AudioQuest - Tornado - Source-Level Power Cable (16AWG, Single)
AudioQuest - Tornado - High-Current Power Cable (16AWG, Single)
AudioQuest's Tornado Source power cable is ideally suited to lower amperage applications. While the Tornado High Current handles powered amplifiers, power conditioners, and similar devices; Tornado Source is engineered for less demanding tasks.
Created with components in mind, the Tornado Source is right at home powering auxiliary devices like cd players, DVD players, gaming systems, and similar devices. AudioQuest designed this power cable to supply the same, low-distortion power to your components as their Tornado High Current supplies to you amplifier.
“If you want to get closer to the sound stored on your discs and files, its force and
body—if you want to ‘see’ farther into those recordings—then you'll need the AudioQuest
Tornado or its equivalent.” — Herb Reichert, Stereophile
Alternating Current (AC), is a far-from-perfect power source. 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 present at the utility source, and is then exacerbated by radio frequency noise that is induced and coupled to the component power supplies and to circuit ground. This creates distortion and low-level signal losses via the masking effect.
A carefully finessed combination of solid high-purity Perfect-Surface Copper (PSC) and extreme high-purity Perfect-Surface Copper + (PSC+) conductors to prevent strand interaction, a major source of ear fatiguing transient intermodulation distortion. The astonishingly smooth and pure Perfect-Surface Copper eliminates harshness and greatly increases clarity compared to OFHC, OCC, 8N, and other premium coppers. The superior purity of PSC+ further minimizes distortion caused by grain boundaries, which exist within any metal conductor.
AC Ground wires may provide protection from an electrical short circuit, but they also act as an antenna. Thus, they are subject to induced radio-frequency (RF) noise. This RF noise bypasses component power supplies and is typically coupled directly into a system’s most sensitive audio/video circuits. AudioQuest’s RF/ND-Tech greatly reduces this distortion, yielding unprecedented levels of noise dissipation across the widest bandwidth of radio frequencies possible. AudioQuest's unique circuit topology uses a common-mode phase-cancelling array, in concert with proprietary dielectric materials which provide additional differential linear filtering.
All drawn metal strands or conductors have a non-symmetrical, and therefore directional, grain structure. AudioQuest controls the resulting RF impedance variation so that noise is drained away from where it will cause distortion. The correct direction is determined by listening to every batch of metal conductors used in every AudioQuest audio cable. When applicable, arrows are clearly marked on the connectors to ensure superior sound quality. In AudioQuest's Tornado Source power cable, the arrows not only indicate the direction that optimizes metal-directionality as part of Noise-Dissipation, but also indicates non-symmetrical attachment of shield and GND in order to optimize full-system performance.
- 72v Dielectric-Bias System (DBS)
- Perfect-Surface Copper (PSC) Conductors
- Perfect-Surface Copper + (PSC+) Conductors
- Directionally-Controlled Conductors
- Limited, Lifetime Manufacturer's Warranty