Golden Gate Series Stereo Audio Minijack-to-RCA Cable: The AudioQuest Golden Gate
stereo audio minijack-to-RCA cable is terminated by a gold-plated male 3.5mm
stereo connector on one end and a pair of gold-plated stereo RCA male connectors
on other end. The AudioQuest Golden Gate stereo audio minijack-to-RCA cable is
available in the following lengths.
- 0.6 meter (2')
- 1 meter (3' 4")
- 2 meter (6' 7")
- 3 meter (10')
- 5 meter (16' 5")
- 8 meter (26' 3")
Solid Perfect-Surface Copper Conductors (PSC):
Perfect-Surface Copper has an astonishingly smooth and pure surface. Proprietary
metal-processing technology protects the wire's surface at every stage of
drawing and fabrication. When high-purity low-oxide copper is kept as soft, pure
and smooth as possible, it becomes a wonderfully low-distortion conductor.
Electrical and magnetic interaction between strands in a conventional cable is
the greatest source of distortion, often causing a somewhat dirty, harsh sound.
Solid conductors are fundamental toward achieving Golden Gate's very clean
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. Golden Gate uses air-filled Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation
on both conductors 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
Metal-Layer Noise-Dissipation System (NDS): 100% shield coverage is
easy; preventing captured RF Interference from modulating the equipment's ground
reference requires AQ's Noise-Dissipation System. Noise-Dissipation System
prevents a significant amount of RFI from reaching the equipment's ground plane.
Double-Balanced Asymmetrical Geometry: Purposely designed for
single-ended applications, Double-Balanced Asymmetrical Geometry offers a
relatively lower impedance on the ground for a richer, and more dynamic
experience. While many single-ended cable designs use a single path for both the
ground and the shield, Double-Balanced designs separate the two for cleaner,
Cold-Welded, Gold-Plated Plugs: This plug design allows for a
connection devoid of solder, which is a common source of distortion. Because the
ground shells are stamped instead of machined, the metal can be chosen for low
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