Half year back I announced that an Olympus of KBL ‘s family of power cables had been changed with the new Pantheon of Gods taking over. Since that time ,also the Power Distributor went through entire evolution. Marek Dyba , one of the hifi Knights looked at that subject closer and drugged us through the improvements which happened to the family of PDs as well as paid closed attention to KBL’s latest Synchro Master power cable leaving on the top of the holy mountain now. The review below takes us closer to all the subjects mentioned above. Have a good read and enjoy a lot of priceless information on that how to make your system better!
Despite of the seemingly uniformed appearance, which is a part of the general concept of the design, well proven to be on pair with the worldwide leading once and on many aspects superior , KBL’s power distributors are designed with the maximum attention and all the different generations are clearly marked or recognisable by particular details distinguishing one from another. And as it goes the 1st generation without going to the details has all the sockets raised over the top plate and only 5 gauge units had been made. They didn’t originally being offered with the wooden stand, but one can be ordered separately. The 2nd generation, as on the picture above became as a choice of 5 or 6 gauges, depends on the need. Sockets had been locked deeper into the bar’s top plate as well. 3rd and latest generation had been additionally distinguished by two extra details . Mk3 mark had been engraved on the top of the power distributor , and the ground post on side leading straight to the inner star grounding had been added on the opposite end to the inlet.
None recognition problems applies to the Synchro Master power cable. It looks completely different to the others in an offer , sharing just a design with a Himalaya PRO pc, but the younger brother comes with the grey sleeve and with the brown tag band instead of all Black suite. An elegant case, certificate and probe meter for phase checking are making the finishing touch of this highly sophisticated package.
For all the findings I gladly refer to the brilliantly written article when in the meantime for the convenience I am listing all the prices for those who would like to get them quick in one place without scrolling through the text. Enjoy the reading.
Retail prices in EUR: ( in time when reviewed)
- Synchro Master Power: 1,5m – 7029 EUR
- Reference Power Distributor RPD-6 mk3 SDS gold-plated (incl. Wood Base): 3715 EUR
- Reference Power Distributor RPD-6 mk3 NFC rhodium-plated (incl. Wood Base): 4720 EUR
- Reference Power Distributor RPD-5 mk3 gold-plated (incl. Wood Base): 3145 EUR
- Reference Power Distributor RPD-5 mk3 gold-plated (incl. Wood Base): 4059 EUR