Dark Energy Wormhole Digital 2
Dark Energy Wormhole Digital 2
Ultimate Performance Power Cord For Digital & Low Power AV Components
With the Wormhole Digital 2, you get so much more than a power cord. You get hours of immersion in wide, deep, dense and engaging sound. Audiophiles spend a fortune for sound like this, when perhaps it lies buried within your existing components. The Wormhole Digital 2 will help you wring every last nanogram of music out of whatever component it powers.
The Wormhole Digital 2 power cord starts with Furutech DPS-4.1 wire and FI-50 NCF terminations. This is by itself an outstanding power cable, capable of full bandwidth, dynamic, high resolution sound on the right component. It's good, but over time we found it to be a bit analytical on it's own with some gear. This of course plays well with components that already have a warm tonal characteristic, but on more neutral to analytical gear we found the "engagement factor" was missing. We loved the potential of this power cord, and we had some tweaks up our sleeves that we were ready to test on the stock Furutech DPS 4.1 cord.
Tweak #1 Dark Matter Technology
The Dark Matter tech material was our first test. It's overall characteristic of enhancing musical flow, tonal richness, texture and body came through on this cord and we were very pleased with the result. But being ever curious (we are very hard to please) after a long period of evaluation, we wanted to know what might be able to take this cord further still. We had the time, the tools, and the skill to take the performance further, so we did.
Tweak #2 Bybee SE AC Purifiers
The next phase was the addition of Bybee Purifiers, specifically the latest generation of SE AC purifiers, to the wall plug end. This required custom building and machining an extended barrel for the NCF plug to accommodate the two Purifiers. We chose to do this rather than place a large tube in the middle of the cord to prevent the cord pulling away from the component, or pulling the component off of the shelf. Placing it on the wall plug end made the most sense, because that location would put the least stress on whatever component the cord was plugging into, and frankly the location did not affect the sound of the cord.
This was a much bigger improvement, well worth the extra expense of the Purifiers and the custom made extension barrel for the NCF wall plug. The Bybees gave this cord the sonic signature we were looking for. There was a smoothness, a naturalness and flow to the music that complimented the resolving power of the ultra pure Alpha OCC-DUCC copper and FI-50 connectors. we were happy with the design and were ready to go into production with this new cord.
Tweak #3 Wormhole Technology
During this time we had also made the discovery of what we call "Wormhole Technology". This Technology was first discovered for and put to use in the DMT Mandala II. The Wormhole Technology was doubling, even quadrupling the power of our Mandalas, and since it is so concentrated, it would be easy to add to a small amount to a power cord. We were already getting great results by just letting our prototype cord rest on a Mandala II, so it was an easy decision to make.
Upon adding just a fractional amount of Wormhole to the iec end of the power cord and listening to this design for the first time, the experience was transformative. If I had to put it into words, I would say that the density of the sound, the way the sound fills the room, just went from holographic to being transported to the venue where the recording took place. There were no speakers, there was no room, there was only music. I was transported to a space.
We take the outstanding Furutech power cable and connectors much further in performance in the following ways:
- An additional shield of carbon fiber sleeving. This is connected to the drain wire of the copper shield and terminated at the wall plug end. This additional layer of shielding overlaps the frequencies that the copper shielding works in, and goes beyond. You get broader band shielding than with the stock cable. It has the added benefit of dissipating static electricity.
- Terminations are finished with our proprietary contact enhancer. The base is silver paste, and to it we add Furutech's Nano liquid (the same nano liquid the wires are covered in during the manufacturing process), and other conductive materials. This is the best contact enhancer we've ever heard. Unfortunately the process of making it is tedious, expensive and not suitable for resale. Nonetheless, terminations at both ends of the cable are coated with this solution before being clamped in the plug contacts.
- Bybee SE AC Purifiers - The same type used in the Dark Matter Stealth power conditioner. We manufacture a special housing out of carbon fiber and affix it to the NCF wall plug. A tremendous upgrade in soundstage height/width/depth, air and space, and musically natural flow.
- Wormhole material - Dark Matter Technologies' latest breakthrough is a staggering boost to performance. It would take 100 times the amount of graphene to equal what a small amount of Wormhole material can accomplish. It is applied to the conductors directly before finishing the cables. It is extremely costly, but only a small amount is needed to be effective in combination with Dark Matter.
- Dark Matter - Dark Matter is the finishing touch. This proprietary blend of materials lowers the noise floor, and synergizes with the Wormhole material at the molecular level.
Finally, we terminate the Wormhole cable with high quality silver plated copper AC connectors housed in a silver carbon fiber barrel. the connectors make a very solid connection with the wall outlet and your audio/video components.
Comparing to an identically terminated stock Furutech DPS-4.1 cable, the Wormhole Digital 2 power cable is far more detailed, with richer harmonics, a denser more holographic soundstage, and has a more natural sound more like real instruments and musicians playing in a space. Low level phase information previously unheard is all of the sudden present, adding to the engagement factor of the music. The width and depth of soundstage simply explodes in all dimensions on a good system. It doesn't just make speakers disappear, it makes the whole room disappear.
The wire in a Wormhole power cord has a one time break in period of 250 hours. With this cord however, there is the break in of the wire, and the break in/ settling in of the Dark Matter and Wormhole materials. Dark Matter and Wormhole will make itself known immediately, but the effect takes a good 24 hours to be 90% settled in. The remaining 10% will take 3-5 more days. If the cord is unplugged from the wall for more than 1 hour, the Dark Matter and Wormhole materials will be completely discharged. Meaning the next component they are plugged into will require the materials to charge/settle in again.