Clearly audible improvement over Rocket 11, Rocket 22 is an ideal Full-Range or Single-BiWire cable. Single-BiWire allows you to optimize performance when the speakers have separate Bass and Treble inputs.
BiWiring reduces distortion in the cable — removing the significant Bass energy from the cable carrying the more delicate Treble is like taking the waves out of the water when you (the Treble) are trying to swim. The magnetic autonomy of the separate halves of Rocket 22 maximizes the BiWire advantage.
Semi-Solid Concentric conductors are a distinctly superior alternative to typical stranded conductors. Semi-Solid Concentric conductors use fewer, larger strands that do not change position down the length of the cable. The strands maintain their fixed, rigid relationships, reducing distortion, improving resolution and dynamics, and greatly minimizing harshness and confusion due to strand interaction.
Copper Perfect-Surface/Long-Grain Copper: LGC has fewer oxides within the conducting material, fewer impurities and fewer grain boundaries than standard OFHC copper. LGC is used for the conductors in the central area of Rocket 22’s Semi-Solid Concentric Conductor bundle. PSC, with its incredibly smooth surface, is used for the outer layer of conductors in Rocket 22’s Semi-Solid Concentric Conductor bundle. It is this outer layer of conductors that has the most impact on Rocket 22’s clarity and smoothness. Careful application of PSC and LGC enables performance approaching that of using only the more expensive PSC, while gaining the economic advantage of the superb LGC.
Double Low-Inductance Geometry: A “normal” speaker cable has fairly high inductance, which spreads energy over time and makes the sound dull and unfocused. Each of the two conductors in each half of the Rocket 22 is twisted around the other, providing lower inductance, greater clarity, and better bass-to-treble frequency extension.
Rocket 22 is equipped with SureGrip 300 spade connectors or banana plugs. These connectors have direct silver over copper, without an intermediate layer of nickel.
LONG-GRAIN COPPER/PERFECT-SURFACE COPPER CONDUCTORS Rocket 22 uses a carefully blended combination of Long-Grain Copper (LGC) and high-purity Perfect-Surface Copper (PSC). LGC has fewer impurities and fewer internal grain junctions than standard OFHC copper, and the even smoother, purer surface of PSC further eliminates harshness and improves clarity. All AudioQuest conductors are direction-controlled for optimum noise dissipation.
SEMI-SOLID CONCENTRIC CONDUCTORS Semi-Solid Concentric conductors provide a far superior alternative to typical stranded conductors. They utilize fewer, larger strands that remain in a fixed position along the cable’s length, reducing distortion, improving resolution and dynamics, and significantly minimizing harshness and confusion caused by strand interaction.
IDEAL FOR FULL-RANGE OR SINGLE-BIWIRE CONFIGURATIONS Use Rocket 11/22 as a full-range cable, with red (+) and black (-) conductors grouped together, or, when the speakers have separate inputs for bass and treble, further optimize system performance by biwiring.
DOUBLE LOW-INDUCTANCE TWISTED PAIR GEOMETRY A typical speaker cable with parallel conductors has fairly high inductance, spreading energy over time and resulting in dull and unfocused sound. In Rocket 11/22, the two conductors in each half of the cable are twisted around each other, providing lower inductance, greater clarity, and superior bass-to-treble frequency extension.**