Titan Audio Chimera Mains Cable
The third cable in the Level 2 range, the Chimera cable is constructed of extruded silver over OCC single crystal copper. It is designed to be used with source components although it has excellent current delivery because of its construction and design. However not only is the cable meticulously designed, but the dialectic is equally important. PTFE or teflon is widely regarded as the best dialectic and one of the lowest constants currently available and the next best thing to free air.
OCC is often referred to as continuous casting as the cable is one continuous single crystal which allow the electrons to flow easily through it. With standard copper, when magnified the copper contains millions of crystals, with the flow of electricity having to pass through each individual crystal. This then reduces the flow of electrons through the cable. OCC is the best copper conductor available as the cable strands are one continuous crystal, meaning the electricity can flow through it easily, allowing for elections to flow without impedance. By designing this cable with extruded silver over OCC Titan Audio have managed to bring the sound quality much closer to the more expensive Nemesis cables while keeping the price very competitive.
The cable then acts as a filter against disturbances in the AC mains supply. This results on a much lower background noise (creating inky black silences), cleaner and sweeter sound in the high frequencies and more depth and control in the bass frequencies. It also leads to enhanced detail retrieval.
The Chimera cable is twisted and like the Elektra/Eros models is sheathed in a PTFE dialectic with aluminium foil and a drain wire to reduce the effect of RFI and EMI interference, both mains borne and airborne. It is sheathed in an attractive black woven material and it is fitted with a very high quality silver plated MS HD mains plug and a bespoke silver plated IEC Plug.