High-quality replacement AC power cable (3 ft.)
Our take on the AudioQuest NRG-1 by Crutchfield's Steve Kindig
An easy performance upgrade
Lots of today's Blu-ray players, satellite/cable boxes, and video game consoles come with a detachable AC power cord. That's a useful feature because it gives you the flexibility to upgrade to a higher-quality cable. It may surprise you, but simply replacing your component's stock power cord with AudioQuest's NRG-1 low-distortion AC power cable can noticeably improve your system's picture and sound quality.
Why power cords make a difference
The AC power that feeds your gear is really the foundation of your system's audio and video performance. Even if you've plugged your components into a power conditioner to clean up the current coming out of your wall, a flimsy stock power cord can act as an antenna for airborne interference that subtly degrades high-resolution audio and video signals.
Advanced materials and construction for lower distortion
The NRG-1 uses four solid conductors made of high-purity long-grain copper. Solid conductors eliminate interaction between wire strands, which is a major source of distortion in an AC power cable.
Make sure it fits your component
The NRG-1 works with most components that have a detachable, two-pole "C7" power cord. That includes many Blu-ray players, most cable and satellite set-top boxes, a few audio receivers, and all PlayStation® and Xbox™ game consoles.
- length: 3 feet
- low-distortion replacement AC power cable (2-prong connector for wall outlet, C7 connector for component)
- for audio/video components with a 2-pole C7-type AC connector
- four solid 19-gauge long-grain copper conductors
- Star-Quad spiral geometry provides self shielding against external noise sources
- textile braid cable cover
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- 3' Power cord with C7-2 pole connector on one end and a 2-prong AC plug on other end
Pricey, but did cleanup the signal quality on our Xfinity X1 DVR Box, watching sports is a noticeable improvement, so worth it to me (not so much with the wife due to $) Also this is high quality as with all Audioquest products, this should last 10yrs plus no problem.
Drew, Frederick, MD
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Overview: The Audioquest NRG-1 Power Cord uses solid Long-Grain Copper (LGC) conductors in a Quad-Helix configuration. Solid conductors prevent strand interaction, which is the greatest single source of distortion in an audio cable or in an AC power cable. The less complicated grain structure and fewer impurities within LGC copper significantly reduce distortion compared to normal high-purity copper. The Quad-Helix spiral creates a fixed low-inductance relationship between conductors.
Construction: The Audioquest NRG-1 Power Cord features four 19 AWG solid long-grain copper conductors inside a UL CL-3 rated black PVC jacket surrounded by a black, blue, and gray flexible nylon braid.
Connectors: The Audioquest NRG-1 Power Cord features a C7-2 pole connector on one end to plug into your audio/video electronic component and a 2-prong North American AC connector on other end to plug into your AC wall outlet.
Available Lengths: The Audioquest NRG-1 Power Cord is available in a 3', 6', and 10' length.
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Why did you buy this?
Needed a solid power cord for the HD TV! [ JoesTalon Mar 31, 2017 ]
Wanted to upgrade the power cord on the Yamaha CD-C600 [ ANDREW Apr 04, 2017 ]
5 questions already asked
I do not have a PS4, but i do have a PS3 and it will not work for that [ Mario Mar 26, 2018 ]
I don't own a PS4 pro but from the images I looked up of the back of a PS4 PRO you need an audioquest NRG 2 [ ANDREW Mar 25, 2018 ]
I honestly don't know. Sorry! [ Larry Dec 18, 2017 ]
While the Def Tech BP-8060 have a power cord for the built-in powered subwoofer, their AC connection is the IEC 2-prong type and not the C7 type provided by this cable. So, no, this cable is not recommended for use with those speakers. I hope that helps. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5 [ Ryan Oct 19, 2016 ] Staff
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: Unfortunately, we do not have that information listed anywhere. AudioQuest should be available to provide that information to you. Their number is 1-800-747-2770. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Apr 01, 2015 ] Staff
Per the information we have on the Samsung H5500 TV, the AudioQuest NRG-1 should work just fine as a replacement power cord. If you would like to discuss further, feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. Hope that helps! [ Larry Apr 07, 2017 ] Staff