Let's face it: there are two schools of thought when it comes to audio cables. There's one camp that says "Cables don't matter!" and another that says "Yes they do I've heard the difference!" AudioQuest believes that a cable's job is all about damage control and that a cable can definitely make a difference by limiting the harm dome to the original audio signal. With its Sydney cables, AudioQuest has gone to great lengths to minimize the harm, so the musicality of your original source can shine through. You might not expect a cable this thin and lightweight to deliver such great sound, but AudioQuest makes it happen with a combination of advanced materials and design techniques.
Solid Perfect-Surface Copper+ (PSC+) conductors
The perfect cable would be one that adds nothing to the original signal no noise, no distortion. A cable's conductor material has a lot to do with how close it gets to this ideal. Sydney features conductors made from a material called "Perfect-Surface Copper+." PSC+ starts with ultra-pure copper, formed into solid (not stranded) conductors with an astonishingly smooth surface. The end result: clean, low-distortion signal transfer for transparent sound.
Advanced shielding, insulation, and cable geometry
An advanced 3-layer shielding system eliminates noise due to RFI (radio frequency interference) the mortal enemy of good sound. A highly inert Polyethylene Air-Tube material provides insulation with minimal signal distortion and better sonic "focus." AudioQuest's double-balanced cable geometry separates the ground and shield paths for clean, quiet performance.
Cold-welded, direct silver-plated connectors
Sydney's connectors are made from high-purity "Purple Copper," which outperforms more common connector materials where it counts in the listening room. They're also cold-welded, rather than soldered, which eliminates a common source of distortion found in many other audio cables. A direct silver-plating process further enhances signal transfer, for even better clarity.
This cable is equipped with stereo mini (3.5mm) connectors at each end. Stereo RCA and mini-to-RCA versions are also available.