AudioQuest designed their Hawk Eye digital coaxial cable to deliver the best possible signal from your high-performance CD player, digital-to-analog converter, or signal processor. A solid 24-gauge silver conductor gives you optimal signal transfer, while two layers of hard cell foam insulation effectively eliminate interference.
Most higher-end cables require a break-in period before they perform their best. A charge builds up in the insulation through continual use, reducing the amount of electronic noise the cable produces. This charge can dissipate when the cable's not in use, giving you less than optimal performance until it builds up again.
AudioQuest's Dielectric-Bias System (DBS) eliminates this break-in period. A small battery pack attached to the cable polarizes the insulation with a 48-volt charge, giving you clear, expressive sound from your system every time you turn it on. This also helps prevent the time delay that can create jitter especially important with digital audio signals.
RFI and EMI shielding
Radio frequency interference (RFI) can introduce unwanted noise, and the Hawk Eye includes metal and carbon-loaded synthetic shielding to virtually eliminate this threat. A silver-plated copper shield and an additional layer of copper foil effectively block detail-robbing electro-magnetic interference (EMI).
High-quality connectors eliminate the weakest link
This cable features silver-plated RCA connectors, fastened by cold welding a process that uses high pressure and silver paste to minimize signal loss. By contrast, solder tends to impede the signal, and heating the silver can negatively affect its conductivity.