For sale is a 1.5 metre pair of interconnects with RCA connectors and 72v DBS.
The cables are in very good condition with only the slightest wear on the braids, the
connectors or the battery packs.
This set Includes all original packaging (i.e. original box and folio).
These were replaced by balanced cables in my system, so I have these to offer.
From the Audioquest brochure:
SOLID 100% PERFECT-SURFACE SILVER CONDUCTORS (PSS): Perfect-Surface
Technology applied to extreme-purity silver provides unprecedented clarity and
dynamic contrast. Solid conductors prevent strand interaction, a major source
of cable distortion. Extremely high-purity Perfect-Surface Silver minimizes
distortion caused by the grain boundaries that exist within any metal
conductor, nearly eliminating harshness and greatly increasing clarity compared
to OFHC, OCC, 8N and other coppers.
INSULATION (FEP is a Fluoro-Polymer):Any solid material adjacent
to a conductor is actually part of an imperfect circuit. Wire insulation and
circuit board materials all absorb energy (loss). Some of this energy is stored
and then later released as distortion. All of Sky’s conductors use Air-Tube
insulation because air absorbs next to no energy, and FEP is the best
extrudable solid insulation and absorbs less energy than other materials. The
FEP Air-Tubes used in Sky have almost nothing but air around the solid PSS conductors.
SYSTEM (DBS, US Pat #s 7,126,055 & 7,872,195 B1): All
insulation slows down the signal on the conductor inside. When insulation is
unbiased, it slows down parts of the signal differently, a big problem for very
time-sensitive multi-octave audio. AudioQuest’s DBS creates a strong, stable
electrostatic field which saturates and polarizes (organizes) the molecules of
the insulation. This minimizes both energy storage in the insulation and the
multiple nonlinear time-delays that occur. Sound appears from a surprisingly
black background with unexpected detail and dynamic contrast. The DBS battery
packs will last for years. A test button and LED allow for the occasional
5-LAYER NOISE-DISSIPATION SYSTEM NDS: 100% shield coverage
is easy. Preventing captured RF Interference from modulating the equipment’s
ground reference requires AQ’s Noise-Dissipation System. Metal and
Carbon-Loaded synthetics prevent most RFI from reaching the equipment’s ground
GEOMETRY: The three conductors in “Triple-Balanced” Sky
cables ensure that whether prepared with RCA or XLR plugs, the positive and
negative signals have equally low-distortion conducting paths. The 100%
coverage shield is never used as an inferior conductor.
SYSTEM: This plug design enables a perfect heat-free connection
between cable and plug. The connection between the plug and conductors is made
using AQ’s Cold-Weld System, which provides a superior connection that ensures
that the structural integrity of the conductor is kept completely intact. The
Cold-Weld System refers to a combination of high pressure at the point of
contact and the use of copper- or silver-impregnated paste. (Sky’s silver
conductors get silver paste.) XLR plugs are also available.