Solid Silver power cords
These cords are made of pure solid silver flat wires (ribbons), The "wire" used to make this cord is solid 99.9% pure silver, flat single core conductor 1/8 inch wide and 0.01 inch thick. No real dielectric is used - at least, in the conventional sense: each of the seven silver ribbons is just inserted into a flexible (but strong) transparent outer jacket 1/4 OD, and covered with transparent mesh for strength;
the wires is spiraled inside the tubing, so the tubing touches only the very thin edges of the silver wire, and the flat part of the wire is surrounded by air only; each tube is air tight to prevent silver from oxidation. When such construction is measured, the dielectric constant is equal to approximately 1.1 to 1.2 - with (vacuum-air) being about 1.0 and (the closest) solid Teflon being 2.2 to 2.5 depending on the Teflon type (all other known solid dielectric have higher constants; the closer the dielectric constant to 1.0 - the better for the subjective "speed" perception.
The Cloude Nine cord exists in two sizes: front (3 conductors) and full (7 conductors);
Both versions are extremely soft and flexible, and they do look like a cloud; the pictures don't do justice to
the looks, but they give an idea what to expect...
Cloude Nine Front
Cloude Nine Full
The "Cloude Nine " CORDS FEATURES SUMMARY
- pure solid silver flat (low inductance) wire;
- 99% air dielectric;
- over 1 inch overall cord diameter for the full version;
- additional transparent layer of mesh insulation over each of the seven braided conductors;
- Arrow Hart 6266 HG hospital-grade (green dot) AC plug, rated 15A/125V;
320 (Marinco) IEC receptacle, rated 15A/125V or proprietary
flat IEC receptacle;
Cloude Nine is very "fast" and
Please note that - as with any power cord from any manufacturer - a particular cord's "sonic signature" in a given system strongly depends on the AC power line wires and/or power balancers or power conditioners used. Therefore, the best and predictable sonic results can be obtained only if an AC line is "clean" (undistorted sinusoidal) AND a properly installed dedicated audio ground is present.
Yes, using premium audiophile-grade power cords with a standard house/apartment wiring is helpful, but in general, the better your house ground wiring is, the more obvious are the sonic advantages of any premium AC cords, and STEALTH Cloude Nine in particular;
The Cloude Nine cord will certainly work with any 15 or 20 amps wall sockets, but the best performance is achieved if this cord is used with
premium wall sockets. - which provide considerably lower measured contact resistance compare to the standard socket/wall plug combination.