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Top Fuel Power Cable

The Top Fuel is our best power cable, our new reference and included with some of our best DACs. It is available in silver and gold-plated copper versions. The plug on the silver version has silver-plated prongs.

The Top Fuel is custom made exclusively for Empirical Audio. We found it to be superior to our Grand Slam. It creates a more “vivid” presentation, more lively without filtering, compressing or sacrificing detail. Other expensive power cords often cause compression which tends to narrow the soundstage. Some roll-off the highs through compression or filtering and therefore appear to be more focused, but sacrifice high-frequency detail in the process. Not the Top Fuel. It’s like putting Nitro in your fuel tank. We found the sound of the Top Fuel to be dynamic, very clear and the high-frequency information in the recording to be more accurate, such as the venue echoes etc.

We use the Top Fuel with all of our reference DAC’s now, as well as our amps and preamps. We have found that the silver version is essential for DAC’s and the gold version more appropriate for preamps and amps.

We are not privy to the technology in the Top Fuel, we just know that it works. In our quest for the perfect power cord for our Spoiler DAC, we tested a number of very expensive cords. We found that they all colored the sound, including our own Grand Slam, which is very detailed, but a little thin compared to the Top Fuel. The Top Fuel was the clear winner.


Empirical power cables are offered with a 30-day unconditional return policy. If the cables are not cosmetically damaged, electrically damaged or abused, they can be returned for a full refund within 30 days of date of original shipment. Customer pays return shipping. Refunds will be mailed within 5 working days of product return.

Empirical power cables are further warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 1 year from the shipment date. If a failure is found in the product, the customer must first notify Empirical Audio by Email. The customer will be responsible for shipping the product back to Empirical Audio. After evaluation of the returned product, if Empirical Audio determines that misuse, alteration or abuse did not cause the failure, the customer will receive a replacement cable (which may be the repaired unit). If misuse, alteration or abuse is indicated, the customer will have the option of a repair fee determined by Empirical Audio depending on the extent of the repair. Empirical Audio will not be responsible for failure of related equipment as a result of a cable shorting due to excessive stress, lightning, compression or sharp bending. This warranty applies only to the original purchaser and is not transferrable.

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