In October 2012 Synergistic Research will debut their long anticipated "Element Series" AC cables. Last year the company release the new and much upgraded Element Series interconnects and speaker cables, and we knew it was just a matter of time before the AC cables received the Element-makeover. It took longer than we may have thought, in no small part to the high standard set by the Tesla SE series AC cables.
The new Element Series cables take advantage of the materials research which resulted in the earlier Element Series interconnects and speaker cables.
The models line up almost exactly with the previous Tesla SE cables:
Tesla T2 SE ($650/5ft) is replaced by Element Copper at the same price for use with moderate current demands.
Tesla T3 SE ($900/5ft) is replaced by Element Tungsten at the same price for use with higher current demands.
Tesla Precision SE ($1800/5ft) is replaced by Element Copper/ Tungsten at the same price for use with highest current demands such as line filters and big amps.
The Tesla Hologram A (for analog, $2600) and Tesla Hologram D (for Digital, $2800) are replaced by A and D versions of the Element Copper/Tungsten/Silver Power Cords each for +$200 compared to the Tesla SE models.
Unless you request the Tesla SE Series models, when you order from this page we will send to you the comparable Element Series cables.
Prices listed are for the domestic US market only. Export prices and 230v prices are higher, and there are restrictions with respect to sales into certain international markets which have active distribution for Synergistic Research products. Please discuss availability with your Cable Company representative before placing orders for SR products for export outside the United States.
Introducing the Synergistic Research Tesla Series SE AC Power Cords – the only Synergistic Research Cables that allow you to select the Active Shielding configuration that best suits your system.
The unique part of the new TESLA SE AC Power Cords is their ability to change the voicing via three different Active Shielding Modules (“Bullets”). Each module has a different sonic balance:
• Silver Module = Open and airy
• Black Module = Warm and rich
• Grey Module = A hybrid of both the Black and Silver
Now you can fine tune your system’s AC to perfectly match your components, and when or if you change components, you can change the voicing as well. It’s like having 3 Power Cords in 1.
The new TESLA SE AC Power Cords also incorporate the new Synergistic Research G-07 IECs and Wall Plugs, which significantly improve performance through refinement and finesse. And of course, all of the new cords and connectors pass through our Quantum Tunneling procedure.
Never before has any AC power cord given you the performance and flexibility when voicing your system. The new TESLA SE AC Power Cords take the TESLA Series, to a new level, representing a leap forward in almost every parameter. From the lowered noise floor to the increased low-level information retrieval, TESLA SE AC Power Cords are the most advanced – and most satisfying – AC power cords in the world.
The TESLA SE AC Power Cord history In part, the TESLA SE AC Power Cords are an evolutionary leap beyond the original TESLA AC Power Cords. Comparatively, the G-07 connectors significantly improve overall performance through refinement and finesse. All the TESLA SE AC Power Cords have a more relaxed and organic sound with greater details, air, wider and deeper soundstage and with sharper image focus. The G-07′s also contribute to a much lower noise floor and higher resolution.
The second evolution to TESLA SE AC Power Cords is actually a direct trickle-down technology from our Galileo Research Program. In the past, when voicing Active Shielding, we built dozens of Active Shielding circuit variations to solder into different Active Cable models listening for the option that would complement a wide variety of systems. Though these circuits are outside-the-signal-path (they provide resistance for the DC on the Active Shield which is not connected to either signal or ground) nevertheless, these circuits have a significant impact on the overall sound and character of Synergistic Research Active Shielded Cables. At the two positive extremes (there are far more circuits with negative attributes that never make the cut) one circuit may sound transparent and thrilling with air and detail for days, while another circuit has a warm transparent glow reminiscent of exceptional vacuum tube electronics, and of course, there are hybrid Active Shielding circuits that embody both extremes. In the past, we listened for hybrid circuits that would complement as many components and systems as possible, but now you can make the change in your home system by replacing the “Bullets”
During the voicing process for Galileo System Cables and Galileo Universal Cable Cells, we came up with the idea of making the Active circuits external to the Galileo Cells so we could quickly change circuits without rebuilding cells every time we needed to experiment with a new circuit.
To connect the circuits, we have built-in an additional pig-tails much like the pig-tail you use to connect an MPC power supply to power Active Shielding. The circuits themselves are housed in a machined aluminum bullet with a faint blue LED at the end of each circuit to let you know the Active Shielding is powered up.