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AudioQuest Carbon AES/EBU Digital Cable - Balanced-Digital Interconnect
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Silver Conductors
Solid 5% Silver Conductors
Insulation
Hard-Cell Foam Insulation
Shielded
100% Shield Coverage (Foil + Tinned Braid)
Termination
Cold-Welded, Hanging-Silver directly over pure Purple Copper
Silver Conductors
Solid 5% Silver Conductors
Insulation
Hard-Cell Foam Insulation
Shielded
100% Shield Coverage (Foil + Tinned Braid)
Termination
Cold-Welded, Hanging-Silver directly over pure Purple Copper
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AudioQuest - Carbon - AES/EBU Digital Cable -Balanced-digital Interconnect

  • Solid 5% Silver Conductors
  • Hard-Cell Foam Insulation
  • 100% Shield Coverage (Foil + Tinned Braid)
  • Carbon-Based Five-Layer Noise-Dissipation System (NDS)
  • Termination: Cold-Welded, Hanging-Silver directly over pure Purple Copper

AES/EBU, developed jointly by the Audio Engineering Society and the European Broadcast Union, established a two-channel digital standard for interconnecting digital devices in the professional world. But, AES/EBU also has its application in the domestic environment as well. While AES/EBU can be single-ended, balanced, or optical, here we refer to the balanced-digital interconnect.

CARBON-BASED 5-LAYER NOISE-DISSIPATION SYSTEM (NDS)

It's easy to accomplish 100% shield coverage. Preventing captured Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) from modulating the equipment's ground reference requires AQ'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.

FOIL + TINNED BRAID SHIELD

COLD-WELDED, HANGING-SILVER DIRECTLY OVER PURE PURPLE COPPER TERMINATIONS

Cold-Welded, Hanging-Silver Directly Over Pure Purple Copper Terminations

HARD-CELL FOAM INSULATION

Hard-Cell Foam (HCF) Insulation ensures critical signal-pair geometry. 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. Hard-Cell Foam Insulation is similar to the Foamed-PE used in our more affordable Bridges & Falls cables, and is nitrogen-injected to create air pockets. Because nitrogen (like air) does not absorb energy and therefore does not release any energy from or into the conductor, distortion is reduced. In addition, the stiffness of the material allows the cable's conductors to maintain a stable relationship along the cable's full length, producing a stable impedance character and further minimizing distortion.

SOLID 5% SILVER CONDUCTORS

Solid conductors minimize the harmful effects of both electrical and magnetic strand-to-strand interaction. For digital cables, whose signals are of such high frequency that they travel almost exclusively on the surface of the conductor, increasingly thick layers of silver plating are applied to AudioQuest’s Long-Grain Copper (LGC) conductors to further improve Noise-Dissipation. Placing the superior metal on the outside of the conductor produces the greatest benefit on overall performance—a superbly cost-effective way to maximize a digital cable.

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AudioQuest Carbon AES/EBU Digital Cable - Balanced-Digital Interconnect
Get the Details
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Features & Specs Line Circle

Silver Conductors
Solid 5% Silver Conductors
Insulation
Hard-Cell Foam Insulation
Shielded
100% Shield Coverage (Foil + Tinned Braid)
Termination
Cold-Welded, Hanging-Silver directly over pure Purple Copper
Silver Conductors
Solid 5% Silver Conductors
Insulation
Hard-Cell Foam Insulation
Shielded
100% Shield Coverage (Foil + Tinned Braid)
Termination
Cold-Welded, Hanging-Silver directly over pure Purple Copper
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AudioQuest - Carbon - AES/EBU Digital Cable -Balanced-digital Interconnect

  • Solid 5% Silver Conductors
  • Hard-Cell Foam Insulation
  • 100% Shield Coverage (Foil + Tinned Braid)
  • Carbon-Based Five-Layer Noise-Dissipation System (NDS)
  • Termination: Cold-Welded, Hanging-Silver directly over pure Purple Copper

AES/EBU, developed jointly by the Audio Engineering Society and the European Broadcast Union, established a two-channel digital standard for interconnecting digital devices in the professional world. But, AES/EBU also has its application in the domestic environment as well. While AES/EBU can be single-ended, balanced, or optical, here we refer to the balanced-digital interconnect.

CARBON-BASED 5-LAYER NOISE-DISSIPATION SYSTEM (NDS)

It's easy to accomplish 100% shield coverage. Preventing captured Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) from modulating the equipment's ground reference requires AQ'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.

FOIL + TINNED BRAID SHIELD

COLD-WELDED, HANGING-SILVER DIRECTLY OVER PURE PURPLE COPPER TERMINATIONS

Cold-Welded, Hanging-Silver Directly Over Pure Purple Copper Terminations

HARD-CELL FOAM INSULATION

Hard-Cell Foam (HCF) Insulation ensures critical signal-pair geometry. 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. Hard-Cell Foam Insulation is similar to the Foamed-PE used in our more affordable Bridges & Falls cables, and is nitrogen-injected to create air pockets. Because nitrogen (like air) does not absorb energy and therefore does not release any energy from or into the conductor, distortion is reduced. In addition, the stiffness of the material allows the cable's conductors to maintain a stable relationship along the cable's full length, producing a stable impedance character and further minimizing distortion.

SOLID 5% SILVER CONDUCTORS

Solid conductors minimize the harmful effects of both electrical and magnetic strand-to-strand interaction. For digital cables, whose signals are of such high frequency that they travel almost exclusively on the surface of the conductor, increasingly thick layers of silver plating are applied to AudioQuest’s Long-Grain Copper (LGC) conductors to further improve Noise-Dissipation. Placing the superior metal on the outside of the conductor produces the greatest benefit on overall performance—a superbly cost-effective way to maximize a digital cable.

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