Step 1 - Hi-Fi Mains Cables.
What makes Russ Andrews mains cables different?
The shield tends to be connected to the earth so that the RFI can be 'drained' to ground. This keeps the interference away from the live and neutral but the problem is that a good, clean ground is just as important - and this method directly injects RFI onto ground!
Natural RFI rejection.
In contrast, the Kimber Kable used in our YellO Power, Evolution PowerKords and SuperKords utilises the actual woven geometry of the cable to reject RFI - effectively, it's a really bad aerial. This has two distinct advantages:
The new Evolution range of PowerKords feature Kimber’s new high purity copper (higher than in the previous PowerKord models) and our new earth arrangement which reduces the amount of noise induced into the earth by 20 times over the previous model.
Find out more about the new Evolution design here.
Superior IEC connection
Available in a choice of standard, gold or rhodium depending on the cable, all WATTGATE plugs feature their unique WattLock contact system which ensures a secure grip on the cable whilst protecting the conductors.
Power socket Plugs
We offer a range of UK plug options according to the level of cable you are purchasing. YellO Power comes with a standard UK mains plug and the Evolution-100 PowerKord gets our 'Reference' plug, which was fitted as standard to our previous range of PowerKords. Evolution-300 PowerKords and better now come fitted with the Russ Andrews AQ (Audio Quality) plug as standard, with the rhodum-plated Rh version available as an option on the 500. All SuperKords come fitted with the AQ Rh plug fitted with a SuperFuse.
UK, Euro and US plugs are available on most Evolution PowerKords. Other international plugs are also available - Contact Us for more information.
Russ Andrews Audio Grade Fuse
For even better performance, you can select the option of the Russ Andrews SuperFuse - we recommend these for any of our cables but they really are the ubiquitous 'no-brainer' with the Evolution-300 PowerKord and above (all SuperKords come fitted with a SuperFuse as standard).
The best order to upgrade your Hi-Fi mains cables
How to choose your Hi-Fi mains cable
First, you are better using more cables from further down the range than a single cable from further up. The effect is cumulative, so the more mains cables you replace the better and the overall effect becomes greater than the sum of its parts.
Let's take an example:
The second thing to consider is out upgrade scheme. This allows you to gradually move up the range of cables and get money back when you trade in your existing Russ Andrews cable (a minimum of 50% back and a maximum of 100%). So, in our example above, you could gradually upgrade your YellO Power cables to the next level - the Evolution-100 - getting money back on your YellOs as you go along.