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Omega Mikro's Clearview Double Helix Mk II
Power Cables by Omega Mikro
Because the Double Helix Speaker Cable came out sounding so good, Pierre and I decided to adapt the design to an AC power cord. It worked like gangbusters! If anything, the power cord is even more impressive in improving the sound of amplifiers and power conditioners than the speaker cable. We’ve also noticed that digital components, CDs, DVDs and D/As, are particularly helped by our power cord. We’ve further enhanced our power cord’s sonics with an audibly-better-than-standard IEC plug, and by far the best-sounding AC plug in audio, both produced to our spec.
The MKII version of our AC Cord adds a pair of "outrigger"ground wires that run parallel to the Double Helix power conductors (about 6"to the left and right of the power wires). The MK II has noticeably better dynamics, more bass weight and even cleaner treble than the standard Clearview AC Cord. We think the MKII’s modest extra cost is an excellent sonic investment.
ANOTHER STEP UP
All Clearview wires are available in a Plus version. Plus uses conductors with our new stress-relived metallurgy. I hear the Plus making the most difference in quiet passages: held guitar or piano chords sustain longer and resonate more clearly as they fade into silence. The breathiness of singers and flutes, the metallic ring of cymbals is better articulated and less abrasive. For fans of acoustic music, small group jazz or chamber music, we recommend Plus without hesitation.