Get The DBS Advantage in a Tonearm Cable
AudioQuest's Cougar Tonearm Cable brings the company's acclaimed DBS system to a phono connection for incredibly accurate sound, featuring Solid PSC+ conductors.
Greatly improved performance is made possible by a constant 72V charge on the insulation used in WEL Signature products. DBS puts a continuous DC voltage potential (DC bias) between a DBS-only conductor in the cable's center and an outer shield-like conductor. This keeps a cable's insulation fully polarized all the time, something no level of signal can come close to accomplishing.
The result is considerably more transparency and dynamics than possible even from a cable in continuous use, with equipment that is never turned off. Because DBS battery packs are attached when the cables are assembled, they do not require an additional run-in period. Because there is no "load" on the batteries, they will last for years. A test button and LED allow for occasional verification of battery charge.
Perfect Surface Silver Conductors
Conductor material quality makes a world of difference in the sound of an audio cable. Since the surface of a conductor has 100% current density at all frequencies, the surface most defines the sound quality of the whole conductor.
Cougar's solid conductors prevent strand interaction, a major source of cable distortion. Extremely high-purity Perfect-Surface Copper™ (PSC+) minimizes distortion caused by grain boundaries that exist within any metal conductor, eliminating harshness and greatly increasing clarity compared to all other conducting materials.
Solid Core Conductors
Strand interaction is the single greatest cause of distortion in cable, and one of the easiest to avoid. Whenever current crosses the oxidized contact between bare strands, the signal will be altered. In addition, the magnetic fields of the various strands are constantly interacting, causing confusion (smearing) and causing the contact pressure between strands to be constantly modulated. AudioQuest's solid core conductors are the complete solution to this problem.