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"Great cables and great customer service... Simply fantastic"
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"Good communication and knowledgeable cable expert."
(The Five - Code Name: "GODZILLA")
4.5 AWG 4N OFC "Hot" & "Neutral" Conductors w/Teflon Dielectric
7.5 AWG 4N OFC Ground Conductor w/Teflon Dielectric
High-Flex Spiral Construction
Gold-Plated 98% Copper content plugs in my Aluminum housings
Various Finishing Sleeve Options
5' Standard length - 63"/1.6m of wire used
Additional Length (per foot): $30
Shorter Length: $375 flat-rate
20 Amp IEC (Pure Copper w/o plating): N/C
"True 20" (20 Amp IEC & Wall plug*): + $50
*This is rarely needed, but please contact me
if you're not sure
What Clients Say About The Product:
"These cables are insane... These things do exactly what they are built to do - put no signature on, nor restrict any power flow to your components."
"This is a fantastic cable, performing far above its price point... Price to performance ratio, absolute no brainer"
"Holy cow", "I had to shush my wife and turn up the volume", "Holy Smokes it was amazing. I just sat down and was thrilled"
The story of 'The 5'
While ‘The .1’ [The Point One] has been called “simply fantastic”, “a beauty”, and to paraphrase one of my personal favourites "my weapon of choice in a zombie apocalypse" (thanks for that, B.H.), I like to continually challenge myself, and what's possible.
Don’t get me wrong, I'm incredibly proud of 'The .1' series and I’m happy with “Impressive”, but I like to strive for “Holy Sh_t!"
So, with that said, allow me to introduce you to ‘The 5’ ['The Five' a.k.a. “GODZILLA”].
It features a similar 5 conductor design to the one used in ‘The .1’ CS, and it also uses 4N Oxygen-Free Copper wires wrapped in a Teflon dielectric, and encased in a heavy EPDM Rubber jacket.
Also, similarly to ‘The .1’ CS, there is additional insulation/dielectric material placed between the conductors to keep them separated, and everything is run a spiral pattern for flexibility.
However, ‘The 5’ utilizes 7.5 AWG conductors [133 x 29 AWG stranded] which are constructed with a "rope lay" pattern, versus the standard "bunch lay" pattern of the 9.5 AWG conductors [104 x 30 AWG stranded] in 'The .1' CS - see pictures above for an explanation/comparison of these patterns. There is also additional cotton run through the middle of the cable, which helps to achieve complete isolation of the conductors.
There are 2 conductors used for the “Hot” and “Neutral” lines, making them 4.5 AWG each, and 1 conductor for the Ground.
Some quick math tells you the “Hot" and “Neutral” lines are each made up of 266 29 AWG 4N Copper wires – ohhh, baby!
But wait, there's more!... Copper, that is.
In the original iteration of 'The 5' I offered a grounded copper sleeve as an option.
After hearing the feedback about the drastic performance improvement this option made, I decided to make it a standard feature.
That means if you add up the conductors, the total AWG (how many manufacturers represent their cables) of 'The 5' would be greater than 1 AWG – good gravy, I'm a little nuts.
So, I’ve got this monster of a cable, but what do I terminate it with, and how do I do it?
In the original iteration of 'The 5', I used Rhodium-plated Furutech Fi50 NCF copies for plugs, which were absolutely fantastic quality. However, they proved to be very difficult to work with/modify to accommodate the size of 'The 5' with the copper sleeve option, and Rhodium has a long burn-in period.
To solve these issues, I decided to invest in some new toys... uh, I mean tools – yes dear, they were definitely tools! ...to modify the Aluminum housings and Gold plugs I use for 'The .1' CS.
The Gold plugs made for a much shorter burn-in period (easier on your system - and your ears), and the addition of the grounded copper sleeve resulted in a much blacker background than the original version.
As a nice bonus, by using my existing plugs versus the pricier Fi50 copies, most of the added copper sleeve cost was offset.
Speaking of the price, don't let it fool you - ‘The 5’ is the real deal, and it's designed and built to take on ALL challengers (including zombies).
This cable is, in a word, "GODZILLA"! And when you hear it…
*This is technically the fifth model of power cable I've dreamed [dreamt?] up, and it was originally intended to be a 5 AWG cable, so clearly my household is not very creative when it comes to naming things. For further evidence, you can refer to our pet bunny, whose name is... Mr. Bunny.