Solid Conductors: All of the AudioQuest, CinemaQuest Type 4
speaker cable conductors are solid. Electrical and magnetic interaction between
strands in a conventional cable is the single greatest source of distortion,
often causing a somewhat harsh and distorted sound. Solid conductors enable the
Type 4 cables to produce very clear sound.
Long-Grain Copper: The Type 4 cable's LGC (Long-Grain Copper)
allows a smoother and clearer sound than cables using regular OFHC (Oxygen-Free
High-Conductivity) copper. LGC has fewer oxides within the conducting
material, less impurities, less grain boundaries, and provides overall better
4-Cross Geometry: The relationship between conductors defines a
cable's most basic electrical values (capacitance and inductance). However, even
when those variables are kept in a reasonable balance, the relationship between
conductors can be varied in ways that greatly effect the sound. The spiral construction of Type 4 cable allows for
significantly better dynamic contrast and information intelligibility than if
the same conductors were run in parallel. The specific 4-cross geometry used in
Type 4 cables maximizes this advantage.
Insulation: Since the Type 4 cables use solid conductors it doesn't
require hard insulation and can take advantage of the vibration damping
advantage of a softer insulation.
SST (Spread Spectrum Technology: SST (Spread Spectrum Technology) is a
method for significantly reducing distortion flaws by using a precise
combination of different size conductors.
Terminations: The Type 4 cable utilizes high quality BFA/Banana
connectors that allow the Type 4 cables to be securely attached to your speakers
and amplifier. The BFA/Banana connectors are a dull looking silver because its
metal is plated directly over the connector itself. There is no shiny and harsh
sounding nickel layer underneath to distort your audio signal.
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