Titan Audio Eros Signature power cord/ForceField Module RFI control
Titan Audio is a comparatively new company out of Northern Ireland in the UK. Titan’s area of specialism is power products, making a tidy collection of power cords, distribution blocks and accessories related to said power-line products. There are currently five power cords – each with its own separate ‘Signature’ version – in the range, and Eros and Eros Signature is smack in the middle of that line-up. There are also three distribution blocks, with Eros being the most high-end of the lot.
The prices of Titan Audio range from £100 for the entry-level Nyx up to £2,500 for the Nemesis Signature. This is a useful indicator of intent; the company goes from where the entry point in power cables currently resides up to the upper reaches of ‘attainable’ rather than the ‘stratospheric’ (the upcoming Apollo cord might revise that statement). Regardless, £600 for the Eros Signature is a something of a power cord sweet spot, as it straddles both the very well ‘sorted’ system that might cost under £10k and the high-ender who’s convinced of the need for a good power cord but is unconvinced their £20k amplifier needs a £5k power cord.
Eros Signature features four 6mm OCC multi-strand conductors, with an external multi-core dual drain wrapped around the main grey/black sheath. The conductors themselves are sheathed in a PTFE dielectric and a braided steel screen. The connectors at both ends are cryo-treated custom variants of red copper IEC and Shuko/US plugs, with the UK variant getting custom versions of the MS HD UK plug and fuse.
Each Titan power cord is a minimum of 1.5m long; this is not designed to sell people up into buying longer power cords; research performed with Queens University Belfast concluded this length has the best balance of resistance, capacitance and inductance, thereby giving the greatest benefit to performance; shorter cables reduced the sound quality. As many other brands (often brands with far more esoteric products than Titan) have come to the same decision through listening tests and measurement, it seems Titan is onto something with this 1.5m optimum length for power cords.
Keen-eyed Titan Audio watchers might note the Helios, Eros and both their Signature editions have a flying lead coming out of the IEC connector. This hooks to the deliciously named ForceField Module, which is a powered, active RFI and EMI shield around the mains cable itself. It uses a plug-top power supply with a range of sockets for UK, EU and US use, and the module itself attaches to the power cord with Velcro straps. More power cords in the Titan range are expected to use the FFT (ForceField Technology), and a multi-way power supply is expected soon too.
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