AudioQuest Vodka

"High Speed with Ethernet" HDMI cable (1 meter/3.3 feet)

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AudioQuest Vodka

If you want to take advantage of the very latest HDMI features, and enjoy top-notch performance from all your high-def gear, you should take a close look at AudioQuest Vodka. It's an ideal match for your high-end home theater gear, providing superior signal transfer to ensure that you get every ounce of performance you paid for. And with its "High Speed with Ethernet" rating, it supports the most cutting-edge features available today, and prepares you for what's on the way.

Advanced digital formats require advanced cable design

Watching 3D video at home not only requires a 3D-compatible TV and source, but also a 3D-compatible HDMI cable. The connection between a 3D Blu-ray player and a 3D TV must be able to simultaneously pass dual 1080p video signals along with multichannel lossless audio. AudioQuest Vodka is certified to handle the maximum data rate that HDMI allows — 10.2Gbps.

Silver-plated solid copper conductors for better signal transfer

AudioQuest Vodka uses solid-core, 10% silver-plated conductors to ensure every bit of picture and sound information makes it to your gear. Silver is the most conductive metal; silver-plated copper conductors are ideal for very high-frequency applications, like HDMI audio and video. Because these signals travel mostly on the surface of the conductor, Vodka's high-purity silver plating provides performance that's close to that of a solid silver cable, but at a much lower price. Bottom line: you'll enjoy exceptionally clear, noise-free video and audio.

Product Highlights:

  • "High Speed with Ethernet" cable design
  • supports HDMI version 1.4 features:
    • 3D video @ 1080p/120Hz
    • 4K support for resolutions beyond 1080p
    • bi-directional Ethernet communication with compatible components
    • audio return channel for sending Dolby® Digital sound from an HDTV back to an A/V receiver
  • silver-plated copper conductors (silver layer is 10% of total conductor)
  • solid polyethylene insulation
  • braided jacket
  • silver-plated contacts
  • CMG/FT4-rated for in-wall installation
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

  • 1-Meter HDMI-to-HDMI cable (with clear plastic protectors on each connector)

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Features

Solid 10% Silver Conductors: Solid conductors eliminate strand-interaction distortion and reduce jitter. Solid silver-plated conductors are excellent for very high-frequency applications, like HDMI audio and video. 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.

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. Vodka HDMI 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.

Carbon-Base 3-Layer Noise-Dissipation System (NDS): Preventing captured RF Interference from modulating the equipment's ground reference requires AQ's Noise-Dissipation System. Metal and Carbon-Loaded synthetics prevent most RFI from reaching the equipment's ground plane.

High Speed Data Capacity: All AudioQuest HDMI cables up to 10 meters (32.8') meet or exceed the 10.2 Gbps maximum data rate for HDMI and are approved High Speed cables. This means that all AudioQuest cables up to 10 meters are capable of transmitting 100% of the data required for all of HDMI's current audio/video features including multichannel high-resolution audio, 1080p and 4k video, and 3D video from Blu-ray. All AQ HDMI cables will deliver 100% of the data required for 120Hz/240Hz/600Hz displays.

Note: AudioQuest HDMI cables which are 12 meters (39.3') to 20 meters (65.6') are Standard Speed with support for up to 1080p (not 4k).

HDMI 2.0: All AudioQuest High Speed HDMI cables (up to 10 meters) are capable of transmitting 18 Gbps signals, including 4K@60p and 4K 3D, when used with HDMI 2.0 electronics.

ARC & Ethernet Enabled: AQ's HDMI cable supports ARC (Audio Return Channel) which allows an HDMI-connected TV with a built-in tuner to send audio data "upstream" to a surround audio system, eliminating the need for a separate audio cable. The AQ HDMI cable also adds high-speed networking to it HDMI link, allowing you to take full advantage of your IP-enabled devices without a separate Ethernet cable.

Gold-Plated Connectors: The Audioquest HDMI cable features gold-plated HDMI standard size (Type-A) connectors for maximum signal transfer.

Directionality: All AQ HDMI cables are directional. The correct direction is determined by listening to every batch of metal conductors used in every AudioQuest HDMI cable. All signal conductors controlled for digital-audio direction in AudioQuest HDMI cables, and care is even taken to run the conductors used in the Audio Return Channel in the opposite direction to ensure the best performance for that application. Arrows are clearly marked on the connectors to ensure superior sound quality.

In-Wall Rated: The Audioquest Vodka HDMI cable is CMG/FT4 rated for in-wall installation.

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Improved Video

Written By charlesb., Southern WV on Thursday, October 02, 2014

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When switching out the cables it became obvious the Vodka cable had superior performance when I viewed the same footage and instantly could see the higher detail.

Pros: Performance.

Cons: Cost

AudioQuest Vodka

Written By Steve A, Albert Lea, MN on Friday, March 28, 2014

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I ordered AudiQuest cinnamon HDMI cable for my blu-ray to receiver connection initially, but opted for the vodka cable instead. I like the upgrade so well that I ordered a 3 meter vodka HDMI cable for my receiver to TV connection. Like the ol saying goes "you get what you pay for" I think the quality of this cable is dynamic and superior to any other out there.

Pros: Another outstanding product from AudiuQuest.

Cons: $pendy...

I use this cable for all my equipment.

Written By Richard, Houston Texas on Monday, March 10, 2014

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The best for HD and 3 D viewing. If you have top of the line electronics this is a match.

Pros: Quality viewing

Cons: A bit stiff but well made

AudioQuest Vodka

Written By Mike, Philadelphia on Thursday, January 30, 2014

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At first I wasn't going to buy this cause of the price but what a huge difference in picture and sound,perfect final touches to my home theater system, I also own cinnamon from audio quest as well and it's a huge difference ! Well worth the money if you want top notch picture and sound!

Pros: The best!

Cons: Expensive!

Good Upgrade

Written By Tom, Rochester NY on Sunday, September 29, 2013

I've made some significant upgrades in my main system and basement system over the past year or two, mostly related to music, and more recently streaming hi-res files. Finally getting back around to the video side. When I have a weak link somewhere, I usually try to upgrade the main system, and pass along the replaced items to the basement and bedroom as upgrades there as well. In this case the basement TV (Sony) just wasn't looking or sounding great, had an old cheapo Monster HDMI going from my NAD T757 to the TV. Decided that the best route might be to upgrade the Audioquest Chocolate HDMI that was between my Oppo 93 and NAD T787 in the living room, and pass the Chocolate along to the basement.

Decided to jump over the Carbon but not get carried away with prices, so settled in on the Vodka for the Oppo -- it definitely made a difference with the audio, especially notice the center dialog clarity and separation, and the video on the Sony HX929 seems slightly clearer (may be my imagination/placebo effect) -- but moving the AQ Chocolate to the basement gave me the biggest bang, sounds like I upgraded a component or speakers, and the video is significantly sharper and brighter. So a win-win, both systems improved for a few hundred bucks -- I'll take that every time!

Pros: quality construction & connectors, excellent audio and video

Cons: none

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