Chord Power Chord mains cable The 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. On the face of it, there is a logical approach to fitting PowerChord's to a hi-fi or home cinema system, it would seem to make a lot of sense to connect a PowerChord to the source component of a system first of all. Any interference getting through to the source component will be amplified throughout the system. Chord would however recommend experimentation. In many cases, introducing a PowerChord to the source component will bring dramatic improvements to detail, clarity and dynamic performance. The PowerChord will also enhance the stereo image and improve the space around individual voices and instruments. However, if PowerChords are not being used throughout the system, Chord would recommend that you experiment first by fitting the PowerChord to the source component and then swapping to the pre or integrated amplifier. In some cases, this may well bring about a greater increase in performance. Ultimately, fitting PowerChords throughout a hi-fi or home cinema system will guarantee the best performance but to some extent, the law of diminishing returns comes into effect. Each PowerChord you fit after the initial experimentation described above will bring further improvements but the first one will be the most dramatic. Features: Conductors: 3 X 14 AWG high purity multi-strand copper conductors. Configuration: Parallel conductor layout, dual layer floating shield Insulation: PVC Shielding: Dual layer high frequency effective braid and foil combination shield Jacket: High density vibration damping outer jacket Colour: Purple The Plugs There?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. Length: Available in 1,0; 1,5 and 2,0m length, longer cables are special order and have a delivery time of approximately 2 to 4 weeks!