AirGap isolation

Audiophile AirGap isolation

‘AirGap’ isolation is a technique using Air to insulate an audio cable. This technique is becoming well known in the industry and used by leading audio cable manufacturing companies. Audio cable Insulation is necessary to reduce the negative effects of external frequencies and vibrations – read more

The Composition ~

‘AirGap’ insulation has 720 pockets of Air per square inch of material. These pockets of Air are ‘trapped’ in the material which runs the length of the cable. There are actually 17,280 pockets of ‘trapped’ air over a two-meter length. And A cable can be covered with one, two or three levels of this insulation material. 

Thousands of pockets of air
Two-meter power cord

A two-meter power cord is a good example because it is widely used in the audiophile industry. After applying the first level of isolation the power cord has 17,280 pockets of ‘trapped’ air. If a second level is applied, there will be 34,560 pockets of ‘trapped’ Air. If a third level is applied there will be 51,840 trapped pockets of Air over the length of the power cord.

AirGap end view

A Perkune audiophile power cord has a diameter of 9.00 mm. After the third level of isolation, the power cord diameter has increased to 15.00 mm. This is an increase of 40% but the cable is still easy to work with and operate.

AirGap isolation ~

AirGap steps

The picture above shows a white power cord running from left to right. Over the power cord is a layer of black material (CanuFlex PE-HB). This material has a very fine mesh and used to trap the pockets of air.

The CanuFlex PE-HB is covered with a green colored sheathing material (DeRay-PBFSP)  which is slowly heated to a predetermined temperature. As the DeRay-PBSFB contracts, the air is trapped in its pockets and forms an insulation around the cable.

The first layer of insulation has been formed and if the process is repeated a second layer of insulation will be added to the cable. The process can be repeated and the third layer of insulation will be added around the cable.

The ‘AirGap’ isolation process makes an audio cable perform better because the cable is isolated from external vibration and interference – read more

The example ~

A power cord is an inexpensive upgrade and a good example to start with. The ‘AirGap’ isolation process can also be applied to Loudspeaker cables, Interconnect cables, DAC cables, Turntable cables or any cable where isolation is required.

The results ~

I have been testing for many months and have excellent feedback from my colleagues and customers. The feedback inspired me to improve my range of cables using the ‘AirGap’ isolation technique. A person is now able to hear more of the musical presentation than before which is what I wanted l to hear.

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