If Paul’s reference AudioQuest Dragon AC power cables are not within your financial budget, there’s nothing better than AQ Thunders. The use of Thunder’s High (Variable) Current designs for source gear as well as Power Plants and power amplifiers brings forth all the best a PerfectWave system has to offer.
AC power technology is well over a century old and was never designed to meet the exacting standards of today’s high-resolution audio/video components.
AC noise is at the utility source, and is made worse by the component power supply. This creates distortion and low-level signal losses via the “masking effect.” AudioQuest’s Thunder AC power cable solves this problem through the use of superior conductors, controlling the characteristic impedance, and efficiently dissipating ground noise. Connect a Thunder to your high-end audio system today, and get ready to be amazed.
This product qualifies for our risk free in-home trial in the continental United States when purchased directly from PS Audio. Break-in on AQ Cables may be required for optimal performance.
High-Purity Long-Grain Copper (LGC) and Perfect-Surface Copper (PSC)
A carefully finessed combination of solid high-purity Long-Grain Copper (LGC) and high-purity Perfect-Surface Copper (PSC) conductors prevent strand interaction, a major source of ear fatiguing transient intermodulation distortion. LGC allows a smoother and clearer sound than standard OFHC (Oxygen-Free-High-Conductivity) copper. The astonishingly smooth and pure Perfect-Surface Copper further eliminates harshness and greatly increases clarity compared to OFHC, OCC, 8N and other premium coppers.
ZERO Tech (No Characteristic Impedance) for Uncompressed Current Transfer
With current capacity of 20 amps RMS @ 125VAC 50/60Hz (16 amps RMS @ 220-240VA 50/60Hz), Thunder/High (Variable) Current can withstand current transient peaks many times its continuous (average) RMS rating. This makes Thunder/High (Variable) Current ideally suited for a wide assortment of AC power conditioners, power regenerators, AC isolation transformers, and AC battery back-up devices, as well as any power amplifier, powered subwoofer, powered loudspeaker, powered receiver, or integrated amplifier.