Batteries on a cable? In addition to insulating and isolating, insulation is also a “dielectric.” Insulation has permittivity and permeability; it stores and releases energy. Unfortunately, dielectrics are non-linear with frequency and with wave amplitude, causing nasty non-linear phase shifts proportional to frequency and/or signal amplitude.
Fortunately, by electrostatically aligning/polarizing the molecules within a cable's dielectric, the non-linear corruption can be dramatically reduced. The reason your equipment and your cables sound better when you leave your equipment turned on is because you are partially aligning and polarizing the dielectric material present throughout every component. However, even playing music loud all the time will never fully “form” the dielectric.
In contrast, by building-in a dedicated DBS-only conductor down the center of a cable, AQ’s Dielectric-Bias System puts a continuous 72 volt potential (DC bias) between the very center and an outer shield-like layer. All the dielectric in-between is fully aligned all the time. There is no interaction with the signal conductors. Nothing is put in the signal path. A test button and LED allow for occasional verification of battery performance.
2 x 72v DBS packs (inc. batteries)
Different voltage packs may be used together. Value is additive.