DBS Voltage Upgrade Kits
High-frequency engineers often believe that “low-frequency” audio is just so simple …
but in fact, it is very difficult to handle a multi-octave audio signal without damaging the
time relationships that define individual sounds.
Even when multi-channel audio is packaged as a single-channel digital stream, as in HDMI,
USB, FireWire, Coax, AES/EBU, Toslink, etc., time-based data corruption, known as “jitter,”
causes unfixable damage to the information package.
In addition to insulating, “insulation” is also a “dielectric.” This means that it interacts
with any nearby electrical signal, slowing down the signal. Absolute speed is not itself relevant,
but when insulation is un-biased, it slows down different frequencies and different
amplitudes by varying degrees, a significant distortion mechanism.
AudioQuest’s DBS creates a strong and stable electrostatic field, which saturates and polarizes
(organizes) the molecules of the insulation. This minimizes both energy storage in
the dielectric, and the multiple nonlinear time-delays. Sound appears from a surprisingly
blacker background with unexpected detail and dynamic contrast. Because DBS creates
a field, but does no “work,” the DBS pack’s batteries will last for years. A test button and
LED allow for the occasional battery check.
- Black uses a RF noise trap
- Carbon uses a superior RF noise trap
Further Reading: DBS