Headline Power Cable
Curiously, exotic cables continue to be regarded in wide circles as beyond the outer limits of hi-fi tweakery. Animosity toward the very concept of audible differences between wires sometimes becomes so heated that threats of legislation to outlaw the sale of such products have been put forward by seemingly rational individuals.
Specialist power cables are a particular object of derision based on the specious argument that the final few meters of cable between the wall socket and your equipment can only have minimal impact compared to the many miles of cheap, thin, aging wire between your home and the power station.
This argument misses the point entirely.
If we all could actually see the field of mains-born noise, harmonics and Radio Frequency interference that hangs like a thick electronic haze over the domestic environment, there would be no further debate on the need for serious measures to counteract these forces.
Radiated electrical interference originates in neighbouring residences and industry as well as within your own home from sources such as electrical appliances, fluorescent light fixtures, computers, etc. The rapidly increasing number of digital audio and video components also contributes significant amounts of noise to the domestic power line.