Price is for a 6 ft empowered power cable. 8 ft also available for $450. If you want a custom length, call us to order!
The new V3 version offers an even larger soundstage and deeper tighter bass. Add them to your system and hear the difference. We use them in our system and highly recommend them to all of our customers!
K-Works Empowered power cord is a very worthwhile upgrade. Just plug it
into any of your components and you will immediately hear the
difference. And it keeps getting better as it breaks in! We guarantee
you will hear the difference and LIKE it!
The Power Cord
1. Must pass steady state current adequate to the task or better, from
and audiophile-overkill view, without pushing the limits of the current
handling of the gauge involved. This means 14 gauge for all but the very
largest amplifiers. Even 16 gauge for line level equipment is actually
adequate for this, but it also:
2. Must not compress large
instantaneous peak currents for any reason, either inductively (due to
either the construction/layout of the conductors or inductors) or
resistively (due usually to gauge).
3. Must keep the power
supplied by a power filter device clean between that device and
equipment the cord is powering. This means that:
4. The cord
needs to be shielded from RF (Radio Frequency) interference, and a means
of sinking,shorting or otherwise disposing of that energy is necessary.
5. If there is no power filtering ahead of the power cord, then it must
have some capability to filter incoming power itself in order to
provide the cleanest power possible in every circumstance.
should be flexible, of reasonable thickness, and reasonable to use.
This is not just a matter of practical ergonomics. A stiff fire hose of a
cord will bridge vibration noise past isolation bases and other
quieting devices placed under equipment, rendering them less effective,
if not pretty much ineffective in the worst cases.
The K Works Empowered Cords
There are, typically, miles and miles of power wires between you and
the power stations. By the time the power reaches you in our
electricity-and electronics-dependent world the power is thoroughly
polluted with noise from thousands, if not millions, of devices with
motors, switches, and other devices or circuits which put every manner
of electrical noise back into the lines that power them. Our atmosphere
is polluted nowadays with an amazing variety of radio
frequency/microwave noises (RF), and the power distribution net is, in
effect, millions of miles of antenna that picks up this pollution, too.
You canít hear these frequencies directly, but they do affect your
electronic equipment negatively, and the results are usually audible in
their effects on the noise floor of every piece of gear you have.
Electrical and RF noise also have more direct negative effects upon your
digital equipment. Even your digital equipment itself can affect other
equipment in your own system negatively, as most digital equipment is
known to put some high frequency noise back into the power line. This
noise needs to be filtered out for best sonic results, and the cleaned
power needs to be delivered clean, without picking up new noise on the
way to the equipment it serves. Power filters are an audiophile
necessity nowadays, but they cannot deliver that power in perfect
condition if the cord picks up fresh noise along the way to the
equipment, as is the case with most power cords.
Cords are built from flexible, user friendly 14 gauge wire. The cord
starts with a high quality (wall) plug with enough room to include three
small capacitors inside, a metalized-film type, and two Vishay HV
ceramics . The reason for good plugs is obvious. They are needed to make
a good, solid, dependable connections. Beyond that, there
is a limit to what an exotic diminishing returns plug can do after miles
of wire and a large number of non-audiophile grade wire junctions along
the way. These plugs were chosen for their sonic performance/value
rather than hyped glamour and every one is hand-polished and treated
(both inside and out) with contact preservative. The capacitors filter
the incoming power without any transient suppressive losses, right at
the plug. They also stop equipment originated digital noise from going
the other way and reaching your other equipment. Then, the cord is
shielded with a mildly conductive but non-transient suppressive
Mylar-content braided cover that provides a ìpath of least resistanceî
to the RF. The attractive cover is not conductive to the touch, and is
connected to the plugís ground with a ground drain in order to ìsinkî
the noise the shielding cover stops. At the other end, the shielding
cover ends a few inches short of the IEC plug to guarantee that RF
cannot jump the gap to the equipment. This also spaces the Ferrite away
far enough from the equally carefully chosen and contact surface treated
IEC connector to allow the cord to bend easily at the back of the
equipment in order to avoid a wall or cabinet back. Included inside the
IEC is a new hi-tech RF absorptive paper, ERS, to further strip away
noise. A special low frequency-capable Ferrite caps the end of
the shielding cover to stop any RF from passing that way. There are many
types of Ferrite formulations, and the ones most commonly seen are
meant to operate at much higher frequencies than are optimal for audio.
The result of the construction of the Empowered Cords is a flexible,
easy to use power cord which cleans up the power it carries and keeps it
clean and RF free. While it is not a substitute for serious megabuck
power filtration, it will deliver an audibly cleaner noise floor, with
the attendant improvement in dynamics this gives, and a cleaner, crisper
soundstage and depth. The user-friendly flexibility avoids the problem
of ìbridgingî or carrying vibration into equipment, which stiff cords
will do, right past any isolation devices under the equipment. Empowered
Cords impart a sense of cleaner effortlessness to all equipment and
just powering a piece of digital equipment with one automatically puts a
measure of noise isolation between it and the rest of your equipment as
the filtration works in both directions.