The LS-2 power cords occupy a leading position in the GigaWatt power cable offer. They are the culmination of many years of experience and research on the project of a reference power cable.
The priority in creating the LS-2 project was to obtain an uncompromising product without taking into account any limitations related to its production costs. The LS series is also an excellent testing ground for improving existing and constructing new GigaWatt products.
The GigaWatt LS-2 EVO is the next generation of this reference cable. The main construction assumptions, remain the same, while the important change is the use of new conductors.
The main design assumptions remain the same, while the use of new conductors is a significant change. Instead of solid wires, we used s multi strand. One thicker wire has been replaced by seven thinner ones, forming a lead with a total cross section of 1,5mm2.
The design is a 9 x 1.5 mm2 lead, where each lead consist of 7 strands, spun in a tight pitch. The conductors are made of silver plated oxygen-free copper with a purity of 5N, produced according to our specifications. This design increases the active surface area of the wire and makes the cable more flexible.
The whole structure is covered by a sealed copper screen, protecting against EMI and RFI noise.
In the cable construction, great importance was also attached to the reduction of vibrations generated by the electromagnetic field induced around conductors. Working wires are surrounded by a multilayered material, dumping unwanted vibrations. From the outside, the cable is additionally protected by a black, textile jacket made of polyolefin fiber and an antistatic mesh that prevents electrostatic accumulation.
Especially dedicated for LS-2 EVO a new loss-free passive filter of nano-crystal alloys was worked out. It is being assembled in a preciously selected spot in a cable and constitutes additional protection against parasitic noises and oscillations on the cable output
Cable assembly is completely manual. Making one piece of LS-2 EVO, power cord, requires hours of specialist work, and all stages of the manufacturing process take place under strict control ensuring the highest quality of product and repeatability of subsequent items.
It is also worth noticing, that the cable is equipped with splendid proprietary plugs, made to our specifications.Their massive construction ensures extraordinary durability and reliability. Casing of the plugs is made of compact aluminium. Their solid connectors are made of compact brass covered with rhodium, which guarantees low impedance and larger amount of connecting cycles with no parameters loss . Connectors were additionally subject to cryogenic treatment and de-magnetization. All conductors are connected with no use of tin, and plug connections are bolted which minimizes plug impedance and guarantees reliability.
LS-2 EVO is especially recommended for powering devices with high power consumption. It can also successfully power reference audio and video sources. The version with a C-19 plug, is a dedicated power cable for the top GigaWatt PC-4 EVO+ power conditioner.
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: 1,85 kg (Box version)
Lengths: 1.5 m standard, 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:
“The sound becomes clear as a tear and precisely arranged in the space. If such a presentation fits into the system, it will be very difficult to find an alternative. If not – it will be also known right away. Here everything is clear: either left or right. Nothing in the middle.
It is the easiest to compare the effect to driving a sports car. It is tough, loud, uncomfortable, but offers performance unheard in ordinary cars. It’s the same with LS-2. It does not have to appeal to everyone, but strong impressions are guaranteed.
This character is most strongly evident in the construction of the stage and bass leading. The performers are placed in a strong spotlight and their positions are defined by a centimetre. ”
“The focus is significantly improved in the case of tube amplifiers, which sometimes have a tendency to play with stains. LS-2 favours the concentration of image?/virtual sources, and what has been coming apart, has become more disciplined. Very similar observations can be referred to the bass. It cleans itself from a resonant raid that softens the contours. It becomes better defined, shorter and harder. The attack phase is strongly accented, one would like to say: pointed, and the sound is controlled and cut off strongly when the need arises. Of course, the scale of the phenomenon can not be compared with the replacement of a tube amplifier for a powerful transistor, but as for a power cable, the Gigawatt introduces a surprisingly significant change. ”
Author: Jacek Kłos