AudioQuest Forest USB to Micro High Definition Digital Audio Cable – .75M Description
In 1982 Sony gave us âPerfect sound forever,â along with the attitude that, âitâs just digital, so all CD players sound the same.â That was disproved and qualitative differences between players became accepted truth. Next came separate transport and DAC combos, which brought with it the attitude that âall S/PDIF digital audio cables sound the sameâ¦â until that too became disproved. Now the frontier has moved once again. Is digital audio really just ones and zeros? We donât believe so, and once youâve had a chance to listen to Forest USB, you wonât think so eitherâ¦ SOLID 0.5% SILVER CONDUCTORS: Solid conductors eliminate strand-interaction distortion and reduce jitter. Solid silver-plated conductors are excellent for very high-frequency applications, like USB audio. These signals, being such a high frequency, travel almost exclusively on the surface of the conductor. As the surface is made of high-purity silver, the performance is very close to that of a solid silver cable, but priced much closer to solid copper cable. This is an incredibly cost effective way of manufacturing very high-quality USB cables. FOAMED-POLYETHYLENE INSULATION: Any solid material adjacent to a conductor is actually part of an imperfect circuit. Wire insulation and circuit board materials all absorb energy (loss). Some of this energy is stored and then released as distortion. Forest USB uses air-filled Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation because air absorbs next to no energy and Polyethylene is low-loss and has a benign distortion profile. Thanks to all the air in Foamed-PE, it causes much less of the out-of-focus effect common to other materials.