Big and thick power cables are almost synonymous with audio use. Our Gotham 85025 has been loved by customers for being flexible as it definitely does not belong to the camp of thick cables. It is sufficient and more than enough for most usages, at 1650 watts and 15A rating. On occasions of connecting power amps, high power integrated amps and power distributor, however, low-gauge and thick cables have their places here.
Thicker gauge of power cables can deliver more power and current without limitation of restricted copper in comparatively thinner gauge of power cables, which when hitting maximum capacity of rating will result in insufficient power (hardly will happen) and high heat build-up (most likely to happen).
85055 is the flagship power cable from Gotham. It is also used in our Star Series cable precisely due to its immense capability. Scaling down, it is now being made available from the termination with the more affordable gold-plated plugs we have since introduced as an upgrade to our 85025 series. This is the perfect introduction to the high-end range of power cable from Gotham without breaking the bank.
The thicker gauge of cables being mentioned does not relate to the size of the outer diameter (O.D) of the cable. In fact, Gotham 85055 still does not belong to the really thick power cable out there. Their internal conductor is what really matters. At less than 10AWG, 5.5mm² , the 3 conductors are still able to reside within an O.D of 13.5mm when there are still 3 layers of shields around them! Gotham 85055 is not one of those cables where you find thick rubber/PVC insulation around the conductors to make them look thick. There is no doubt a level of rigidity, at shorter lengths especially, is expected with such construction. But as always from Gotham cables, the high purity level of copper used in their cables can be of safe understanding you are definitely getting maximum performance and value.
At 4000 watts and 33A rating, there are seemingly not possible any amp or distributor this power cable couldn’t provide power for. Effortless is probably a more accurate description. The improved sounds from this Gotham 85055 power cable is fuller, better ease of reaching the intended dynamics range and definitely more energetic/authoritative.