“I listened to a Power Chord on my CD player and then got two more to use with my pre and power amplifiers. I heard more detail but it was the improvements in dynamics and control that really impressed.”
The Power Chord mains cable (like so many of our cables) came into being just after the Signature speaker cable. This was our first shielded speaker cable and it taught us so much about the use of and performance improvements that a high frequency effective shield could bring.
Try a Power Chord on your source component but be prepared to experiment. If you start with just one you should try it on all the equipment you have. You may find the biggest result comes from connecting your amplifier first. It will be easy to hear where it works best, and it will be easy to add more Power Chords as well.
SpecificationsThe cable We didn’t produce a mains cable for a long time, and it wasn’t until we had produced the Signature speaker cable and understood how important high frequency effective shielding is, that we felt we could make a mains cable with a consistent performance. Conductors: 3 X 14 AWG high purity multi-strand copper conductors.Configuration: Parallel conductor layout, dual layer floating shield Insulation: PVCShielding: Dual layer high frequency effective braid and foil combination shieldJacket: High density vibration damping outer jacket Colour: PurpleThe PlugsThere’s more to Making a mains cable perform properly than fitting the right plugs. We did test a lot of IEC plugs before fitting the one that we do, in listening tests it was clearly better than the others. What really surprised us though was just how much influence on sound quality the routing of the conductors within both the IEC and mains plugs had.The Power Chord is available fitted with UK and European mains plugs. Other types may be available to order.Use it with Built with hi fi components in mind, the Power Chord worked every bit as well on home cinema processors and amplifiers and turned out to be rather good with high definition screens and projectors as well.