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Audioquest Cables

All Audioquest cables are available in custom lengths, terminated with high quality connectors, to suit your system components and your listening-environment.

Power cables

NRG-1

2 pole power cable

 

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.

NRG-1.5

2 pole power cable

 

Solid conductors prevent both electrical and magnetic interaction strand-to-strand interaction, major sources of distortion.

 

Surface quality is critical because a conductor can be considered as a rail-guide for both the fields within a conductor, and for the magnetic fields that extend outside the conductor. The astonishingly smooth and pure surface of all AudioQuests’s Perfect-Surface metals nearly eliminates harshness and greatly increases clarity compared to lesser materials.

 

Extremely high-purity Perfect-Surface Copper+ further minimizes distortion caused by grain boundaries, which exist within any metal conductor, nearly eliminating harshness and greatly increasing clarity compared to OFHC, OCC, 8N and other coppers.

NRG-2

3 pole power cable

 

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.

NRG-4

3 pole power cable

 

This cable uses a carefully finessed combination of Perfect-Surface Copper (PSC) and extremely high purity Perfect-Surface Copper+ (PSC+) conductors.

 

The astonishingly smooth and pure Perfect-Surface eliminates harshness and greatly increases clarity compared to OFHC, OCC, 8N and other coppers.

 

Extremely high-purity PSC+ further minimizes distortion caused by grain boundaries, which exist within any metal conductor.

NRG-X2

2 pole power cable

 

In a conventional multi-strand cable, distortion caused by electrical and magnetic strand interaction is compounded as each strand changes position within the bundle. In an AQ Semi-Solid Concentric cable, strands within the bundle maintain their fixed relationships, significantly reducing distortion.

 

Long-Grain Copper (LGC) allows a smoother and clearer sound than cables using regular OFHC (Oxygen-Free High-Conductivity) copper. LGC has fewer oxides within the conducting material, less impurities, less grain boundaries, and definitively better performance.

NRG-X3

3 pole power cable

 

In a conventional multi-strand cable, distortion caused by electrical and magnetic strand interaction is compounded as each strand changes position within the bundle. In an AQ Semi-Solid Concentric cable, strands within the bundle maintain their fixed relationships, significantly reducing distortion.

 

Long-Grain Copper (LGC) allows a smoother and clearer sound than cables using regular OFHC (Oxygen-Free High-Conductivity) copper. LGC has fewer oxides within the conducting material, less impurities, less grain boundaries, and definitively better performance.

Source power cables

Alternating Current (AC), is a far-from-perfect power source.

 

AC power technology is well over a century old and was never designed to meet the exacting standards of today’s high resolution audio-video components. AC noise is present at the utility source, and is then exacerbated by radio frequency noise that is induced (picked up by the AC power cord) and coupled to the component power supplies and to circuit ground. This creates distortion and low-level signal losses via the “masking effect.”

 

Most AC power cords and power conditioner-regenerators, though helpful to a point, are simply not up to the task.

Note: AudioQuest Source AC power cables are not appropriate for use with AC power conditioners, power regenerators, AC isolation transformers, AC battery back-up devices, as well as any power amplifier, powered sub-woofer, powered loudspeaker, powered receiver, or integrated amplifier (whether tube, solid state or digital switching).

TORNADO

Source power cable

 

  • Solid Perfect-Surface Copper+ (PSC+) Perfect-Surface Copper (PSC) Conductors
  • Optimized For Source Components
  • Ground Noise-Dissipation Technology
  • ZERO (No) Characteristic Impedance (50Hz – 1MHz)
  • Dielectric-Bias System with Radio Frequency Noise Trap
  • Directionally Controlled Conductors

HURRICANE

Source power cable

 

  • Solid Perfect-Surface Copper+ (PSC+) Conductors
  • Optimized For Source Components
  • Ground Noise Dissipation Technology
  • ZERO (No) Characteristic Impedance (50Hz – 1MHz)
  • Dielectric-Bias System with Radio Frequency Noise Trap
  • Directionally Controlled Conductors

FIREBIRD

Source power cable

 

  • Solid Perfect-Surface Silver (PSS)/Perfect-Surface Copper+ (PSC+) Conductors
  • Optimized For Source Components
  • Ground Noise-Dissipation Technology
  • ZERO (No) Characteristic Impedance (50Hz – 1MHz)
  • Dielectric-Bias System with Radio Frequency Noise Trap
  • Directionally Controlled Conductors

DRAGON

Source power cable

 

  • Solid Perfect-Surface Silver (PSS) and Perfect-Surface Copper + (PSC+) Conductors

  • Optimized For Source Components

  • Ground Noise-Dissipation Technology
  • ZERO (No) Characteristic Impedance (50Hz – 1MHz)

  • Dielectric-Bias System with Radio Frequency Noise Trap

  • Directionally Controlled Conductors


High current power cables

Alternating Current (AC), is a far-from-perfect power source.

 

AC power technology is well over a century old and was never designed to meet the exacting standards of today’s high resolution audio-video components. AC noise is present at the utility source, and is then exacerbated by radio frequency noise that is induced (picked up by the AC power cord) and coupled to the component power supplies and to circuit ground. This creates distortion and low-level signal losses via the “masking effect.”

 

Further, power amplifiers can require immense reserves of transient current for their power supplies to react to and then stabilize during dynamic audio passages.

 

Most AC power cords and power conditioner-regenerators, though helpful to a point, are simply not up to the task.

Power amplifiers present a real challenge for any AC power source, as the transient current requirements (though short in duration) can be many times that of the average (RMS) current consumption.

 

Power amplifiers are also unique from all other components in that the current draw is dynamic, not constant, and it changes with volume and audio signal content.

 

Though many AC power cords may feature low DC resistance to allow for some of this requirement, the characteristic impedance of the AC cable is equally responsible for assuring uncompromised performance.

 

Many premium AC cords constrict or compress the audio transient as their characteristic impedance restricts the transient current.

TORNADO

High current power cable

 

  • Solid Perfect-Surface Copper+ (PSC+) Perfect-Surface Copper (PSC) Conductors
  • Uncompressed High-Current Transfer
  • Ground Noise-Dissipation Technology
  • ZERO (No)Characteristic Impedance (50Hz – 1MHz)
  • 72VDC Dielectric-Bias System
  • Directionally Controlled Conductors

THUNDER

High current power cable

 

  • Solid Perfect-Surface Copper (PSC) Long-Grain Copper (LGC) Conductors
  • Uncompressed High-Current Transfer
  • Ground Noise-Dissipation Technology
  • ZERO (No) Characteristic Impedance (50Hz – 1MHz)
  • 72VDC Dielectric-Bias System
  • Directionally Controlled Conductors

HURRICANE

High current power cable

 

  • Solid Perfect-Surface Copper+ (PSC+) Conductors
  • Uncompressed High-Current Transfer
  • Ground Noise Dissipation Technology
  • ZERO (No) Characteristic Impedance (50Hz – 1MHz)
  • 72VDC Dielectric Bias System
  • Directionally Controlled Conductors

FIREBIRD

High current power cable

 

  • Solid Perfect-Surface Silver (PSS)/Perfect-Surface Copper+ (PSC+) Conductors
  • Uncompressed High-Current Transfer
  • Ground Noise-Dissipation Technology
  • ZERO (No) Characteristic Impedance (50Hz – 1MHz)
  • Dielectric-Bias System with Radio Frequency Noise Trap
  • Directionally Controlled Conductors

DRAGON

High current power cable

 

  • Solid Perfect-Surface Silver (PSS) and Perfect-Surface Copper + (PSC+) Conductors
  • Uncompressed High-Current Transfer
  • Ground Noise-Dissipation Technology
  • ZERO (No) Characteristic Impedance (50Hz – 1MHz)
  • Dielectric-Bias System with Radio Frequency Noise Trap
  • Directionally Controlled Conductors

RJ/E Ethernet cables

Over the past several years there's been a revolution in the way people store, distribute, and access digital media (in real time), including photos, movies, and, of course, music.

 

No longer dependent on physical media, our media is often data that's moved from multiple devices to multiple locations.

 

For audio applications and protocols, audio over Ethernet offers the virtues of high-speed, low time delay (latency), significant distance capability (328 feet without an active booster or repeater), and extremely low-jitter, bit-perfect communication. Who wouldn't want all of these things?

Superior conductor metals minimize distortion by having fewer grain boundaries and less impurities (such as oxides) at those boundaries.

 

Solid High-Density Polyethylene (PE) insulation helps maintain critical signal-pair geometry.

 

Of course all AudioQuest Ethernet cables honor the directionality inherent in all analog and digital audio cables; arrows on the jackets indicate the direction (from source to destination) for the best audio performance.

 

Available Lengths : 0.75m - 12m

PEARL

Ethernet cable

 

RJ/E Pearl prepared Cat 7 Ethernet cables use Solid Long-Grain Copper (LGC) conductors.

FOREST

Ethernet cable

 

RJ/E Forest prepared Cat 7 Ethernet cables use use solid 0.5% Silver conductors.

CINNAMON

Ethernet cable

 

RJ/E Cinnamon prepared Cat 7 Ethernet cables use solid 1.25% Silver conductors.

VODKA

Ethernet cable

 

RJ/E Vodka prepared Cat 7 Ethernet cables use Solid 10% Silver conductors.

DIAMOND

Ethernet cable

 

RJ/E Diamond prepared Cat 7 Ethernet cables use solid 100% Perfect-Surface Silver conductors.

Speaker cable

WILLIAM TELL ZERO

Speaker cable

 

Building on a solid base of tried and true AudioQuest technologies, the design team specifically focused on addressing one of the most vexing issues plaguing speaker cable design: the mismatch between the amplifier’s source impedance and the speaker’s load impedance.

 

By eliminating the speaker cable’s characteristic impedance (ZERO Technology), current compression and distortion of the signal/current transient are significantly reduced. The result is dynamic contrast, transient response, and bass slam that are rendered seemingly without effort, because the cable is not electrically impeding the music.

William Tell Zero can be used in one of two ways: either employing the ZERO model for Full-Range, or by using the ZERO model in combination with a dedicated BASS cable, as a fully optimized BiWire Combination cable. William Tell Zero features the patented common-mode noise-rejection technology.

 

These latest AudioQuest speaker cables significantly outperform previous technology at controlling and draining radio-frequency noise.

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