Solid perfect-surface copper+ (PSC+) conductors:Solid conductors prevent both strand-to-strand contacts and magnetic interaction, major sources of distortion. Surface quality is critical because a conductor can be considered as a rail-guide for both the electric fields within a conductor, and for the magnetic fields outside the conductor. The astonishingly smooth and pure surface of all AudioQuest’s Perfect-Surface metals nearly eliminates harshness and greatly increases clarity compared to all other premium coppers. The extreme purity of PSC+ further minimizes distortion caused by grain boundaries, which exist within any metal
Dielectric-bias system (DBS, US Pat #S 7,126,055 & 7,872,195 B1): Creates a strong, stable electrostatic field which saturates and polarizes (organizes) the molecules of the insulation. This dramatically reduces dielectric induced smearing of the signal, letting sound emerge from a “black” background.
Carbon-based 6-layer noise-dissipation system (NDS): Shields-the-shield, reducing RFI contamination of the equipment ground plane.
Polyethylene air-tube insulation: Almost no contact between conductors and insulation further reduces smearing and preserves dynamics
Triple-balanced geometry: Proper ground-reference conductor prevents using the shield as an inferior ground-reference conductor.