Birth Power Cable
Birth Power Cable
Birth 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 in diameter, Birth is a high conductance/low resistance (#13 gauge high/#13 gauge low) design.
Birth 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 Birth does, it should sound good. Improvements that may be noticed from these well engineered and built power cables 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).
Manufacturer: Zu Audio, Ogden, Utah, USA
Voltage Rating: 1000V
Conductors: copper, all
Line: #13AWG [2.52mm2]
Natural: #13AWG [2.52mm2]
Ground: #18AWG [0.83mm2]
Bend Radius: 1-1/2" [38mm]
Birth will require some play before it’s fully burned in, roughly 200 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 Cope polish for this, quick, easy and effective.