UPDATE - PLEASE READ UPDATE: 1/20/2019
I bought this power cable to use with power my AudioQuest Niagara 1000 Power Strip to power my Turntable and Dual phono preamps but didn't love my turntable to so I sold it off quickly and did the same for the Niagara 1000 and hence my posting this AC Cable for sale.
So during this listing as I posted it for sale I decided to plug it into my preamp, a Simaudio Moon Evolution P-8 RS Reference Preamp and I was amazed at how good it is.
What did it do? If made my system instantly feel more dynamic and transparent and not by a small about. I was amazed at the impact on the transparency it had. It was awesome but it also made my bass feel tighter, quicker and fuller. To top it all off it did all of this and stood out over much more expensive power cables. I spent hours last night A/Bing against.
Kubala-Sosna Emotion 2.0M AC Power Cable $2,400
Kubala-Sosna Elation 1.5M AC Power Cable $3,400
Audience Au24se LP 1.0M AC Power Cable $1,100
Audience Au24se MP 1.0M AC Power Cable $2,350
Nordost Heimdall 2 0M AC Power Cable $1,500
It has that rare giant killer feel to it. It punches way above its weight.
The system I am using it in is listed below. I have tried it with my DAC and my Preamp and it works great with both so its a nice and versatile cable as well.
Magico S5 MK II Speakers
Bricasti Design M1SE DAC
Bricasti Design M12 built-in Ethernet Media Player
SGC sonicTransport Roon Server & Uptone Audio JS-2 LPS
The Linear Solution OCXO Ethernet Switch & OCXO LPS
Simaudio Moon Evolution Reference P-8 Preamp
Pass Labs X250.8 Stereo Amplifier
Kubala-Sosna Emotion/Elation Full Cable Loom Solid Tech, Symposium, Silent Running Audio Racks and Platforms
AudioQuest Tornado > High - Currant > Storm Series AC Power Cable 1.0 Meter
Fantastic Cable. You will love it. Read my feedback and proceed with full confidence.
Also, I have the matching
AudioQuest Niagara 1000 > LOW-Z > Power/Noise-Dissipation Power Conditioner System > The Absolute Sound "Product of the Year" 2018. - SOLD
Tornado | High-Current
Low-Z / Noise-Dissipation 3-Pole AC Power Cable
- Solid Perfect-Surface Copper+ (PSC+) Perfect-Surface Copper (PSC) Conductors
- Uncompressed High-Current Transfer
- Ground Noise-Dissipation Technology (US Patent # 9,373,439)
- ZERO (No) Characteristic Impedance (50Hz – 1MHz)
- 72VDC Dielectric-Bias System (US Patent #7,126,055)
- Directionally Controlled Conductors
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. FEATURES REVIEWS
GROUND NOISE-DISSIPATION TECHNOLOGY 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)
DIELECTRIC-BIAS SYSTEM WITH RADIO FREQUENCY TRAP All insulation between two or more conductors is also a dielectric whose properties will affect the integrity of the signal. When the dielectric is unbiased, dielectric-involvement (absorption and non-linear release of energy) causes different amounts of time delay (phase shift) for different frequencies and energy levels, which is a real problem for very time-sensitive multi-octave audio. The inclusion of an RF Trap (developed for AudioQuest’s Niagara Series of power products), ensures that radio frequency noise will not be induced into the signal conductors from the DBS field elements.
(DBS, US Pat #s 7,126,055 & 7,872,195 B1)
HIGH PURITY CONDUCTORS - PERFECT-SURFACE COPPER (PSC) AND PERFECT-SURFACE COPPER + (PSC+) A carefully finessed combination of solid high-purity Perfect-Surface Copper (PSC) and extreme high-purity Perfect-Surface Copper + (PSC+) conductors to prevent strand interaction, a major source of ear fatiguing transient intermodulation distortion. The astonishingly smooth and pure Perfect-Surface Copper eliminates harshness and greatly increases clarity compared to OFHC, OCC, 8N and other premium coppers. The superior purity of PSC+ further minimizes distortion caused by grain boundaries, which exist within any metal conductor.
UNCOMPRESSED HIGH-CURRENT TRANSFER - TORNADO With current capacity of 20 amps RMS @ 125VAC 50/60Hz (16 amps RMS @ 220-240VA 50/60Hz), Tornado/High-Current can withstand current transient peaks many times its continuous (average) RMS rating. This makes Tornado/High-Current ideally suited for a wide assortment of AC power conditioners, power regenerators, AC isolation transformers, and AC battery back-up devices, as well as any power amplifier, powered subwoofer, powered loudspeaker, powered receiver, or integrated amplifier.
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.
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