“The C-power made a big difference to my DAC and things got better again when I put one onto my amplifier.”
The Chord C-power is a simple, straightforward and easy to hear upgrade to pretty much any component with an IEC input socket.
The C-power power cable follows the same design principles as every other Chord cable and that means attention paid to shielding, conductors and termination. We were lucky enough to work with a UK company that specialises in military grade power cable terminations, so the C-power is fitted with a high quality over-moulded mains plug and an equally high quality IEC plug.
Don’t dismiss over-moulded plugs, they have certain advantages. All the terminations are high pressure crimped (no screws to work loose) and the over-moulding process holds the conductors firmly in place and reduces mechanically induced noise.
Like our other power cables, we are inclined to think that the place to start experimenting with C-power cables is by trying one with your source. This could be your CD player or your DAC/Streamer. Play a piece of music you know well, fit the C-power and listen again. Do shielded mains cables make a difference? Hear it for yourself, the difference is clear. Regardless of the cost of your system, the Chord C-power mains cable is a very cost effective and worthwhile upgrade.
Like other Chord mains cables, an understanding of how crucial high frequency effective shielding is has played a big part in the design of the C-power mains cable.
The Chord C-power differs from our other mains cables. It is fitted with over-moulded plugs; there are reasons for not dismissing these as they have certain advantages. Firstly the connections within the plugs are made using a high pressure crimping technique; this means there are no screw connections. Secondly the nature of the over-moulding process means that the conductors are held firmly in place and are not subject to mechanically induced noise. The C-power is available in 1.5 metre lengths and fitted with UK and European mains plugs.
Use it with
The Chord C-power is extremely consistent in its performance. Hi-fi and home cinema components of all levels will work well with the C-power. The C-power is particularly impressive when used with entry-level components where less attention has been paid to filtering the mains input.