It has some minor scratches one of the plugs which is strictly cosmetic and doesn't affect sound quality. Cable was tested and working properly.
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The CT-1 power is designed specifically for CD players and preamps. It can be used with small amplifiers (drawing no more than 5 amps) as well but is recommended for single component front end gear.