Premier audio reviewer, Michael Fremer of Stereophile magazine recently spent time with our Neutron SW16 Digital power cord in his system. Mike reviewed the new Brinkmann Nyquist DAC and declared the Neutron SW16 “more open, crystalline sound proved the ideal match for the Nyquist.” when plugged into the Nyquist!
The Neutron SW16 concept is a culmination of 17 years of design and evolutionary progress. It builds on the strengths of our previous flagship VLT Nebula DPC and innovations debuted in the Challenger AE15 DPC. The Neutron SW16 represents the ultimate digital power cord in the Heritage series.
Dielectrics: Cable dielectrics should be terrible conductors of electrical signals; the worse they are conducting electrical signals the better the cable performance. Storing and the subsequent releasing of the signal create distortions that adversely affect the performance of a cable. The air impregnated, multi-layer insulation system in the Neutron SW16 delivers a charge storage of 1.3, just a mere 0.3 more than a perfect vacuum (1.0). This results in a velocity of propagation of 95% the speed of light, reducing signal smearing to a minimum with superb phase linearity!
Shielding: The pervasiveness of noise around today’s audio systems demands a full commitment to protecting the audio signal. Efficient and effective shields, as those in the Neutron SW16, that both reflect and absorb noise mitigates the impact on the audio signal. Mere twisting of conductors regardless of geometries is not adequate to protect from the myriad and complex types of noise bombarding our systems. It, in addition to our renowned Dynamic Shielding™ technology, features a special twisting geometry and multiple shield types that are layered in a proprietary sequence to deliver ultra-wide-bandwidth protection from DC to the gigahertz range. This results in 100% shield coverage and over -110db shielding effectiveness!
Conductors: The massive 99.9999% high purity copper and silver stranded conductors utilized in the Neutron SW16 are specially treated to maximize conductivity and power handling. The complex and intricate geometry of the conductors ensures maximum isolation from crosstalk and reduced coupling capacitance.
See PFO’s Marshall Nack review of the Neutron SW16 here
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