Bibacord Power Cable
Total conductor size is 13.2 mm^2 (6.6 mm^2 each for L and N), deep cryogenic treated pure copper. The geometry itself gives excellent rejection of EMI/RFI. A thick woven filler for mechanical damping and a special heavy gauge ground conductor are applied without making the cable unnecessarily bulky. The power cable has been slightly updated and now includes a second carbon screen with an external female banana that may be connected to a CAD Ground Control.
The power cable is available in two versions with different types of shielding. The standard version employs a nonmetallic carbon screen. For most applications this sounds better than a traditional metal screen and is recommended in most cases. However, we have found that for some DACs (digital-to-analog converters) a metal screen is in fact needed, so we offer a ”DAC” version of the power cable using a braided copper shield in addition to a carbon screen.
We have tried a great number of different kinds of connectors (copper, gold, silver and rhodium) from various brands. The one we have found to give a sound most consistent with our line of cables is the Oyaide P/C-004 palladium plated beryllium copper connector (P-004 US male, P-004e Schuko, C-004 female 15A and C-237 US female 20A). For UK male we use Furutech FI-UK 1363 NCF rhodium plated.
Power plugs may have a big influence on the sound and can be used as the last component for final fine-tuning. We have in some systems sounding slightly ”hot” achieved a more relaxed presentation by exchanging one of the palladium connectors for a gold plated P/C-079 Oyaide plug (using gold plugs in both ends has so far always resulted in too much softening).
The power cable is available in lengths from 1.5 meter and up, in steps of 50 cm.