The electricity network in our homes exposes various Interference. And, for example, radio frequency interference (RFI) and electromagnetic Interference (EMI). Also, appliances connecting to the same network, such as refrigerators, air conditioners, and computers. But, to help combat this unwanted intervention, I introduced the Reference Power cable and the Reference S Power cable.
It is essential to have the correct power cable on which to build your system. But, unfortunately, this item is often overlooked. One of the reasons is that the importance of a Power cable is not forthcoming when buying, which can be due to lack of information and seller interest! The Reference series of power cables allow new possibilities. And will enable you to experience an excellent listening experience from your audio system.
The Reference S
The Reference S power cable, added in July 2021, taking the line to the next level in system performance. The power cable remains flexible and easy to work with but offers more excellent protection to those unwanted electrical and mechanical interferences. As a result, you can hear more of the musical information in the presentation. And, the cable certainly looks and feels the part!
I love Power cables. And a Power cable was the first item I produced. But, it was not quite as good as the Reference power cable introduced in November. And the Reference S power cable in June 2021. Also, the three-meter version is just so effective in the way it helps improve your system sound. Every person who has heard the power cables agree and is delighted with the results. And the reference power cable and the Reference S power cable are definitely, the best value for money in the industry!
The 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. But, listening to your audio system in the early hours, you notice how much better it sounds. Also, cable shielding provides reliable protection from Interference. And, the innovative in-plug filter gives additional decoupling to your equipment. Also, these features aid in the removal of external noise and Interference.
EU, UK, and US connections are all Rhodium plated, Cryogenically treated components. As a result, the IEC connector provides perfect conductivity. Also, Rhodium-plated pins are employed as they do not oxidise. And offer greater longevity and better signal contact. The cables can be made to any length and fitted with Cryo treated plugs. But, in some cases, a person prefers the sound from a non-Cryo treated pin to a treated plug—the plug marked with a red spot on the positive or ‘Power’ side.
The length of the Power cable does make a difference to the sound heard at the loudspeakers. A power cable should be at least 1.5 meters in length. But, you will have a better sound from a two-meter or a three-meter. And, you will have the feeling of more ‘Air and space’, with better speed and dynamics in the musical presentation!
The effects of static are ongoing, first in terms of the surface effects of static build-up and cable performance. For example, the Reference Power cable, fitted with AntistaticAntistatic pads to reduce static build-up. In comparison, the Reference S power cable provided a full external antistatic shield. And, I recommend AntistaticAntistatic 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.
As well as having over three times the prescribed minimum conductor cross-section area, the Reference Power cable comes with superior shielding. And you are protecting the sensitive audio components in your system—for example, interference fields caused by current peaks. Therefore, shielding is necessary, and a combination of different materials is selected to provide efficient shielding inside and out. There are many other materials used for shielding, but I believe the original and best is Air.
The Reference power cable and the Reference S power cable result from many months of testing different materials, plugs and connections. And ways to effectively combine the materials to produce a flexible and workable power cable. The result has been simply outstanding. And, I am now able to offer this exceptional ‘Reference’ power cable. Which is flexible, easy to install and supplied with the ‘Thermaflex tubes’. The ‘Thermaflex’ tubes isolate the power cable from the floor, providing superior cable performance.
The Reference Power cable and the Reference S power cable allows a relaxed and more opulent sound, designed to bring you the ultimate listening experience. And, with the Reference S, you will hear the difference in your music during the first three seconds! After that, the Sound-stage becomes vast, Imaging and focus are razor-sharp and spot-on. The Bass is more profound, tighter, with more energy and expression. Also, detail and micro details become more apparent, bringing you a rich and satisfying experience. And, I think the phrase ‘flowing like liquid gold’ brings the music into a reality!
I have focused on critical factors crucial for developing an excellent Power cable. Supplied with your cables is an impact-resistant (fully lined) aluminium flight case. In addition, your case contains; A set of keys, Thermaflex Anti-vibration tubes, AntistaticAntistatic fluid and a cable test certificate.
Which is signed, dated, and carries the cable identification number. And, it will help when you are trying to update or sell your cable.
- Cable size: 18 and 19.00 mm
- Length: 1 – 3 Meters
- Ferrite In-plug filter
- Multi-stranded, ultra-high purity 99.9999% 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
- Cable weight: 1.35 Kg
- Voltage: 300-500 volts
- Test voltage: 2000 volts
- Temperature: -40 to +70 C
- Resistance: 0.005 Ohms/meter
- Insulation: Teflon PTFE x 2
- Secondary PVC layer
- Secondary AirGap: DERAY-PBFSP
- Outer sheath: CanuFlex PE-HB
- Anti-static pads (ATS) fitted (2 per cable)
- Antistatic shielding (Reference S) full shielding
- External jacket/Canuflex/AirGap/PTFE/PVC
- Aluminium Jacket 100% coverage
- Pure copper (Class 1) ground wire
- Internal PVC jacket/Teflon PTFE
- Braided pure copper (two-level shielding)
- HDPE insulation
- OFC conductors – Multi-strand (10AWG)
Speaker cables: Matrix
Please add 147 Euros for Reference S
1.0 Meter Reference Power cable 997 Euros
1.5 Meter Reference Power cable 1297 Euros
2.0 Meter Reference Power cable 1497 Euros
2.5 Meter Reference Power cable 1797 Euros
3.0 Meter Reference Power cable 1997 Euros
5.0 Meter Reference Power cable 2297 Euros
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