LC-1 MK3+ is the basic power cord in the catalog, designed to power Hi-Fi audio and video systems. This cable is also the standard equipment of GigaWatt power strips and power conditioners.
In the improved construction of the cable we used 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 four 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 external sheath is made from soft PVC, which allows for increased flexibility of the cable. Another protection is given by the graphite, plastic braid, wear resistant.
The construction of the cable guarantees a steady, unthrottled current flow and does not allow any interference to appear at the output end. The very low resistance of the cable, resulting from high cross-section and the way they are connected to the plugs, allows for a gigantic power reserve. 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 plugs with high connection surface, which allows for steady current flow from the power grid. The contacts of both plugs were de-magnetized. All conductors are connected without the use of solder, and the connections to the plugs are bolted, what guarantees high reliability and optimal functionality.
The LC-1 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. The universality of application, musicality and quality of sound combined with attractive pricing are the undeniable assets of this cable.
Available cable types: EU (Schuko), US (Nema 5-20R), AU (AS/NZS 3112) / IEC C15, IEC C19, powerCON 32A
Line voltage: 110-240 VAC / 50-60 Hz
Maximum load (continuous): 16 A
Gross weight: 0,45 kg
Lengths: 1.5 m standard, 1m/2m/2,5m/3m or more by request
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 “With the LC-1 MkII the sound became warmer, the treble softer and the bass especially at the midrange transition fleshier and stronger.”
“Here we need to listen in an appropriate context, i.e. over a system in a related price range. With them changing from a generic cable to the LC-1 mkII made sense. The sound got quieter and better. The slightly softer treble helped to improve vividness and clarity in the midrange and bass.”
“The LC-1 MkII is a very nice inexpensive cable that proved itself well in entry-level systems by removing nervousness and adding some darkness for richer colors.”
Author: Wojciech Pacuła
“And finally the power. I am writing about it last not because it’s the least – it is exactly the opposite, I will discuss it in a moment – but because individual products must be chosen after the system is completed. It should help the system, and not mask its flaws and shortcomings. It was a simple task to choose the power strip – I use the PF-2 GigaWatt in my system for a long time, so I chose its younger brother, the model PF-1. The strip comes with a nice power cable, the LC-1. And it was a no-brainer to order four of those cables, allowing the computer type cables, coming with the devices, to power for example… a computer. You could move slower, start playing with stock cables, and then proceed to upgrade the system with the LC-1.”
“Differences in class between the recordings are clear, the system does not slow anything down, but do not dominate the sound. I can tell from my experience, that such a compromise, and audio is art of compromise (as its marriage), is very well chosen. Breathtaking results are achievable, even when we know the flaws of such a combination, and that it can be done better. So again, the basic system sounds just like that.”
Author: Wojciech Pacuła
“LC-1 is the most affordable cable in the GigaWatt catalog. Taking into account its price, it seems to be a very attractive position among the company’s offerings, the more, taking into account, that it is the direct successor of the power cable Powercord Super – Power Audio Laboratories, which gained high acclaim on the market, and was more expensive.
LC-1 is characterized by maturity and calmness. High class of the sound in supported mostly by a splendid evenness in the whole frequency range. Our attention was turned to the naturally drawn bass region. It does not boom, and it is not contoured, it goes into the lowest regions without problems, while keeping its vigor.
LC-1 is also a very good proposition for all people, who want to provide solid power for their TV sets. Even without using a conditioner, or a power strip, the picture gets better, what can be seen as more differentiated black and more intensive colors.”
“The owner of the cable will quickly appreciate its solid workmanship and the price, which seems rather occasional”
Author: Arkadiusz Ogrodnik