Metal: Extreme high-purity Perfect-Surface Silver (PSS) minimizes
distortion and greatly increases clarity compared to all other conducting
materials. PSS has an astonishingly smooth and pure surface, which, when kept as
soft, pure and smooth as possible, becomes the wonderfully low distortion PSC
conductor used in many AudioQuest models. PSSs extreme transparency is made
possible by applying Perfect Surface Technology to ultra pure solid silver.
SST (Spread Spectrum Technology): Any single size or shape of conductor
has a specific distortion profile. SST is a method for significantly reducing
the awareness of these character flaws by using a precise combination of
different size conductors. The four different SST-determined conductor sizes
used in K2 allow an exceptionally clear, clean and dynamic sound.
Dielectric Bias System (DBS) (US patent 7,126,055): Greatly improved
performance is made possible by a constant 72 volt charge on all K2s insulation.
Similar to how the earths magnetic field makes all compasses point north, the AQ
DBS system creates an electrostatic field which causes the molecules of the
insulation to all point in the same direction, minimizing multiple nonlinear
time-delays. Sound appears from a surprisingly black background with unexpected
detail and dynamic contrast. Because DBS battery packs are attached when K2
cables are assembled, K2 does not require any additional run-in period. Because
there is no load on the easily replaceable batteries, they will last for years.
A test button and LED allow for occasional verification of battery performance.
Cold-Weld System: Novel plug design enables a perfect heat-free
connection between cable and plug.