Improved Sound You Can Hear and See
PowerWire’s patented circuitry overcomes the sound-deadening and parasitic capacitance and inductance inherent in all passive cables. Even at lengths up to 100 feet, PowerWire delivers a clean amplified signal from the guitar to the pedal board or amplifier. No other cable can claim this level of signal clarity regardless of the cable length.
There are no external power supplies required, nothing but the cable itself. Everything is contained in the cable connector, including two long-lasting easily-changed batteries. No one is likely to even notice you are using a PowerWire. The only thing you’ll see is that the guitar end connector is slightly larger than the other. Just plug it in and play. The audience may not see it but they will hear it!
Being an ‘active’ cable, PowerWire is like adding ‘active pickups’ to your guitar without the complexity of taking the guitar apart to do so. And, the battery life is significantly better with PowerWire. Best yet, PowerWire has better bass response and high-end than many active pickups with better response to the intensity and technique of your playing, all due to the amps and circuitry designed into the connector. There is no easier way to see what active pickups might sound like in your guitar. Simply plug in PowerWire and you’re ‘active’!
As you can imagine, PowerWire has spent a lot of time in the lab being tested and compared to other cables. HERE are Linear and Logarithmic graphs of PowerWire compared to standard and premier instrument cables
Here are additional details from lab tests and comparisons:
- PowerWire has greater immunity from noise than other cables, not because of better shielding but because of its embedded circuitry. PowerWire is typically 6-10 dB above the noise floor with fewer peaks and signal spikes across the frequency spectrum. The result is a cleaner signal with less noise.
- PowerWire has an average of 32% less drop-off in the low and high-end of the frequency spectrum than other cables, including premier cables. Other cables are down 40-50 dB at 10 Hz and 20 KHz from their peak at midrange. PowerWire never drops more than 30 dB over the same range from its midpoint.
- PowerWire has closer to an ideal ‘flat’ response than virtually all other cables, with a 25% broader audible spectrum and 32% less drop-off than even the most expensive cables on the market.
- Note: All comparative tests were done with a 20 foot PowerWire, a 20 ft generic and a 12 foot premier professional cable. All results described above specifically referenced the 12 foot premier cable vs. PowerWire. Had a 20 foot version of the premier cable been used, the advantage of PowerWire would be significantly greater. As the capacitance in the cable causes most of the degradation of the response, and the capacitance increases linearly with distance, we would expect a 12 foot cable to have better response than a 20 foot cable of similar construction. In the case of the PowerWire amplified cable, it is clear that our 20-foot version is still significantly ahead of the 12-foot premium cable, showing that the addition of gain (2x volume at 6 dB) is a unique solution in a category all its own in the instrument cable market.