Welcome to R&M Tone Technology, manufacturer of the PowerWire guitar cable which provides a clean, amplified boost (with optional TS09-distortion and other effects) at the source of the signal - the pickups. By driving the cable with a pre-amp, noise is reduced and signal quality is improved, which has the effect of adding active pickups to any guitar that you use with the PowerWire!!
January 2015 - R&M introduces automatic bypass function for all PowerWire cables - although our battery life is 1 year on average, the chance of your sound disappearing due to a low battery is now non-existent with our new automatic bypass function which will be in all PowerWire cables going forward. When the battery drops below 50% of it's normal voltage, the signal will bypass the amplifier and go to the output jack. December 13, 2011 - R&M Tone Technology is awarded US patent 8,075,342 titled "Amplifying Connector".....September 2009 Guitar World Review of the 6dB PowerWire Clean Boost: "R&M Tone Technologies PowerWire is the first cable to feature a built-in amplifier. Powered by tiny watch-style batteries, the amp doesn't change the cable's warm and relatively balanced tone, but it does boost the signal at fixed levels up to 6 dB...". See also a review of our TS09 distortion cable (change distortion level by changing volume control on your guitar) at Analog War Cry