Listed in The Absolute Sound 2012 High-End Audio Buyer's Guide
Stereophile Magazine Recommended Component
Reduces Noise and Distortion
Kimber Kable's PK Power Cord delivers the raw, clean AC power electronic components need for proper operation. Its unique design cancels intra-conductor interactions that add noise and distortion to audio signals.
Two sets of conductors braided in counter-rotating geometry cancel the unwanted magnetic interference. The ground lead is strategically placed in the middle of the braid, which is magnetically the quiet eye of the storm.
Kimber Kable PK-10AG power cord was honored by being included in The Absolute Sound 2012 High-End Audio Buyer's Guide. According to the magazine, "The Kimber is an exemplar of the heavy hitting power cord – high output, energy, and dynamics. I has a richer, thicker midrange with an emphasis on soundstage depth not unlike the topflight Palladian…"
What kinds of components can be upgraded with the Kimber Kable PowerKord?
Virtually any component with a 15 Amp IEC power connector. These types of components come from the factory with removable power cables. If your power cable is not removable, it cannot be upgraded with an after-market power cable.
I have many components with removable power cables. Which one should I replace first?
While there is no absolute correct answer, it's usually best to begin with your source components first. These include your CD player or transport, DAC, anti-jitter devices, DVD players, DAT machines, etc. Then replace the cord on your preamp. The next component to upgrade is your power amplifier. Finally, the very last thing to upgrade is the power cable on your power conditioner.
What kind of improvements will I hear?
You will notice an immediate improvement in bass extension: it will be deeper, tighter, and better defined. The midrange will be cleaner with less grain and hash. That means minute details that are normally lost to background noise will be more easily heard and enjoyed. The sound stage will have better depth, and images will be more tightly defined.
How can a power cable make any difference in my system's performance? After all, there's five miles of cheap wire to my house from the Power Company. How can the last six feet make any difference?
We're not engineers, nor do we pretend to be. While we don't have a great explanation as to why power cables work, we know that they do. Some explain that a properly engineered power cable performs its magic with total ground isolation. By preventing noise from leaking to ground from the positive conductor, a major increase in performance is realized because noise is significantly reduced. Whatever the reason, we sell hundreds of power cables every year. If you can't hear a difference, we want you to send them back. Know what? Very, very few are ever returned. We think that says it all.
One final word
Remember, power cables, like speaker and interconnect cables require a break-in period. What's that? When a cable is new, it's not used to handling electrical signals. Electricity has a way of conditioning dielectrics (the insulating materials) the more it flows through the cable. This tends to change the way the cable sounds; almost always for the better. These power cables require about 50 hours of play before they sound the way the factory intended.
Kimber PowerKords remove mains borne RF in a totally unique way, reports Russ Andrews in Audiophile Components (UK). The woven construction of the wires acts as a low pass filter causing capacitive cancellation as the wires cross one another. This eliminates both the RF already on the mains supply and prevents further pickup. It is a very sophisticated and effective filter without using standard filter components. Replacing the (power cable) in a system with PowerKords will have a profound effect on the performance of any system.
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