I like the idea of making your own power cords. Made to the exact length you need etc. But is there a place to buy the proper components with out having to mortgage the house?
Try Parts Express. They have everything you need, connectors, cable and techflex sleeving. The Belden cable linked to below is a popular choice for modest priced DIY power cords. DH Labs Power Plus AC Cable is an excellent alternative that I have used in the past for DIY power cords, and which I highly recommend. It is also a little cheaper that the Belden cable.I like the idea of making your own power cords. Made to the exact length you need etc. But is there a place to buy the proper components with out having to mortgage the house?
you could always jumper off some wires from the electric box at the curb and run it under about 4 inches of soil through an open window (if you don't live in polar vortex area) then you would most certainly see that improvement ?It is fundamentally impossible to improve the sound quality by building your own power cables simply because the wire in your walls is not shielded and is only 14awg all the way back to the panel.
If you like the convenience or the look of a home made cable by all means do it but don't expect any improvement in sound or anything else.