The Evolution PowerKords, featuring a new earth geometry and purer copper construction
As Russ Andrews explained, “Our work has identified that positioning the earth in a helix around the outside of the cable reduces induced noise by a factor of up to 50. The first Evolution PowerKord in the range has achieved an improvement of 20x over the PowerKord, with the centrally placed earth, that it replaces. And the top of the range model induces 50x less noise than the PowerKord it replaces.”
In parallel with the Russ Andrews development of improved earthing, Kimber Kable has been working on the purity of copper used in the woven cable that forms the basis of the PowerKords.
The PowerKord Evolution range now comprises three cables, the Evolution-100, Evolution-300 and Evolution-500, all of which feature the same external earth construction and the new Kimber copper. The 100 uses eight VariStrand copper conductors, a high-performance mains plug with Russ Andrews fuse and the WattGate 320 EVO IEC connector. It is best suited for use with pre-amplifiers and sources.
The 300 model includes 16 Kimber VariStrand conductors, an Audio Quality mains plug with Russ Andrews fuse and the WattGate 320 EVO. The 300 is an all-round cable, suitable for use with pre, power and integrated amplifiers, in addition to source components.
The flagship model, the 500, has 24 VariStrand conductors and is fitted with the rhodium plated WattGate 350 RH as standard. The 500 works well with higher end audio equipment and more current hungry components like large power amplifiers.
100 PowerKord 1m £216
300 PowerKord 1m £366
500 PowerKord 1m £650
Other lengths, plug options, built-in spike and surge protection and pre burn-in are available, along with Russ Andrews’ Super Burn-in cable feature.
To learn more, click www.russandrews.com
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