AudioQuest NRG-Y3 Low-Distortion 3-Pole AC Power Cable - 9.84' (3m)

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Model: NRGY3US03 UPC: 092592005778 Item: 171546

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NRG-Y2, NRG-Y3, NRG-Z2, and NRG-Z3 AC cables take advantage of the same get-out-of-the-way and Noise-Dissipation technologies as the NRG Storm Series of AC cables.

All these models feature Zero Characteristic Impedance for Uncompressed Current Transfer:

A non-technical analogy for this might be that if you drop a coin in a tube with shampoo in it, no matter how wide (low resistance) that tube, the shampoo (the Characteristic Impedance) is going to get in the way (compromise current transients). Eliminating Characteristic Impedance (Zero means No in this application) is like having only air in the tube, as close to a vacuum as possible. Whether the amp is running at less than a watt or is fully maxed out, the unrestricted transients are visceral — something the whole body understands, no words required.

NRG-Y2 and NRG-Y3 AC cables use Long-Grain-Copper (LGC) in a 7-strand Semi-Solid Concentric arrangement in which the strands never change position within the bundle. This technique significantly reduces strand-interaction distortion. The higher purity and fewer grains within LGC copper further reduce distortion.

All the new models also feature Direction-Controlled Conductors & Silver-Plated Shield Drains:

All drawn metal has a non-symmetrical, and therefore directional, grain structure. AudioQuest controls the resulting RF impedance variation so that noise drains away from where it will cause distortion. The Silver-Plated shield drains efficiently remove RF noise from the line and neutral shields via the wall plug’s “ground” pin – which is why even the 2-Pole “2” models have an unexpected ground pin.



  • Length: 9.84' (3m)

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My AVR and subwoofer both have a 2 pole power cord, however the shape is the same as these 3 pole cords. Are there any issues with using a 3 pole power cord with devices that do not utilize the ground?
DustangGT on Nov 24, 2018
  Great question! It's not a problem at all, and buying a 3 conductor grounded cable ensures that it will be compatible if you change devices in the future.