The analog audio interconnect cable is named in honor of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, which was once the longest suspension bridge in the world.
Within the Bridges & Falls series, you’ll discover higher-quality metals and advanced technologies, including Air-Tube insulation, the Dielectric-Bias System, and the Noise-Dissipation System, all offered at more affordable prices than ever before.
Please note that all cables in our Bridges & Falls series cleverly house their left and right channels in a single jacket. They feature our Asymmetrical Double-Balanced geometry with separate high-quality positive and negative conductors. This design results in a slim, flexible, and exceptionally versatile high-performance cable that can accommodate various modern connections, including 3.5mm (male or female), DIN, and RCA. However, it’s essential to keep in mind that the plugs on Bridges & Falls cables are positioned quite close together by necessity. If the L and R inputs on your components are spaced more than 3 inches (7.6cm) apart, we recommend considering models from our Rivers or Elements series.
ASYMÉTRIQUE DOUBLE ÉQUILIBRÉ GÉOMÉTRIE Specifically designed for single-ended applications, the Asymmetrical Double-Balanced Geometry provides a relatively lower ground impedance for a richer and more dynamic sound experience. While many single-ended cable designs use a single path for both the ground and the shield, Double-Balanced designs separate the two for cleaner and quieter performance.
SOLID PERFECT-SURFACE COPPER (PSC) CONDUCTORS From the beginning, AudioQuest has led the way in using high-quality metals, but even we were surprised by the significant leap in performance achieved through the astonishingly smooth and pure surface of Perfect-Surface Copper (PSC). Proprietary metal-processing technology protects the wire’s surface at every stage of drawing and fabrication. When high-purity low-oxide copper is kept as soft, pure, and smooth as possible, it becomes an exceptionally low-distortion conductor. In a conventional cable, electrical and magnetic interaction between strands is one of the greatest sources of distortion, often resulting in a somewhat harsh and impure sound. Solid conductors are fundamental to achieving a very clean and natural sound.
METAL-LAYER NOISE-DISSIPATION Achieving 100% shield coverage is relatively straightforward. Preventing captured radio-frequency interference (RFI) from affecting the equipment’s ground reference requires AudioQuest’s Noise-Dissipation technology. Traditional shield systems usually absorb and then discharge noise and RF energy to the component ground, modulating and distorting the critical “reference” ground plane, leading to signal distortion. Noise-Dissipation acts as a protective barrier for the shield, effectively absorbing and reflecting most of the incoming noise and RF energy before it reaches the ground layer.
COLD-WELDED, GOLD-PLATED TERMINATIONS This plug design allows for a solderless connection, eliminating a common source of distortion associated with soldered connections. Instead of solder, a high-pressure technique is used. The ground shells are stamped rather than machined, allowing the choice of low-distortion metals rather than prioritizing machinability.
FOAMED-POLYETHYLENE INSULATION Any solid material adjacent to a conductor is, in essence, a part of an imperfect circuit. Wire insulation and circuit board materials have the capacity to absorb and store energy, releasing it as distortion over time. As air absorbs minimal energy and Polyethylene offers low-loss properties with a benign distortion profile, Foamed-PE insulation, featuring high air content, minimizes the out-of-focus effects commonly associated with other materials.