AudioQuest Analog-Audio Interconnect Cables – Elements Series (Wind) 72V DBS
In its most basic form, the wind is air in motion caused by the sun’s uneven heating of the Earth’s surface. Because our planet is made up of a variety of land and water formations, ranging from the harsh heights of K2 to the placid Chicago River, the sun’s radiation is absorbed unevenly, resulting in differences in air pressure and the subsequent movement of air from high-pressure areas to lower-pressure areas.
The wind is also one of our most precious natural resources: as a substitute for fossil fuels, it is abundant, renewable, widely spread, clean, emits no greenhouse gases, and takes up little space. While wind power is more significant today than it has ever been, it is far from a novel concept. Windmills may have originally been employed in Persia about 200 B.C., according to representations of ships under sail dating back to 5500 B.C.
The wind’s close relative, air, is pure, forceful, and essentially important to live among the classical elements. The wind is a symbol in the Japanese philosophy of all things that grow, expand, and enjoy the freedom of movement, which is best represented by the human mind in certain aspects. Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius are said to have dominating air characteristics, characterized by gentleness and social grace. The wind, of course, is the most graceful of all the elements. It stokes the fires of our deepest desires, dances atop the crests of our longest rivers, sings in the rustling of the largest leaves, and carves its initials into the most powerful rocks.
The wind is one of nature’s most masterful artists, as evidenced by the ever-swirling formations of Coyote Buttes in Utah and the carved cypress trees seemingly trapped in time along California’s coast.
Solid Perfect-Surface Silver (PSS) Conductors
When Perfect-Surface Technology is used on ultra-pure silver, it creates an unmatched level of clarity and dynamic contrast. AudioQuest’s highest-quality metal is Perfect-Surface Silver (PSS). Strand interaction, a significant cause of cable distortion, is avoided with solid conductors. Exceptionally pure In comparison to OFHC, OCC, 8N, and other coppers, Perfect-Surface Silver eliminates distortion produced by grain boundaries that exist within any metal conductor, almost eliminating harshness and considerably boosting clarity.
FEP Air-Tube Insulation (FEP Is a Fluoro-Polymer)
An incomplete circuit consists of any solid material that is close to a conductor. Energy is absorbed by wire insulation and circuit board materials (loss). Some of this energy is retained, then released as distortion later on. Air, on the other hand, absorbs almost little energy, whereas FEP is the best extrudability solid insulation, absorbing significantly less energy than other materials. The use of FEP Air-Tube insulation, which has nearly no air surrounding the solid conductors, improves the focus and dynamics of an audio system.
Dielectric-Bias System with Radio Frequency Trap
All insulation between two or more conductors is dielectric, and its qualities have an impact on the signal’s integrity. Dielectric-involvement (absorption and non-linear release of energy) generates varying amounts of time delay (phase shift) for different frequencies and energy levels when the dielectric is unbiased, which is a serious difficulty for multi-octave audio that is particularly time-sensitive. The inclusion of an RF Trap (designed for AudioQuest’s Niagara Series of power supplies) ensures that the DBS field elements do not generate radio-frequency noise into the signal conductors. (DBS, US Pat #s 7,126,055 & 7,872,195 B1)
Triple-Balanced Geometry (Separate Ground-Reference Conductor)
Because we use a distinct ground-reference conductor in our Triple-Balanced Geometry, the shield of the cable is never used as an inferior conductor. The cable’s three conductors ensure that the positive and negative signals have equal superior, low-distortion conducting routes, whether equipped with RCA or XLR plugs.
Carbon-Based 6-Layer Noise-Dissipation System (NDS)
It’s simple to get 100 percent shield coverage. The Noise-Dissipation System from AQ is required to prevent captured Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) from altering the equipment’s ground reference (NDS). Traditional shield systems absorb noise/RF energy and then drain it to component ground, modulating and distorting the essential “reference” ground plane and causing signal distortion. The alternating layers of metal and carbon-loaded synthetics used by NDS “shield the shield,” absorbing and reflecting the majority of the noise/RF energy before it reaches the grounding layer.
Cold-Welded, Hanging-Silver Plating Directly Over High-Purity Red Copper Plugs