Ringmat Pure Power Mains Cable
using the relatively poor quality mains cables that are automatically provided with all supplied equipment is generally known to those who read up about these matters, for many systems owners the extent of the problem caused by inadequate Mains Cabling cannot be appreciated without first hearing the effect on the sound of a well designed Mains Cable.
The need for good quality Mains Cables in a hi-fi or home cinema system is well documented and recognised and these types of product now have a high profile in all serious Hi-Fi and Home Cinema magazines. Whilst the damage caused to the sound of any hi-fi or home cinema system as a result of using the relatively poor quality mains cables that are automatically provided with all supplied equipment is generally known to those who read up about these matters, for many systems owners the extent of the problem caused by inadequate Mains Cabling cannot be appreciated without first hearing the effect on the sound of a well designed Mains Cable.
We have been using and evaluating high quality Mains Cables for many years, originally when we had a retail hi-fi dealership, but more recently since we decided to concentrate solely on designing our own Ringmat and Statmat based products. With the opportunity to design and develop our own cables, we also turned our attention to Mains Cables to see if we could go beyond what had previously been achieved by other cable manufacturers. We very soon discovered that we could, indeed, go a lot further and the result is the concept and design of the Ringmat Pure Power Mains Cable. In any suitable system, the effect on the sound in terms of delivered power, speed, bandwidth, the width, depth and height of the sound staging, secure imagery, timbre of voice and other instruments, resolution of detail and pure clarity is simply awesome. But above all, there is the sheer musicality of the sound, that makes the music lover just want to go on listening and listening through their whole collection of software titles.
Our RINGMAT PURE POWER MAINS CABLE is a very considerable Mains Cable with a length of 4-core Ringmat OFC Pure Power Cable and a weighty Earth cable at its heart. Prototypes of this Mains Cable have been in use in Ringmat Developments’ test bed system for some years. As explained above, the results are awesome. However, there was a practical problem in bringing them to the market in that the thickness of the Pure Power Cable and the Earth Lead (up to 10mm²) meant that they could not fit into even the very largest versions of domestic or professional AC mains plugs or high power IEC plugs/sockets. These problems have now been solved by linking the very large conductors at the heart of the Mains Cable to another substantial 5-core ‘connecting’ Mains Cable of significant quality, via a recently developed and very neat 5-pole connector at each end. Although the ‘connecting’ Mains Cable is very substantial, it is possible to terminate it with traditional UK and international type mains plugs. The exceptional quality of the Ringmat OFC Pure Power Cable is well documented and considerable care has been taken through extensive listening tests to ensure that the other components are of complimentary and comparable quality. Every care has been taken in the design of this Mains Cable to avoid those conditions whereby sound signals dependent upon mains power are adversely affected, such as where the wrong polarity has been used, the wrong number of strands have been used in conductors and through the use of solder to secure connections – only screws have been used to secure connections. Those familiar with the use of the Pure Power Cable as speaker cable will be recognise the practice. We have effectively used 5-core cables throughout, with a single Earth conductor and two conductors each for live and neutral whereby ‘opposite’ conductors are paired.
With the Ringmat Pure Power Cable at the heart of our Mains Cable, with its very low capacitance and very low resistance, the design enables an extraordinarily accurate sound reproduction to be provided in sound systems using it. Obviously, the quality and set up of the sound reproduction system itself is a crucial factor, but with the Ringmat Pure Power Mains Cable there is the capability of exceptional bandwidth, tonal performance, firm imagery and remarkable transparency. The sense of power and space can be awesome, and yet fine nuances can still be exquisitely presented.
Pure Power Cable: 4 PVC insulated conductors of stranded high purity oxygen free copper wire, each conductor has 56 x 0.30 mm dia. strands, giving a core size of almost 4 mm2, reducing to 49 strands at termination
Earth Cable: Single conductor of 7 x 1.35 mm dia. strands of plain copper in LSF thermosetting insulation, giving a core size of 10 mm2
Connecting Cable: 5-core mains cable, each conductor having a core size of 1.5 mm2
Place of manufacture of complete Pure Power Mains Cable: EU
Plugs and Connectors: The design of the plugs and connectors used with the Pure Power Mains Cable is very important and a considerable period of research was needed to find and select the ones chosen. Indeed, it took several years, which is why the Mains Cable was not released earlier.
Cable Terminations: At the power socket end, the Mains cables are available with UK 13Amp, Schuko or IEC plugs, or with bare ends to meet local requirements with regard to mains plugs. At the equipment end, standard termination is with IEC plugs. They can also be supplied with bare ends.
The standard length of the Ringmat Pure Power Mains Cable is 1.4metres. Lengths of 1.7 and 2 metres are also available, as are other lengths to order.