The PerfectWave AC-12 is PS Audio's finest power cable. It sets a new standard for high-end aftermarket power cables at any price. It features eight-gauge-construction, quad shielding, multiple gauge and shaped PCOCC single crystal conductors, and solid machined connectors. Perfect AC power is a critical requirement for high-performance audio/video systems. Delivering that power to your equipment, without loss, is the job of the AC power cable. The low noise, high-speed design of the AC-12 is based on five patents and years of listening and engineering. The PerfectWave series brings a new level of refined beauty, power and spacious performance to high-end, high-performance systems. It helps connected equipment enjoy a breathtaking openness, with quick transients combined with a warmth and richness that we have never before experienced. It reduces noise without magnetic restriction and channels the fundamentals through the conductor's core. PS Audio's xStream Series of AC power cables lowered AC noise with a distributed magnetic field. Using ferrite, impregnated in the outer jacket of the xStream power cables, the company reduced AC noise by generating a magnetic field, which dissipated some of the AC noise. This technological breakthrough had many advantages for lowering noise but one disadvantage: the magnetic field it created caused the audio to sound slightly "sluggish" and somewhat restricted. Once you hear what a PerfectWave AC power cable does for you in the system you'll understand the benefits of lower noise without magnetic restriction. The PerfectWave AC Series gives a remarkably wide open spacious presentation with an equally low noise floor.