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PS Audio Power Cords
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Perfect wave AC-12
Our finest power cable we make. The PerfectWave AC-12 sets a new standard for high-end aftermarket power cables at any price. 8 gauge, PCOCC single crystal, quad shielding, multiple gauge and shaped conductors, solid machined connectors. Perfect AC power is a critical requirement for high-performance audio/video systems. Delivering that power to your equipment, without loss, is the job of the AC power cable. The low noise, high-speed design of the AC-12 is based on 5 patents and years of listening and engineering. The PerfectWave series brings a new level of refined beauty, power and spacious performance to high-end, high-performance systems. It helps connected equipment enjoy a breathtaking openness, with quick transients combined with a warmth and richness that we have never before experienced.

The AC power cable is the method by which we deliver power from the AC source to our equipment. It doesn't do a lot of good to perfect your AC power if you can't deliver that power to your equipment without degradation. Stock AC power cables, included with most manufacturers' equipment, do an adequate job of delivering power, but for most of us "adequate" just isn't acceptable.
To go beyond "acceptable" we need to optimize as many key elements in our equipment chain as possible. Perhaps no other element in the chain plays a bigger role than the equipment's primary energy source; AC power. High-performance audio and video systems depend on perfected AC power, delivered properly, to achieve their highest level of performance.
After a decade of experience designing cutting edge AC power and delivery systems, PS engineering is proud to present our finest achievement in AC power delivery, the PerfectWave AC series. The PerfectWave Series is far more open, spacious and powerful sounding than any power cable we have ever built over the last decade. They are a truly remarkable addition to anyone's high-performance system.
The PerfectWave AC Series consists of 4 models of AC power cables: AC-3, AC-5, AC-10 and AC-12. The series is based on the work of PS Engineering alongside cable design guru Jay Victor, who has been instrumental in developing audio and power cable breakthroughs for the AV industry.
1.5m = $849
2m= $999

PerfectWave AC5
1.5m $249
2m $299
The best value in a high-end power cable we make. The PerfectWave AC-5 sets a new standard for aftermarket power cables. 10 gauge, double shielding, multiple gauge and shaped conductors, solid machined connectors. Perfect AC power is a critical requirement for high-performance audio/video systems. Delivering that power to your equipment, without loss, is the job of the AC power cable. The low noise, high-speed design of the AC-5 is based on 5 patents and years of listening and engineering. The PerfectWave series brings a new level of refined beauty, power and spacious performance to high-end, high-performance systems. It helps connected equipment enjoy a breathtaking openness, with quick transients combined with a warmth and richness that we have never before experienced.



Perfect wave AC-3
1.5m $125
2m $150
The PerfectWave AC-3 is the most affordable power cable we make in the series. 12 gauge, OFC pure copper, multiple shields, multiple gauge geometry, machined connectors. The best value in a high-end power cable we make. The PerfectWave AC-3 sets a new standard for affordable aftermarket power cables. 12 gauge, double shielding, multiple gauge and shaped conductors, solid machined connectors. Perfect AC power is a critical requirement for high-performance audio/video systems. Delivering that power to your equipment, without loss, is the job of the AC power cable. The low noise, high-speed design of the AC-3 is based on 5 patents and years of listening and engineering. The PerfectWave series brings a new level of refined beauty, power and spacious performance to high-end, high-performance systems. It helps connected equipment enjoy a breathtaking openness, with quick transients combined with a warmth and richness that we have never before experienced.



WHY PS AUDIO CABLES?
Molded connectors, not the conventional hospital grade connectors found on most cables
as seen below.
The difference is in the details
To build the world’s best power cables, we started from scratch and worked our way up.
What was the first step? Redesign the connectors themselves.

PS Power SC power cables use our custom made male and female connectors. In contrast, every aftermarket high-end power cord uses an off-the-shelf male and female AC power connector. These off-the-shelf connectors find their way on cables as low as $50 to as high as many thousands of dollars.
Some folks (who don’t yet know better) actually consider these old technology connectors to be state-of-the-art. But, they are not. Here’s why…

Take a look at the way the plug and IEC connectors are made in this photo of a 'state-of-the-art' hospital

grade aftermarket connector used on many high end power cords.

Note the plug prong is a three-piece affair made from a piece of stamped metal (the IEC is constructed in the same manner). The three parts are the prong, the clamp cover and the screw. The prong and clamp are made from brass and the screw is constructed of steel.

To build a high performance power cord with these off-the-shelf connectors, you have to accept a compromised connection scheme: basically you insert the conductor into the clamp and tighten; the steel screw is used to hold the conductor in place.

The problems with this style of build:
Multiple pieces are prone to oxidation, corrosion and poor fit
Using a steel screw to pressure copper against the brass prong is not the best connection in the world
It holds little promise of longevity
Created male and female
To solve the problems of longevity, connectivity and loss of surface area, PS engineering went to work designing an entirely new male and female connector from the ground up.

To address the issue of multiple pieces of stamped and dissimilar metals in the actual prong itself, we machined our prongs out of a solid block of high copper content brass, and then polished both the female and male prongs – and finally nickel plated all surfaces and polished them again.

By machining the new prongs from a solid block of material, we were also able to resolve the dilemma of the unnecessary hole in the mating prong as well as the dissimilar metal problem.

Even the female side of the PS power cable is revolutionary as well. So strong is the gripping force of the PS Power IEC female end that you can literally dangle a piece of equipment from the PS power cable without it falling! Try that with another power cable!

Hot and Cold
Once we had a single piece of machined metal with an appropriately sized hole to receive the cable’s

conductor, it was time to do a better job of attaching the conductor to the connector.

Traditional off-the-shelf stock power cords simply squeeze the brass end over the wire. Most “high-end” power cables use a tightened steel screw to hold the conductor against the prong. Both of these methods are prone to oxidation and corrosion AND loss of connectivity due to repeated twisting of the connector.
The PS Power Punch and SC series each employs two forms of welding to fuse the conductor to the machined prong: cold and hot.

Cold welding exerts thousands of pounds of pressure supplied through the force of a hydraulic press to squeeze the two metals together such that the metal structure of the two pieces actually fuse together.

To further insure a perfect connection, we then solder each of the machined prongs with high silver content solder in a hot welding technique that creates the perfect bond.

Hermetically sealed for protection
To address the issue of long term conductivity and eliminate problems such as oxidation, PS Power engineers designed an outer shell that is molded over the machined, cold and hot welded connectors.


This molding process, which also incorporates a built in strain relief, keeps the outer elements away from the all-important fusion of the prongs to the conductors.

The custom connectors on the PS Power Punch and SC alone will revolutionize the category and set new standards for state-of-the-art status in power delivery systems.




The xStream Premier SC
Starting at $999.00
WOW! Solid silver conductors
PCOCC single crystal copper
7 gauge overall
Machined prongs
Removable ground pin
Ferrite impregnated jacket

Unrestricted power delivery
Finest power cable in the world
One single crystal barrier
Huge surface area for connections
Cleans while it powers
No comprimse power delivery
Lower noise floor
Ability to eliminate ground loops


It’s what’s inside that counts
How do we create a new power cable that outperforms the xStream Statement SC? Well, to use a restaurant analogy, if you’re already serving gourmet food cooked by the world’s best chefs, then all that is left for improvement are the ingredients themselves.

The Premier power cable was sweated and worked over for a long, long time by PS Engineering. Concocted from a blend of the world’s finest conductors: - PCOCC single crystal copper and solid 99.9% pure silver solid core - it’s surrounded by multiple shields and encased in a luxurious cloth outer jacket. To top it all off, it’s then connected with our hand machined male and female connectors, resulting in the Premier SC - the new standard by which all others will be judged.

To build the Premier, we started with a solid silver, solid core 14 gauge power cable. This is the same gauge

power cable as most equipment comes with as standard.

We listened to the performance of this solid silver cable and while the top end and soundstaging were breathtaking, the midbass, body and bass response of the power cable were lacking.

To build up these areas of the sonic tapestry, we began to add pure, single crystal PCOCC copper in varying strand widths, from fine 36 gauge to heavier solid core until is sounded perfect.

What we wound up with is an overall wire gauge of 7, which is huge! 25% of the Premier is solid silver and the balance is PCOCC single crystal copper.

But performance is the key
We’re convinced that nothing has even come close to the performance levels of great equipment when it is plugged in with the Premier. From power amplifiers, to CD players, preamps and DAC’s, the Premier is the defining connection between the wall socket, Power Plant or power conditioner of any kind.

The Premier brings a new level of refined beauty, power and spacious performance to high-end, high-performance systems. It’s a breathtaking openness, with quick and lightning transients and a warmth and richness we’ve never experienced in any system. Those are just a few of the benefits of powering the system with the Premier.

Conductors are the key in the Premier
Any power cable is only as good as the conductors inside and the level of shielding and connectivity it possesses. The Premier uses the two best conductors in the world, solid pure silver and single crystal PCOCC copper.

Silver is the best conductor on the planet
When Samuel F. B. Morse tapped out, 'What hath God wrought,' on May 24, 1844, the contact points on his telegraph were silver. The high amperage required to push the signal over iron wires from Baltimore to Washington, D.C., demanded a high capacity, non-corroding make/break contact; only silver could do the job.

Silver is used in most expensive switch contacts, but because of its extremely high price, it’s rarely used as

a large electrical conductor for AC power. But that’s a shame, because silver has the lowest resistance and the best conducting properties of any material in the world! And it’s nearly perfect for AC power distribution.

In the Premier, we spared no expense to build the world’s best power cable.

Solid silver, while the best conductor, isn’t the only ingredient needed. We’ve found that for best AC power delivery, silver must be combined with pure copper in just the right amounts for the highest level of performance. Actually, it’s a bit like a chef refining his recipe.

That’s where PCOCC comes in.

Almost unobtainium
In 1985, a method for the extrusion of a grain free copper wire was developed by Professor Ohno in Japan. Known as The Ohno Continuous Casting Method, molten copper is forced out of the mold and very slowly draws the grain down the conductor's length, creating a 'single grain structure'.

Unfortunately, there’s only one machine in the world that creates single crystal copper. It’s owned by Furukawa metals in Japan. This one machine is so specialized that they can only run it every other day. The casting machine needs an entire day to cool down and be prepared for the next run.

This rare single crystal (SC) copper is nearly ten times more expensive than OFC copper and is the second best conductor in the world (next to silver). Not surprisingly, it is difficult to purchase. And, as you might imagine, there are relatively small quantities made at any one time.

PS Power has secured futures on this material for both the xStream SC Series of power cables as well as the Premier. So we can build our power and audio cables with only the finest of materials, directly cast out of this single machine in Japan.

Putting it together
The importance of the conductors cannot be understated. By combining both solid silver and PCOCC copper in just the right proportions, the Premier is able to lay claim to being the best power cable in the world.

But shielding these pure conductors from the outside world is important as well.

The Premier has multiple shields and each of the shields lowers noise. The individual shields make sure that

noise from within the power cable as well as noise from outside the power cable never see each other. The Premier is one of the quietest power cables in the world.

But shielding can only do so much. In the xStream and Premier cables, the AC gets cleaner as it passes through the power cable. The outer jacket of the Premier acts as a filter to actually clean the AC power as it is delivered to your equipment!

Ferrite, a magnetic material that acts as a noise filter, is impregnated in the Premier’s outer jacket. So the cable cleans as it delivers unrestricted power to your equipment.

Despite the heavy PCOCC and solid silver content, ferrite jacket and multiple shields, the Premier cable is still flexible enough to be used in any situation. So you can see why this is truly a state of the art power cable by anyone’s standards.




Starting at $499
xStream Statement SC


Solid core
Single Crystal
PCOCC
Multiple Shields
8 gauge PCOCC conductors
Connectors machined from solid billet
Nickel plated connectors
Hermetically sealed connectors
Hot and cold welded connections
Removable ground pin
Ferrite impregnated jacket

Unrestricted power delivery
Second finest power cable in the world
One single crystal barrier
Huge surface area for connections
Cleans while it powers
No comprimse power delivery
Lower noise floor
Ability to eliminate ground loops
The new PS Power SC (single crystal) version of the venerable PS Power Statement uses the same great construction and shielding but adds yet another improvement to the mix. OK, it’s got a lot of letters, so we’ll only make you read it once or twice. We call it PCOCC.


PCOCC – aka PS Power SC - is a rare and unusual material, second only to pure silver in its conductivity. It has just one single crystal that forms the entire length of a conductor! Compare that with TPC copper or even pure OFC copper - which has literally thousands of crystals in the path of the electrons and these crystals form barriers to connectivity and unimpeded power flow. Not so with single crystal.

Going against the grain
There are two key elements that determine a conductor’s performance:
Purity of material (such as oxygen-free copper). For as long as we’ve made cables, we’ve had that one covered.
The number of grain boundaries. A grain boundary is the meeting point between two grains (or crystals) of metal. Here’s what we’ve discovered…
Grain boundaries tend to scatter and impede the flow of electrons and act as a non-linear resistance to the flow of electric current. With fewer boundaries, the less the effect on an electric signal as it propagates from one end of the conductor to the other.

What we want is zero boundaries, and only PS Power SC (single crystal) continuous cast copper provides such performance. Even silver, which is recognized as the best conductor of all the metals has a few grain boundaries. Not so with PS Power SC.

Here’s the coolest part
In the past, the only way to get the most bass impact was to go to lower gauge (thicker) conductors. And that worked, but there was always a downside or two.
If we went too big, we got bass at the expense of treble extension. So it was always a judgment call to get the best balance. Worldwide sales certainly proved that we “voiced” the cable balance correctly.
Big fat cables are a pain in the patootie. They cause components to move around. They come out if you barely touch another nearby component. They add clutter and they definitely are NOT user friendly.


Well guess what? SC cables don’t have to be as big as the older technology cables. We wish we could give you the scientific explanation. But we can’t. At least not exactly…

What we think is that without all the grain (crystal) boundaries, the current flow is greatly enhanced, kinda like using larger gauge conductors to achieve the same results. Only now, with PS Power SC technology, we get fluid mids, and delicate highs to go with truly authoritative bass.

All this improvement AND with a smaller gauge cable - eight gauge in the Statement SC vs. 6 gauge in the older xStream Statement version.

OK, we admit it. We didn’t expect it, but who’s gonna complain?

And to top it all off, we ended up with an absolute reference power cable that you can actually bend!
What’s the bottom line, you ask?

PS Power SC simply lets through more of what we want to feed our equipment than we ever thought possible. The performance benefits are immediately appreciated from the moment you connect a Statement SC to any piece of electronics in your audio video system:
Increased depth, bass, and richness of the sonic tapestry
Cleaner and lower noise soundstage
Breathtaking openness
More lively presentation
A simply more involving experience
Video looks more three dimensional with better blacks because of the lowered noise floor.
Almost unobtainium
In 1985, a method for the extrusion of a grain

free copper wire was developed by Professor Ohno in Japan. Known as The Ohno Continuous Casting Method, molten copper is forced out of the mold and very slowly draws the grain down the conductor's length, creating a 'single grain structure'.

Unfortunately, there’s only one machine in the world that creates single crystal copper. It’s owned by Furukawa metals in Japan. This one machine is so specialized that they can only run it every other day. The casting machine needs an entire day to cool down and be prepared for the next run.

This rare single crystal (SC) copper is nearly ten times more expensive than OFC. Not surprisingly, it is difficult to purchase. And, as you might imagine, there are relatively small quantities made at any one time.

PS Power has secured futures on this material. So we can build our power and audio cables with only the finest of materials, directly cast out of this single machine in Japan.





xStream Plus SC

Starting at $269
Solid core
Single Crystal
PCOCC
Multiple Shields
10 gauge PCOCC conductors
Connectors machined from solid billet
Nickel plated connectors
Hermetically sealed connectors
Hot and cold welded connections
Removable ground pin
Ferrite impregnated jacket

Unrestricted power delivery
Awesome performance
One single crystal barrier
Huge surface area for connections
Cleans while it powers
No comprimse power delivery
Lower noise floor
Ability to eliminate ground loops

Going against the grain
There are two key elements that determine a conductor’s performance:

Purity of material (such as oxygen-free copper). For as long as we’ve made cables, we’ve had that one covered.
The number of grain boundaries. A grain boundary is the meeting point between two grains (or crystals) of metal. Here’s what we’ve discovered…
Grain boundaries tend to scatter and impede the flow of electrons and act as a non-linear resistance to the flow of electric current. With fewer boundaries, the less the effect on an electric signal as it propagates from one end of the conductor to the other.

What we want is zero boundaries, and only PS Power SC (single crystal) continuous cast copper provides such performance. Even silver, which is recognized as the best conductor of all the metals has a few grain boundaries. Not so with PS Power SC.


Here’s the coolest part
In the past, the only way to get the most bass impact was to go to lower gauge (thicker) conductors. And that worked, but there was always a downside or two.

If we went too big, we got bass at the expense of treble extension. So it was always a judgment call to get the best balance. Worldwide sales certainly proved that we “voiced” the cable balance correctly.
Big fat cables are a pain in the patootie. They cause components to move around. They come out if you barely touch another nearby component. They add clutter and they definitely are NOT user friendly.

Well guess what? SC cables don’t have to be as big as the older technology cables. We wish we could give you the scientific explanation. But we can’t. At least not exactly…
What we think is that without all the grain (crystal) boundaries, the current flow is greatly enhanced, kinda like using larger gauge conductors to achieve the same results. Only now, with PS Power SC technology,

we get fluid mids, and delicate highs to go with truly authoritative bass.

All this improvement AND with a smaller gauge cable - eight gauge in the Plus SC vs. 6 gauge in the older xStream Plus version.

OK, we admit it. We didn’t expect it, but who’s gonna complain?

And to top it all off, we ended up with an absolute reference power cable that you can actually bend!
What’s the bottom line, you ask?

PS Power SC simply lets through more of what we want to feed our equipment than we ever thought possible. The performance benefits are immediately appreciated from the moment you connect a Plus SC to any piece of electronics in your audio video system:
Increased depth, bass, and richness of the sonic tapestry
Cleaner and lower noise soundstage
Breathtaking openness
More lively presentation
A simply more involving experience
Video looks more three dimensional with better blacks because of the lowered noise floor