1200. (I am wondering if it’s stupid buying a non Audioquest cable when I am planning to add a Niagara later.)
At the moment it is a bit difficult to getting a cable for home demo here due to lockdown issues. So it would like to simply order the “perfect” cable online and get happy.
I am tending to go with the Chord. Don’t now why, just a feeling.
What would be your recommendation in this situation and setting?
Any experiences with one of these three cables and an Atom?
Bad idea combining a non Audioquest power cable with a Niagara later?
Or maybe another suggestion?
Thank you and have a nice weekend.