The Nanotec #308 "Wonderful" Power Cable uses the latest version of Japanese Continuous Crystal Copper, referred to as Lined Array Copper (the jacket color is deep violet). If you know audiophile cables you've heard of Ohno PCOCC copper, this is the next generation copper (called PC Triple C), which yields a smoother and more focused/detailed sound than the older version. These are finished cables with connectors of your choice.
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The #308 contains 105 strands of copper in each of the three conductors, so it's an excellent choice for extreme high-current applications, even on a 20A circuit. This is a prime example of Jaguar's mission to offer our clients the most cutting-edge technology and this is one of the first products on the market to use it.
Compared to the Nanotec #309, the #308 has a higher concentration of gold, which gives it a bit more midrange presence.
At Jaguar, we use Nanotec power cables throughout our reference system, because when a $400 cable sounds as good as the $2,000 cables we used to use, we'll gladly direct the money we save into other parts of our reference system. Here's a partial list of the gear we've run in the Jaguar Listening Space with Nanotec #306, #308 and #309 power cables:
Lamm LP2.1 Phono Preamp, Mytek Manhattan II DAC, Aqua La Voce DAC, PS Audio P10 Power Regenerator, Vibex Power Conditioner, Doshi Audio Linestage Preamplifier, Lamm LL2.1 Linestage Preamplifier, Pass Labs XA-30.8 Power Amplifier, Bully Sound S5 Power Amplifier.
Read 6Moons' 2013 review of the Nanotec #306, to learn more about Nanotec's technology:
"Nanotec Systems soaks these conductors in a colloidal liquid of 1.5 x the density of their first liquid as used on earlier cables. For the Power Strada #306 the ratio is 95% gold to 5% silver. These particles are truly nano in size to vary from 3.5 to 8 millionths of a millimeter."
"Nanotec has apparently done it again. They've moved up another rung on the quality ladder whilst sticking with their proven ideology of providing affordable quality through sheer ingenuity."
Comparing to Crystal Cable - "In the Crystal Cable the shininess of silver put the music in a spotlight. The Nanotec more bathed the music in a floodlight."
- Rhodium connectors have a leaner mid-range than Gold, which highlights the higher frequencies and sounds faster and more neutral,
- Gold has more mid-range presence, sounds fuller, warmer and is the best choice for highly dynamic gear that has a bit of a treble edge that needs to be tamed,
- We recommend a selection of cables with rhodium and gold connectors, so you can see which type sounds best on each particular component,
- Our clients who spring for NCF connectors usually use them on their mains cable (and sometimes the power amplifier). Jaguar offers the Furutech FI-28 connectors for 20A components.
Connect to a Dedicated Circuit: Audiophiles will often have an electrician install a dedicated circuit, to separate their system's circuit from appliances, lights, switches and other outlets, but this is not possible in many situations. However, sometimes you can run a long cable to an already-existing circuit (such as some appliance outlets) or just have a new circuit and outlet installed right below the breaker panel and run the cable to that outlet.
Break In: The #308 requires a minimum 200-250 hrs of break-in play. The cable will sound flat with restrained dynamics up until the moment it's fully broken in. Just keep racking up the hours until the nuance and detail starts to sound free and effortless.
Trial Period: We guarantee the #308 will blow you away with its performance! You have 45 days to break in and confirm you agree; if you return, there is no restocking fee, you just cover the costs for shipping and insurance.
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I agree with all of the positive things that have been written about this power cord. It is amazing.
After about 120 hours of burn-in, I installed the Nanotec on my preamplifier as a replacement for a more expensive highly-regarded power cord.
This resulted in a considerable improvement in clarity. In addition, the Nanotec is more detailed and recordings have a more open sound with greater width and depth and impact. Acoustic instruments (such as a Steinway grand piano) sound more lifelike.
Everything sounds much better after adding the Nanotec #308.
I am totally satisfied with this purchase.