STEALTH audio cables

Dream V16 AC cords




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The Dream V16 is the latest, up to date, revision of our Dream cords. The difference between the Dream V12 and the Dream V16 is in proprietary pre-treatment of the conductive media, prior to assembly, and the shells and the tuning collars, and these changes are responsible for the superior V16 performance and enhanced musicality.

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Ultra Dream V16 AC power cords are very thick (approximately 40mm in diameter - same thickness as the V12, but thicker, than the previous Dream and the Dream V10 cords), but still flexible. 


Unlike the Dream and the Dream V10 cords, the Dream V16 conductive material is polished, double-insulated oxygen-free copper, without any plating of any kind, but treated with a proprietary liquid media (similar - but not the same as the famous C37 violin varnish).


The Dream V16 UNI is a user-configurable cord, with fine-tuning feature (tonality change by moving a special “magnetic field shorting” collar along the cable; the ferro-material is different in V16 version, compare to the previous versions).


The user is able to configure the Dream V16 UNI as Digital, or Wall /Preamp, or Power – by himself; the configuration custom machined screws for the Dream V16 come with the cord and are stored in a custom, genuine leather, made-to-size Velcro-closure collar-pouch, with two separate pockets for the two screws, that is supplied with the Dream V16 cords starting August 5, 2016.

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Thus, there is only ONE type of the Dream V16 UNI cord – user  (or dealer) configurable as Power, Digital, Wall or Preamp;


But there are FOUR versions of the standard Dream V16 cords: WALL, Preamp, Power and Digital (same four versions as for the Dream and the Dream V10 cords):


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All three possible configurations of the Dream V16 UNI are shown on the picture below.

To reconfigure the Dream V16, simply unscrew the appropriate black or gold screw and screw in another screw - according to the legend on the carbon shell.                                 

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Both the wall plug and the IEC end are an integrated part of these cords - which helps the acclaimed excellent performance of the Dream cords, but creates a problem with changing the plugs. The Carbon fiber shells are permanently glued to the cords. Inside the shell, there is a precision machined colette, which mechanically holds the cord inside the shell, to prevent stressing the glued joint.

No dealer and no other cable making company (and certainly not a handy individual) can possibly replace or change a wall plug or an IEC receptacle on a STEALTH Dream AC cord (any revision). It is a complex and labor intensive procedure, and thus it can only be done here, in the USA, at our facility, by a specially trained technician. The only way is to cut the end completely off, re-strip the ends of individual wires, refill the cable core with Helium, seal it, and install a new plug.



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The Dream V16 color coding for the WALL, Preamp, Power and DIGITAL version of the Dream V16 cords are shown below

 and are the same as for the previous Dream AC cords revisions.

The four types of Dream V16 STANDARD cords are similar, but NOT THE SAME: they have the same AC carrying multipath *** (multiple groups of wires, STEALTH  proprietary configuration), but the ground layout and ground filtering is type-specific, and thus each Dream V16 cord (same as the Dream 10)  has its type printed on its carbon shell, plus all four types are individually color-coded to avoid  confusion.

Preamp (black with blue stripes) - for preamplifiers

Digital (black with gold stripes) - for digital gear (CD players and transports, digital processors and AD and DA converters, digital and class-D power amplifiers)

Power (black with FIVE silver stripes) - for analog power amplifiers, turntable motors

Wall (black with TWO silver stripes) - for AC power conditioners and AC power strips


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Suggested retail price for a 1.2 meters long Dream V16 cord (standard - i.e. NOT UNI version) is $5,200;

$5,400 for a 1.5 meters cord, and then - $1,200 for each consecutive meter;

Suggested retail price for a 1.2 meters long Dream V16 UNI cord is $5,800;

$6,000 for a 1.5 meters cord, and then - $1,200 for each consecutive meter;

There is no price difference between 15 Amps and 20 Amps IECs;

Both the American/Japanese and European (Schuko) wall plugs are priced the same;



* Star grounding is widely known as the most effective way to eliminate ground loops and reduce noise and hum;

** Our proprietary technology, the STEALTH para-vacuum tube is a hermetically sealed flexible tube filled with Helium; fist, Helium is approximately 15 times lighter than air, and therefore its energy storage properties are extremely good: about equal to that of a 15-fold vacuum (i.e. air at 1/15 of the atmospheric pressure); the dielectric properties of such environment are even better: Helium is inert and has no ozone or other ionized molecules, and therefore there are absolutely no current leaks of any kind - and this is better than any realistic industrial vacuum (pure, or open space vacuum is impossible to get. Industrial vacuum - i.e. what we get get with vacuum pumps - is in fact a low pressure air, and it still contain some oxygen and ionized molecules). In addition, being surrounded by Helium, the wires will never oxidize or deteriorate. And the last - but not least, since - unlike any industrial vacuum - the Helium pressure is exactly the same as the atmospheric air pressure, there is nothing to force our Helium to leak, plus the tubes remain flexible, and the Dream V10 cables are user-friendly - unlike all other "vacuum" cables (which are very stiff and inevitably lose vacuum with time - i.e. unlike the Dream V10, need periodical service to maintain the performance).

***Any of the Dream cords versions  and revisions can easily handle several times the power of the most powerful amplifier on the market; the solid silver contacts - while made in the 15Amp geometry - offer lower contact resistance than the 50 Amp rated regular industrial or hospital grade plugs.


**** We continuously improve our cables and connectors, and add improved and extra features to our products – as we design and test these improvements. The general sonic character of the cable remains the same, it just becomes progressively better and better.

Eventually, with a number of improvements added, the cumulative effect of these improvements becomes significant – i.e. a cable works clearly, considerably better. At this point, we introduce a new revision to a cable model, which summarizes all improvements since the initial release of a particular model (or after the previous revision), making these improvements and features standard for the latest revision.

It’s worth noting that we keep our research and experimentation separate from production, i.e. All cable and connector changes are thoroughly tested before going into production. We never make changes just for the sake of making changes: All improvements that we introduce make perfect and clear sense from the engineering point of view, and are always tested sonically We make absolutely certain that these changes are an actual improvement (i.e. NOT a degradation in any area); we pride ourselves that – since 1999 up to date - no mistakes, errors, or wrong moves have been made or noted. Before adding any improvement, and especially releasing a new revision to any of our products, we always make absolutely certain that the latest revision is better than the previous in each and every respect – being it sonics, appearance, reliability or user convenience.

*****  The IEC standard is confusing because the common molded 15 Amp IEC shell is printed "10A 250V - while, in fact, it is exactly the same as printed "15 A 120V". Thus, to avoid confusion, look at the geometry and NOT at the printed text! More information on the cable end IECs can be found here: