AudioQuest Monsoon UK Mains Power Cable - Yorkshire AV LTD

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AudioQuest Monsoon UK Mains Power Cable

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AudioQuest Monsoon Mains Power Cable

Available to special order - usually delivered within 7 days

The AudioQuest Wind series of power cables features the following options:

  • Monsoon
  • Blizzard
  • Silver Cloud

When comparing the High (Variable) Current power cables with the Source / Constant Current power cables, you will find that the High-Current cables feature larger gauge solid-core conductors, designed for power-hungry units such as power amplifier, powered subwoofer, powered loudspeaker, powered receiver, or integrated amplifier.

Monsoon power cables features a combination of Perfect-Surface Copper+ (PSC+) and Long-Grain Copper (LGC) Conductors. At the top of the Wind series is the AudioQuest Silver Cloud power cable, and this is constructed with a combination of perfect-surface copper+ (PSC+) and perfect-surface silver conductors (PS) for ultimate performance.

Features:

Low-Z / Noise-Dissipation 3-Pole AC Power Cable

  • Perfect-Surface Copper+ (PSC+) & Long-Grain Copper (LGC) Conductors
  • True-Concentric Conductors Minimize Strand Interaction & Magnetic Confusion
  • Ground Noise Dissipation Technology (US Patent # 9,373,439)
  • ZERO: No Characteristic Impedance
  • Directionally Controlled Conductors

Some insight:

Alternating Current (AC), is a far-from-perfect power source. AC power technology is well over a century old and was never designed to meet the exacting standards of today’s high resolution audio-video components. AC noise is present at the utility source and is then exacerbated by radio frequency noise that is induced (picked up by the AC power cord) and coupled to the component power supplies and to circuit ground. This creates distortion and low-level signal losses via the “masking effect.” Further, power amplifiers can require immense reserves of transient current for their power supplies to react to and then stabilize during dynamic audio passages. Most AC power cords and power conditioner-regenerators, though helpful to a point, are simply not up to the task.

Power amplifiers present a real challenge for any AC power source, as the transient current requirements (though short in duration) can be many times that of the average (RMS) current consumption. Power amplifiers are also unique from all other components in that the current draw is dynamic, not constant, and it changes with volume and audio signal content. Though many AC power cords may feature low DC resistance to allow for some of this requirement, the characteristic impedance of the AC cable is equally responsible for assuring uncompromised performance. Many premium AC cords constrict or compress the audio transient as their characteristic impedance restricts the transient current.

GND-TECH (GROUND-NOISE DISSIPATION)

AC Ground wires provide protection from current-wiring faults, but they also act as antennas. Thus, they are subject to induced radio-frequency (RF) noise. This RF noise bypasses component power supplies and is typically coupled directly into a system’s most sensitive audio/video circuits. AudioQuest’s patented Ground-Noise Dissipation (GND) greatly reduces this distortion, yielding unprecedented levels of noise dissipation across the widest bandwidth (range) of radio frequencies possible. Our unique circuit topology utilizes a common-mode phase-cancelling array, in concert with proprietary dielectric materials which provide additional differential linear filtering. (US Patent # 9,373,439)

HIGH-PURITY TRUE-CONCENTRIC PSC+ & LGC CONDUCTORS

With only Perfect-Surface Copper+ (PSC+) on the outside, Monsoon’s conductors are essentially all PSC+ even though the conductor core is Long-Grain Copper (LGC). Both superior metal and conductor geometry greatly reduce ear-fatiguing Transient Intermodulation (TIM) Distortion.

DIRECTIONALITY

All drawn metal strands or conductors have a non-symmetrical, and therefore directional, grain structure. AudioQuest controls the resulting RF impedance variation so that noise is drained away from where it will cause distortion. The correct direction is determined by listening to every 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 models of AQ cable, the arrows not only indicate the direction that optimizes metal-directionality as part of Noise-Dissipation, but also indicates non-symmetrical attachment of shield and GND in order to optimize full-system performance.

UNCOMPRESSED HIGH CURRENT TRANSFER

While many AC power cables feature low DC resistance in order to accommodate the demand for high current, a cable’s characteristic impedance is also crucial for optimal performance. Unlike most AC cables that constrict or compress an audio-provoked transient, AudioQuest AC cables combine low DC resistance and ZERO (no) characteristic impedance in order to deliver uncompressed high-current transients on demand.

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          Several types of goods are exempt from being returned. Those that are bespoke items or those that we've had to request in for you.

          (1) Examples of non-returnable items: 

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          Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer. 

          There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted (if applicable). Those are where:

          Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our errorAny item that is returned more than 28 days after delivery

           

          To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase. 
          Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer. 

          There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted (if applicable). Those are where:

          Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our errorWhere the item wasn't marked with an extended returns policy at the end of the checkout process

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          Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund. 

          Items that have been opened will be listed on our "Clearance" section. We charge a 20% fee from the total item value which will be deducted from any refund amount applicable.


          If your returns are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within 2-3 days. 

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          To return your product, you should mail your product to: Yorkshire AV LTD, Unit 6 Wood Farm, Doncaster Road, GOOLE, DN14 0JF, United Kingdom 

          You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund. 

          Shipping & Returns

          Shipping

          Items are posted Tuesday - Friday with DPD or other couriers (based on the item size/weight). Certain items are shipped as freight if over 30kg and may take 2-3 days to be delivered. Please contact us to confirm stock availability and shipping leadtimes.

          Our cut-off for same day dispatch of in-stock products is 1pm. Collection in store may be available if stock isn't in our central warehouse.

          Returns

          Our returns policy lasts for 28 days for all items in our store except those defined in section (1) below.

          To be eligible for a refund, your item must be unused/unopened and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging. 

          If you return the item to us within 14 days of purchasing, you will be offered a full refund or exchange. If your return comes to us after 14 days of purchasing and is opened, we will refund the full amount less 20%. Unused items returned up to 28 days after purchasing will be fully refunded.

          You must ensure goods are shipped in their original packaging if they are damaged/not working. Manufacturers will not accept returns and Yorkshire AV can not be held responsible for any damage in transit.

          Several types of goods are exempt from being returned. Those that are bespoke items or those that we've had to request in for you.

          (1) Examples of non-returnable items: 

          Gift cards HiFi RacksSecond hand units / Warehouse unitsCustom cablesSpecial order items (items that we order in for you/were not in stock at the time of order)

          To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase. 
          Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer. 

          There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted (if applicable). Those are where:

          Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our errorAny item that is returned more than 28 days after delivery

           

          To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase. 
          Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer. 

          There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted (if applicable). Those are where:

          Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our errorWhere the item wasn't marked with an extended returns policy at the end of the checkout process

          Refunds (if applicable) 

          Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund. 

          Items that have been opened will be listed on our "Clearance" section. We charge a 20% fee from the total item value which will be deducted from any refund amount applicable.


          If your returns are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within 2-3 days. 

          Late or missing refunds (if applicable) 
          If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again. 
          Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted. 
          Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted. 
          If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at info@yorkshireav.co.uk. 

          Sale items (if applicable) 
          Only regular priced items may be refunded, unfortunately sale items cannot be refunded. 

          Exchanges (if applicable) 
          We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at info@yorkshireav.co.uk and send your item to: Yorkshire AV LTD, Unit 6 Wood Farm, Doncaster Road, GOOLE, DN14 0JF, United Kingdom. 

          Shipping 
          To return your product, you should mail your product to: Yorkshire AV LTD, Unit 6 Wood Farm, Doncaster Road, GOOLE, DN14 0JF, United Kingdom 

          You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund. 

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          Warranty

          Products come with your manufacturers standard warranty. Please see the product description or the manufacturers website for more details on their standard terms.

          Issues within 28 days of purchase will be dealt with by Yorkshire AV. Beyond this, we'll be happy to assist you with the manufacturer if required.

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