Audiophile 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. The Audiophile 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.
A two-meter power cord is a good example. Because it is widely used in the audiophile industry and a good example to demonstrate.
- 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.
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. Which, is an increase of 40%. But, the cable is flexible and easy to work with.
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 coloured 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 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
A power cord is an inexpensive upgrade and a good example. The ‘AirGap’ isolation process can be applied to Loudspeaker, Interconnect, DAC, Turntable or any cable where isolation is required.
I have excellent feedback from colleagues and customers. And, inspired, to improve my cables, with ‘AirGap’ isolation technique. A person is able to hear more of the musical presentation. And, this is, what I wanted to hear.
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