It had gotten to the point where I developed a prejudice against “pretty” connectors.
ETIs new power connectors are one such instance where the twin stars of beauty and function align.
We received delivery of ETIs new wall plug and IEC connector, and everything we’re hearing in their Kryo RCA and XLR plugs is embodied in these power connectors.
Our prototype build is 2 days into a 72 hour burn, and the improvement over our current connectors is similar to the improvements we experienced when going from ETI’s 2nd generation to 3rd generation RCAs – lower noise floor, more nuance, and interestingly, more “fleshed out” fundamentals.
These connectors pay honor to the sound of a bowed violin. I was struggling to describe them in meaningful terms (an exercise in futility, I realize).
Cables built with these connectors are as if a bottle of “musical air” was waiting to be let out and was finally set free.
That’s all I can say. The rest is about hearing and believing.
As far as mechanical construction is concerned, take a look at the collet strain-relief on these connectors. I’ve been grumbling about $350 connectors with asymmetrical clamps for decades. ETI’s mechanical design is one that I’d be proud to call my own!
We’re going to run a special for individuals who own our current power cables (trade-in or upgrade). Our baseline connectors will remain in the lineup, and we’ll likely institute a trade-up program for those cables as well.
Contact us for details.