Oyaide P-046e schuko is a very popular choice for those who like to make up their own power cords, due to it's rich sound, warm midrange and sweet extended treble its sonic character has proven to be very well received by those who chose the P-046e on their power cords.
Oyaide chose for the basic material for the Oyaide P-046 deoxidized Phosphorus Bronze, which provides strength and a very secure contact. Then what Oyaide do next is treat the surface of the P-046 which is thoroughly polished not just once but twice!. Then, a super thick (1.5 micron) 24K Gold layer is plated directly onto this polished surface, and the polishing process is again applied twice.
Next, the Oyaide P-046 receives the final Palladium plating (0.3 micron), and is again polished twice. The combination of these polishing processes, platings, and thicknesses of platings ultimately leads to the final sound character. For the body of the Oyaide P-046, Oyaide has chosen high density PBT, mixed with 30% glass filler. This combination was used to maximize rigidity, thermal stability and provide high resonance absorption.
The outer shell is Polycarbonate. Again from the example we see the attention to detail that goes in to every Oyaide product, they are the number 1 choice for a reason, you get superb build quality and a worhwhile leap in sonic performance.