Sound Quality Takes Priority
While 8K and other impressive video and gaming features dominate the discussions about HDMI, AudioQuest’s 48 and eARC-Priority Series HDMI cables offer the finest sound quality we’ve ever achieved.
The increased precision and stricter manufacturing standards needed to produce HDMI cables capable of transmitting up to 48Gbps bandwidth make all of AudioQuest’s well-established methods and techniques as crucial as ever.
The Cinnamon 48 cable boasts 1.25% Silver-Plated Copper conductors with precise direction control to effectively dissipate radio-frequency noise. Additionally, a metal-layer shield surrounds the 4 FRL + eARC pairs, further improving noise reduction.
Sound Quality Comes First While 8K and other compelling video/gaming features grab the HDMI headlines, AudioQuest’s 48 and eARC-Priority Series HDMI cables offer the best sound quality among our HDMI cables.
The greater precision and tighter manufacturing tolerances required to deliver HDMI cables that transfer up to 48Gbps bandwidth mean all of AudioQuest’s tried-and-true ingredients and techniques matter every bit as much as ever before.
Cinnamon 48 Cable Cinnamon 48 features 1.25% Silver-Plated Copper conductors that have been direction-controlled for the most efficient dissipation of radio-frequency noise. Additionally, a metal-layer shield is placed around the 4 FRL + eARC pairs to further enhance noise-dissipation.
48Gbps Bandwidth AudioQuest “48” HDMI cables can transfer up to professional 10K Ultra-HD video. The 48Gbps bandwidth is made possible by 4 balanced audio/video pairs capable of 12Gbps each. The precision and tighter manufacturing tolerances required to produce HDMI cables that transfer up to 48Gbps bandwidth mean many of AudioQuest’s tried-and-true ingredients and techniques are more important than ever before.
8K/10K AudioQuest 48Gbps HDMI cables have the bandwidth required for video with resolutions up to 10K and resolutions/refresh rates up to 8K/60 and 4K/120. All AudioQuest HDMI cables are completely backward compatible with existing 4K displays.
1.25% Silver-Plated Copper Conductors (HDMI) In AudioQuest HDMI cables, increasingly thick layers of silver plating are applied to AudioQuest’s Long-Grain Copper (LGC) conductors to improve Noise-Dissipation. Placing the superior metal on the outside of the conductor produces the greatest benefit on overall performance—a superbly cost-effective way to maximize a digital cable. Cinnamon 48 uses 1.25% Silver-Plated Copper for its conductors.
Level 3 Noise Dissipation (HDMI): Carbon + Metal + Direction-Controlled Traditional “100% shielding” is not enough to guard against the increasingly prevalent effects of Wi-Fi, cellular, and satellite radiation. In AudioQuest HDMI cables, all 19 conductors are Direction-Controlled to minimize the RF Noise that damages performance by “directing” or draining it away from the most vulnerable circuits. Level 3 Noise Dissipation adds a high-loss carbon layer sandwiched between layers of metal around the 4 FRL + eARC pairs to further enhance noise-dissipation.
eARC: 1.25% Silver + Level-2 Noise Dissipation Because sound matters, the eARC conductors in AudioQuest’s 48-Series HDMI cables receive equal love and affection, featuring the same superior metals, Direction-Controlled Conductors, and Noise-Dissipation technologies as the main AV data pairs. In AudioQuest eARC-Priority cables, the main A/V data pairs have Cinnamon-level performance (Forest 48’s solid 0.5% Silver + Carbon & Vodka 48’s Level-3 Noise-Dissipation), while the eARC data pair and Ground-Reference drain use all the same advanced design ingredients as their “48” counterparts.
Limited Lifetime Warranty AudioQuest HDMI cables are manufactured to exacting standards and are subject to rigorous quality control. However, if your HDMI cable has a real manufacturing defect, AudioQuest’s non-transferable original-owner limited lifetime warranty has you covered for cable purchased through an authorized AudioQuest US dealer. At its option, AudioQuest will repair or replace any defective HDMI cable that has not been abused, for the lifetime of the product. Proof of original purchase is required. This warranty is not an upgrade program for AudioQuest HDMI cables that were designed to meet previous generations of HDMI specifications. Current AudioQuest models are designed to meet HDMI 2.0 (18Gbps) or HDMI 2.1 (48Gbps). All generations of HDMI cable will provide some, but not all, of the features made possible by HDMI 2.0 and 2.1. All generations of HDMI cable are backward compatible—they provide all the capabilities of previous generations. To experience the audio/video benefits made possible by the latest HDMI 2.1 hardware, an HDMI cable must meet HDMI specifications, specifically an FRL-enabled bandwidth of 48Gbps.