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AudioQuest Silver Cloud UK Mains Power Cable

£1,499.00

AudioQuest Silver Cloud Mains Power Cable 

Improving upon the excellent Blizzard power cable is difficult, however, AudioQuest pulled through and presents the Silver Cloud.

The introduction of more than 20% Perfect-Surface Silver conductors adds a level of clarity and presentation rarely seen (or heard) within Hi-Fi systems. Coupled with the Carbon-level DBS pack offering a greatly decreased noise-floor and you have yourself the makings of a system-changing upgrade.


If you are looking to add more power to your amplifiers and revitalize the sound to your speakers, then look no further than the AudioQuest Silver Cloud Power Cable.

Features

  • Zero Characteristic Impedance Enables Uncompressed Current Transfer
  • 72V Dielectric-Bias System with CARBON-Level Radio-Frequency Trap (DBS)
  • Patented Ground Noise-Dissipation and Direction-Controlled Metal Prevent Transient Intermodulation (TIM) Distortion
  • High-Purity True-Concentric Perfect-Surface Silver and Perfect-Surface Copper+ Conductors

 

Zero Characteristic Impedance Enables Uncompressed Current Transfer

The integrity of any audio transient (instantaneous peak-to-peak voltage swing and current) delivered from a power amplifier to a loudspeaker has always been compromised. Whether the amplifier is valve or transistor, regardless of class of operation, the amplifier’s source impedance and loudspeaker’s load impedance are never critically matched. The speaker cable’s characteristic impedance is yet another culprit in a highly compromised non-linear electrical circuit. AudioQuest has always stated that all cables cause damage because the output is never as good as the input. However, by eliminating a speaker cable’s characteristic impedance, AQ’s ZERO Technology is an unprecedented step towards reducing that damage. The result is greater dynamic contrast, better audio transient response, and bass slam that are rendered seemingly without effort because the cable is not electrically restricting (strangling) the music.

72V Dielectric-Bias System with CARBON-Level Radio-Frequency Trap (DBS)

All insulation is also a dielectric whose electrical properties affect the integrity of the signal. When the insulation is unbiased, dielectric-involvement (absorption and non-linear release of energy back into the signal flow) causes different amounts of time delay (phase shift) for different frequencies and energy levels, which is a significant problem for very time-sensitive multi-octave audio. AudioQuest’s multi-patented DBS creates a strong, stable electrostatic field which saturates and polarizes (organizes) the molecules of the insulation. This minimizes the nonlinear time delays, resulting in clearer sound emerging from a “blacker” background. The inclusion of an RF Trap (a technology developed for AudioQuest’s Niagara Series of power products) in the DBS battery pack further reduces radio-frequency noise. The DBS battery packs will last for many years. A test button and LED allow for the occasional battery check.

Patented Ground Noise-Dissipation and Direction-Controlled Conductors

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 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)

On top of this, 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.

High-Purity True-Concentric Perfect-Surface Silver and Perfect-Surface Copper+ Conductors

Superior metal and conductor geometry greatly reduce ear-fatiguing Transient Intermodulation (TIM) Distortion. Silver Cloud uses a carefully finessed combination of Perfect-Surface Silver (PSS) and Perfect-Surface Copper+ (PSC+).

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.

While most AC cables constrict or compress an audio-provoked transient, AudioQuest AC cables combine low DC resistance and Zero characteristic impedance in order to deliver uncompressed high current transients on demand. 

Specification

  • Low-Z Noise-Dissipation 3-Pole AC Power Cable
  • Perfect-Surface Silver and Perfect-Surface Copper+ (PSS & PSC+
  • Quiet Background and Minimal Active-Circuit Misbehavior Due to Ground-Noise
  • 20A@120VAC or 16A@230VAC
  • Black Braided Jacket
  • Cold-Welded Connectors
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Outer Diameter 18.5mm

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