This is the B-stock version of the $200,000 Hyperspace Supernova Clear 2m! It's a brand new build but with slight cosmetic flaws, and red wiring for the ground instead of green. Very limited edition, only 3 of this cable has been built! Sold for 100th of retail price!
After customer demand we have created this grounded version of the successful Supernova Power cable! The ground wiring is hanging on the outside because this gives the best sound. To bring synergy to this cable we had to remove the white sleeving while adding Black Quartz Crystals on the tube ending. These improvements made the cable at least twice as good compared to the original Supernova!
We have designed hundreds of power cables over the years and what was common with all of them was that the cables sounded better without grounding. This was because in our designs we used crystals + wiring inside a tube. Adding this extra wire for grounding resulted in less crystals fitting inside the tube, which resulted in worse sound! So the crystals were more important than the ground wiring was. However, grounding still makes a slight improvement in the sound, and we had to make a compromise in the past.
After further experimentation we found that grounding the female connector gave improvements in sound, even when there was no grounding pin on the equipment it was plugged into! So there was actually noise circulating in the metal barrel of the female connector! By grounding this female connector using an external wire, we heard more inner detail from the music. In our Clear model of the Supernova Power cable we are using this successful design, where the ground wiring is hanging on the outside of the cable for a no compromise solution! This ground wiring is of the same quality as the signal wires inside the cable. It has green threads around the silver plated copper conductor which acts as air dielectric for a cleaner sound and faster grounding performance. Even if your equipment doesn't need grounding, this ground wiring will give an improvement in sound, as it will ground the noise from the female connector. However, if your equipment needs to be grounded, our cable may give dramatic improvements over our previous cables. This varies depending on the user and audio system.
Black Quartz Crystals
For a long time we have used black quartz crystals over white wood to increase contrast ratio and clean the sound. It first started with the successful Miracle Ball which took the world by storm. We continued designing tweaks like the VibraDome Unreal Pro (tweak of the year 2014) and Rockwood V6 (reviewed by Adventures in hifi audio magazine). We ended up at Rockwood Supernova which become sold out before we had a chance to release it on the website. We can no longer build these tweaks because we can't find the minerals needed to build more of the Supernova Crystal Formula. This technology now exists only in this Clear Power cable and it's very limited edition!
When switching from the standard Supernova White into this Clear model I immediately noticed a pitch black background with more detail that I couldn't hear before. The details became clear and silky smooth, but also sharp and quick when needed in complex passages. It sounded very natural and there was no harshness whatsoever. When going back to the original Supernova White there was a slight grain in the sound. This grain was gone with this Clear model. It sounds super clean!
Crystal Formula: Supernova (2019)
Wiring: 70 microns extruded pure silver surface 7N OFC surface, 16awg solid core
Insulation material: FEP with threads around conductors (air dielectric)
Speed: 91% the speed of light
Connectors: Rhodium plated both ends. US style plug.
Tube ending seal: White wood + Black Quartz Crystals
Thickness of outer tubing: 16mm
Release date: September 2020
The Supernova version is one of the best cables I have ever built which is at least 100 times better than the first Hyperspace version in the review below!
**********REVIEW (first Hyperspace version, year 2011)**********
I just got your 4m powercord today. As I mentioned before, my system consists of an MBL 1611 and 1621 DAC/Transport, Shindo Monbrison Pre-amp, modified EAR 890 Amp and Von Schweikert VR4 gen iii HSE speakers. The other Hyperspace cord that I got last month is on loan to a friend, so the new one was the only Hyperspace cord in the whole system. The rest of the powercords and interconnects are currently Audience AU24 e's.
I hooked the cord up to my MBL dac and was stunned motionless.
I became paralyzed, sort of a dream paralysis perhaps, unable to move even after the CD ended. The sound was so expansive, there were no walls, every instrument and voice could be clearly followed while at the same time the entire blend of sound was unified into a single flow of music. Even at 90db + volume with a rock beat, the music was so relaxing that I was immediately placed into a trance, unaware of my body or the room around me, just pulled along by the music.
I know this sounds gushing and overstated, but what it comes down is that I cannot f***ing believe what this powercord does. It makes no rational sense that a single cord could transform the sound in this manner. It is a quantum leap past the limits of what I thought was possible; through the veil and over into another realm, another dimension, where music and sound are experienced more deeply, beyond ordinary perception.
In the last year, I have used Virtual Dynamic Genesis, ASI Livelines, and Audience AU24 e powercords in my system. Those are all excellent powercords. But there is literally no comparison: the Hyperspace cord exists in a different realm. The difference is not the slightest bit subtle. It takes no effort to hear what the Hyperspace does. In fact, it is not possible to ignore the effect, not possible to ignore the allure, charm, and breath of the music. It isn't a matter of "rediscovering my CD collection." It is a matter of hearing music for the first time. I don't know what I was listening to on my CD's before, but is was skeletal and barren compared to what is emerging and flowing into the room now. I cannot fathom what it will do to add more of your cords, but I am hooked. I feel I could be happy with just this one cord, but I feel compelled to explore deeper into this sort of space. I have been searching for this sort of experience from my stereo for the last 25 years.... who would have guessed that a powercord would be the missing link.
I am aware that my speakers are a relative weak point in my current system. Prior to coming across the Hyperspace cord, I had been itching to upgrade the speakers. While I know that I will probably eventually do so, I no longer feel any urgency. It is amazing what these speakers, which are 1/10th the the cost of the MBL source components, are able to do when given a pure and clear signal. And it is amazing what this powercord can contribute to the performance of DAC that retails for more than $25k.
I have bought so many powercords and interconnects based on "critical audition" where I had to listen very carefully to hear what it was doing. Prior to this, every system upgrade, including major component upgrades, have been slight to moderate changes along a continuum. This is a quantum jump of a different sort. Instead of trudging along a continuum of gradual improvements in resolution and musicality, the effect of the Hyperspace is exactly as the name implies - it transports the experience of sound to another realm, a place that is not bound by the limits of three or even four dimensions. I do not know how to describe it more clearly as I have no prior experience to compare it to.
For example, as much as I love my Shindo Monbrison Pre-amp, the effect of the hyperspace hands down trumps the benefit of the Shindo. If I had to choose, I would trade my Monbrison for a Hyperspace cord without a moments hesitation. The same goes for my MBL DAC and transport. The Hyperspace is not only "that good", it is beyond comparison.
The effect of the hyperspace is immediate - it literally grabs you by the balls and hold you still until the music is over. Actually, even beyond the end of the music as I find myself continuing in an altered state of mind/body for a while afterwards. I don't know yet how long the effect lasts as my girlfriend, who had been calling me for dinner for the over an hour, had to come grab my arm and pull me out of the chair.
No one is going to believe any of this unless they take the leap and try it. It is unlike any other upgrade I have ever done -- (I can't wait to take it over to my friend's house and hook it up to his system Berning Qaudature Z amps, Lomichay Kandinsky Speakers ($75k speakers)) - Kot Biehl (USA)
This cable is shipped directly from one of our factories in Sweden (we have two factories, with one B-stock model in each factory).
Because this cable is so rare and expensive I will ship this cable via Registered Mail that is quicker, trackable and insured!