Sidney Series Stereo Audio Minijack Cable: The AudioQuest Sidney
stereo audio minijack cable is terminated by a silver-plated male 3.5mm stereo
connector on each end. The AudioQuest Sidney stereo audio minijack cable is
available in the following lengths.
- 0.6 meter (2')
- 1 meter (3' 4")
- 2 meter (6' 7")
- 3 meter (10')
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 PSC+
conductor. PSC+ is manufactured by applying the same exceptional technology to
an ultra-pure copper. The resulting sound quality is even more focused and
simply less in the way. All of Sidney's conductors are solid. 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 Sidney's very clean sound.
Polyethylene Air-Tube 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. All of Sydney's conductors use PE Air-Tube Insulation
because air absorbs next to no energy, and Polyethylene is low-loss and has a
benign distortion profile. PE Air-Tube Insulation causes much less of the
out-of-focus effect common to other materials.
Carbon-Based, 3-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. Metal and
Carbon-Loaded synthetics prevent most RFI from reaching the equipment's ground
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, Direct-Silver Pated Pure "Purple-Copper" 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. Purple-Copper offers a cleaner, clearer sound
over nickel-plated or OFHC metals commonly found in competing manufacturers'
plugs. Direct-Silver Plating offers one more important step toward greater
clarity and doing no harm to the signal.
Directional: Arrows on the connectors indicate the preferred
signal path from the source component to the input.
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