Delivering power on demand to your equipment, without any current restriction or signal loss is the job of any after-market AC power cable. The low noise, high-speed design of the AC-10 is based on 5 patents and years of listening and engineering. The PerfectWave series brings a new level of refinement, delicacy and spaciousness to the performance of any high-end equipment connected. This power cable will absolutely deliver breathtaking realism, with lighting-fast transients combined with the warmth and richness that makes music come alive in your listening room!
- 10 gauge
- Superior noise reduction
- Fast transient response
- Low magnetic properties
- Multiple gauge conductors
- Flat and circular conductors
- PCOCC Single Crystal Copper
- Cold and hot welded construction
- Nickel over copper prongs
- Connectors machined from a solid billet
- Quad shielding
- Removable ground pin
- Lowest noise AC cable yet
- Instant current availability
- Low dynamic restriction
- Evenly distributed noise cancellation
- High surface area conductors
- Reduced grain boundaries
- Eliminate ground loops
The Design Philosophy of the AC Series:
The design philosophy behind the PerfectWave AC Series is based on two goals: reduce noise without magnetic restriction and channel the fundamentals through the conductor's core. Both goals have been achieved by leveraging the technology found in 5 patents. All five patents, held by cable designer Jay Victor, use cable geometry as well as conductor shapes and sizes to achieve remarkable results in a power cable.
Noise Reduction without Magnetic Restriction
AC noise, generated by every electrical appliance in your home, audibly degrades your system's performance. To lower this noise you would typically process your AC power through either a power conditioner or a regenerator like the PS Audio Power Plant. The AC power cable itself, if properly designed, can also lower AC noise.
In the PerfectWave AC Series gives a remarkably wide open spacious presentation with an equally low noise floor. To lower the noise without using magnetics, we turned to Jay's US patent 7,476,808. This patent is rather technical but involves using increased surface area of the conductor, in close proximity to a specific dielectric, to maximize capacitance and lower noise. A capacitor restricts the flow of higher frequency energy without a magnetic field and so it is ideal for lowering high frequency noise. Once you hear what a PerfectWave AC power cable does for you in the system you'll understand the benefits of lower noise without magnetic restriction.
A perfect power cable would pass only the fundamental frequency of the AC line, either 50Hz or 60Hz and nothing else. But like any wire, most all frequencies are passed down the wire with equal strength, including higher frequency harmonics and noise; unless measures are taken to minimize this. The PerfectWave AC Series minimizes higher frequencies by maximizing conductor surface area in close contact to the dielectric insulators.
PS Audio's goal has always been to produce rich and robust performance from our power cables. Years of listening and experimenting with different cable geometries have taught them that building a great sounding power cable involves a lot of blending and tuning to minimize weak performance and maximize all the rich harmonic content your system is capable of delivering.
The proprietary technology used is the use of both flat as well as circular conductors placed together in close proximity to the dielectric. As simple as it may sound, combining the benefits of a flat conductor with multiple gauges of circular conductors woven together with a PE insulator worked out to be the perfect blend of both surface area and core material. This combination provides the PerfectWave AC Series with both low noise and rich, full and robust performance for any connected equipment.
In the PS PerfectWave AC Series, the top two power cable modes, AC-12 and AC-10 are built with the purest copper in the world, Single Crystal PCOCC. PCOCC is one of the more remarkable manmade metals in the world. It is formed as one single long grain or crystal that runs the entire length of the conductor. It is formed by a process known as The Ohno Continuous Casting Method where molten copper is forced out of the mold and very slowly draws the grain down the conductor's length, creating a ?single grain structure. There's only one machine in the world that creates PCOCC single crystal copper and is one of the reasons it is nearly ten times more expensive than OFC. PS has secured a scheduled allotment of the material to build a limited number per month of the AC-10 and AC-12.