- Low-Distortion 2-Pole Power Cable
- Long-Grain Copper (LGC) with Silver-Plated Drain Wires
- Black/Grey Braided Jacket
- Lifetime Warranty
- Outer Diameter 14mm
Audioquest NRG-Y3 Power Cable UK (2m)
AudioQuest NRG-Y3 Mains Power Cable
The NRG-Y3 is AudioQuest’s new generation entry-level mains power cable, replacing the old NRG-X3. Borrowing some manufacturing techniques from the industry-leading Storm Series, the NRG-Y3 delivers no Characteristic Impedance for uncompressed current transfer on Long-Grain Copper conductors, with silver-plated shield drains mitigating RF noise.
- Zero Characteristic Impedance for Uncompressed Current Transfer
- Semi-Solid Concentric Packed Long-Grain Copper (LGC) Conductors
- Direction-Controlled Conductors & Silver-Plated Shield Drains
Zero Characteristic Impedance for Uncompressed Current Transfer
A non-technical analogy for this might be that if you drop a coin in a tube with shampoo in it, no matter how wide (low resistance) that tube, the shampoo (the Characteristic Impedance) is going to get in the way (compromise current transients). Eliminating Characteristic Impedance (Zero means No in this application) is like having only air in the tube, as close to a vacuum as possible. Whether the amp is running at less than a watt or is fully maxed out, the unrestricted transients are visceral — something the whole body understands, no words required.
Semi-Solid Concentric Packed Long-Grain Copper (LGC) Conductors
NRG-Y2 and NRG-Y3 AC cables use Long-Grain-Copper (LGC) in a 7-strand Semi-Solid Concentric arrangement in which the strands never change position within the bundle. This technique significantly reduces strand-interaction distortion. The higher purity and fewer grains within LGC copper further reduce distortion.
Direction-Controlled Conductors & Silver-Plated Shield Drains
All drawn metal has a non-symmetrical, and therefore directional, grain structure. AudioQuest controls the resulting RF impedance variation so that noise drains away from where it will cause distortion. The Silver-Plated shield drains efficiently remove RF noise from the line and neutral shields via the wall plug’s “ground” pin – which is why even the 2-Pole “2” models have an unexpected ground pin.