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. 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. This is
an incredibly cost effective way of manufacturing very high-quality subwoofer
Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation: Irish Red 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 materials.
Metal-Layer Noise-Dissipation System (NDS): AudioQuest's
Noise-Dissipation System prevents a significant amount of RFI from reaching the
equipment's ground plane.
Symmetrical Coax Geometry: Identical positive (+) and
negative (-) conductors prevent the shield being used as an inferior audio
Cold-Welded Gold-Plated Plugs: This plug design allows for a
connection without the use 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 distortion instead of machinability.
Grounding: If you hear noticeable hum in your system after connecting
your subwoofer, please attach the subwoofer cable's ground leads to your audio
gear. Some audio equipment have a ground (GND) connection on the back-panel, if
not, attach the ground spade lugs to any screw on the equipment chassis of both
the source and the subwoofer. Usually, this wire will not need to be connected.
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