The PS Audio Lab Cable
The Lab Cable is one big, thick, surprisingly heavy cable. (It weighs over 1 lb. per foot)! It’s a great cable, but it’s not one that you can bend around corners. In fact, if you can’t comfortably extend it from outlet to component without needing to bend it a lot, you will discover its tendency to yank lighter components off their support and into another position. Because of its inflexibility, I only tried the Lab Cable on the two heavy components to which it would comfortably extend: my P600 Power Plant and succession of amps.
The heart of the cable consists of 6 gauge copper arranged in a stranded Litz configuration. When the cable was first being designed, PS Audio was unable to find a single power cable with copper heavier than 10 gauge. At 6 gauge, each strand measures .25 inches thick. This thickness, PS Audio feels, allows information to pass unencumbered.
To shield such a huge conductor from RF and airborne noise, a variation of triaxial shielding was employed. In triaxial shielding, aluminum foil is wrapped around a jacketed conductor, a copper braid woven over that, and then a third copper braid woven over that one. PS Audio took this one step farther, double shielding each of the two conductors, then placed a single braid over both double shielded conductors. Everything was then wrapped with the outer blue Sonex. PS Audio claims that, by providing extremely low DC resistance and extremely high surface area for electron flow, the Lab Cable transmits the entire sonic envelope, from lows to highs, “perhaps better than any cable in the world.”
The Lab Cable has attached to one end a grounding wire that can be used to ground the cable should you need to use a cheater plug. This insures that the shielding, ungrounded when a cheater plug is used, will not serve as an antenna to amplify noise. If you don’t use a cheater plug, you plug the wire into itself so that it doesn’t dangle loose from the cable.
Listening to the Lab Cable
I found the Lab Cable ideal for my Power Plant. On that unit, it offered tonal neutrality, an assuring solidity, and far more color than either the Shunyata Sidewinder or any of the other cables (XLO Purple. Synergistic Master Coupler, MIT ZII, Harmonic Technology, Cardas Hexlink 5, and the original PS Audio power cable) that I had previously used in my system. On the Power Plant, the Lab Cable’s combination of neutrality and signal transference ability also led me to prefer it to the Black Mamba.
Use the Lab Cable on the Power Plant; there you will find its combination of silence, solidity, current transference and neutrality ideal.
PS audio Lab2 kablane erstattet noen DIY flex kabler. Om dei nye her ser fine ut blir opp til den enkelte men dei gjere jobben sin utmerket. Koblingane eg har montert på er disse er av merket Furutech.
Audioquest silver dragon+ (HT kablane+jumpers).
Utroligt stive og vanskligge å jobbe med, består av 14 sølv ledere.
Det var eit stort steg opp fra MIT AVT3 til disse.
Velkommen innom min side.
Eg kan med det samme seie at eg er ingen ekspert,
så eg setter stor pris på tilbakemeldinger og forbedringspotensiale. :)
Her følger ein litten utstyr liste:
- Høyttalere: Audi Physic Tempo
- Forsterker: Burmester 956 mk2
- Cd spiller: Quad CDP-2
- PS audio Lab2 power kabel + DIY
- Racket er av typen Atacama Equinox AV base
med ekstra hylle.
- MIT Avt3(HT kabel)
- Bona perfect cable (HT kabel)
- Nordost Blue heaven (HT kabel og XLR signal)
- Infinity kappa 9.2i (HT)
- Audio Pro Avantek Nine (HT)
- Hegel H2a (Power)
- Rotel 1095/1091/rsp965 (Power/Surround)
- Klipsch Rf-7
- Quad 40
Cd spillaren har innebygd pre, er blitt anbefalt å kjøre den direkte inn i blokkene og heller legge pre`en som følgde med på lager.
Den størte gevinsten er at eg då har ein fjernkotroll med "panic button" (Mute) dersom hu minste finner på å leka litt.
Kommer nok til å ta denne testen i samme slengen med eit treff..
Består av Philips driv verk og 24-bit/192kHz Crystal DAC with 2x upsampling.
CD player with variable (32 steps) and fixed analog outputs.
Max. Line Output Level (RCA) 2.4V RMS
Max Output Level (QuadLink) 5.3V RMS (balanced)
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz(+0dB/-0.5dB)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 0.002% at 1kHz
Signal to Noise ratio (S/N) 110dB, 24bit (20Hz - 20kHz)
Signal to Noise ratio (S/N) 95dB, 16bit (20Hz - 20kHz)
Crosstalk -100dB at 1kHz
Gain Error 0.5dB (@-90dB, 500Hz)
D/A convertor maximim resolution 24bit
D/A convertor maximum sampling resolution 192kHz
Digital Audio Inputs 3 x RCA Coax 75ohm SPDIF, 3 x Optical TosLink SPDIF
Digital Audio Outputs Optical TosLink SPDIF
Disc Compatibility CD-DA Conventional Audio, CD-R Recordable (finalised and unfinalised)
Dimensions (H x W x D) 80 x 321 x 310mm
Test : http://www.stereophile.com/cdplayers/106quad/index.html