Low-Impedance / Noise Reduction 3-Pole AC Power Cable
High-Purity True-Concentric PSC+ Conductors Blizzard uses only our purest copper: 100% Perfect-Surface Copper+ (PSC+). Both superior metal quality and conductor geometry significantly reduce ear-fatiguing Transient Intermodulation (TIM) Distortion.
RF/ND-Tech (Patented Radio-Frequency Ground-Noise Dissipation) Minimizes Circuit Misbehavior by Canceling Induced RF Noise AC ground wires may provide protection against electrical short circuits, but they also act as an antenna. Hence, they are susceptible to induced radio-frequency (RF) noise. This RF noise bypasses component power supplies and is typically directly coupled to a system’s most sensitive audio/video circuits. AudioQuest’s RF/ND-Tech substantially reduces this distortion, providing unmatched levels of noise dissipation across the widest radio frequency bandwidth. Our unique circuit topology employs a common-mode phase-cancelling array, in conjunction with proprietary dielectric materials that offer additional differential linear filtering. US Patent #8,988,168.
Uncompressed Current Transfer While many AC power cables feature low DC resistance to meet high current demands, a cable’s characteristic impedance is also crucial for optimal performance. Unlike most AC power cables that restrict or compress an audio-induced transient, AudioQuest AC power cables combine low DC resistance and ZERO (none) characteristic impedance to deliver uncompressed high-current transients as needed.
72VDC Dielectric Bias System (DBS) Insulation also serves as a dielectric that can act as a short-circuit filter. Biasing minimizes dielectric noise and linearizes the filter, significantly improving the dissipation of induced RF noise over a wide bandwidth.
Directionality All drawn metal strands or conductors have an asymmetrical, and thus directional, grain structure. AudioQuest manages the resulting RF impedance variation so that noise is drained away from where it would cause distortion. The correct direction is determined by listening to each batch of metal conductors used in every AudioQuest audio cable. When applicable, arrows are clearly marked on the connectors to ensure superior sound quality. For most AQ cable models, the arrows not only indicate the direction that optimizes metal directionality as part of noise dissipation but also indicate an asymmetrical attachment of the shield and ground to optimize full-system performance.