Introducing The New TFA SQ-9 Powercord
The TFA SQ-9 is best used with power amplifiers
plugged directly into the wall. It is constructed from large gauge conductors
and does not use shielding, this helps give the amplifier a more dynamic sound
with improved soundstage dimensions.
This powercord uses four 12 awg stranded OFC copper
conductors in a star-quad configuration with a separate counter spiraled 10 awg
silver plated ground wire. The SQ-9 is terminated with Furutech FI-11-N1(G) AC
connectors which we modified for a "Perfect Fit". Our "Perfect
Fit" modification ensures the cables geometry and measurements are not
negatively impacted when full clamping force is applied.
This modification also eliminates the rattling
between backshell and cable clamp which is common when the FI-11 connectors are
used on large diameter cables, this further reduces noise and improves focus.
The TFA SQ-9 uses Star-Quad geometry to lower
inductance and resistance and also increase noise rejection with no added braid
or foil shielding. The counter-spiralled ground greatly reduces capacitive
coupling between ground and power conductors which again helps to lower noise.
The TFA SQ-9 has a smooth, neutral tonal balance
with excellent detail, dynamics and low end grunt. This cable offers unusual
flexibility, especially considering that it is 9 AWG per pole! The TFA SQ-9 is
flexible enough to tie in a knot or wrap around your wrist. The SQ-9 can be
ordered in lengths from 5 ft to 12 ft, if you need something shorter or longer
contact us for pricing.
Cryogenics: All the parts used to build this cable have been
Cryogenically Processed. The Furutech connectors have been processed by
Furutech and the balance of the parts have been through our proprietary Deep
Cryogenic Process. We perform the Cryogenic Processing on-site using a Cryotron
processor and Liquid Nitrogen. This process enhances the performance of the
cable and connectors giving you improved dynamics, lower noise, smoother highs
and improved soundstage dimensions. This process and its benefits can be found
in all our cables.
| Cable Measurements
| Our measurements are done on actual finished cables,
these results can be quite different than the manufacturer specs for
the same cable. Measurements for raw unterminated cables are usually
based on conductor-conductor and conductor-shield readings on long
lengths of unterminated cable.
per ft measurements are a good guideline to determine the suitability
of a cable for an application but in most cases they cannot be
extrapolated to give you the specs of a given length of finished cable.
The reason for this is that they do not take into consideration the
variables that come into play when a cable is terminated such as
telescoped shields, conductor grouping and the connectors themselves. The results below are for the finished cable of the noted length.
| Test Parameters
| All cable testing is performed on an Instek LCR-819 at 1kHz, 1V, 20C
| Length of Cable Under Test
| 5 Feet
| Capacitance cond-cond: 412.31 pF
|Capacitance cond-gnd: 80.87 pF
| Inductance: .00028 mH
| Resistance: .00413 Ohm
The base $426.75 (CDN) cable consists of:
(1) 5 ft Deep Cryo Treated TFA SQ-9 Powercord Terminated with "Perfect Fit" Furutech FI-11-N1 wall plug and IEC. The price will adjust automatically if you choose a different length.
the cable length you need for your application, then press the order
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cost and any applicable taxes will be applied during checkout. Once the order is placed the cables are constructed
to your specs and will ship next business day unless you decide to have
them pre-conditioned on our cable cooker. Please allow five days for
the pre-conditioning process.
you have your cables pre-conditioned (burned in) on our audiodharma
Cable Cooker they will require only a minimal amount of time to reach
their full potential, typically about one day of normal use to settle in
and another 2-3 days of normal use to reach about 90-95% of it's full
The parts used in this cable have been Deep Cryo Treated by Take Five Audio, click HERE for full details on our process.