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AudioQuest - Diamond - USB Digital Audio Cable (Single)

AudioQuest - Diamond - USB Digital Audio Cable

Audio Quest - Diamond - USB Digital Audio Cable (Single)

AudioQuest's digital cables start with Long-Grain Copper (LGC) conductors, which is a low-distortion metal with fewer grain boundaries and low oxygen content. Each successive step up in the line adds the cost-effective performance benefits of silver plating (in increasing amounts), with the top cable in each digital cable family employing AudioQuest's best conductor metal, solid 100% PSS. Geometry is optimized for each application, with insulation materials ranging from hard-cell foam to solid polyethylene.

SOLID PERFECT-SURFACE SILVER (PSS) CONDUCTORS

Perfect-Surface Technology applied to extreme-purity silver provides unprecedented clarity and dynamic contrast. Perfect-Surface Silver (PSS) is AudioQuest's highest-quality metal. Solid conductors prevent strand interaction, a major source of cable distortion. Extremely high-purity Perfect-Surface Silver minimizes distortion caused by the grain boundaries that exist within any metal conductor, nearly eliminating harshness and greatly 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.

DIELECTRIC-BIAS SYSTEM WITH RADIO FREQUENCY TRAP

All insulation between two or more conductors is also a dielectric whose properties will affect the integrity of the signal. When the dielectric is unbiased, dielectric-involvement (absorption and non-linear release of energy) causes different amounts of time delay (phase shift) for different frequencies and energy levels, which is a real problem for very time-sensitive multi-octave audio. The inclusion of an RF Trap (developed for AudioQuest’s Niagara Series of power products), ensures that radio frequency noise will not be induced into the signal conductors from the DBS field elements. (DBS, US Pat #s 7,126,055 & 7,872,195 B1)

ALL CONDUCTORS CONTROLLED FOR RF NOISE DIRECTIONALITY

CARBON-BASED 3-LAYER NOISE-DISSIPATION SYSTEM (NDS)

It's easy to accomplish 100% shield coverage. Preventing captured Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) from modulating the equipment's ground reference requires AQ's Noise-Dissipation System (NDS). 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 ground.

FEATURES:

  • Solid Perfect-Surface Silver (PSS) Conductors
  • Hard-Cell Foam Insulation
  • Dielectric-Bias System with Radio Frequency Trap
  • All Conductors Controlled for RF Noise Directionality
  • Carbon-Based 3-Layer Noise-Dissipation System (NDS)
  • USB A to Micro option is Micro B 2.0

SPECIFICATIONS:

Metal
Solid 100% PSS Silver

Dielectric
Hard-Cell Foam

Noise-Dissipation System
Carbon-Based 3-Layer Noise-Dissipation System

Jacket
Black/Silver Braid

USB 2.0 Lengths
Up to 5.0m

USB 3.0 Lengths
Up to 3.0m

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