AudioQuest Digital Coax cables are engineered to keep distortion to a minimum over a wide range of frequencies. This is particularly important when speed is paramount — allowing for swift transmission of immense files or for HD video transmission. But even more significant for digital coax audio is the preservation of time relationships between the digital data stream employed to reconstruct an analog waveform. Damage to time-based information (jitter) has the effect of making sound appear flat and dull instead of vibrant and three-dimensional, and harsh instead of naturally clear.
Available Lengths: 0.75m-5m
- Solid 5% Silver Conductors
- Hard-Cell Foam Insulation
- 100% Shield Coverage (Foil + Silver-Plated Braid)
- Carbon-Based 5-Layer Noise-Dissipation System (NDS)
- Gold-Plated Terminations
Solid 5% Silver Conductors :
Solid conductors eliminate strand-interaction distortion and reduce jitter. Solid silver-plated conductors are excellent for very high-frequency applications. These signals, being such a high frequency, travel almost exclusively on the surface of the conductor. As the surface is made of high-purity silver, the performance is very close to that of a solid silver cable, but priced much closer to solid copper cable. This is an incredibly cost effective way of manufacturing very high-quality digital coax cables.
Hard-Cell Foam Insulation :
Hard-Cell Foam insulation is used exclusively in most of AudioQuest’s video and digital audio cables. Similar to Foamed-PE, it is nitrogen injected to create air pockets. ‘Hard’ foam is used because the stiffness of the material allows the conductors in the cable to maintain the same relationship with each other along the full length of the cable, thus ensuring that the characteristic impedance of the cable is consistent.
100% Shield Coverage (Foil + Silver-Plated Braid) :
Shielding always plays an important role in any cable design, but the shield on coax interconnect plays an especially important role because it functions not only as a shield but a return path as well. Because of this, AudioQuest pays special attention to the shield’s metal quality and the fabrication techniques as both will affect the sound and the picture.
Carbon-Based 5-Layer Noise-Dissipation System (NDS) :
100% shield coverage is easy. Preventing captured RF Interference from modulating the equipment’s ground reference requires AQ’s Noise-Dissipation System. Metal and Carbon-Loaded synthetics prevent most RFI from reaching the equipment’s ground plane.
|Carbon-Based Multi-Layer Noise-Dissipation
|Black/Dark Gray Braid
|Cold-Welded, HangingSilver Directly Over Pure Purple Copper
|Foil + Silver-Plated Braid