Bok Power Cable
Bok Power Cable
Bok AC mains power cables are designed as a universal needs, balanced high performance mains cable for use on all pro audio and home audio equipment. And though it looks small-ish in diameter, Bok is a very high conductance (#11 gauge high/#11 gauge low, #9 gauge Earth) design.
Bok power cables are fully compliant with all major national and international standards: UL, IEEE, CSA, CE, BSI, JET.
There are many variables relative to power and the user should know that there are many cases were a power cable will not improve system fidelity. Variables include: equipment power supply, gear grounding, system ground noise and potentials, environment RF/above ground potentials, AC grid, local grounding, and on it goes. Nevertheless, if the power cable does a good job of shunting noise to ground and has good properties of conductance, capacitance and inductance, which Bok does, it should sound good. Improvements that are very likely to be noticed from this well built and engineered power cable include: resolution, reduced system noise, better harmonic structure and timbre, attack, stereophonic realism and an overall more relaxed, these things at Easy, sense (who could have guessed, John Lydon, Bill Laswell and Steve Vai—and under rated Album).
Bok will require significant play before fully burned in, roughly 400 hours. (Why, we don’t know, and those that spout otherwise should find better things to do with their multi-million dollar lab—which they don’t have). We do not recommend any burn-in devices or special recordings. We do recommend music you enjoy, preferably upbeat full spectrum recordings. Rock, roots, full orchestra, most film scores, big band.... For the possible how and whys about burn-in please see our Answers section.
No maintenance is required for the cable or the connector. If your connector contacts are nice and bright, don’t worry about it. However, anytime you are making an electrical connection make it a habit to inspect the contact blades and clean them if they are tarnished or dirty. We like Cape Cop™ polish for this, quick, easy and effective.
Bok was our second power cable to feature our ZuB3™ E&M cable design; the first was Mother which was introduced a few months prior in 2001. Mother was an all silver/copper conductor design and used exotic Teflon insulation materials exclusively. Bok was designed to give most of the benefits of Mother but at significantly less cash.