February 1, 2017
Supra Introduce SIlver-plated OFC Edition of LoRad Shielded Mains Cable
LoRad is an abbreviation of Low Radiation. LoRad is a patented product range, using unique design features.
First launched over 10 years ago, the benefits of LoRad have been established for some time now - as the cable is one of the few available worldwide that is fully CE approved. The main benefit is the highly efficient shielding which helps to ensure that other low level signal cables are not affected by the close proximity of the LoRad mains cable.
Likewise induced RF interference has been one of the biggest bug-bears of high quality audio and video reproduction and so by equipping one's hi-fi or AV system with LoRad, you should both see and hear a difference as the cable cannot act as an antenna and “pick up” airborne electrical interference from the likes of room thermostats and central heating systems and hence “dirty” the mains supply of connected hardware.
The Supra LoRad product range is now well-known and used in hospitals, flight control towers, etc. where there is no room for system malfunction due to electro-magnetic interference deriving from multiple sources. Our mains cable is a flexible cable, approved according to Intertek's scrutiny, instead of the usual stiff-as-a-crowbar power cables out there and has helped to maintain the mobility of medical equipment, thanks to the highly flexible and durable design.
And so to LoRad 2.5 SPC.
Instead of the standard tin-plated OFC conductors in the standard LoRad cables (which continue in production) the LoRad 2.5 SPC uses SILVER-PLATED OFC, in order to appeal to those audiophiles who want to use natures best electrical conductor, within a mains cable. In order to establish a “difference”, externally between the original LoRad tin-plated conductors and LoRad SPCs silver-plated conductors, the outer jacket is in an Anthracite Grey colour.
LoRad 2.5 SPC is available now both on 50m reels as well as in factory terminated lengths, fitted with a UK 13A mains plug (with gold-plated contacts and optional gold-plated Bussman fuse) and with either 10 Amp or 16Amp IEC320 connectors (again with gold-plated contacts). Factory-terminated lengths available are: 1m, 1.5m, 2m and 4m. Once the current stocks are sold we are advised no further stock will be available.
*3x 2.5mm sq. cores of silver-plated multi-stranded OFC cable
*Brown (Live), Blue (Neutral) and Green/Yellow (Earth) coloured insulation jackets
*Mylar mesh (to protect inner cores from drain wire)
*Tin-plated drain wire (Needs connecting to earth terminal at BOTH ends)
*Semi-conductive nylon/carbon shielding
*Highly flexible outer insulation (easily passed CE-regulation 2x 30,000x "bends" test !!)
*Outer jacket colour: Anthracite Grey
*External Diameter: 11mm
*Approx. 16A rating (@ 230V)
LoRad SPC will be available in factory-terminated lengths (fitted with a UK mains plug, standard fuse and a 10 Amp or 16 Amp IEC) retailing for:
1m £62.50, 1.5m £72.50, 2m £82.50 and 4m £122.50 (inc VAT).
Gold-plated Bussman fused versions are also available as an extra cost item.
LoRad 2.5 SPC will be "launched" at the Bristol Show and will be available for Show attendees to buy at a Special Show Price on our stand in the Bristol Suite.