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Coffee HDMI uses 10% silver-plated strong core conductors, but in addition introduces AudioQuest's Dielectric-Bias Method (DBS, US Pat #s 7,126,055 & 7,872,195 B1). DBS provides a drop in the perceived noise floor and an increase in dynamic contrast, preserving all the subtle nuances and textures of the audio signal. All AudioQuest HDMI cables up to ten meters meet or exceed the 10.2 Gbps maximum data rate for HDMI and are approved High Speed with Ethernet cables.

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Wireworld Platinum Starlight 7 Flat HDMI Cable

HDMI Cable

The Platinum Starlight is definitely the ultimate HDMI cable; incorporating carbon fibre connectors and 24 strong silver conductors in the DNA Helix design, to deliver the richest sonic textures as well as the most tactile pictures that the finest A/V systems can produce. The Platinum Starlight (all lengths) is a Higher Speed with Ethernet HDMI Cable and completely supports Information rate  10.2Gbps- covering 1080p, HD4K, Deep Colour, Audio Return Channel (ARC) and all 3D formats.

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Audioquest Angel 8.0m Audio Interconnect 3.5mm to 3.5mm

Audio Interconnect

AudioQuest's Angel iPod cables function Perfect-Surface Silver (PSS) conductors and AudioQuest's one of a kind DBS method for clarity and depth unrivaled by any other iPod cable. Even though theoreticians debate no matter if the correct nature on the universe is analog or digital, one particular continual in our audiophile galaxy is that the music, dialogue, and sound effects which attain our ears is analog.

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AudioQuest NRG Wild Power cable

Power cable

The Audioquest NRG Wild Power Cord makes use of a carefully finessed mixture of Perfect-Surface Copper+ (PSC+) and really higher purity Perfect-Surface Silver (PSS) conductors in a Self-Shielding Counter-Spiral HyperLitz. Solid conductors prevent strand interaction, which is the greatest single supply of distortion in an audio cable or an AC power cable!

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Overview of RCA Interconnect Cables

An RCA
interconnectscableis really a type of audio cable with a standardised RCA jack. The RCA jack is actually a thin metal protrusion at the end of the cable that carries the signal into an RCA port. RCA interconnects are short run cables, which means that they connect components that are relatively close to each other, at most, on the opposite sides of a room. They often come in pairs to connect left and right speakers, but they are also used to connect other components, such as subwoofers and receivers or controllers. RCA interconnect cables are a common part of home entertainment systems, in addition to some aftermarket car audio systems

Lengths of RCA Interconnect Cables


It is important to opt for a cable that is long enough to connect the two audio components, but not so long that it creates a tripping hazard. The shortest cables are 1 metre long, but these are less popular than 5 metre RCA interconnect cables. For people with large entertainment systems, there are 10 metre cables.


Popular Brands of RCA Interconnect Cables


There are a number of well-known brands of RCA interconnect cables. One of the most popular is Van Den Hul, a company that specialises in cables and audio equipment. Other popular brands include AudioQuest and WireWorld.

High-Performance Cables, Power Products, and System Tweaks

 

One of the most fertile areas of product development in high-performance audio during the past year has been in the cable, power products, and system-tweak categories, resulting in many significant product introductions at CES. Audiophiles and many audio enthusiasts are now well-aware of the impact that high-quality cables, clean power, and innovative fine-tuning devices can have on system performance, with the potential to transform very good systems into great ones. Some of these “glue pieces” are relatively inexpensive, whereas others can cost as much as (or more than) some reference components. However, if you really want to get the most out of your system, high-performance cables, power products, and tweaks can make a significant difference. As a former skeptic (now a convert), I would encourage you to listen to them for yourself before passing judgment.

 

There were significant introductions of new reference interconnects and speaker cables from companies like Siltech and Naim, as well as of more affordable cables from Shunyata and Cardas (among others) that migrate advanced technologies from their reference products. With the personal audio boom, it was not surprising to see so many high-performance cables for headphones from some of the top cable manufacturers. While Audioquest and Cardas helped lead the charge in this area in years past, they have now been joined by Crystal Cable and Wireworld. In somewhat of a twist, some high-end companies like Nordost and Wireworld are now supplying high-performance cables to the pro-audio market.

 

Most Significant Cables, Power Products, and Accessories

 

Audioquest Niagara 7000 Power Conditioner


One of the most notable product introductions was from Audioquest, with a family of intriguing power conditioners. The Niagara 7000 (~$6000) sits atop Audioquest’s new line and includes twelve (12) AC outlets, including four high-current ones. It also offers “the world’s first dielectric-biased AC isolation transformers,” a patent-pending AC ground-noise-dissipation system, common-mode and transverse mode noise reduction, and surge suppression. In a live demo, designer Garth Powell compared the 7000 with a well-reviewed power conditioner and the Niagara sounded smoother, more natural and dynamic, and less subject to overload on demanding dynamic peaks. (It reportedly has a dynamic range of 120dB.) The Niagara 7000 is slated for release this summer and is certainly worthy of consideration.

 

Cardas Clear Reflection Cables and EM5813 Ear Speakers

 

The big introduction for Cardas was its Clear Reflection interconnects ($1150 for one meter) and speaker cables ($2450 for two meters), which reportedly combine the sound and geometry of Cardas’ Golden Reference with the technology from the Cardas Clear line to boost dynamics and imaging performance. As the Golden Reference has been one of my favorite cables, I’m looking forward to hearing this new hybrid. It features Cardas’ Matched Propagation Conductors. Cardas also introduced a new, “lower-end” ear speaker ($299), the EM5813, with a brand-new driver and Cardas’ welcome earpiece technology that helps keep the earbuds in your ears. That’s no small feat, at least in my case.

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