AudioQuest - Yukon - XLR Balanced Audio Interconnect Cables (Pair)
AudioQuest - Yukon - XLR Balanced Audio Interconnect Cable (Pair)
Meaning “Big River” in Athabaskan, the Yukon River starts with the Llewellyn Glacier as its source in British Columbia, and empties into Alaska’s Bering Sea. It may have been the first immigration route for North America’s first indigenous humans, and was certainly the principle means of travel during the 1896-1903 Klondike Gold Rush. Paddle-wheel riverboats continued as the dominant form of transportation along the river until the 1950s when the Klondike Highway was completed. King Salmon from the Yukon River remain an elusive, but prized delicacy.
AudioQuest has engineered their Yukon XLR Analog-Audio Interconnect cables with their Triple-Balanced Geometry, Solid Perfect-Surface Copper+ (PSC+) conductors, and Pure Purple Copper terminations. Constructed of superior materials and assembled with precision; Yukon XLR Analog-Audio interconnect cables are some of the best-sounding interconnect cables available.
"The Yukon XLR had a more forward and defined soundstage. It had the pace and toe-tapping vibe of its RCA counterpart. Instruments had a more natural decay and just sounded more like real instruments. I was a bit surprised by how significant the Yukon cable upgrade was—it’s a really good cable."
— Graig Neville, Part Time Audiophile
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 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.
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. AudioQuest, however, uses Polyethylene Air-Tube Insulation on both conductors, for increased geometry stabilization and improved clarity. Because air absorbs next to no energy and Polyethylene is low-loss and has a benign distortion profile, Polyethylene Air-Tube Insulation, with its high air content, causes much less of the out-of-focus effect common to other materials.
AudioQuest's Triple-Balanced Geometry uses a separate ground-reference conductor, so the cable's shield is never used as an inferior conductor. When prepared with XLR plugs, the cable's three conductors ensure that the positive and negative signals have equally superior, low-distortion conducting paths.
- Triple-Balanced Geometry
- Polyethylene Air-Tube Insulation
- Directionally-Controlled Conductors
- Solid Perfect-Surface Copper+ (PSC+) Conductors
- Carbon-Based 3-Layer Noise-Dissipation System (NDS)
- Cold-Welded, Hanging-Silver Directly Over Pure Purple Copper Terminations
- Limited, Lifetime Manufacturer's Warranty