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What is electrical noise and how does it affect your DAC?

By | March 25th, 2019|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , |

We’ve been here eleventy billion times before: the sound quality of a digital audio system doesn’t rely simply on the safe arrival of each and every bit but how accurately those bits are timed into the DAC chip. Any mis-timing is called jitter. Electrical noise – entering hi-fi components via the mains and via cables acting as antennae – can seriously disturb the timing accuracy of a DAC’s clock oscillators.

Not only. According to Garth Powell, Direct of Power/Engineering at AudioQuest, electrical noise will also make its way into the analogue section of a DAC to potentially mask the very low-level signal retrieval for which it was designed/purchased.… Read the full article

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AudioQuest Mythical Creatures | CES 2019

By | February 17th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

A must-visit room at any audio event is AudioQuest (website) if only to see their esteemed engineer Garth Powell.  It’s absolutely fine for us as audiophiles to be subjective, but Garth’s engineering curiosity to understand why something is the way it is, is so refreshing.

Garth Powell debuting AudioQuest Mythical Creatures cables

Garth was originally hired six years ago to develop a line of power products, resulting first in the Niagara 7000 Power Conditioner and more recently the Storm Series power cables, both of which currently reside in my listening room. … Read the full article

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Garth Powell of AudioQuest

By | November 27th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , |

KEF R Series

Garth Powell of AudioQuest. Garth sits down to elaborate on his move from wine country to Orange County, talk noise isolation in power design and key us into his life as an established Jazz drummer. Special co-host Bryan Beasley and Elizabeth Klingele.

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AudioQuest’s Niagara 1000: what the hell (are you waiting for)?

By | July 26th, 2017|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , |

To refer to AudioQuest as a ‘cable company’ is a like saying Apple are a ‘computer company’ — it’s only part of the story.

In recent years, AudioQuest have diversified to design and manufacturer D/A converters (DragonFly and Beetle), a USB noise filter (Jitterbug) and headphones (NightHawk/NightOwl) to become a tech company. An in-house development team is assigned to each project.

Team leader for AC power products is one Garth Powell. I first met the softly spoken Powell during a tour of the company’s Irvine facility in June 2015.… Read the full article

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