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Evolution-500 PowerKord USA Rhodium plug to W350 Rhodium IEC

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Evolution-500 PowerKord™

The Evolution-500 PowerKord™ is the best of our PowerKord™ range. With 24 high purity copper braided conductors, the Evolution-500 is the the ideal cable to use with any component and is well-matched when used with mid-range and higher end kit. It's also the perfect choice when used with any of our mains extensions including the top-of-the-range X8 PowerBlock Perfectionist, and our Balanced Mains Units. Assess for yourself the improvements Evolution-500 PowerKord can make (our money-back guarantee gives you 60 days to try it out).

The Evolution-500 PowerKord™ with Wattgate W330evo Rhodium wall plug and W350evo Rhodium IEC connector.

The range has evolved

The new Evolution range of PowerKords features Kimber Kable’s latest high purity copper (the highest purity ever found in a PowerKord) and our new earth geometry, which reduces the amount of noise induced into the earth by 20 times over the previous model. They really are an evolution of the design that we've loved for the past three decades and are the best performing PowerKords we've ever made.

Find out more about the new Evolution design
Find out more about the new Evolution design.

Evolution-500 PowerKord™ Features

  • Evolution-500 uses twenty four separately-insulated Kimber Kable conductors, woven together to reduce Radio Frequency Interference (RFI).
  • Progressing from the established 'earth down the centre' woven cable design used in earlier PowerKords, Evolution-500 features our new, Low Induced Noise earth geometry, where the earth is helically wound around the outside of the weave.
  • Kimber have been working on the purity of the copper wire used in the PowerKords' braid; the new Evolution range features the highest purity copper ever used in a PowerKord.
  • The Evolution-500 PowerKord™ is encapsulated in a Noise Reduction sleeving which uses a combination of two strand thicknesses to achieve flexibility and a soft, tactile feel to the cable.
  • High performance Wattgate audio grade wall plugs and IEC connectors are used to ensure a positive, low-resistance connection to your component.

Internal constuction of Evolution-500 showing the braided live and neutral conductors and the helically-wound Low Induced Noise earth.

Making the right connection

Most Hi-Fi and Home Cinema components - such as your CD player or integrated amp - are fitted with a standard 15A IEC socket (110-120v). For these, along with our X-Blocks™, choose the W350evo Rhodium standard IEC (pictured above, left).

Some high-end manufacturers, for example Audio Research, use a 20A 'high-current' connector (110-120v). In these cases, you'll need to choose the W350i Rhodium High Current IEC (pictured above, right). This is also the connection you would use with our Balanced Mains Units.

The Evolution-500 PowerKord comes fitted with the top-of-the-range Rhodium-plated IEC connectors as standard.

Wattgate IEC connectors are designed to make a very tight connection to the pins of the IEC socket on your equipment or on our mains extensions - the better the connection, the better the performance. Consequently, they need to be pushed home very firmly. We strongly recommend watching our instructional video before fitting to ensure your Wattgate IEC is connected properly to the equipment.
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Captive mains lead?

If your equipment has a mains lead fitted directly into the unit that can't be removed, our Male IEC adaptor pack creates an inline IEC socket and lets you upgrade your power cable. Click here for more information.

International plugs available

UK, Euro and USA plugs are available on all PowerKords. Other international plugs are also available - Contact Us for more information.

From left to right: UK, Euro and US plugs

The Evolution-500 PowerKord™ is supplied as standard with the non-plated Audio Quality Wattgate W5266evo wall plug or non-plated Euro and UK models. For maximum performance, rhodium plated wall plugs are available.

From left to right: UK AQ-Rhodium plug, Euro W390evo RH plug and US W330evo RH plug which all feature rhodium-plated surfaces

Optional Upgrades

We offer a number of additions and treatments to take the performance of your Evolution-500 PowerKord™ to the next level: these options are at the top of the page close to the 'Add to Basket' button. To find out more about the options, click on what’s this? next to the icons.


24 high conductivity oxygen free electrolytic VariStrand copper conductors
Kimber’s unique woven cable geometry for effective interference rejection
Teflon insulation
Helically wound, Low Induced Noise earth
Flexible Noise Reduction sleeving
Wattgate W350evo Rhodium IEC plug. Wattgate plugs feature Deep Cryogenic Treatment (DCT)
Audio grade Wattgate W330e Rhodium wall plug
UK and EURO wall plug options
Hand built in the UK
Lifetime Warranty

"it punches above its weight. It’s a cable of great balance... the PowerKord Evolution 500 is easily one of the best in its class"
Read more about the Hi-Fi Plus review here
60 Day Money Back Guarantee
Evolution-500 PowerKords are covered by our 60 Day Money Back Guarantee: audition them in your own system for two months. Find out more.
25 Year Warranty
Evolution-500 PowerKords come with a Lifetime Guarantee - this means we will cover against manufacturing faults and defects for a minimum of 25 years. Find out more
Cable Upgrade Scheme
We offer up to 100% part-exchange value when you return your existing Russ Andrews power cable and upgrade to a new Evolution-500 PowerKord. Find out more.
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