|Product Award||HiFi Choice Silver|
- - Construction: 3 x 14 AWG Micro Mono-filament
- - Insulation: FEP (Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene)
- - Power Rating: 10 amps
- - Connectors: High quality gold plated audio graded connectors
- - Approvals : UL Approved
Nordost Red Dawn mains cable (available in a selection of lengths going up in half metres from 1.0m to 6.0m) is the highest model power cord in Nordost's "Leif" series, constructed to offer better performance over the Purple Flare and Blue Heaven cables.
As befits this critical application, the Red Dawn power cord employs high-speed, low-loss, heavy gauge 3 x 14 AWG micro mono-filament conductors sheathed in FEP insulation. The minimal dielectric effect and propagation delay ensures that power is transported as directly as possible, straight to your equipment, while purpose built, audio grade connectors maintain the low source impedance of your AC supply and ensure superior grounding.
Why do mains cables make such a big difference?
It used to be the case that all systems ran on normal freebie mains cables and the difference a mains cable can make was disputed. However, recent experience has shown that, far from the occasional afterthought they once were, properly designed, audiophile power cords are fundamental to system performance. In fact, the effects are so demonstrable, so obvious, that power cords are fast assuming their proper position as the most important cables in your system.
A quality mains cable makes a difference because, in a very real sense, your AC supply is the raw material from which your system produces music, and just like a sculptor, the quality of that raw material is reflected in the finished result. The more demanding the system, the more important the quality of the AC supply, making the Red Dawn power cord the ideal choice for system situations where high-current capability is critical.
Start by using Red Dawn to feed your power distribution strip and power amp, applications where current flow is the paramount concern. After that, all the other electronics will benefit too, allowing your system to deliver the shape and texture, color and dynamic range it’s really capable of.