‘AirGap’ isolation is a technique when Air is used to isolate a Power cord, Interconnect cable or a Loudspeaker cable. By insulating the cable we also isolate the cable from certain elements which affect performance. This technique is similar to double glazing. We use double glazing to insulate the interior of a house to keep it warm. By Insulating the interior we also isolate the house from external noise and vibration. If we use triple glazing the results are even better. Audio cable isolation is necessary to reduce the negative effects of external frequencies and vibrations – read more
Two meter Power cord
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 is used to trap the pockets of air.
The CanuFlex PE-HB is covered with a green sheathing material (DeRay-PBFSP). This material is slowly heated to a predetermined temperature. As the DeRay-PBSFB contracts, the air is trapped and forms an insulation around the cable.
The first layer of insulation is complete. If this process is repeated a second layer of insulation will be added. If this process is repeated, the third layer of insulation will be added around the cable.
The ‘AirGap’ isolation process makes an audio cable perform better. This is because the cable is isolated from external vibration and interference – read more
The Composition ~
The Perkune audiophile ‘AirGap’ insulation has over 720 pockets of Air per square inch of material. These pockets of Air are ‘trapped’ in the material which runs the entire length of the cable.
The example ~
The two-meter Power cord is an inexpensive upgrade and a good example to start with.
The Perkune audiophile power cord has a diameter of 9.0 mm.
After three levels of isolation, the power cord diameter increased from 9.0 mm to 15.0 mm.
This is an increase of 40% and gave an excellent result in cable performance.
The Power cord is still flexible and easy to work with.
The results of AirGap isolation
The first level ~ 17,280 pockets of ‘trapped’ Air.
The second level ~ 34,560 pockets of ‘trapped’ Air.
The third level ~ 51,840 pockets of ‘trapped’ Air.
These results are for a two-meter Power cord.
Power cords – Tip to Tip
When this technique is used on the Power cord the isolation is taken to the inside of the plugs and termination screws ensuring the Ultimate connection and reducing the effects of mechanical and electrical vibration.
Interconnect cables – Tip to Tip
When this technique is applied to the interconnect cables, the Canuflex PE-HB is taken right into the connections. This is giving tip to tip coverage which ensures a perfect isolation from external interference and effects of mechanical and electrical vibration.
Loudspeaker cables – Tip to Tip
When this technique is applied to the loudspeaker cables, the Canuflex PE-HB is taken right over the connections. This is giving tip to tip coverage which ensures a perfect isolation from external interference and effects of mechanical and electrical vibration.
A good vibration isolator lowers the natural frequency of a system to below the excitation (or disturbing) frequency. Keeping these two frequencies “out-of-sync” greatly reduces vibration problems. A good vibration damper takes mechanical energy out of the system.
Properly-designed metal springs and rubber mounts can be good isolators but have almost no damping capability. Oil dampers (dashpots) have good damping capability, but no isolation capability. Foam products can be good isolators but have limited life.
Our product can absorb over 50 percent of vibration energy and 0ver 80% of shock vibration over most of its temperature operating range at frequencies from 10 to 30,000 Hertz. It has a superior damping coefficient, over a very wide temperature range, compared to any other polymer. The operating temperature range is -20° to +160° Fahrenheit (-29° to 72° Celsius). Unlike fluid-based shock absorbers or foam products, our product absorbs shocks efficiently for millions of cycles which eliminates the need for metal springs to return the system to its equilibrium position after absorbing a shock.
Power cord collars, Interconnect collars, and Loudspeaker collars are currently under test and information will be released at the end of November ~
The ‘AirGap’ isolation process can be applied to any cable where isolation is required. The Anti-vibration collars are currently under test but indications of over 50% in vibration reduction and 80% reduction in shock vibration is realistic. The performance of the cables is greatly improved by using these techniques regardless of system price.
I have been testing for months and have excellent feedback from my colleagues and customers. The results inspired me to improve the range using the ‘AirGap’ isolation and Anti-vibration technique. A person is now able to hear more of the musical presentation than ever before, which in itself is inspiring!
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