MISSION Power [Mk.II]
MISSION Power [Mk.II]
Zu Mission Power Mk.II builds upon its legendary predecessor [Mk.I] by significantly increasing immunity to electromagnetic interference and static. This is accomplished through the addition of state-of-the-art nano-engineered high conductance carbon shielding.
Mission Power Mk.II performs, has a very supple hand and is built to last a lifetime. With Mission Power’s increased immunity to RF and static the user will experience improved resolution and overall system ease. It’s a high conductance balanced AC mains power cable designed around Tesla/Litz/Zu E&M models. Mission Power is a universal audio AC mains cable and will work well for with most all audio equipment: high current amplifiers, DACs, A/Ds, master clocks, phono stages, desktop mixers and consoles, players, preamplifiers, mic preamps, streamers, signal processors and the like.
The very high magnitude/high conductance magnetic and electric shield addition safeguards your gear, cable, wireless signals and your AC power from being corrupted by electromagnetic interferences. Mission Power will not radiate nor let in electromagnetic interference.
Want to know if the Zu Mission Power AC mains cable will improve the sound of your system? Our 60-day satisfaction guarantee makes in-home trial dead easy—and we pay return shipping if for any reason you are not completely happy.
In addition to the U.S. spec’ wall plug, we also terminate Mission Power with country specific connectors like Schuko. If you have any questions about international plug options please call or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Mission Power Mk.II Cable Features & Benefits
- Tesla/Litz/Zu balanced-trilobule E&M geometry—the foundation for high conductance in a compact space with naturally uniform LCX and R measures and low susceptibility to EMI.
- High conductance copper #13 AWG approximate equivalent on both line and neutral for very high conductance of current.
- High conductance #9 AWG approximate equivalent on Earth ground providing extreme shunting of EMI to Earth ground.
- High magnitude static shielding further safeguarding your equipment from noise.
- Cryogenically treated Wattgate™ Evo connectors (frankly, we’re sceptical of cryo for diamagnetic materials, but connectors get deep cycled over at Kimber and likely that relieves a bit of static tension so what the hell).
- Solderless/sealed termination for a lifetime of trouble free service.
- Designing from the ground up and manufacturing in-house which provides better integration of quality assurances resulting in a cable assembly that sounds swell, is easy to work with, will last a lifetime and is creepy consistent run to run.
- Designed and built as a system by Zu in Ogden Utah—USA.
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Improvements that should be noticed if your playback system—or more specifically, a particular component—can benefit from a high performance power cable like Zu Mission Power Mk.II include: resolution, reduced system noise floor, harmonic structure and timbre, attack, stereophonic realism and a real sense of increased easy of listening.
As stated, Zu Mission Power Mk.II cables provide exceptionally high immunity from electromagnetic and static induced noise. And due to its high conductor area and resulting low resistance, Mission Power Mk.II are able to supply the largest of home audio amplifiers without any loss of power or power compression and without inducing or infecting your gear with added noise.
Our Mission Power cables are built on Tesla’s discoveries for providing uniform power/frequency propagation. To this we add manufacturing precision and modern materials science. The result is a very high performance power cable that is also not out of reach for the audiophile that would prefer to spend his cash on records.
Wall Side Connector Options
Standard is the U.S. wall plug format (NEMA 5-15), Zu Mission Power is available with: U.K. plug, Israel plug, Australian/New Zealand plug, and universal Schuko. Surcharges apply to all but the U.S. and Schuko plug.
Gear Side Connector Options
Standard termination for the component side is common IEC320/C14. Mission Power is also available with: Hubbell™ developed high-current C20 connector. Surcharges apply.
Yes, burn-in seems to make a difference on power cables. Why? Not sure exactly. And while not a huge thing (usually) Zu Mission Power Mk.II cable will require a fair amount of use before it’s fully burned in, roughly 300 hours. We do not recommend any burn-in devices or special recordings—and it’s not going to be some big dramatic revelation. We do recommend music you enjoy, preferably upbeat full spectrum recordings: rock, roots, full orchestra, big band.... For the possible hows and whys about burn-in please see our Answers section.
Switch your power amp off prior to disconnecting or connecting your loudspeaker cables.
Now, wash your hands with soap prior to handling any cable with bare metal—you don’t want to push halides and other subtle tone robbers into the amplifier, cable or loudspeaker connectors. If you do touch the exposed contacts you might want to buff them with a clean cotton rag. Keeping the contacts free of contaminants ensures a long-term and trouble-free connection.
To clean plated connectors, shinny bright gold or silver colored ones, just use rubbing alcohol on a cotton cloth and some cotton swabs to get into the tight parts. If the connector being cleaned is bare copper or silver we recommend cleaning them with our favorite polish, Cape Cod™.
Anytime you are making an electrical connection make it a habit to inspect the contacts and clean them if they are tarnished or dirty. Our bare copper spade lugs may need to be cleaned every year, depending on how clean they are when connected and your environment. Most any copper polish will work for this though we have found Cape Cod™ to be excellent. Brasso™ is also good. Acid based cleaners are tricky, if you don’t have experience cleaning copper with acid we wouldn’t recommend that you start with your audio gear. Most of the time your terminals are going to be in good condition and just need a little buffing and for that you can use a bit of alcohol and a cotton cloth.
No maintenance is required for the cable or the connectors. However, anytime you are making an electrical connection make it a habit to inspect the contacts and clean them if they are tarnished or dirty.