Audio Power Cable - Sapphire
Sapphire's Key Features:
- 12AWG 3 core, 99.999% OFC pure electrolytic copper conductors
- EMI/ RFI protective screening
- Rhodium pin male plug top
- High Grade audiophile power cable
- Improves sound and picture quality of audio and AV products
- Designed & Built in Australia
- Limited Lifetime Warranty*
The Sapphire cable has a thick 13mm outer diameter finished in a smooth feeling cloth sheath that is a lovely sapphire blue and black colour. To ensure long term reliability, the cable ends are enclosed within a thick protective heat-shrink cover that extends for about 100mm. The barrels, heat-shrink and cable ties are all proudly labelled with the EGM Audio logo.
There are three 12AWG cores of 4mm2 99.999% OFC pure electrolytic copper plus an extensive internal EMI/RFI protective screening over the cores. The wall power plug is enclosed in a hefty black barrel and the male pins are rhodium plated and look fantastic. There is a wide choice of cable ends available including IEC C19, C15 or IEC C7 plug tops to suit your specific requirement from a projector, amplifier or source device, so we have you covered. Please specify the length of cable that you require. All of the cables are hand made to your specific needs in Australia by a licenced electrician.
How does it Sound?
We love the Sapphire cable, its sound is disciplined and articulate with lots of detail. The tonal balance is very good, with a slightly thinner, yet just as taut bass as the Black Pearl cable. The mids are a touch forward and voices are reproduced with stunning accuracy and feel. The top-end is particularly well focused and you will be able to discern lots of detail that you may not have heard so clearly before.
The pace, rhythm and timing abilities of the Sapphire cable is excellent, and these qualities help to provide tracks with natural musicality, foot-stomping emotional responses that makes you want to get up and dance. This cable is quieter and has blacker backgrounds than standard power cables, so it easily provides a sense of space around the recording, with the soundstage filling the room and a holographic front to back sense of depth and space around the performers. This adds to hearing all the colour and texture of good recordings and allows you to enjoy your music to a much higher level.
This Sapphire cable and the cables above it in the EGM range are the ones that provide the greatest gains over a standard power cable.
EGM Audio Recommendation
Best performance for medium/ high-end audiophile systems - Power Conditioners, Amplifiers, Mono Blocks & Hi Power Applications. Also suitable for DAC’s, Streamers, CD/DVD players, Projectors, TV, Monitors, etc. Recommend Length 2 metre.
What is Cable Burn-in?
All cables and especially highly revealing audio cables require a little time to settle and start performing at their optimum. There are many opinions as to why this well-known phenomenon happens, but we won't get bore you with it. Although they can often sound good immediately, we recommend that you allow EGM cables at least 48 hrs of constant use before doing any critical listening. This initial period of time will make the largest difference to the sound quality. For the next week or two the cable will continue to improve, but in smaller increments.
A fully burned-in cable will sound smoother and more musical. It will also have better timing, imaging, treble detail, bass power and control as well as being less fatiguing to listen to.
Multi Award Wining Power Cables
EGM Audio Power Cables are hand made in Australia. These Power Cables are made suitable for Australia, UK & USA and come with a variety of ends IEC C7, C15 & C19.
The EGM Family Sound
As is often the case with high-end audio manufacturers, all of the EGM audio grade power cables have a “family sound”. What is it and will it suit you?
EGM audio specialist power cables are designed to sound smooth, articulate, revealing and with just a touch of warmth. You will hear this with all our power cables, from the entry-level through to our flagship. We believe that you should never experience unpleasant surprises when upgrading cables throughout our range. As you spend a little more and move up to the Black Pearl and Emerald range you can expect to hear even more from your music, with more detail, quieter backgrounds and a fuller, richer sound.
EGM audio grade power cables do not sound artificial, overly bright or harmonically out of balance, but have a lovely smooth top to bottom balance and neutrality that we have become well known for.
Why should I use EGM Audio grade power cables?
Many people have asked us what is the difference between EGM Audio cables and the thin moulded cheaply made cable included in the box. It’s the sound quality. Technically both do the job, but only a specialised audio cable allows your audio device to sound the way it was meant to. When you stop to compare the quality of the conductors, the wire diameter and extensive use of electromagnetic and radio-frequency shielding, it’s little wonder that EGM audio grade power cables are superior sounding by a large margin. EGM has spent over 2 years of R&D looking into their new cable range, with extensive listening tests and prototyping so that you can enjoy world-class products at a reasonable price.
EGM is proud that every cable they manufacture uses the same standard of workmanship, the same high grade protective outer sheath, the same 100mm protective heat-shrink covers on both ends of the wires and is hand made by people with years of experience in the audio industry. Every cable is individually tested for quality guarantee. All the cable’s in the range are shielded against destructive EMI/RFI and is available in standard & custom lengths and with a wide variety of International & IEC plug tops to suit almost every audio or AV device.