Shawline Power Chord mains cable

Shawline Power Chord mains cable

Prices from £200.00 (UK RRP)

A high specification mains cable – designed, hand-built and rigorously tested in the UK. An updated and reworked version of the previous Power Chord, now featuring an improved, thicker stranded conductor and a redesigned, higher gauge braid wire shield. Part of the widely acclaimed and extensive Shawline range of analogue and digital interconnects, headphone and speaker cables.


Fitting and application:

This Chord Company mains power cable is fitted with a 13-amp fuse and is intended for use only with hi-fi and audio-visual components. It has been designed to improve the overall performance of audio and video components. The unique shielding system means it can also improve picture quality when used with projectors and screens.

Technical specification:

3 x 14 AWG high purity multi-strand copper
conductors. Parallel conductor layout.

PVC internal and external insulation with high
mechanical damping factor.

Dual layer high frequency effective braid and foil
combination shield.

High density vibration damping outer jacket.

Fittted with high-spec 10 or 16 amp IEC plugs. Standard lengths: 1m, 1.5m and 2m. Custom lengths and terminations (incl Euro/Schuko, Australian, USA mains plugs) are available to order.

 

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It took us a long time to produce our first mains cable (see inset). We had experimented for years, but couldn’t produce consistent results from system to system. It took the development and production of the Chord Signature speaker cable for us to understand how to make a power cable that would produce the same improvement regardless of the system.  The crucial area is the shielding, which needs to be effective to very high frequencies.

We heartily recommend all hi-fi owners experiment with this product .  High frequency interference in the domestic environment is growing and shielded power cables are an effective way of dealing with it. Borrow one from a Chord Company retailer and try it with your source component. It’s easy to hear what effective shielding can do and once you’ve proved it to yourself there,  try it with amplifiers and any other AV equipment.

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Shawline Power Chord mains cable Awards & Reviews

Product review: Shawline Power Chord - Hi-Fi Choice 438 July 2018

“I connect the Shawline to my phono stage preamp and there is no real evidence of mains-borne interference – something I am often aware of when using standard ‘kettle leads’.” “The tonal complexities of the instrument really come to life in my listening room with the Shawline installed. This is an excellent power cable that...

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