This cable has a balanced design for lower common mode noise. A unique feature with the patented Analysis Plus hollow oval design is the ground lead surrounds the hot and cold leads to keep the signal pristine. 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. 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 they could design a better power cord.