Overview: This Audioquest Diamondback product contains two 1-meter
audio interconnect cables with XLR connectors on each end. They are for
connecting high-end balanced audio sources with your XLR input-equipped
amplifier or receiver.
Triple-Balanced Design: The Diamondback audio interconnect cables are
Triple-Balanced, with three identical insulated conductors and a separate
conductor under the foil shield. The two positive signals (inverting and
non-inverting) and the negative all get the same low-distortion conduction path.
The shield is attached to chassis ground through the case of the XLR, providing
extremely effective shielding without contaminating the quality of the negative
Solid Conductors: Diamondback interconnects use three 22-gauge solid
conductors instead of stranded conductors. Electrical and magnetic interaction
between strands in conventional cables are the greatest source of distortion,
often causing a somewhat dirty harsh sound. Solid conductors produce less
distortion, thus produce a very clean sound.
Metal: Perfect-Surface Copper (PSC) has a very smooth and pure
surface. Audioquest's proprietary metal processing technology protects the
wire's surface at every stage of drawing and fabrication. High-purity, low-oxide copper
is kept soft, pure, and smooth as possible during the manufacturing process,
resulting in a very low distortion PSC conductor.
Insulation: All of Diamondback's conductors are insulated using
Polyethylene Air Tubes. Air absorbs virtually no energy (which could be stored
and released as distortion), and Polyethylene is a low-loss material that causes
very little interference or distortion. The conductors and drainwire are wrapped
in a Midnight Blue PVC jacket with a black and blue nylon braid on the outside.
Noise-Dissipation System: This cable uses a foil/Mylar/foil shield
with 100% coverage to capture RF interference that could modulate the
equipment's ground reference. The RF is dissipated through a 22-gauge solid, tinned copper drainwire.
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