Puritan Classic Mains Cable


Classic Plus Cable introduces an additional screening layer to the unique carbon nanotechnology screen already incorporated into the Classic Cable: Trickle down technology from the development program for our Ultimate cable, MAG-X is highly flexible magnetic screen that massively broadens the spectrum of efficacy, greatly improving upon the capabilities of conventional RFI screens. The addition of this extra screening layer to our Classic cable formula gives us the Classic PLUS, bridging the gap between our Classic and Ultimate power cords.

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Puritan CLASSIC Mains Cables utilise a specially developed grade of silicone rubber for the conductor and sheath insulation, formulated to be extremely soft and incredibly flexible in comparison with the plastics normally used in power cords. Our formula of silicone is extremely bendy, floppy, and optimised to absorb vibration. We further employ an anti-friction compound around the conductors to further aid flexibility, floppiness.

Regarding the importance of dielectrics in mains cables: As an insulating material silicone has an extremely low dielectric, very few materials have lower. Dielectric can be viewed as the drag that the insulation places on electron flow at the surface of the conductor, this effect increases with frequency. It actually has no effect at 50 or 60Hz and so choice of dielectric does not affect current delivery but if you believe it does, silicone would be one of your No. 1 choices to avoid this. It could conversely be argued that a high dielectric value would be desirable due to its potential to “drag” unwanted high frequencies. We have experimented with exotic and very expensive ultra high dielectric compounds but found no benefit which was measurable by instruments or discernible in listening tests. We use our custom grade silicone for its softness, flexibility and vibration absorption properties all of which provide tangible, easily heard, benefits.

Conductor materials: Copper is a truly great conductor so close to silver as not to matter for power cords. Where Copper is 100% conductivity Silver is 105% Gold 70% – The conductor materials debate on mains cables is irrational. Sure, you can have pure silver conductors at a pure silver price tag but it will not benefit your sound one iota and that cash would be better employed elsewhere in your system.

Conductor Gauge: The gauge of our conductors was determined in listening tests with a very high current demand installation in order to discern at what point increasing conductor size ceased to bring a benefit. We then went way, way beyond that point in specifying the conductor gauge for our cable and worked on the stranding formula to optimize the flexibility – floppiness.

Many people believe in their minds that they need 13/14AWG to be able to convey power without loss. Our density is chosen on the combination of stranded conductors which give much more than very adequate current carrying but still having great flexibility. For the Classic cable opted for 15AWG conductors. If used for chassis wiring this cable would be rated at 28Amps, for long runs 20 Amps.

Sonically the thickness of the silicone covering the conductors and the thickness of the silicone sheath proved critical as did the degree of twist applied to the conductors over their length and these values were established over extensive listening tests.

You will note the emphasis given to the need to have a very flexible, indeed floppy cable. Vibration distortion introduced by mains connections is a massively underestimated phenomena; mains cables exist in the room that music is playing – therefore they are being rattled and shaken by the music beats. Common amongst cable builders is to use heavy gauge cable with stiff metal sheathing. The stiffer the cable the more vibration it picks up and the more efficiently it transmits, without loss, every shudder to its ends. And at each end of the cable there is a plug pin and connector clip gripping that pin to make the contact. Introduce vibration and that contact is rubbing two metal surfaces along with the music, creating micro disturbances in the connection and hence in the electron flow.

This is something that we know has to be avoided and that is exactly what we achieve with the flexible stranded formulation of our conductors, very soft insulation layers, unique proprietary highly flexible proprietary shielding and loose, soft fabric covering to provide a cable that is cushioned against picking up vibrations in the first instance and then designed to dampen and absorb those that do get through.

In contrast to the stiff metal braiding and/or metalized mylar wrappings normally used, we shield our cables with our own very unique ultra flexible carbon-polymer nanotechnology barrier which provides a resistive shield capable not only of blocking RFI but absorbing a good amount of it in resistive paths before it reaches the drain connection at ground.

Of vital importance is the quality of the pins, terminals and connector grips at each end of the cable and here we have paid every attention; in particular to the gauge, form and materials quality of the phosphor bronze grips for the contacts which is extremely paramount.

After very much evaluation we steered away from exotic platings for our plugs and connectors: Brass, Phosphor Bronze and Nickel as found on the vast majority of plug pins and contact clips are all galvanically in a very similar voltage band whereas Gold, Silver, Platinum and Rhodium occupy a band 0.35V away.

Mating galvanically dissimilar plug pins and contact clips is a recipe for degraded performance due to the introduction of galvanically induced voltages (further exacerbated by vibration). As our mains plugs are almost invariably going to be introduced to wall sockets with phosphor bronze contact grips and equipment inputs with nickel plated brass input receptacles, we utilise materials for our plugs and connectors to be galvanically neutral in actual user situations. Our extensive listening tests proved this logic to be sonically correct.

We believe, and our ears agree, that by following the real science and technical challenges for this item we have succeeded in creating a phenomenal audiophile product providing truly outstanding performance at a very realistic price.

Classic PLUS: The technologies and formulations that we use for screening are completely unique to us. Our Classic cable employs a highly flexible carbon resistive compound acting on Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) which replaces the copper or aluminium foil, or copper braid, of aluminium/mylar tape of all other cables, it is significantly superior offering both supreme flexibility and dissipative qualities.

For our Ultimate cable project we formulated a highly flexible, nanotechnology magnetic barrier, a totally unique development . No other cable looks to deals with the magnetic aspects of EMI. The clue to the importance of which is in the name “Electro Magnetic Interference”.

The complex construction of our supremely performing Ultimate cable makes them a costly but very worthwhile investment. But in order to service a wider spectrum of audiophiles we decided to make the exciting development of our Mag Shield available in a more affordably priced cable by adding a MagShield layer to the Carbon Resistive layer on the Classic cable to create the Classic Plus the Classic Plus improves on the fantastic definition and articulation provided by the Classic inching it further towards the utterly sublime performance of the Ultimate.

Additional information


Ultra High Purity Plated Copper

Conductor Power Rating


Conductors Sheathing Vibration Absorption

Optimised Silicone With Dissipative Outer Coating

Outer Covering

Soft Fabric To Avoid Vibration Pick Up (Available in Copper, Black or White)


Puritan Laboratories

Why Purify?

Washing machines, fridges, computers, plug in power supplies, low energy lighting, dimmer switches, heating pumps, thermostats, solar power installations, the list of culprits directly injecting rubbish into our mains supply is endless. Effectively anything connected to the mains in your house and all of your neighbours houses contributes to the problem. And that is before you consider more distant heavy industrial machinery, and it doesn’t stop there….. In the air there’s mobile phone, radio and TV transmissions, WiFi, Bluetooth, emergency services transmissions (the list is never ending) all totally saturating the atmosphere. Your household wiring and equipment cables acting as antennas, absorb and pile these very significant disturbances on top of the considerable interference already in them.

The flood of fizz, hash, spikes, snap crackle and pop delivering itself into your sensitive dacs, preamps, amplifiers and video displays swamp and confuse everything they are trying to do…… and it gets worse! The DC voltages, normally present in your mains supply, smother and suffocate the transformers in your equipment. Transformers need to “breath” freely and fully, in and out, following the AC mains frequency. The presence of DC leaves them noisily gasping for breath and unable to deliver their full power and punch.

When this occurs, the clarity, dynamics and emotion of the performance that you are trying to recreate is smothered under a barrage of interference pollution and waveform distortion. Your audio and visual equipment groans, buzzes and rattles, …. sound is constricted, muddled, harsh, two dimensional and unrealistic.

With the ‘Puritan Treatment’ dynamics and definition take an almost unbelievable stride forward, individual instruments gain air between them, their sound and timbre become convincing of the real thing, the sound-stage moves out of your speakers and into the room with gains in three dimensionality and with clarity definition and space between the instruments for them to inter-relate rather than muddle each other. Your listening will become a far more engaging and pleasurable experience.

Problems with mains and airborne disturbances also greatly compromise visual display performance causing definition to be dulled and the dynamics squashed. With the ‘Puritan Treatment’ the visual experience elevates to a higher level of noise free richness, blacker blacks, greater clarity, increased vibrancy and realism.

Our aim throughout is to produce the ultimate mains purifier solutions and to present these to the consumer with a level of meticulous build quality that means that an investment in a Puritan product is an investment that will be enjoyed for decades to come.

Look inside any of our products and you will see they are crammed with engineering.

We use multiple filter elements, 39 in the PSM136, each carefully and precisely tuned to inter-relate with each other to produce an increasing, cumulative cleansing effect with the lowest impedance high current paths to preserve maximum surge demand and dynamic agility.

By maintaining the power of equal resistance paths to each outlet and with every single type of mains degradation mode comprehensively dealt with, right down to the provision of a precision cleansed, star reference grounding structure, all Puritan design aspects come together to enable your system to perform to its absolute peak ability.

Mains purifiers require a means of connecting from the wall to the purifier and from the purifier to your equipment. To preserve the ultimate quality of mains supply we have developed our unique ‘Proprietary Dissipative Technology Mains Cables’. These employ a very substantial 25 amp rating, extremely high purity plated copper conductors enclosed in a superior dielectric silicone insulation which in turn is encased with a mechanically damping silicone sheath to provide a vibrationally “dead” super silent conduit. We then massively enhance this already terrific cable with a very special technology:

With normal (unshielded) mains cables, airborne interferences enter the conductors directly, polluting your equipment power paths, disrupting signal processing and delivery. With ordinary shielded cables airborne interferences are gathered and dumped into your system’s earth and through this route disrupt your processing and signal paths – a lose – lose situation! We solved this dilemma by developing our unique Proprietary Dissipative Technology shielding system. With our unique dissipative shielding the interferences bombarding the cables are absorbed into the dissipative shield, burned up and dissipated as heat – avoiding interference either reaching the conductors or polluting the system earth.

A thoroughly thought through and researched, highly advanced mains cable solution.

Other Puritan products to improve audio and visual experience by the elimination of mains disturbance problems include plug in silencers to place in sockets around the house to prevent re-radiation of disturbances, quietening the overall EMI/RFI smog and high specification speaker cables protected with our dissipative technology to prevent radiated disturbances attacking signal integrity at the last stage.

Choose the Puritan Treatment:
  • Liberate your sound stage into the room with greater breadth, depth and 3D realism
  • Regain the timing and emotion of the music with clear air between individual instruments
  • Release your system’s full dynamic range, it will punch harder and yet reveal more with quiet subtleties and tonal nuances unveiled
  • Clarity and definition improve with the sound and timbre of instruments becoming tangible and real
  • Listening becomes far more engaging and addictive
If you have a query, please complete the contact form on this page. Alternatively, please give us a call or email us: Puritan Audio Laboratories Tel: +44-1491-680444 Email: sales@puritanaudiolabs.com