Do you really price match?
We will match any e-Commerce (Online store) Authorized USA Dealer's advertised price. Please call us toll free (877) 370-1972 and alert us to where you found the product cheaper. We will verify, and if the site is an Authorized US Dealer- we will match their price. However, if the price is below the manufacturer Minimum Advertised Price (MAP)- we will have to get authorization to match the price. We will not violate our signed agreements that we have with our vendors.
What about price matching from an auction site?
We do not price match any auction or "grey market" site.
Be advised, any purchases from an auction or unauthorized (grey market) websites can lead to future issues in regards to warranty or support. Most manufacturers will not honor any claims or warranty from these type of sales. Spend your money wisely by purchasing from an Authorized Dealer. In a lot of cases, saving a little bit of money can cost you more after the sale is completed.
We offer a 30 Day Return Policy should you choose to return a product for any reason.
Since 1972 Sound Approach has backed all items that we sell. If the product you have purchased is not right for you, let us know. We strive to find the right product for your unique situation. We will work with you to find a sound solution and recommend what product will resolve your issue. That being said, we will credit, refund, or exchange any product you purchase within 30 days of your purchase.
Certain products, may be returned, but are subject to a restocking fee of 20%. Please contact us to determine, before ordering, if the item will fall into this category. Usually it is for the high-end electronics & audiophile-grade speakers. We want to make sure that we match you with the correct product, so please call and speak to any of our technical experts prior to ordering.
Four Important Conditions:
1. We need to get the original box, manuals, and any materials that came with the product for you to receive a full refund- with no re-stocking charges. The item/product must still be in like-new condition.
2. If the item had Free Shipping and you are returning a non-defective product, the original shipping cost will be deducted from the total that will be refunded back.
3. Special Ordered items are not returnable (see below).
4. Once an RMA is issued- it is valid for 10 business days. After 10 days, the RMA is canceled and returns will not be accepted.
Shipping and handling charges cannot be reimbursed unless it is our mistake. Yes, we can make mistakes – not often, but it can happen.
iFi Audio - Mercury 3.0 USB Cable
The new Mercury3.0 – the best just got upgraded.
As we don’t believe in sibling rivalry, we’ve given the Mercury single run cable the same treatment as the Gemini to create the new Mercury3.0.
With generic mass-produced USB cables, the data and power cables are normally packed together. This means that they do not conduct as well as they should and they are not sufficiently shielded from each other. This has a negative impact on USB signal integrity and degrades sound quality.
The Mercury3.0 breaks the mold.
The Mercury has quadruple shielding to fully separate and protects the delicate USB data signal from the USB power.
It employs heavy OFHC continuous copper silver matrix conductors for the best possible signal transfer. The construction is a custom minimum inductance parallel type with quadruple shields – this protects the cable from RFI and EMI noise to provide the cleanest transfer medium possible.
With custom machined FINAL connectors and an even better RF3 filter design, sonically, the iFi Mercury3.0 USB computer audio cable sets a whole standard for USB3.0 and USB2.0.
Need for speed
USB3.0 is vastly superior to USB2.0 at handling high-data volumes.
The USB3.0 platform mandates better connectors and higher quality cables – the new Mercury3.0 meets these needs with ease. This much higher standard transmission platform means USB audio passes with the least disturbance. It is akin to driving on a newly paved highway compared to one with potholes. The former enables faster, smoother and less-jittery audio & power transfer. The sonic benefits are proof for all to hear.
As audio transmission standards improve, the Gemini3.0 with its USB ultra-speed bandwidth of 5.0Gbps, is also future-proofed.
Shielded to the max
With quadruple shielding, the Mercury3.0 protects the cable from RFI and EMI noise to provide the cleanest transfer medium possible for the USB signal.
This means the sound quality is not compromised as with many ‘off the shelf’ versions where inadequate shielding is commonplace.
Exceptional from beginning to end
In the Gemini3.0 the signal runs through the cable and the connector. This means the connector too must be exceptional.
Most USB cables use molded plastic covered connections that do not shield the high frequencies present in the USB data link, so noise will radiate out. Durability is also compromised as very few make their own connectors.
The FINAL USB connectors provide impeccable end-to-end RF shielding, being machined entirely from solid, aircraft-grade aluminum. Plus gold-plated connections make for years of steadfast service.
The power of RF3
Most standard USB cables do not address RF issues. Most ‘off the shelf ‘ versions that are fitted with filters work over too narrow a range. And even then, this is only fitted at the ends of the cables, leaving the length of the cable to act as an antenna.
The Mercury3.0 is fitted with three custom-made metal oxide ceramic RF noise silencers. Each has a different effective range so that they greatly broaden the range over which RF noise is silenced. Furthermore, the middle silencer is adjustable and can be moved along the whole length of the cable. This then “detunes” the antennae formed by the cable, depending on the conditions and requirements in the system. The other 2 silencers should be kept as close to each respective end as possible.
A match made in USB heaven
Where the Gemini3.0 cannot be used eg a tablet with only ONE USB port, the Mercury3.0 is a perfect match for the iGalvanic3.0 and the micro/nano USB3.0.
The iGalvanic3.0 fully galvanically isolates the USB3.0/2.0 signal and power.
The micro/nano USB3.0 both boast a Super Regulator, not only with super low-noise (0.1uV/0.5uV) but also with super low output impedance (around 0.00015 Ohm at 1KHz, as low as 0.00003 Ohm at 100Hz to DC) to maximize the total USB connection.
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