hi i am new here but have been reading Steve's forums for some time. I can usually here differences when upgrading my equipment but i have started to make my own power cables using Acrolink 7N-4030 anniversorio and i can say without question they have improved the overall sound. The cost of these cables are 95 pounds for 1 metre length. Has anyone else experienced a better sound with better quality power cables ? Another experience i would like to share is i spent a few days listening to various Steely Dan cds. I started with the japan made US discs and finished with the Japan shm cds. My findings was the early Japan cds XD32 18P2 20P2 vdp26 i do not own vdp27 all sounded the best overall i enjoyed higher volume levels and was drawn into the music more. Second came the first pressed shm cds i believe from 2008 they sounded very close to the original Japan cds mentioned above but had slightly less depth of image less focused image and a touch sharper but the plus side was a bigger sound stage. Third was the 3 platinum shm cds very close to the originals again quite smooth but a touch lifeless. Last was the early made in japan cds for the US bar codes mainly starting with 370 all from around the 1984/1985 i believe from memory. I had no sacd player so i could not compare the shm sacds i own of Steely Dan. Has anyone else compared all the early Steely Dan cds with the latest Japan shm cds and Platinum shm cds my system is around 15K includes all power and signal cables and the differences i heard were quite obvious. Sorry forgot to mention i own the Japan remastered box set of all the albums i found the sound on those very lively and like the later shm mini lp cds the first press shm cds were my favourite of the later Japan masters i believe they share the early japan 20P and 18P masters if i am wrong please correct me thank you.