discontinued in 2004
HAC -"Hi A/C" is designed to allow
any power hungry component to effortlessly draw current from your
supply. The HAC consists of nine individually Teflon® insulated shielded conductors. HAC cord can handle
the demands of both low and high wattage equipment. This cord has been tested with 1000W monoblocks and worked with
extremely low resistance and no stress.
Source components also benefit from the quality, shielding, and effortless
power draw provided by the HAC.
HAC features summary:
Three runs of TeflonŽ insulated silver plated oxygen-free
copper wire for each: "phase", "return" and "ground" (i.e. nine
runs altogether); Three separate silver plated
"source-terminated" shields: an individual shield for "phase",
"return" and "ground"; Double TeflonŽ insulation (rated at 1500V
continuous) - internal, between the central conductors and the
shield, and outer - show-white, plus black mesh outer jacket;
Arrow Hart 6266 HG hospital-grade (green dot) AC plug, rated
15A/125V; American-made IEC plug with built-in strain relief,
The HAC cord has been compared to AC cords from Cardas, Kimber, Sinergistic Research, Audioquest, Classe, Marigo, and others -
in several different audiophile systems. None of the mentioned cords sounded as good as the HAC. The HAC - like all STEALTH AC cords - is conceptually different from the majority of audiophile cords of the market. AC power cords' "sound" mostly depends not on the AC carrying wires, but on the ground wire, which NEEDS to be shielded since it's included into the sound SIGNAL PATH (ground path, to be more precise) - that's
largely why different AC power cords sound different from each
other! AC is filtered in the power supplies, but the ground goes
in and out just the way it is. Therefore, in general, the better
your house ground wiring is, the more obvious are the HAC sonic
advantages. But all the technical justifications and positive reviews do not
matter as much as the improvement this cord will make on
REAL LIFE OPINIONS
Please check the latest reviews and customers' feedback on the HAC AC power cables.
Here are some quotes:
"... I have the STEALTH HAC cables plugged in my speakers and DAC and they definitely improved the sound quality"
"...STEALTH HAC A/C cable made a very noticeable improvement in my system, more air around instruments and voices, better midrange and bass."
"... I recently installed an HAC cord in my VSP Labs Power Amp. Wow, what a difference!"
Suggested retail price for a 1.2 meter long HAC is $425.00
Please add $175 for each additional meter.