AudioQuest - Rocket 88 w/ DBS - Full-Range Speaker Cables Custom (Pair)
AudioQuest - Rocket 88 w/ DBS - Full-Range Speaker Cables (Pair)
The Rocket 88 speaker cable incorporates AudioQuest's patented Dielectric-Bias System (DBS) and replaces Long-Grain Copper with solid Perfect-Surface Copper+. DBS offers a lower noise-floor, so you can hear deeper into the nuances of your favorite music. At the same time the addition of more PSC+ offers a smoother, more relaxed, and natural sonic timbre and texture.
The Rocket 88's negative conductors are covered with partially conductive Carbon-Loaded Polyethylene. This remarkable material reduces radio-frequency garbage being fed back into the amplifier. The sonic benefit is exactly the same reduction in "hash" and improved dimensionality that comes whenever RF interference is reduced in an audio circuit. In addition, a carbon layer damps interaction between positive and negative conductors, and an external Carbon-Based Noise-Dissipation System reduces external interference.
Solid conductors prevent electrical and magnetic strand-interaction. PSC+ Solid-Copper minimizes distortion caused by grain boundaries and maximizes linear RF Noise-Dissipation.
The Rocket 88 is prepared with 500 Series Multi-Spade or Banana (Gold or Silver) Connectors. These connectors feature Direct-Silver over copper with no layer of nickel in between.
"The Rocket 88 provided the most dramatic improvement to the sound across the board. The Rocket 88 had the best bass and the most presence. Treble improvements were as good or better than the Cinnamon with both JitterBugs."
— Graig Neville, Part Time Audiophile
The relationship between conductors defines a cable's most basic electrical values. However, even when those variables are kept in reasonably neutral balance, the particular geometric relationship between conductors greatly affects the sound. Star-Quad geometry is not only vastly superior to conductors run in parallel, but also to the same conductors as two twisted pairs.
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. This cable, however, uses air-filled Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation on both conductors. 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.
- Double Star-Quad Geometry
- Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation
- Dielectric-Bias System with Radio Frequency Trap
- Solid Perfect-Surface Copper+ (PSC+) Conductors
- Carbon-Based Noise- and Crosstalk-Dissipation System
- 500 Series Multi-Spade or Banana (Gold or Silver) Connectors
- Limited, Lifetime Manufacturer's Warranty