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Audioquest Firebird High (Variable) Current Power Cable

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Audioquest Firebird High (Variable) Current Power Cable

High (Variable) Current Cables
Optimized for use with AC power conditioners/regenerators, power amplifiers, and any components that contain a built-in power amplifier, including AV receivers, powered speakers, and powered subwoofers.

Solid Perfect-Surface Silver (PSS) and Perfect-Surface Copper+ (PSC+) Conductors
Solid conductors prevent electrical strand-to-strand interaction, major sources of distortion. Surface quality is critical because a conductor can be considered as a rail-guide for both the fields within a conductor, and for the magnetic fields that extend outside the conductor. The astonishingly smooth and pure surface of all AudioQuest’s Perfect-Surface metals nearly eliminates harshness and greatly increases clarity compared to lesser materials. The careful choice of the sizes of the PSS and PSC+ conductors ensures that FireBird’s performance is close to using all PSS Silver, but at a much lower cost.


With current capacity of 20 amps RMS @ 125VAC 50/60Hz (16 amps RMS @ 220-240VA 50/60Hz), FireBird/High (Variable) Current can withstand current transient peaks many times its continuous (average) RMS rating. This makes FireBird/High (Variable) Current ideally suited for a wide assortment of AC power conditioners, power regenerators, AC isolation transformers, and AC battery back-up devices, as well as any power amplifier, powered subwoofer, powered loudspeaker, powered receiver, or integrated amplifier.

AC Ground wires may provide protection from an electrical short circuit, but they also act as an antenna. Thus, they are subject to induced radio-frequency (RF) noise. This RF noise bypasses component power supplies and is typically coupled directly into a system’s most sensitive audio/video circuits. AudioQuest’s RF/ND-Tech greatly reduces this distortion, yielding unprecedented levels of noise dissipation across the widest bandwidth (range) of radio frequencies possible. Our unique circuit topology uses a common-mode phase-cancelling array, in concert with proprietary dielectric materials which provide additional differential linear filtering. US Patent # 8,988,168.

72v Dielectric-Bias System (DBS)
Insulation is also a dielectric that can act like a shunt-filter. Biasing minimizes dielectric-noise and linearizes the filter, significantly improving wide-bandwidth dissipation of induced RF noise.

All drawn metal strands or conductors have a non-symmetrical, and therefore directional, grain structure. AudioQuest controls the resulting RF impedance variation so that noise is drained away from where it will cause distortion. The correct direction is determined by listening to every batch of metal conductors used in every AudioQuest audio cable. When applicable, arrows are clearly marked on the connectors to ensure superior sound quality. For most models of AQ cable, the arrows not only indicate the direction that optimizes metal-directionality as part of Noise-Dissipation, but also indicates non-symmetrical attachment of shield and GND in order to optimize full-system performance.


Solid Perfect-Surface Silver (PSS) & Solid Perfect-Surface Copper+ (PSC+)
ZERO-Tech + RF/ND-Tech + 72v DBS
RF Drain Metal
Solid Perfect-Surface Silver (PSS)
11 AWG Line and Neutral / 12 AWG Ground
Hanging-Silver over Red and Beryllium Copper
Maximum RMS Current
15 Amp @ 120VAC 60 Hz
Cable Length
1 m = 3 ft 3 in, 2 m = 6 ft, 7 in
Dark Red on Black Braid