LC-2 MK3 is the new, improved version of the uncompromised power cable from GigaWatt. The LC-2 MK3 was designed to provide power to audio and video components of the Hi-End class. This high quality cable is also the standard accessory of the reference GigaWatt power gear.
The improved construction of the cable employs a new type of high conductance wire, which allows for lossless transmission of power. These wires consist of six solid core strands, each with 16 AWG cross-section, made from high purity electrolytic copper. The LC-2 MK3 has twice the cross-section of the LC-1 MK3. The dielectric of the cable is made from polyethylene, and the external isolation from PVC. The cable is also protected with a plastic, abrasion resistant braid.
In the construction of the LC-2 MK3 much attention was devoted to the reduction of vibration of individual wires, which emit an electromagnetic field. All conductors and shields are engulfed in a plastic material damping harmful vibration. The large cross-section guarantees very low resistance and practically unconstrained current flow. The spiral geometry of the cable wires, combined with the high capacitance of the cable, results in splendid filtering and damping capabilities in a large interference spectrum. The wires of the cable are protected with a static shield, made from laminated aluminum foil. The shield is connected with a fillet wire, which runs through the whole cable length. The tight construction of the shield, covering 100% of the cable surface, protects perfectly against all kinds of external interference and precludes the appearance and spreading of internal interference.
The LC-2 MK3 cable is equipped with high quality proprietary plugs, made to our specifications. Those plugs are characterized with low impedance of the contacts and long term connection stability, which allow for a reliable current flow from the power grid. Their solid connectors are made from thick gold plated brass, and underwent cryogenic treatment as well as a demagnetizing process. The plugs are bolted to the wires, without the usage of solder, what guarantees highest reliability and optimal performance of the cable.
GigaWatt LC-2 MK3 is a power cable, which splendid electrical characteristics bring a visible improvement in the quality of sound and picture reproduction. The clear and full sound of the LC-2 MK3 results in an especially expressive and musical reproduction, with ideal balance between all ranges of the sound spectrum. Vivid, deep and palpable sound is the main asset of the LC-2 MK3 The boxed version of the LC-2 MK3 is sold in an ecological wooden enclosure.
Available cable types: EU (Schuko), US (Nema 5-20R), AU (AS/NZS 3112)
Line voltage: 220-240 V / 50-60 Hz
Maximum load (continuous): 16 A
Gross weight: 1,15 kg
Lengths: 1.0 m, 1.5 m, 2.0 m or more
In the opinion of specialist audio magazines the devices from GigaWatt are among the best in the world, both in terms of effectiveness and manufacturing quality, and even surpass the standards used in the branch setting new masters. This statement is confirmed by many reviews and prestigious awards given to GigaWatt products. You can find some of them below:
SOUND “But taking into account the price of the EVO and appropriately matched systems, I would recommend the LC-2 MkII as mandatory. It contributes something that justifies going beyond a generic cord. The sound grows far more vivid and rich. This starts the moment the LC-2 MkII plugs into the wall. The virtual performers are bigger and occupy more space between the loudspeakers regardless of whether we listen to mono or stereo recordings.”
“The LC-2 MkII however is a far superior cable and should be mandatory with this conditioner as a starting rather than reference point (since there remains the top LS-1).”
Author: Wojciech Pacuła – “HIGH FIDELITY” Read Full Review
“In the second part of the listening session I changed the cabling: I connected the more expensive power cable LC-2 to the power strip, while the amplifier and the player were fed by the LC-1. From the start lower and better saturated bass could be observed. More important, it was not related to loss of control. In the midrange and treble the sound became more transparent and open. The stereophony grew bigger, yet the order within it was flawless.
Then I connected the LC-2 to the amplifier and the player. The best configuration was, when the more expensive cable was plugged into the source – again small changes in the same direction: readability, openness and more saturated bass”
“A further Polish product worth recommending. And this is only the beginning of the line of power products by GigaWatt.”
Author: Tomasz Karasiński – “HI-FI i MUZYKA”
“LC-2 is a step forward in terms of sonic capabilities. The manufacturer succeeded in getting even more from this cable than from the LC-1, which is among the best in its price range.
The sound is characterized by a complete lack of aggression, sometimes delicate sweetness and pure dynamics. It is also hard not to have the impression, that the emission is very neutral, as the LC-2 is characterized by two things: ideal tonal balance and no restrictions in terms of reproduction of violent dynamic jumps, especially in the bass region. The incredibly clear sound character, and extreme fidelity in reproduction of details in the very delicate musical layers. Both versions of the LC-2 are packed in an elegant, wooden box.”
“The price of the new GigaWatt power cable was calculated on a very decent level”
Author: Arkadiusz Ogrodnik – “HI-FI CHOICE” Read Full Review