Building upon the revolutionary Monsoon Power Cable, AudioQuest has made incredible improvements to create the Blizzard Power Cable. These improvements allow the Blizzard to take the Monsoon’s benefits to a new level.
Starting with only the purest of copper conductors, the Blizzard Power Cable further reduces distortion in your system and relieves fatigue from long listening sessions. The addition of AudioQuest’s patented DBS pack dramatically reduces the noise floor above and beyond the Monsoons while retaining clearer signal transfer.
Here at Future Shop, we connected the Blizzard Power Cable to our power amplifier and immediately noticed an improvement within the dynamic range. The effect was breathtaking and encouraged us to extend our listening session.
If you are looking to add more power to your amplifiers and revitalize the sound to your speakers, then look no further than the AudioQuest Blizzard Power Cable.
- Zero Characteristic Impedance Enables Uncompressed Current Transfer
- 72V Dielectric-Bias System (DBS) Ensures Minimal Insulation/Dielectric Interaction
- Patented Ground Noise-Dissipation and Direction-Controlled Metal Prevent Transient Intermodulation (TIM) Distortion
- True-Concentric Conductors Minimize Strand-Interaction and Magnetic Confusion
- Perfect-Surface Copper+ (PSC+) Minimizes Grain-Junction Disontinuities
Zero Characteristic Impedance Enables Uncompressed Current Transfer
A non-technical analogy for this might be that if you drop a coin in a tube with shampoo in it, no matter how wide (low resistance) that tube, the shampoo (the Characteristic Impedance) is going to get in the way (compromise current transients). Eliminating Characteristic Impedance (Zero means No in this application) is like having only air in the tube, as close to a vacuum as possible. Whether the amp is running at less than a watt or is fully maxed out, the unrestricted transients are visceral — something the whole body understands, no words required.
Dielectric-Bias System with Radio Frequency Trap (DBS, US Pat #S 7,126,055)
AudioQuest’s DBS creates a strong, stable electrostatic field which saturates and polarizes (organizes) the molecules of the insulation. This minimizes nonlinear time delays, resulting in clearer sound emerging from a “blacker” background. The inclusion of an RF Trap ensures that radio frequency noise will not be inducted into the signal conductors from the DBS field elements.
Patented Ground Noise-Dissipation and Direction-Controlled Conductors
AC noise is present at the utility source and is then supplemented by radio, cellular, etc., noise that is picked up by the AC power cord. This noise is then coupled to the components power supplies and to circuit ground, which in turn creates distortion and low-level signal masking.
AudioQuests patented Ground Noise-Dissipation dramatically reduces radio frequency interference (RFI) linearly across an extremely wide range of frequencies, yielding an unprecedented reduction in Transient Intermodulation (TIM) distortion. You hear natural sound with an artificial bite.
On top of this, all drawn metal strands or conductors have a non-symmetrical, and therefore directional, grain structure. AudioQuest controls the resulting small RF-impedance variation so that noise is drained away from where it will cause distortion.
High-Purity True-Concentric Conductors
Superior metal and conductor geometry greatly reduce ear-fatiguing Transient Intermodulation (TIM) Distortion. Blizzard uses only AudioQuests purest copper: 100% Perfect-Surface Copper+ (PSC+).
Uncompressed High-Current Transfer
While many AC power cables feature low DC resistance in order to accommodate the demand for high current, a cable’s characteristic impedance is also crucial for optimal performance.
While most AC cables constrict or compress an audio-provoked transient, AudioQuest AC cables combine low DC resistance and Zero characteristic impedance in order to deliver uncompressed high current transients on demand.
Optional Fuse Upgrade
As an optional extra, Future Shop will upgrade the built-in fuse to the excellent Blue 13A fuse from Synergistic Research (SR). The SR Blue fuse is an excellent upgrade choice due to the materials used which offer an increase in resolution and realism over standard fuses. Some of the improvements you may hear include; a quieter noise-floor, greater dynamics, a more relaxed sound and detailed musicality.
Contact Enhancer Option
To ensure the best possible connection between your system, Future Shop recommends the DeoxIT Gold G-Series contact enhancer.
DeoxIT Gold is carefully applied to the plug contacts of your cable and is a unique conditioning solution designed to improve conductivity and provide long-lasting protection on gold, base metals and other precious metal contacts and connections. DeoxIT Gold penetrates plated surfaces, molecularly bonding to the base metals to seal and protect both surfaces.
The benefits of applying DeoxIT gold are:
- Improved Conductivity
- Maintained optimum signal quality
- Reduced wear & abrasion
- Prevents fretting/dendrite corrosion
- Forms a protective anti-tarnishing coating
- Stabilises connections between similar and dissimilar metals
- Reduces arcing, RFI and intermittent connections
Please select this option from the above ‘Contact Enhancer’ drop-down menu and our engineers will apply the contact solution to your cable connectors prior to shipping.