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AudioQuest Carbon

USB cable (Type A to Type B) (3 meters/10 feet)

Item # 703CAUSB10

During AudioQuest's recent visit, they showed us their line of USB cables.

During AudioQuest's recent visit, they showed us their line of USB cables.

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Item # 703CAUSB10

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$319.99

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About the AudioQuest Carbon

You might not expect USB cables to sound different — but they do

During AudioQuest's recent visit, they showed us their line of USB cables. These cables definitely have a high-quality look and feel, but we wondered how noticeable any sonic improvements would be. The proof was in the listening. In a direct comparison to a free-in-the-box USB cable, the AQ cable delivered greater bass extension, along with more bass and mid-bass detail. The soundstage opened up and vocals sounded more natural.

You might not expect USB cables to sound different — but they do

During AudioQuest's recent visit, they showed us their line of USB cables. These cables definitely have a high-quality look and feel, but we wondered how noticeable any sonic improvements would be. The proof was in the listening. In a direct comparison to a free-in-the-box USB cable, the AQ cable delivered greater bass extension, along with more bass and mid-bass detail. The soundstage opened up and vocals sounded more natural.

AudioQuest Carbon cross-section diagram

A high-quality USB cable is a great way to connect your desktop or laptop computer to a high-end audio digital-to-analog converter. Playing high-res music files demands more of USB cables than routine tasks like printing text or scanning photos. For USB audio, as with all digital audio signals, it's critical to maintain accurate timing. This cable can reduce the timing errors or "jitter" that often makes digital music sound less clear and rich and three-dimensional.

Paying attention to every detail

AudioQuest Carbon is the USB cable for music addicts. It's carefully engineered, made with top-notch materials, and tested through hours and hours of listening. One way AQ improves the audio performance of its digital cables is by adding a thin layer of silver plating to the solid copper wires. When it comes to conducting signals, silver is the best-performing metal — better than either copper or gold. Carbon's silver-plated conductors are designed to reveal more high-frequency detail.

If you enjoy listening to digital music files on a high-end audio system, you'll be surprised at the difference AQ's USB cables can make.

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Product highlights:

  • USB cable (Type A to Type B)
  • for use with audio D/A converters, select computer speaker systems, external hard drives, and more
  • exceeds USB 2.0 high-speed data transfer specification
  • low-jitter design specifically for USB audio
  • silver-plated solid copper conductors for superior sound quality (silver layer is 5% of total conductor)
  • polyethylene insulation
  • triple shielding (foil/mylar/braided copper) to reject interference
  • gold-plated connectors resist corrosion
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 65-089-04

What's in the box:

  • 10' USB cable (with a USB type-B connector on one end and a USB type-A connector on other end)

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Features

USB Connectors: The Audioquest Carbon USB cable features gold-plated USB connectors for maximum signal transfer. The Audioquest Carbon USB cable has a USB type-A connector on one end and a USB type-B connector on the other end.

Silver-Plated LGC Conductors: The Audioquest Carbon USB cable uses solid 5% Silver-Plated LGC (Long-Grain Copper) conductors to eliminate inter-strand distortion and reduce jitter.

HD Polyethylene Insulation: The USB cable's solid HD Polyethylene insulation ensures critical signal-pair geometry.

Braided Cable: The USB cable also has a braided cable for added flexibility when routing the USB cable between your components.

USB 2.0: This cable exceeds USB 2.0 data rate specifications with greater than 1200 Mbps. It provides up to 20% more power delivery for maximum charging.

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What is the gauge of the wire used in the AQ Carbon USB cable?
[ Scott  Oct 04, 2019 ]
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Its diameter is very similar to an iMac power cable. However, superior shielding and dielectrics can sometimes alter the image of precise conductor gauge. I would say somewhere around 18-20AWG.
[ jacoub s.  Oct 04, 2019 ]
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I can't find any information on the AQ web site for any of the USB cables. Your best bet would be to contact AQ directly. Their info email address is on their web site.
[ RAYMOND L  Oct 04, 2019 ]
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this wire sounds elegant, very cheap price.Enter an answer to this question.
[ minh  Oct 04, 2019 ]

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