Allnic ZL TechnologyZL3000 Power CordnewAllnic ZL Technology ZL3000Introducing a cable completely different than anything I have come across previous--Welded terminations providing reduced signal resistance and improved durability. Heavy gauge nickel plated OFC f...1175.00

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Introducing a cable completely different than anything I have come across previous--Welded terminations providing reduced signal resistance and improved durability.  Heavy gauge nickel plated OFC for superior high current conductivity and Mu Metal, aluminum and nickel copper mesh, double shielding to block all RF noise.  When I purchased one of these cables eight months ago the fundamental benefit was so profound I immediately purchased six more.  These cables in culmination were more effective than my Torus wall mount 75A isolation transformer and Audience Adept Response TSSD.  My system achieved a level of clarity and cohesiveness unveiling nuances of familiar recordings never heard before. 
   
I have auditioned and owned some of the more reputable brands out there and these power cables command my respect.  
  
Unlike many brands, custom lengths are offered at a nominal up charge.   Standard Length is 1.8 meters which is sufficient for must applications.  Standard length: 1.8m, contact for custom length pricing ($200/1.0m)
  
They are being offered with free shipping and 28 day no hassle return policy, meaning on delivery you have 4 weeks to burn in and enjoy the cable.  I only ask to return them in a like new condition so they can be re-sold.    


Trade in considered.  Bulk discount offered.  Please contact me directly.


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Review Links: 

http://www.theaudiobeat.com/equipment/allnic_audio_int_sc.htm
https://www.hifiplus.com/articles/allnic-mu-7r-and-zl-3000-cables/
http://6moons.com/audioreviews2/allnic3/1.html
http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews2/allnic/1.html
http://www.audioht.co.kr/atl/view.asp?a_id=5096
http://allnicaudio.com/?page_id=955


KEY FEATURES:


Zero Loss Technology defined: Allnic Audio’s specialty technology for eliminating audio cable signal loss by minimizing three resistances: Linkage Resistance, Contact Resistance, and Wire Resistance.


Linkage Resistance minimized:
 Allnic uses 1000 degree hot melt welding of cable terminations and wire; no solder, no clamps.


Contact Resistance minimized: three innovative contact improvement methods, one each for our power cables, speaker cables, and interconnect cables. Furthermore, Allnic does proper heat treatment for longer contact pressure and uses Allnic’s patented double-bladed spade speaker terminations. Every termination for XLR, RCA, and banana is split into multi-faces with an inner elastomer core that constantly applies outward pressure to those faces.


Wire Resistance optimized: After incessant technical test and listening sessions, we have found the optimum thickness of wire for each type of cable.


Mu-metal shield: All other audio cable manufacturers use copper and/or silver shielding for signal cables. These are effective only for electrically induced noise, not for magnetically caused noise. Allnic uses Mu-metal as its braided shield for all Allnic’s interconnect, digital and phono cables. Mu-metal shielding provides complete protection from all electromagnetic noise, a world-premiere in the audio industry.


MRCT®. Mid-Range Control Technology:
 Allnic considers that an exaggerated, protruding mid-range is the most formidable obstacle to harmonious signal transfer. Allnic’s MRCT uses metal platings for slight mid-range “braking” and heavier wire gauges for low frequency transmission, and controls capacitance to ensure usually evasive superbly realistic high frequency reproduction.


"And power cords, too

As mentioned above, the first Allnic cables David Beetles sent to me were two power cords. Allnic actually has two different models: the ZL-3000 ($1400 per 1.8-meter  length) and ZL-5000 ($2000 for 1.8-meter length). Beetles sent a pair of the ZL-3000s, thinking perhaps that keeping expectations on a realistic plane was more prudent than sending the top cord and attempting to begin with a bang. Little did he know that as far as I knew at the time, the ZL-3000 was Allnic's top of the line.

Why power cords have an effect on musical reproduction is still a controversial subject, though the controversy comes mostly from people who don't believe that six feet of cable at the end of a long power-delivery system not designed specifically for the reproduction of music can amount to a hill of beans, sonically speaking. However, from the component's perspective, the power cord is actually the first six feet, not the last. Good power cords do their thing right before the AC enters the component, proximity making for the maximum sonic effect.

Like Allnic's interconnects and speaker cables, the company's power cords address every aspect of design in order to minimize loss, with nothing left to chance. Each of the two power cords has a custom plug with split tines and an IEC with "box-like clips" for firm connection. Connections are hot-melt welded at 1000 degrees Celsius, not crimped or soldered. The wire is different for the ZL-3000 and ZL-5000, with the latter being of a heavier gauge but still optimized in terms of its thickness. Mu-metal shielding is also used.

With this entire review hinging on a pair of the ZL-3000 cords, I used them first with my Lamm M1.2 mono amps and moved them around the system once other Allnic cables arrived. Break-in was crucial, with the power cords sounding liquid but dull right out of the box but gaining top-end sparkle -- and then some -- after a week of burn-in. I was impressed with not only the quiet the ZL-3000s brought to the amps, but also the sense of poised energy, transients displaying more snap and drum strikes greater leading-edge pop. Before the ZL-5000 cords arrived, I thought I had a full understanding of the sound of the Allnic AC approach, but I was only at the beginning. The ZL-5000s are easily among the best-sounding power cords I've ever heard, adding enhanced midrange immediacy and expression, a certain single-ended-like directness, to the sound, while never sounding dark or cloying.

It initially occurred to me that a prudent audiophile could assemble an all-Allnic cable loom by mixing and matching power cords, instead of relying on just the ZL-5000. After experience with both, I found that this was true up to a point, with the ZL-5000 proving itself to always be the choice if cost is no consideration. I could hear its contributions, and the extra $600 always seemed well spent. However, for lower-power components like phono stages or DACs (not counting Allnic's own top-of-the-line models, which use some serious tubes), the ZL-3000 would not be so much a compromise as a shrewd choice. This goes for the turntable too (if you've not tried a really good power cord on your turntable, you don't know what you're missing).

-Marc Mickelson"

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