Component video connections can deliver gorgeous high-definition pictures, and are definitely the way to go if HDMI isn't an option for your setup. Component video provides a significantly better picture than other analog connections, like composite or S-video. Its greater color bandwidth results in clearer color reproduction with less bleeding. You can rely on AudioQuest's YIQ-A to deliver sharp detail and accurate, lifelike colors from your video source.

The solid copper conductors are plated with silver for improved signal transfer. Hard cell foam insulation surrounds the conductors to minimize distortion. Foil wrap around the insulation and an additional layer of braiding shield the cable from external electronic interference that can degrade the signal.

Note: Each component video connection kit consists of three separate video cables.

Product Highlights:

  • length: 2 meters (6.6 ft.)
  • 26-gauge silver-plated solid copper conductor (silver layer is 1.25% of total conductor)
  • nitrogen-injected hard cell foam insulation
  • gold-plated RCA contacts
  • black/gray striped PVC jacket
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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AudioQuest YIQ-A

Written By Tom, Hartford, CT on Sunday, May 08, 2011

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Color coded, easy to install!

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What's in the box?

  • 2-Meter (6.6') Component video cable

Product Research


YIQ Series Component Video Cables: AudioQuest YIQ component video cables include three identical maximum performance coaxial cables, one for each of the three component signals; the "Y" (b&w) signal and the "I" and "Q" signals (also known as Pb and Pr), which contain all the color information. In the two channel S-video system (also known as Y/C), the "I" and "Q" component signals are combined to create a single "C" signal. When available, a three channel component signal is better because it avoids the degradation caused by the process of combining and separating.

Construction: YIQ-A uses a solid Silver-Plated center conductor (26AWG) insulated with Hard Cell Foam (HCF). Silver-plating greatly improves high frequency performance for a fraction of the cost of solid silver. Nitrogen Injected HCF reduces distortion caused by the insulating material, and helps maintain a stable 75-ohms. The combination foil and braid shield provides 100% protection coverage. Gold-Plated RCA connectors are professionally attached with superior AudioQuest solder.

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