Thrax Audio Unconventional state of the art audio components

Delivering never heard before reproduced music performance. Thrax audio components are contagious, once exposed listening to

music is not the same anymore.

In The Thrax line you will find the following cables

Power cable

Developed for low noise and no electromagnetic / electrostatic signature

If we have a look at this interface we will see the following room power supplying the equipment;

•Voltage 100 or 240V AC

•Frequency 50/60Hz

•Current less than 14 ampere

•Often contaminated safety ground

There are many disputed properties of power cable design; lower resistance, better insulation, silver,

platinum and the ever present mythical "unobtanium" all exclaiming the properties that are required to

deliver the ultimate. The end result, unfortunately, is pipes and hoses that do nothing for your sound and

annoy your life partner. Some will do less harm than others but that is just about it!

 For example the power (mains) cable needs to offer more than just premium wire. The issues on power

cables are not very well understood, or even considered, within the minds of the majority of cable

"designers". COLORS series of power cables design achievements.

COLORS series of power cables design achievements

•Attenuate the propagation of RFI from the mains lines (room power) to the equipment and vice versa.

This is done through the use of proprietary eddy current brakes and cable geometry with multiple

conductors for cancelling magnetic fields

•Good contact with power socket preventing sparking between the contacts (a source of EMI/RFI). A

contact has to be mechanically stable, otherwise micro arcs, or larger created by the mild vibrations

(movement) along the contact surfaces. Mating surfaces must be clean of contaminants; we are not

discussing lint and dust! The first is achieved with solid construction clamping plugs and the second with

plated, pure, highly polished contacts. If a cable is too heavy or stiff, the plug can’t hold itself in place

and it vibrates changing the contact properties while your music plays! This is true in most applications

as the power sockets are normally mounted on the wall and cables really hang around. (cable stands

anyone?)

•The cable has to dissipate and absorb as much as possible of the noise generated in the rectifier circuit

of the amplifier or source component. In ALL, no exceptions (unless battery powered), circuits there is a

rectifier for the main power supply. Coupling the diodes and the power transformer forms a resonating

circuit that discharges its energy in the main room power through the power (mains) cable. The

impedance and properties of this cable defines the quantity of noise that will reach other electronics on

the room (household) power circuits. Yes the room power, on different sockets in 99% of all applications

are not isolated, even if on another breaker!

•Then we have another concept - electrostatic. Ever rub your socks on a carpet and touch a metal

object! Yes in the right conditions the shock can wake you up. This potential is there on your equipment

also. So now we have several different types of noise, electromagnetic and electrostatic! In essence the

cable has to be an "anti-antenna" and has to dissipate RF energy in its structure to perform best.

                Thrax Audio Unconventional state of the art audio components

Delivering never heard before reproduced music performance. Thrax audio components are

contagious, once exposed listening to music is not the same anymore.

In The Thrax line you will find the following cables

Power cable

Developed for low noise and no electromagnetic /

electrostatic signature

If we have a look at this interface we will see the

following room power supplying the equipment;

•Voltage 100 or 240V AC

•Frequency 50/60Hz

•Current less than 14 ampere

•Often contaminated safety ground

There are many disputed properties of power cable

design; lower resistance, better insulation, silver,

platinum and the ever present mythical "unobtanium"

all exclaiming the properties that are required to

deliver the ultimate. The end result, unfortunately, is

pipes and hoses that do nothing for your sound and

annoy your life partner. Some will do less harm than

others but that is just about it!

 For example the power (mains) cable needs to offer

more than just premium wire. The issues on power

cables are not very well understood, or even

considered, within the minds of the majority of cable

"designers". COLORS series of power cables design

achievements.

COLORS series of power cables design achievements

•Attenuate the propagation of RFI from the mains lines

(room power) to the equipment and vice versa. This is

done through the use of proprietary eddy current

brakes and cable geometry with multiple conductors for

cancelling magnetic fields

•Good contact with power socket preventing sparking

between the contacts (a source of EMI/RFI). A contact

has to be mechanically stable, otherwise micro arcs, or

larger created by the mild vibrations (movement) along

the contact surfaces. Mating surfaces must be clean of

contaminants; we are not discussing lint and dust! The

first is achieved with solid construction clamping plugs

and the second with plated, pure, highly polished

contacts. If a cable is too heavy or stiff, the plug can’t

hold itself in place and it vibrates changing the contact

properties while your music plays! This is true in most

applications as the power sockets are normally

mounted on the wall and cables really hang around.

(cable stands anyone?)

•The cable has to dissipate and absorb as much as

possible of the noise generated in the rectifier circuit

of the amplifier or source component. In ALL, no

exceptions (unless battery powered), circuits there is a

rectifier for the main power supply. Coupling the diodes

and the power transformer forms a resonating circuit

that discharges its energy in the main room power

through the power (mains) cable. The impedance and

properties of this cable defines the quantity of noise

that will reach other electronics on the room

(household) power circuits. Yes the room power, on

different sockets in 99% of all applications are not

isolated, even if on another breaker!

•Then we have another concept - electrostatic. Ever

rub your socks on a carpet and touch a metal object!

Yes in the right conditions the shock can wake you up.

This potential is there on your equipment also. So now

we have several different types of noise,

electromagnetic and electrostatic! In essence the cable

has to be an "anti-antenna" and has to dissipate RF

energy in its structure to perform best.