Oyaide C-246 Palladium & Gold-Plated 20 Amp IEC
Palladium over Gold-Plated IEC for high-current devices.
The Oyaide range of IEC connectors undergo attention to detail like no other in the hi-fi industry. As well as being an authorised Oyaide dealer, we use these in our own system as well as in many of the mains leads we produce for our customers.
“These plugs are not merely high grade; every step is taken to realise ‘State of the Art’ audio” say Oyaide themselves.
“Every one of our products is totally ‘made in Japan’, even down to the most minute component; all so we can maintain our high standard of quality and reliability. It is essential to have every production system under our direct and strict control. Our products are for a special and demanding market, where minute vibration from a loose connection or due to imperfect choice of material could become a vital failure. We carefully design each and every component for ease of assembling, simplicity and safety. We carefully select materials for superior sound quality, durability and reliability. For that requirement, cost factor is secondary. Instead we ignore excess decoration and unnecessary complexity. We are proud to present true value-for-money products for your enjoyment.”
With the same specification as the C-046, the C-246 is a true audiophile connector that is designed for power amps, mains conditioners and other high-current devices that handle up to 20 amps. The C-246 employs super thick (1.5micron) 24k gold-plating directly applied on the polished surface of receptacle and blade. The polishing process is then again (twice) carried out on the gold-plated surface and then finally the palladium-plating (0.3micron) is applied. The combination and thicknesses of plating, and the quality of the polishing, are carefully controlled to maximise sound quality. Where rhodium sounds pure and strong, gold sounds warm and luxurious: the gold/palladium combination is pure, vivid and extended. Truly an amazing-sounding connector.
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