Tube Powered Biased Cable System
We truly believe that Aural Thrills Audio has created the finest cable in the world bar none. We know that there is no other cable like it in the world, period. In simple terms the shield is actively powered by a real tube amplifier. In complex words, the sound is indescribably incredible. If you have never splurged on a high end interconnect, this is the time. If you like the sound of tubes you will love this cable. Tube rolling, power cord rolling, interconnect rolling are all a reality for the first time in an active interconnect. The concept of a tube powered cable has never been seen before. After much research and listening tests, the impossible has been achieved. Other cables are just wire in comparison. This Tube Powered BCS is a reality machine.
Compared to my other active cable this is without a doubt the best sounding. As usual it is much more difficult and expensive to make. It uses house voltage to power the shield. It is an actual tube amplifier in all respects including 12.6v filament transformer and 240v power transformer. The AC filament gives it a very rich tube sound. The refined power supply activating the shield adds more space than any other model I make. Besides tube rolling you can also change the power cord on this model giving you the ultimate control.
So how does it sound? Like a cable which is a good tube amplifier instead of the low tech solid state offerings of other companies. Extended highs and lows with imaging that only an active cable can bring. I dare you to compare this cable to the finest out there. The shield is charged to 80 volts by a 12au7 tube amplifier which is coupled to the signal lines via some specifically manufactured resistors. Musicians step out of your speakers and into your room. Uncanny is the only way to describe it. At times I have been startled by sounds contained in recordings that seemed alive and in my room. Try out your favorite NOS tubes and you will hear the differences just like in amps. Change to your favorite power cord and you will again hear the difference just like in your amp. Nothing else like it.
The signal lines are connected to the shield by a pair of specifically manufactured resistors. What is created is a pseudo balanced interconnect, as the shield is effectively neutral relative to both conductors. Relative to the equipment ground, the shield sees half the signal voltage swing. Einstein would ponder the following question, what if the wires do not know that ground is ground? The results are stunning!
The wire used is the same awesome 22awg used in our Bass Boss cable. I feel this cable has the best balance of highs, lows, bass, and detail. The wire is surrounded by a poly shield which is charged by the output of the tube amplifier.
We need to talk about the importance of a good connector. Most connectors are made of Brass. This is done because brass is easy to cast into the desired shape not because it is a good conductor. Brass is a alloy of Copper and Zinc. Zinc is a terrible conductor of electricity. For that reason we have developed a Brass free Rca conductor which eliminates Brass form the signal path. It uses only the same silver alloy that is contained in our wire as conductors. The base of our exclusive Rca is made of solid Teflon, one of the best electrical isolation materials around. It effectively blocks all outside interference from entering your equipment through the Rca connection resulting in a quieter background. Connectors of this quality costs $50 or more each from other companies. They are standard on the Tube Powered BCS.
Exclusive AC Tube Powered BCS Design
High End Brass Free Silver Connectors
Four runs of 22awg Wire
Active Silver Shield
The care that goes into making a pair of these is evident in the details and quality of materials being used. we have isolated every sound quality by many, many, hours of critical listening. From the solder, to the Rca connectors, to the wire being used, we know exactly what each element brings to the sonic table. It is by careful mixing of each harmonic ingredient that Aural Thrills Audio has arrived at this design.
Just a word about Aural Thrills Audio. Having created fine cables for over ten years we are devoted to being a personal, upscale, company that builds custom products. Not many other companies on Audiogon have stood the test of time. We run only one company, 24/7 and strive for your complete satisfaction. Please check out our 100% positive feedback. The goal is to be the best high end, custom audio company by designing and producing innovative products to order. Our audiophile grade of wire is made exclusively for us and is created using base metals of 4 nines or better. The innovative engineering and designs make us a leader of high tech products. In closing we want to thank all of my present customers and look forward to making many new ones. Here is some recent feedback about this cable.
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I am very happy and excited with your tube cable; as a matter of fact i don't remember when was my last time that i have enjoy so much a change on my equipment. Its unbelievable that my $3,000 cable has been replaced with your cable. I replaced the AC power cable with a really good one and replaced the tube with a 12au7 Amperex from 1958. With these two changes I have to tell you that everything on your site is the truth.I am listening to music and forgot the equipment.
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Item: Aural Thrills Audio ACS Tube powered
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THE TUBE POWERED INTERCONNECT IS THE BEST! I HAVE USED HALF A DOZEN
BRAND NAME CABLES OVER THE YEARS AND THIS ONE SURPASSES THEM BY A WIDE
MARGIN.SIMPLY MAKES MY ENTIRE SYSTEM SOUND MORE LIKE LIVE MUSIC.WHAT MORE
CAN ONE ASK OF ANY COMPONENT?
I have run your cables about 100 hours now and vastly prefer it to the not-too-shabby Signal Cable's Silver Resolution IC it replaces because of its superior, relaxed presentation. It makesmore enjoyable at any volume level, but especially at low levels where much more space appears.
Again thank you for your work.
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I received the cables, and as skeptical as I was when I purchased them, i thought, all it could be is a cheap trial. Well, I must say I am extremely surprised with the quality and the sound is so much better. The details of the mid-range and top end was brilliant, and the bass was more pronounce. This is one of the few cables that I have tried that handles any music you throw at it.
Great job and thanks.
I just wanted to let you know that I have run this cable for about a week since breaking it in and it’s a keeper! After changing to a NOS tube and a really good power cord I was simply amazed! Although the cable is not cheap, it is a true example of great bang for the buck. With your money back guarantee and support I believe this purchase should be a no brainer for every audiophile out there. You can put me down as an enthusiastic convert. Great job! Don’ forget us when you’re rich and famous……. Gary, Arlington Va.