In the year of its 15th anniversary, Taiwanese Telos Audio Design released what it said was the world’s first active power cable – Quantum Active Cable (QAC). In the novelty, a compact active module was used, in which a power processor is installed. It processes the supply energy using a noise reduction system.
According to Telos, the device includes a Schumann resonance generator, borrowed from the flagship QRC model. It generates a signal with a frequency of 8 Hz, which is used to correct the phase of the supply voltage, contributing to the clear sound of connected audio equipment.
The QAC phase correction module is a compact version of the proprietary QNR quantum noise reduction device. It is designed to compensate for phase distortion caused by frequency deviations from 60 Hz.
The SMD printed circuit boards on which the cable module is assembled are made with reinforced soldering pads. The circuit is assembled by hand and takes into account the direction of the current in all conductors. A special solder with the addition of gold, silver and copper was used for the joints. According to Telos, it makes high frequencies more efficient.
The black cable module QAC, in which the phase correction module and the module for generating the Schumann wave are mounted, is made of a massive aluminum billet on CNC machines. The cable itself is covered with insulation treated with radiation in the far infrared range.
The price of new items in Australia is already known. The Telos Quantum Active Cable is 1.92 meters long and will cost $5,000 with free shipping across the country.