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Audioquest are delighted to bring the technology that has made the Storm Series of NRG power cables (Thunder, Tornado, Hurricane and Dragon) such a raging success to these new affordable entry-level cables.
Audioquest NRG-Y2 and NRG-Y3 AC cables take advantage of the same get-out-of-the-way and Noise Dissipation technologies as the NRG Storm Series of AC cables, but at significantly lower prices.
All the new models feature Zero Characteristic Impedance for 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.
All the new models feature Superior Metal in Low Distortion Conductors:
Audioquest NRG-Y2 and NRG-Y3 AC cables use Long-Grain-Copper (LGC) in a 7-strand Semi-Solid Concentric arrangement in which the strands never change position within the bundle. This technique significantly reduces strand-interaction distortion. The higher purity and fewer grains within LGC copper further reduce distortion.
All the new models feature Direction-Controlled Conductors & Silver-Plated Shield Drains:
All drawn metal has a non-symmetrical, and therefore directional, grain structure. AudioQuest controls the resulting RF impedance variation so that noise drains away from where it will cause distortion. The Silver-Plated shield drains efficiently remove RF noise from the line and neutral shields via the wall plug’s “ground” pin – which is why even the 2-Pole “2” models have an unexpected ground pin.