AudioQuest - Red River - Bulk RCA/XLR Audio Interconnect Cable (Spool)
AudioQuest - Red River - Bulk RCA/XLR Audio Interconnect Cables (Spool)
North America has two Red Rivers, North and South. Red River South has been home to many peoples; it once was the border between the US and colonial Spain, and today forms part of the border between the rival states of Texas and Oklahoma.
Red River North forms in a confluence of rivers in North Dakota and Minnesota, but its history is Canada’s. The Red River North’s early settlers were the Métis, whose ancestry was French and aboriginal Canadian. The Métis in 1869 began an uprising known as the Red River Rebellion, which challenged the Canadian government, eventually leading to the formation of the province of Manitoba.
AudioQuest has engineered their Red River RCA/XLR Bulk Interconnect cables with their Hard-Cell Foam insulation and Solid Long-Grain Copper (LGC) conductors. Constructed of superior materials and assembled with precision; their Red River RCA/XLR Bulk interconnect cables are some of the best-sounding interconnect cables available.
AudioQuest's Triple-Balanced Geometry uses a separate ground-reference conductor, so the cable's shield is never used as an inferior conductor. Whether prepared with RCA or XLR plugs, the cable's three conductors ensure that the positive and negative signals have equally superior, low-distortion conducting paths.
AudioQuest's Red River Bulk cable is suitable for RCA or XLR applications using the applicable terminations. Please see the Termination Manual for more information. AudioQuest recommends the use of their proprietary connectors and termination tool for best results.
Solid Long-Grain Copper (LGC) allows a smoother and clearer sound than cables using regular OFHC (Oxygen-Free High-Conductivity) copper. Solid conductors prevent strand interaction, a major source of distortion. The surface quality is critical because a conductor can be considered as a rail-guide for both the electric fields within a conductor, and for the magnetic fields outside the conductor. LGC has fewer oxides within the conducting material, less impurities, less grain boundaries, and definitively better performance.
It's easy to accomplish 100% shield coverage. Preventing captured radio-frequency interference (RFI) from modulating the equipment's ground reference requires AudioQuest's Noise-Dissipation. 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. Noise-Dissipation "shields the shield," absorbing and reflecting most of this noise/RF energy before it reaches the layer attached to ground.
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 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.
- Metal-Layer Noise-Dissipation
- Hard-Cell Foam Insulation
- Solid Long-Grain Copper (LGC) Conductors
- Triple-Balanced Geometry (Separate Ground-Reference Conductor)
- Limited, Lifetime Manufacturer's Warranty