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Nyx Mains Cable From Titan Audio - The Audiophile Man
Nix the Nyx or Not? Paul Rigby wonders if this budget mains cable is up to scratch The Styx – a mains cable that I much admire – is considered to be the company’s entry-level mains cable but the Nyx can almost be considered entry-level too…sorta. So, if not exactly entry level, the hallway behind the front door. You’re standing on the Welcome mat, say. Nearly entry level. It’s also supposed to move up a rung in the sonic ladder. That’s the idea. As the company says, it provides, “…a high current cable between the Styx and Tyco. The Nyx is essentially a Styx on steroids.” So Titan has it, the Nyx offers more than twice the number of conductors and double the current delivery properties. In terms of rejecting noise (which in itself is a major part of sound quality in a mains cable), there are shields that protect it from EMI/RFI interference. On one the end is a Wattgate-style plug (a nice addition for the price). On the other end of cable the USA and EU get a matching cylindrical plug. In the UK the company decided to upgrade the plug over the standard Styx 13A plug. In …