Low-Distortion 2-Pole Power Cable
Perfect-Surface Copper+ (PSC+) with Silver-Plated Grounding Cables
Quiet background and minimal active circuit behavior due to direction-controlled conductors and shielding.
ZERO (No) Characteristic Impedance (Uncompressed Current Transfer)
THE CHALLENGE: Regardless of how perfect an AC power source may be, distortion is introduced into any AC power cable. Even the most sophisticated filters and power supplies cannot eliminate this distortion, known as Transient Intermodulation Distortion (TIM), when induced RF noise modulates the low-level audio/video signal.
THE SOLUTION: NRG-Z2 cables employ direction-controlled Perfect-Surface Copper+ (PSC+) conductors in a semi-solid concentric conductor configuration, where strands are closely packed and remain fixed in position within the bundle. This design significantly reduces distortion caused by strand interaction. The PSC+ conductors, treated for exceptional purity and smooth surface, minimize distortion originating from grain boundaries present in any metal conductor.
Furthermore, the direction-controlled silver-plated shielding conductors of NRG-Z2 effectively route RF noise from the line and neutral shields to ground via the third “ground” pin. The ultimate outcome is a powerful, dynamic, and immersive experience.
PERFECT-SURFACE COPPER+ (PSC+) CONDUCTORS
The astonishingly smooth and pure Perfect-Surface processed conductors minimize distortion caused by grain boundaries and surface discontinuities that exist in any metal conductor.
ZERO (NO) CHARACTERISTIC IMPEDANCE (UNCOMPRESSED CURRENT TRANSFER)
While many AC power cables feature low DC resistance to accommodate high current demand, the cable’s characteristic impedance is also crucial for optimal performance. Unlike most AC cables, which restrict or compress audio-induced transients, AudioQuest AC cables combine low DC resistance with zero characteristic impedance to deliver uncompressed transients as needed.
SEMI-SOLID CONCENTRIC CONDUCTORS
In our semi-solid concentric conductor topology, strands are densely packed and remain in fixed positions within the bundle, significantly reducing strand-interaction distortion.
SILVER-PLATED GROUNDING CABLES
Direction-controlled silver-plated shielding conductors efficiently ground RF noise from the line and neutral shields through the third “ground” pin. The result is a powerful, dynamic, and immersive experience.
An essential aspect of AudioQuest’s multifaceted Noise-Dissipation technology, Direction-Controlled Conductors ensure effective dissipation and drainage of induced noise.