LC-2 MK3+ is a high quality power cable, designed to power Hi-Fi audio and video systems. This cable is also the basic equipment of GigaWatt power strips and power conditioners.
We used, in the improved construction of the cable,a new conductor with high conductance and a new isolator. Lossless flow of energy is made possible by the strands of the cable made up from six solid core conductors with 1,5 mm2 cross-section.
Those are made from 99,997% pure copper (OFHC C10100), additionally subdued to an annealing process, which allows them to gain uniform structure and better conductance.
The isolation of the conductors is made from elastic polyethylene with lowered dielectric constant. The LC-2 MK3+ has twice the cross-section of the working wires compared to the LC-1 MK3+. The external sheath is made from soft PVC, which allows for increased flexibility of the cable. Another protection is given by the plastic braid, wear resistant, and equipped with an anti-static mesh, which prevents the occurrence of static loads. The very high cross-section of the cable guarantees negligible resistance and almost unlimited current flow. On the other hand, its comparably high intrinsic capacitance, which is caused by the cable geometry and the characteristics of the dielectric, stands in for great filtering and damping capabilities for a wide range of interference. The wires of the cable are protected by a static shield, made from laminated aluminum foil with an internal, copper flow wire. The tight construction of the shield covers 100% of the surface of the cable, perfectly protecting against all kinds of external interference. In addition the shield prevents the appearance and spread of internal interferences as well as returns parasitic currents to the ground wire. In the construction of the cable a lot of attention was devoted to the reduction of the vibration created by the electromagnetic field induced around the conductors. All parallel twisted wires and the shield are covered with elastic material damping the unwanted vibration.
The cable is equipped with high quality, proprietary plugs, which allow for steady current flow from the power grid. Their solid contacts were made from brass, gold plated, what guarantees low transfer resistance and large amount of connection cycles without compromising the cable parameters. The contacts of both plugs were de-magnetized and cryogenically treated. All conductors are connected without the use of solder, and the connections to the plugs are bolted, what guarantees high reliability and optimal functionality. This cable is also available in high current version, LC-2HC MK3+, being the standard equipment of the flagship power conditioner PC-4 EVO+. The cable is then terminated with a PowerCon 32 Amp plug, capable of transferring stable current of 32 A. In boxed version, the cable is packaged in an ecological, wooden box.
The LC-2 MK3+ is a power cord, which great capabilities bring an immediate, and clearly noticeable, improvement of the sound and picture reproduction in audio and video devices. It’s clean and powerful sound results in a very expressive and musical reproduction, with the different parts of the sound spectrum being well balanced. The vivid, deep and palpable sound is the main asset of this cable.
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