Reference 2 Power cable

Reference 2 power cableThe Reference 2 Power cable, introduced in 2021, made it possible to enjoy your music in new ways. The power cable provides an even greater listening pleasure than previous power cables. The Reference 2 power cable, removes the ‘Dirty laundry’ and rubbish from the music giving a more relaxed experience and a feeling the music is part of you. Allowing a true sensation of realism and fulfilment

Reference 2

I love Power cables because good power is essential for your audio system. The reference 2 power cable was a giant leap from the first power cable producer six years ago. And, as technology improved, the benefits have helped in the development of this power cable. It is essential to use the correct length of the power cable to suit your system. And a longer length preferred for a bigger soundstage.

Power Cable

Reference 2 powerThe Interference we call noise can get into your AC power and interfere with your system. And, this ‘dirty’ electricity harms the performance of your audio-video system. If you listen to your audio system in the early hours, you notice how much better it sounds. Cable shielding provides reliable protection from Interference. And better shielding helps in removing external Interference.

Connections

Reference 2 Power cableThe Reference 2 Power cable connections are all Rhodium plated, Cryogenically treated components. The IEC connector provides perfect conductivity with standing 16A / 250V /15A/ 110V/ loads. Also, Rhodium-plated pins are employed as they do not oxidise. And offer greater longevity and better signal contact. The Reference 2 power cable is colour coded and has matching dark brown bands to match the cable colour. The plugs are marked, with a red spot on the positive or ‘Power’ side. And, must check the power socket used for ‘Polarity’ before the connection attempt.

Shielding 

As well as having over three times the prescribed minimum conductor cross-section area, the Reference 2 Power cable comes with superior shielding. And protect sensitive audio components in your system. Good shielding is essential, and a combination of different materials is selected to provide efficient shielding inside and out. There are many materials used for shielding, but I believe the best shielding is Air. And have been able to double the amount of Air used in shielding.

The latest improvement to the Reference 2 power cable, is a new outer layer of Antistatic material as now used in the Matrix series of cables. This layer helps with the reduction of external vibrations and provides the cable every needed to give you the best performance possible.

Anti-Static pads

Anti-static padsThe effects of static are ongoing. And primarily in terms of the surface effects of static build-up and cable performance. The Reference 2 power cable, fitted with Anti-static pads to reduce static build-up. And, I recommend Anti-static fluid sprayed over the surface of audio cables and equipment. This action will help disperse existing charges and inhibit static build-up and further accumulation.

Performance

Reference 2 power cableThe Reference 2 Power cable allows you to enjoy music and movies with greater realism. And, you will hear the difference in your system during the first seconds! The Soundstage improved; imaging and focus are razor-sharp and spot-on. The ‘dirty laundry’ removed, giving an even cleaner and more transparent presentation. The Bass has more depth and clarity, and detail and micro details more apparent. 

Cable Protection

The ‘Thermaflex’ tubes isolate the power cable from the floor, providing superior performance. And they supplied with your power cable. Also, Anti-static fluid and a cable test certificate. Which is signed, dated, and carries the cable identification number.

Specification
  • Cable Diameter: 20.0 mm
  • Multi-stranded, ultra-high purity 99.99% OFC
  • Conductors size: 3 x 3.0 mm2 (10 AWG)
  • HDPE dialectics for each conductor x 3
  • Protective conductor – Pure copper (class 1)
  • 2-level shielding: pure braided copper 
  • Secondary shielding: Aluminum foil
  • Voltage: 300-500 volts
  • Test voltage: 2000 volts
  • Temperature: -40 to +70 C
  • Resistance: 0.005 Ohms/meter
  • PVC Jacket/Teflon/PTFE  
  • Insulation: PTFE/PVC/ Compound (2 fold)
  • Secondary AirGap: DERAY-PBFSP (2 fold)
  • Outer sheath: CanuFlex PE-HB (2 fold)
  • Anti-static pads (ATS): 2 per cable

Power cable overview

  1. External jacket/Canuflex/AirGap/PTFE/PVC
  2. Secondary AirGap/PTFE/PVC
  3.  Aluminium Jacket 100% coverage
  4. Pure copper (Class 1) ground wire
  5.  Internal PVC jacket/Teflon PTFE
  6. Braided pure copper (two-level shielding)
  7. HDPE insulation
  8. OFC conductors – Multi-strand (10AWG)
  9. Filler

Power cables: Reference / Matrix

Speaker cables: Reference / Matrix

Interconnect cables: Reference / Matrix

Customer: testimonials

Hi Paul, and my impressions of the Reference 2 power cable I recently purchased from you. The cable is so well made and just looks powerful.  And is very rugged and great to the touch. I have the Reference 2 power cable plugged into my integrated amp. And feeds a pair of Harbeth P3esr speakers. It replaced a good quality $500 power cord. Right from the word go, I noticed a substantial improvement. The Sound of the system became more dynamic and organic at the same time, which is hard to achieve, and there was a better tonal balance from top to bottom. And felt so much more of everything and was a new field of sound. I then hooked the Airdream 2 digital cable between my Audiolab 6000 CDT transport and the built-in DAC of the Parasound amp.

I usually have difficulty hearing the difference in digital cables. But in this case, the Sound of the Perkune digital cable was an improvement in transparency & dynamics. As, compared to digital cables from Virtual Dynamics & Wireworld I had been previously using. And with the addition of these two cables in my system in conjunction with your Airdream speaker cables, my modest system has been transformed. And transformed from a sound system to an existing music system with a very high level of goosebumps and emotional involvement , if you understand where I am coming from! Wayne, BC, Canada

Pricing

1.5 Meter Reference Power cable 1497 Euros

2.0 Meter Reference Power cable 1797 Euros

3.0 Meter Reference Power cable 2197 Euros

5.0 Meter Reference Power cable 2597 Euros

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