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.
Manuel Corpuz Jr (verified owner) –
I am from the Philippines and is a hi-fi enthusiast.
I first came across the Gotham cables brand while watching one of the YouTube presentation of Alvin of Vinshine Audio Singapore.
After visiting the Gotham Cables web site, and looking for dealers and distributors I finally came across the online store site of ‘Quartz Acoustics Pte Ltd’ located in Singapore.
The whole process from the initial inquiry, Q&A, ordering and shipment of the cables went very well. Thanks to Jordan of ‘Quartz Acoustics’ for facilitating the whole process. Every facet was professionally done.
I finally ordered 4 pairs (1.5m each) of the ‘Gotham Cable 85025 Audiophile Power Cord with Upgraded Gold-plated Plugs’ for my pre-amp, DAC, DDC and CDT.
I also ordered 1 pair (1.5m) of the ‘Gotham Cable 85055 Thick 5.5mm² Audiophile Power Cord with Gold-plated Plugs’ for my integrated amplifier. This cable will also be used in my power amplifier.
I have been using the generic power cords that come with my various electronic equipments in the past many years. After the upgrades to four of my hi-fi equipments, and also after an earlier upgrades to the cable interconnects I finally decided to upgrade the power cables.
Current listening set-up:
iFi Zen Stream (USB connection) -> Denafrips Iris DDC (I2S connection) -> Denafrips Pontus II DAC (RCA connection) -> Primaluna DiaLogue Premium Integrated ->
-> Elac Unifi FS Slim speakers pair
-> REL T7i sub-woofers pair (connected to the IA speaker output L&R terminals)
From power up it took just a few minutes for me to recognize that there were some changes in the way the sound is being delivered.
My set-up had already been much improved because of the upgrades with regards to the sound stage and imaging.
Now, additional to the improved sound staging the music delivery seemed to be more relax and open. Also, I felt that there seems to be more weight to the overall presentation.
I have read this comment a number of times, that ‘we don’t know what we are missing until we hear it’. I guess I am still at the discovery stage in my hi-fi journey.
Both the Gotham Cable 85025 and 85055 Audiophile Power Cord with Upgraded Gold-plated Plugs are highly recommended.
Check them at the Quartz Acoustics Pte Ltd Singapore.