NRG-1 Power Cable (1.8m)
Why We Like It
Cables are among the most overlooked aspects of one's rig yet they play a critical role in the overall performance serving as the interfacing between all the components. At the same time, it's also easy to spend a ton on cables without truly knowing what you are getting.
Audioquest is our #1 go-to cable brand based on their solid reputation for performance and quality. While the technical explanations can get daunting, you can trust if it's in our store or on our site you are getting a well-made product that delivers on the benefits it's promising.
NOTE: We can also special order any length or type of Audioquest cable not shown.
No matter how perfect an AC power source, distortion is added within any AC cable, especially within a stranded cable. Even the most sophisticated filters and power supplies cannot eliminate this cable-induced distortion.
SOLID LONG-GRAIN COPPER CONDUCTORS (LGC): Solid conductors eliminate strand-interaction distortion. Evergreen’s solid Long-Grain Copper allows a smoother and clearer sound than cables using regular OFHC (Oxygen-Free High-Conductivity) copper. OFHC is a general metal industry specification regarding “loss” without any concern for distortion. LGC has fewer oxides within the conducting material, less impurities, less grain boundaries, and definitively better performance.
STAR-QUAD GEOMETRY: The relationship between conductors defines a cable’s most basic electrical values (capacitance and inductance). However, even when those variables are kept in a reasonable balance, the relationship between conductors can be varied in ways that greatly affect the sound. The Star-Quad construction of NRG-1 allows for significantly better dynamic contrast and information intelligibility than if the same conductors were run in parallel.
COLD-WELD SYSTEM: This novel plug design enables a perfect heat-free connection between cable and plug. The connection between the plug and conductors is made using AQ’s Cold-Weld System, which provides a superior connection that ensures that the structural integrity of the conductor is kept completely intact. The Cold-Weld System refers to a combination of high pressure at the point of contact and the use of copper- or silver-impregnated paste.
TERMINATIONS: Cold-welded connectors