The cable has a balanced design for lower common mode noise. A unique feature with our patented hollow oval design is the ground lead surrounds the hot and cold leads to keep the signal pristine. Other power cords desings are like a leaky sewer where electromagnetic noise seeps in and oozes out. With its low inductance design and extra shield it has a very low noise floor for a better Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) to help bring out subtle nuances in the music. With this new design it has the ultimate in shielding for better ElectroMagnectic Interference (EMI) and ElectroMagnectic Compatibility (EMC). The Ultimate Power Oval takes the power cord to the next level in performance and design. It will work great with any of your equipment from DAC, Pre Amp, Power Amp ...I really do not know how we could design a better power cord. This is heirloom statement piece of audio equipment that will give you years of pleasure in owning and listening to.