Solid Long-Grain Copper (LGC) Conductors: Solid conductors eliminate
strand-interaction distortion. Red River's solid Long-Grain Copper allows a
smoother and clearer sound than cables using regular OFHC (Oxygen-Free
High-Conductivity) copper. OFHC is a general metal industry specification
regarding "loss" without any concern for distortion. LGC has fewer oxides within
the conducting material, less impurities, less grain boundaries, and
definitively better performance.
Nitrogen-Injected Hard-Cell Foam Insulation: Nitrogen-Injected
Hard-Cell Foam insulation is used exclusively in most of AudioQuest's video and
digital audio cables. Similar to Foamed-PE, it is nitrogen-injected to create
air pockets. "Hard" foam is used because the stiffness of the material allows
the conductors in the cable to maintain the same relationship with each other
along the full length of the cable, thus ensuring that the characteristic
impedance of the cable is consistent.
Metal-Layer Noise-Dissipation System (NDS): 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.
Triple-Balanced Geometry: The three conductors in "Triple-Balanced"
Red River cables ensure that the XLR plugs' positive and negative signals have
equally low-distortion conducting paths. This 100% coverage shield is never used
as an inferior conductor.
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
distortion instead of machinability.
Directional: Arrows on the XLR connectors indicate the
preferred signal path from the source component to the input.
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