Skip to content

Instructions

  • Always use in a well-ventilated area. The Cable Cooker™ chassis top can get warm when breaking in speaker cabling and power cabling. For safety purposes, do not place the Cable Cooker™ on carpeting, or any other combustible material when operating the device.
  • Always turn off the Cable Cooker™ when removing and/or installing cables.
  • Use only the supplied switching power supply with the Cable Cooker™.

Connections

  • Interconnects (BNC, RCA, XLR) always connect from left (output) to right (input).
  • Speaker cables (in stereo pairs) connect from the top A binding posts (amp end) to the bottom B binding post (speaker end). Left A to left B, and right A to right B.
  • Power cables, with the supplied adaptors, connect from the top left A binding post (with wall plug adaptor) to the bottom right B binding post (with IEC adaptor).
  • Single center-channel speaker cables connect from the top left A binding post (output side) to the bottom right B binding post (input side).
  • Bi-wire speaker cables are connected in the same manner as stereo pairs, but require alternating the tweeter leads and woofer leads for identical break-in periods (such as X hours on the tweeter leads and X hours on the woofer leads).
  • If you are not using the custom audiodharma speaker cable adaptor boxes, carefully cover each of the unconnected leads with electrical tape to avoid potential shorts that can damage the Cooker circuitry.

Comments

  • The red LED, when “on”, indicates power to the unit. The green LED, when “on”, indicates current flowing through the attached cable(s)
  • This LED, in addition to showing contact upon connection, can also act as a continuity test of each individual attached cable.
  • Many units will experience a flickering of the green LED due to the nature of the extended-frequency sweep powering through the circuitry. This is normal. Many units also produce a cyclic “chirping” sound (under speaker and/or power cable load). This is also normal.
  • Please note that it is possible to “overcook” your cables. This will not harm the cables, but they will require additional time in a music system to “settle in” and reach optimal performance. Contact audio excellence az for more specific information, if needed.

Bridging Switch Operation (for audiodharma Cable Cooker™ Pro versions 2.5, 3.0, 3.5 and Anniversary Edition)

  • In all cases, the Cable Cooker™ should be turned off when installing or replacing cables for conditioning.
  • The bridging switch should always be in the down, or “normal” position when conditioning cables, UNLESS you wish to break-in power cables AND speaker cables simultaneously.
  • To accomplish this, install speaker cabling in the same way as “normal” operation (please see the preliminary operating instructions), that is:
    • Speaker cables (in stereo pairs) connect from the top A binding posts (amp end) to the bottom B binding post (speaker end). Left A to left B, and right A to right B.
    • However, the power cable break-in adaptors must be installed thusly, to accomplish simultaneous conditioning of power cables and speaker cables:
      • The wall plug adaptor (or Schuko, or UK13) should be inserted into the BOTTOM LEFT “B” binding posts, and the IEC adaptor should be inserted into the UPPER RIGHT “A” binding posts.
    • After the above installation of the power cable adaptors and speaker cabling, flip the bridging switch (located on the rear panel) into the “special” position, and turn the power switch “on” to operate the Cable Cooker™ and begin the conditioning process.

Note: interconnects may always be conditioned with speaker cabling, and/or power cabling, whether the bridging switch is in the “normal” or “special” position.