Audioquest Diamond AES/EBU


1 895,00 $3 395,00 $


AudioQuest Diamond AES/EBU Digital Cable

Solid Perfect-Surface Silver (PSS) Conductors

The Perfect-Surface technology applied to extreme-purity silver provides unprecedented clarity and dynamic contrast. Solid silver conductors prevent strand interaction, a major source of cable distortion. The extremely high-purity Perfect-Surface Silver (PSS) minimizes distortion caused by the grain boundaries present in any metal conductor, virtually eliminating harshness and significantly increasing clarity compared to OFHC, OCC, 8N, and other coppers.

Hard-Cell Foam Insulation

Hard-Cell Foam (HCF) Insulation ensures critical signal-pair geometry. Any solid material adjacent to a conductor is actually part of an imperfect circuit. Wire insulation and circuit board materials all absorb energy. Some of this energy is stored and then released as distortion. Hard-Cell Foam Insulation is similar to the Foamed-PE used in our more affordable Bridges & Falls cables and is nitrogen-injected to create air pockets. Because nitrogen (like air) does not absorb energy and therefore does not release any energy from or into the conductor, distortion is reduced. In addition, the stiffness of the material allows the cable’s conductors to maintain a stable relationship along the cable’s full length, producing a stable impedance character and further minimizing distortion.

Carbon-Based Seven-Layer Noise-Dissipation System (NDS)

It’s easy to accomplish 100% shield coverage. To prevent captured Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) from modulating the equipment’s ground reference, AQ’s Noise-Dissipation System (NDS) is necessary. Traditional shield systems typically absorb and then drain noise/RF energy to component ground, modulating and distorting the critical “reference” ground plane, which, in turn, causes a distortion of the signal. NDS’s alternating layers of metal and carbon-loaded synthetics “shield the shield,” absorbing and reflecting most of this noise/RF energy before it reaches the layer attached to the ground.

Also featuring a foil + tinned braid shield, and cold-welded, silver-over-pure-red-copper terminations.