Dark Energy 14 - Starting At $542
Dark Energy 14 Power Cord
14 awg Power Cord Is Musically Superb, With The Equivalent Of 2 Sets Of Sonic Tonic Inside!
Like Sonic Tonic, the Dark Energy series of cables we've developed are our statement that one can offer incredible, clearly audible improvement at really reasonable prices. You hear that claim a lot, but seldom does it really deliver.
We have been searching high and low for high performance power cords & audio cables at reasonable prices. While we do carry some great performing brands, we set our sights a little lower in terms of price, but not performance. We at Tweek Geek have assembled for you the music lover what we believe represents real value. A power cord that will hold it's own in terms of sonic performance against anything near their price ranges.
Our Dark Energy 14 power cords make use of a special combination of Duelund wire that is the equivalent to 14 gauge for each conductor. Duelund is famous for making perhaps the best audiophile capacitors in the industry. Their foray into wire making comes from the same desire that has made their capacitors one of the most sought after components inside loudspeakers and audio gear. The wire itself is a bit unorthodox in this day and age of ultra pure, single crystal OCC wire. It is a "vintage design" copper wire that is tinned, then jacketed in a proprietary oil soaked cotton, then heat treated to "bake" the oil into the cotton jacketing. Positive Feedback has a fantastic article on the Duelund wire that covers way more than I could here. The wire delivers a very rich, tonally dense musical performance, well beyond it's price point and surprising in light of the fact that it is not at least touted as hyper pure single crystal wire. The oil baked cotton jacket keeps the wire immune to static discharge as well.
Since the individual conductors come in a cotton jacket, we thread the cotton insulated wires of the hot, neutral and ground conductors in individual, tough polyethelene sleeving. Then we cover the three polyethelene jacketed sets of conductors in Tech Flex. This ensures the cord will handle a moderate amount of handling for a long time. We do not however recommend stepping on the cord, kinking it, repeated sharp bends, or forcing it through small openings. This cord is meant to be handled with respect and care.
Sonic Tonic Inside
Inside the component end of each of the rhodium plated copper connectors is the equivlent of 2 sets of Sonic Tonic embedded in a vibration damping epoxy like material. That's right. There are 2 sets of Sonic Tonic inside each Dark Energy power cord.
While the Dark Energy cord is extraordinarily good on it's own. After adding the Sonic Tonic to the inside of the connectors, performance goes to unprecidented levels for an audiophile power cord at this price. In our opinion, and based on our experience with many different audio power cords, we feel the Dark Energy cord sets a new standard for performance in the sub $1000 category. Our listening tests pitted the Dark Energy against some very expensive and well regarded cables. It surpassed some, and held it's own against others. But ALL cords were priced well over $1000. Some as high as $10,000!
I know I know, you've heard this before, only to have your expectations unmet by the actual performance. That is why we will offer you an in home audition of our Dark Energy cords so that you can come to your own conclusion on our statement. That's right, borrow our Dark Energy power cords to evaluate in your own system.
How Do I Get An In-Home Audition?
It starts by contacting us. We will have a brief conversation about your audio system, then will need to collect the following information:
- Name and address
- credit card (for security purposes) - We will not charge your card initially. We put a hold on the funds to secure our investment. A hold is not a charge, and it does not accrue interest. It merely protects us from shenanigens...
What will I hear?
You will be immersed in the recording space. You will feel the energy and emotion of the music pouring out of your system like never before. You can't help but sit up, listen and say "wow"!
- Dynamics - Dynamic attack is vivid, real, without sounding hard
- Vocals - Oh the vocals. One of this cord's stronger abilities. You can feel the emotion in the vocals, male or female. Silkiness, inflections and the subtle textures that give one goosebumps.
- Bass - bass is powerful, harmonically rich (especially acoustic bass) deep and quick.
- Textures - Another strong suit of this cord. Subtle textures that take musical playback from hifi to "holy shit" are there, and audible without straining to hear.
- Phase information - Phase information is presented in more detail. Close harmonic structures are more distinct, yet presented as an organic whole. Reverb comes through more clearly, and the sense of acoustic space is fantastic.
- Energy - The Gestalt of the Dark Matter 14 power cord can be summed up in that it helps components capture and recreate the energy and emotion of the performance like no other cord in it's price range.
If you love musical, layered, warm, rich midrange, delicat highs, and a huge, 3 dimensional soundstage, you need to audition this cord! This will make you stop listening to your components and start enjoying music again.