DH Labs Encore Power Cable

WARNING: unless you are an experienced electrical professional - consult a technician

Considering the success I've had with other DH Labs cables I figured I’d give this one a try.

It was a 5ft length of their
Encore AC Cable, which I fitted with my favourite Vanguard Plug and IEC connector from Ebay

This cable is supposed to be 14 AWG cable, however, using the 14 gauge setting on my wire stripper resulted in some of the strands in the individual conductor being severed, so I used the 12 gauge setting to prevent further problems.

The construction of t
his 15 amp cable features three high-purity 14 AWG Stranded OFHC Copper Conductors with a 100% foil shield and drain wire enclosed inside a durable two-layer grey coloured outer jacket.

When I initially constructed my 15 gauge and 10 gauge Furutech cables I fully expected the 15 gauge to be suited to more to components and the 10 gauge cable to be more suited for Power Amp use. And that's exactly how it played out - with the 10 gauge Furutech cable providing more depth and control to the lower frequencies.

My findings were very similar to the Furutech experience, in that the Encore provided a little less resolution than the Power Plus, but if you are budget minded, this is still a very good performer

For amps I would definitely move up to the higher gauge
Power Plus AC Cable, but for components this is an extremely good performer!

A highly recommended purchase for hi-fi components - at only $4.50/ft (+ connectors of your choice)

I have to wonder - what else can the guys at DH Labs possibly achieve? - Oh yes - there's the Red Wave AC Cable - take a look!