The NRG Custom Cables Difference
Handcrafted with only high-quality materials
Why take the time to make something by hand, only to use sub-par materials?
Price-to-performance ratio turned on its head
During performance testing, I use cables costing 10 times as much as mine
No marketing B.S., and no wild performance claims
When I read phrases like "for the true audiophile", it drives me a little nuts
Reference-level performance at a reasonable price
That's likely the boldest statement I'll make, but I don't think it's a wild one
The NRG Custom Cables Story
So, the million-dollar question - what elements make a high-performance power cable?
Well, despite what some companies may tell you in their marketing, a power cord only conducts electricity. And when it comes to conducting electricity, there are two simple and steadfast rules:
1. Larger Gauge = Lower Voltage Drop and Resistance
(more/better current flow – the garden hose vs. fire hose analogy)
2. More Insulation/Shielding = Less Interference
(a cleaner signal)
I take these two rules to heart when designing and building my cables, and all but ignore the "fluff" that's out there. I am often asked how and why I chose my materials and why I don't use “exotic” stuff, and why I build my cables the way I do. To that I simply say, I build cables to provide performance and value, not marketing slogans.
Alright, so the power cables are selling a pretty decent clip, and the feedback is overwhelmingly positive.
After hearing my power cables in their respective systems, multiple clients start asking me questions about speaker cables.
What do you recommend for a good set?
What makes them good, and what do I look for?
Can you make me some?
Well, after thinking about the first two questions and happily handing out some advice, I decided to address the third one and start making some of my own.
All of my speaker cables are made with 4N Oxygen-Free Copper wrapped with a Teflon dielectric.
Despite their heavy gauges, the bodies are incredibly light and flexible, so they are very easy to maneuver.
I use 97% - 98% Copper Content plugs (industry average is 65%), and I have a variety of termination options to choose from.