Solid 0.5% 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. Forest 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.
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
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 Forest HDMI cable is CMG/FT4 rated for
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