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AudioQuest - Golden Gate - Analog Audio Interconnect Cable (Single)

AudioQuest - Golden Gate - Analog Audio Interconnect Cable

AudioQuest - Golden Gate - Analog Audio Interconnect Cables (Single)

Bridges & Falls cables not only honor the fact that today’s components require vastly more connectivity options than ever before, they take advantage of the efficiencies of making single-ended stereo cables in a single jacket to apply many of AudioQuest’s most proven distortion-minimizing ingredients and design techniques. In Bridges & Falls, you’ll find better metals and other exotic materials and technologies—including Air-Tube insulation (Dielectric), Dielectric-Bias System (DBS), and multi-layer Noise-Dissipation System (NDS)—at lower price points than ever before.

While the design and materials employed in Bridges & Falls are formidable, there are very real reasons to choose cables from the Rivers and Cosmic series. To accommodate the single (left/right in one) jackets, Bridges & Falls’ solid conductors are smaller, and while Air-Tube insulation appears in this line, the tubes are by necessity smaller than you’ll find in the Rivers and Cosmic series interconnects. While DBS is present in a number of Bridges & Falls, DBS cannot extend all the way to the plugs. None of this diminishes the astonishing cost-effective performance of Bridges & Falls, but it’s important to know that even when the materials look identical there are still substantial reasons—reasons which are perfectly audible—for customers to choose Rivers and beyond when applications allow.

Asymmetrical Double-Balanced Geometry
Purpose designed for single-ended applications, Asymmetrical Double-Balanced Geometry offers a relatively lower impedance on the ground for a richer, and more dynamic experience. While many single-ended cable designs use a single path for both the ground and the shield, Double-Balanced designs separate the two for cleaner, quieter performance.

Solid Perfect-Surface Copper (PSC) Conductors
Since the beginning, AudioQuest has pioneered the use of superior metals, yet even we were surprised by the huge leap in performance attained through the astonishingly smooth and pure surface of Perfect-Surface Copper (PSC). PSC clearly outperforms previous AQ metals that cost over ten times as much. Proprietary metal-processing technology protects the wire's surface at every stage of drawing and fabrication. When high-purity low-oxide copper is kept as soft, pure, and smooth as possible, it becomes a wonderfully low-distortion conductor. In a conventional cable, electrical and magnetic interaction between strands is one of the greatest sources of distortion, often causing a somewhat harsh, dirty sound. Solid conductors are fundamental toward achieving Red River’s very clean, natural sound.

Cold-Welded, Gold-Plated Terminations
This plug design allows for a connection devoid of solder, which is a common source of distortion. Instead of solder, the process employs a high-pressure technique. Because the ground shells are stamped instead of machined, the metal used can be chosen for low distortion instead of machinability.

Metal-Layer Noise-Dissipation System
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 "shields the shield," absorbing and reflecting most of this noise/RF energy before it reaches the layer attached to ground.

Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation
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. Because air absorbs next to no energy and Polyethylene is low-loss and has a benign distortion profile, Foamed-PE, with its high air content, causes much less of the out-of-focus effect common to other materials.


  • Asymmetrical Double-Balanced Geometry
  • Solid Perfect-Surface Copper (PSC) Conductors
  • Cold-Welded, Gold-Plated Terminations
  • Metal-Layer Noise-Dissipation System
  • Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation


Solid Perfect-Surface Copper (PSC)

Asymmetrical Double-Balanced (Lower Impedance on Ground, Same Quality +&- Conductors)


Noise-Dissipation System
Metal-Layer Noise-Dissipation System (NDS)

Black/Red Braid

Cold-Welded, Gold-Plated

Custom Leg-Length Option

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