Audio Power Cable – Ruby
Ruby’s Key Features:
- 14AWG 3 core, 99.999% OFC pure electrolytic copper conductors
- EMI/ RFI protective screening
- Gold plated pin male plug top
- High Grade audiophile power cable
- Improves sound and picture quality of audio and AV products
- Designed & Built in Australia
- Limited Lifetime Warranty*
The Ruby cable really stands out from the crowd with its ruby red coloured sheath. The new cloth sheath has a superior feel to nylon as well as much higher resistance to static electricity that can taint the sound. It is nice and flexible even though it is has a substantial 13mm outer diameter. There are three 14AWG or 2.5mm2 cores of high purity 99.999% OFC electrolytic copper.
Its rugged construction is highlighted in the 100mm protective heat-shrink covers on both ends of the wire as it terminates into the barrel ends. Gold plated pins are used for the AC power plug and is available in a variety of custom lengths and IEC plug tops.
How does it Sound?
The Ruby power cable is very good value for money and has the EGM Audio signature sound of being smooth, detailed and slightly warm. Manufactured to make everything you listen to sound nicer, the Ruby has a slightly forward soundstage, which most prefer, and a well-articulated midrange. There is a nice feeling of space around the instruments, although not as much as the upper-grade models. It isn’t as transparent sounding as the Sapphire.
The bass is punchy and has decent authority, control and depth. In lower resolution systems there is the feeling of having a thicker and richer bass, although in high-resolution systems this can also be heard as a touch of confusion and muddiness that suggests that you move to a higher grade of cable. In testing the Ruby worked equally well with amplifiers and source devices, so it’s quite universal in its abilities.
EGM Audio Recommendation
EGM Audio Recommendation: Best performance for medium/ high-end audiophile systems – Suitable for all audio and AV applications. Recommend Length 2 metre.
What is Cable Burn-in?
All cables and especially highly revealing audio cables require a little time to settle and start performing at their optimum. There are many opinions as to why this well-known phenomenon happens, but we won’t get bore you with it. Although they can often sound good immediately, we recommend that you allow EGM cables at least 48 hrs of constant use before doing any critical listening. This initial period of time will make the largest difference to the sound quality. For the next week or two the cable will continue to improve, but in smaller increments.
A fully burned-in cable will sound smoother and more musical. It will also have better timing, imaging, treble detail, bass power and control as well as being less fatiguing to listen to.