AudioQuest - Firebird Bass w/ DBS Carbon - Speaker Cables (Pair)
AudioQuest - Firebird Bass with DBS Carbon - Speaker Cables (Pair)
With the introduction of their FireBird Bass Full-Range speaker cables, AudioQuest has pushed significantly beyond even their own, very high standards.
By eliminating the FireBird Bass Full-Range speaker cable’s characteristic impedance, current compression and distortion of the signal transient is significantly reduced. The result is dynamic contrast, transient response, and bass slam that are rendered seemingly without effort.
The FireBird Bass Full-Range speaker cables may be used in one of two ways: either as ideal Full-Range cables, or, in combination with a dedicated FireBird Zero cable in a Bi-Wire cable assembly of unparalleled performance. FireBird Bass with RF/ND-Tech is an ideal cable for the Bass and Midrange inputs of a Bi-Wirable or Tri-Wireable loudspeaker when used in combination with FireBird Zero Full-Range cable on the treble input.
FireBird Bass Full-Range speaker cables are Cold-Welded to AudioQuest’s extremely pure Red Copper Spades or Bananas. The bare copper is submerged in a vat of pure silver instead of being tumbled in a lower-grade solution. AudioQuest speaker breakouts and plug casings are not metal in order not to induce RF Noise into the conductors.
Solid conductors prevent electrical strand-to-strand interaction, major sources of distortion. Surface quality is critical because a conductor can be considered as a rail-guide for both the fields within a conductor, and for the magnetic fields that extend outside the conductor. The astonishingly smooth and pure surface of all AudioQuest’s Perfect-Surface metals nearly eliminates harshness and greatly increases clarity compared to lesser materials. The careful choice of the sizes of the PSS and PSC+ conductors ensures that FireBird’s performance is close to using all PSS Silver, but at a much lower cost.
Though a cable’s ground leads are integral to a component’s signal transmission, they also act as an antenna. Thus, they are subject to induced Radio-Frequency (RF) noise. RF noise is a parasitic signal that is typically coupled directly into a system’s most sensitive audio/video circuits. AudioQuest’s RF-on-ground Noise-Dissipation (RF/ND-Tech) greatly reduces resulting distortion and signal masking, yielding unprecedented levels of Noise-Dissipation across the widest bandwidth of radio frequencies possible. Their unique circuit topology uses a common-mode phase-cancelling array, providing linear noise dissipation across the entire length of the cable.
The only complete way to eliminate characteristic-impedance mismatches between a cable and the attached source and load is for the cable not to have any fixed characteristic-impedance value. Zero-Tech accomplishes this by eliminating interaction between the insulation and the cable’s conductors—enabling uncompressed current transfer. All-important transient current is unrestricted, and RF Noise-Dissipation is linearized.
- 72v Dielectric-Bias System (DBS)
- Solid Perfect-Surface Silver (PSS) Conductors
- Solid Perfect-Surface Copper+ (PSC+) Conductors
- Mythical Creature Cold-Welded Terminations
- Carbon-Based Linearized Noise-Dissipation System (NDS)
- Limited, Lifetime Manufacturer's Warranty