When only the best will do, use Nordost's new line of A/V power cords, specifically their flagship product, the Valhalla. This power cord is designed for use with just about all of your components: preamps, power amps, CD players, SACD and DVD players, video projectors, and other display devices. According to the company, its line of power cables offers improved signal speed, better power transfer, and increased thermal efficiency. The Valhalla boasts a propagation speed of 90 percent. Like the company's other models, the Valhalla power cords use 99.9 percent oxygen-free copper conductors for better power transfer and performance. The Valhalla also uses 70 microns of extruded silver over the conductors. Two meters will cost you $2,500, and additional 1-meter increments are $500.
The company that brought us Digital Vinyl CD-R discs that look like 45-RPM records now proffers DigitalMovie DVD recordable media that simulate old-fashioned film reels. A three-pack of the DVD-R or DVD+R blanks will set you back about $12. Each disc has its own clear DVD "Super Jewel Box" case, which is the same height as pre-recorded VHS/DVD packages and as thin as a standard jewel case, only more durable. The 4X-speed discs can write their entire 4.7-gigabyte capacity in about 15 minutes. According to the company, the discs incorporate MKM's Metal Azo recording dye for superior power margin, sensitivity, and accuracy, and there's even a lifetime warranty. Use them to back up DVDs or videotapes to a long-life optical medium.