AudioQuest Digital Coax Cables
AudioQuest Digital Coax cables are meticulously designed to reduce distortion over an exceptionally wide frequency range. In various applications, the speed of digital communication is of utmost importance. At its core, “speed” pertains to the swift transfer of large files or the conveyance of ample data for high-definition video. However, within the realm of digital coaxial audio, “speed” is critical not in terms of sheer quantity or velocity, but due to the critical importance of temporal relationships within a digital stream for reconstructing the analog waveform that brings information, music, and enjoyment to our ears. Temporal irregularities, known as jitter, within the data packet can compromise audio quality, making it sound narrow and flat rather than three-dimensional, harsh and murky instead of smooth and clear.
Solid 5% Silver Conductors Enhancing Analog Performance
Solid conductors eradicate inter-strand distortion, one of the primary sources of distortion in cables.
Carbon-Based 5-Layer Noise-Dissipation System (NDS)
Achieving complete shield coverage is a straightforward task. Nevertheless, preventing the influence of Captured Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) on the equipment’s ground reference requires AudioQuest’s Noise-Dissipation System (NDS). Conventional shielding systems usually absorb and subsequently route noise and RF energy to the component ground, thus modifying and distorting the crucial “reference” ground plane, resulting in signal distortion. The NDS, with its alternating layers of metallic and carbon-infused synthetic materials, acts to “shield the shield,” by absorbing and reflecting the majority of this noise and RF energy before it reaches the grounded layer.
Foil + Silver-Plated Braid Shield
Cold-Welded, Pure Purple Copper Terminations with Silver Plating
Hard-Cell Foam Insulation
Hard-Cell Foam insulation ensures precise signal pair geometry. Any solid material adjacent to a conductor effectively becomes part of an imperfect circuit. Insulation materials for wires and circuit boards all have an inherent capacity to absorb energy, with some of this energy being stored and later released as distortion. Hard-Cell Foam insulation is akin to the Foamed-PE used in our more budget-friendly Bridges & Falls cables. It is nitrogen-injected to create air pockets. Nitrogen, like air, does not absorb energy and therefore does not release any energy into or out of the conductor. This minimizes distortion. Moreover, the stiffness of the material allows the cable’s conductors to maintain a consistent relationship throughout the cable’s entire length, ensuring stable impedance characteristics and further reducing distortion.