The standard USB interface contains both data and power conductors. In the Mirage USB, the data conductors ( carrying digital audio signals ) and the power conductors have been physically separated using proprietary Signal Isolation Technology. This isolates the digital data stream from noise emanating on the host computer’s USB Power Bus.
The data and power conductors are each separately shielded, creating a double barrier, which eliminates noise from the music signal. It also results in cleaner power for any digital to analog converter ( DAC ) whose power is supplied via the USB interface. An unprecedented four ( 4 ) shields have been engineered into this design. In addition, larger power conductors are also incorporated which other cables cannot offer. These conductors allow for the lowest impedance in the industry.