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Elektra, Eros and Extended Helios Mains From Titan - The Audiophile Man
Three Titan Audio mains cables reviewed by Paul Rigby, this time. Two are new, the Elektra and the Eros while the third, the Helios, has been extended to 3m to power up a pair of electrostatic speakers The Helios used to be Titan’s entry level High Current cable. That said, the company has just released a new cable called Nyx at £100 (which I hope to look a in the future) so the Helios is now one further up the price ladder. According to the Product Development office, Gary Campbell, the idea behind the creation of the Helios was quite simple, “…improved current and high quality connectors at an affordable price. To do this we developed a cable design that would use long grain copper.” The last time I encountered “long grain”, I was eating a Lamb Dhansak. Apparently, there’s another definition which is lighter on the spices. The less complicated the grain structure of a cable, the fewer the impurities, the better the signal path, “While reducing the cable resistance, you increase the speed at which current can be transferred,” said Campbell. “The IEC pins, like virtually all of our cables, are plated to match the cable material which therefore gives the …