AudioQuest Blizzard power cable
3-pole alternating current cable with low Z / noise dissipation
- Copper + (PSC +) - conductor with perfect surface
- True concentric conductors minimize strand interaction and magnetic tangling
- Ground Noise Dissipation Technology (US Patent No. 9,373,439)
- NULL: No characteristic impedance
- 72 VDC Dielectric Biasing System (US Patent No. 7,126,055)
- Directionally controlled conductors
HIGH PURITY REAL CONCENTRATED PSC + CONDUCTORS
Blizzard uses only our purest copper: 100% Perfect-Surface Copper + (PSC +). Both the superior metal and conductor geometry significantly reduce the ear-tiring distortion of transient intermodulation (TIM).
GND (GROUND NOISE DISSIPATION)
AC grounding cables provide protection against power wiring faults, but also serve as antennas. They are therefore exposed to induced radio frequency (RF) noise. This RF noise bypasses component power supplies and is typically coupled directly into the most sensitive audio/video circuits of a system. AudioQuest's patented Ground Noise Dissipation (GND) significantly reduces this distortion and results in unprecedented noise dissipation over the widest possible bandwidth (range) of radio frequencies. Our unique circuit topology uses a common mode phase cancellation array in conjunction with proprietary dielectric materials that provide additional linear differential filtering. (US Patent No. 9,373,439)
DIELECTRIC BIAS SYSTEM WITH BLACK-LEVEL HIGH FREQUENCY TRAP (DBS)
All insulation is also a dielectric whose electrical properties affect the integrity of the signal. When the insulation is undistorted, the involvement of the dielectric (absorption and nonlinear release of energy back into the signal flow) causes different time delays (phase shift) for different frequencies and energy levels, which is a significant problem for a very long time. sensitive multi-octave audio. AudioQuest's multi-patented DBS generates a strong, stable electrostatic field that saturates and polarizes (organizes) the molecules of the insulation. This minimizes the non-linear time delays and results in a clearer sound, starting from a "blacker" background. The inclusion of an RF trap (a technology developed for the Niagara power supply products in the AudioQuest series) in the DBS battery further reduces RF noise. DBS batteries last for many years. A test button and LED allow the battery to be checked occasionally.
UNCOMPRESSED HIGH CURRENT TRANSMISSION
While many AC cables have a low DC resistance to meet the need for high current, the characteristic impedance of a cable is also critical for optimum performance. Unlike most AC cables that narrow or compress an audio-induced transition, AudioQuest AC cables combine low DC resistance and a characteristic impedance of ZERO (none) to provide uncompressed high current transients when needed.
All drawn metal strands or conductors have a non-symmetrical and therefore directional grain structure. AudioQuest controls the resulting change in RF impedance so that the noise is directed away from the point where it causes distortion. The correct direction is determined by listening to each batch of metal conductors used in each AudioQuest audio cable. Where applicable, the arrows on the connectors are clearly marked to ensure excellent sound quality. On most AQ cable models, the arrows indicate not only the direction in which the metal direction is optimized for noise dissipation, but also the unbalanced placement of shielding and GND to optimize the performance of the entire system.