This refers to Charles Zeilig’s recent Computer Music Audio Quality articles in TAS.
I’m trying some of his recommendations but I’m stuck on one and looking for advice. He changed his desktop PC’s stock AC power cord for an audiophile AC power cord (PS Audio Statement, $500) and reported significantly improved sound quality. I want to try a similar cord swap with my Hewlett Packard laptop.
The problem is that typical audiophile power cords terminate with an IEC type C13 female coupler which can’t connect to typical laptop power supply units which have an incompatible IEC type C6 male coupler. The C6 mates to an IEC C5 female coupler.
Does anyone know of audiophile power cords terminated with an IEC type C5 female coupler (nicknamed cloverleaf or Mickey Mouse because of its cross section silhouette) and who sells them? Or, second best, is there some kind of converter plug on the market?
Any advice is much appreciated, thanks.