Isotek EVO3 Sequel overview
EVO3 Sequel power cable offers increased performance over IsoTek's multi-awardwinning entry level EVO3 Premier, by featuring optimised conductor strand geometry and active shielding.
Hailed by reviewers worldwide for breaking new ground at its price point, IsoTek’s entry level EVO3 Premier is a high performance, low-cost power cable that offers a realistic solution for anyone seeking an affordable upgrade over the freebie ‘kettle’ leads supplied with most audio and AV equipment. Now the Premier is joined by the new EVO3 Sequel, an upgraded but still highly affordable power cable offering a number of additional benefits.
The Sequel comes in a standard length of 2m, compared to the Premier’s 1.5m. Like the Premier, it uses silver-plated oxygen-free copper conductors twisted together to aid EMI/RFI rejection, but in the Sequel the conductor geometry is improved with optimised thickness of the individual strands. The Sequel also incorporates more advanced ‘active’ shielding under its PVC outer sheath, to the same standard used in IsoTek’s more costly power cables.
Design of the EVO3 Sequel cable
CONSTRUCTION: The conductors are in a parallel construction with slight rotational twist. This established technique remains the first line of defense against RFI and EMI rejection.
A) Conductors: Silver plated 99.9999% OFC conductors offer an exceptional level of purity with enhanced conductivity. They are less likely to fracture or degrade over time. Silver is an excellent conductor and when combined with a high purity copper provides impressive electrical properties.
B) Dielectric: Teflon FEP dielectric (insulation) is chemically inert and has a very low dielectric constant over a wide frequency range. FEP possesses a very high degree of stress crack resistance and a low coefficient of friction making it an exceptional dielectric. FEP is the first choice for safety in both temperature and electrical insulation.
C) Filler: Cotton filler has been used to give the cable internal strength and reduce microphony. Cotton also possesses excellent dielectric properties, the best of a solid material.
D) Wrap: A mylar wrap is used to secure the construction and offer a barrier shield prior to the application of a flexible PVC jacket. The addition of the mylar and cotton form a buffer with the PVC so as to maintain exceptional dielectric properties.
E) Shield: An earthed OFC shield insures maximum RFI rejection, thus preventing Common Mode noise effecting the live and neutral conductors.
E) Jacket: PVC is used as an outer jacket to give a high degree of flexibility and mechanical strength.
TERMINATION: Sequel cable is terminated using IsoTek’s bespoke Audiophile grade moulded connectors of solid OFC with 24ct gold plated conductors. These offer the highest quality performance and are less prone to tarnish.
Specifications of EVO3 Sequel
|Cable Length||2.0m standard (custom lengths available)|
|Outer Jacket||High flexibility PVC|
|Sheild||Oxygen Free Copper (OFC)|
|Insulation/Dielectric||Flourinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP)|
|Conductors||3 x 2sqmm (increased diameter conductor strands)|
|Material||Silver-plated 99.9999% Oxygen Free Copper|
|Capacitance Power Rating Propagation||16Amp|
|Unique Termination||Terminated with bespoke audiophile-grade connectors with 24ct gold-plated OFC conductor pins|
|Suitability||Suitable for CD players, preamps, tuners, power amps, Blu-ray players, music servers, TVs, soundbars and more!|
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