"High Speed with Ethernet" HDMI cable (1 meter)
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Our take on the AudioQuest Mocha by Crutchfield's Steve Kindig
One of the most advanced HDMI cables we've seen
AudioQuest's Mocha HDMI cable will help you enjoy the best possible performance from your high-end home theater gear. It can carry the highest-resolution video currently available.
Supports 4K video
Mocha HDMI is made with premium materials throughout to maximize the crystal-clear picture and sound quality available from the latest digital sources. AudioQuest HDMI cables are designed to carry 100% of the data required for all of HDMI's current audio/video features including 1080p and 4K video, HDR, and multichannel high-resolution audio.
Silver-plated solid copper conductors for better signal transfer
AudioQuest Mocha uses solid-core, 10% silver-plated conductors to ensure every bit of picture and sound information makes it to your gear. Silver is the most conductive metal; silver-plated copper conductors are ideal for very high-frequency applications, like HDMI audio and video. Because these signals travel mostly on the surface of the conductor, Mocha's high-purity silver plating provides performance that's close to that of a solid silver cable, but at a lower price.
Most higher-end cables require a break-in period before they perform their best. A charge builds up in the insulation through continual use, increasing the efficiency of the cable. This charge can dissipate when the cable's not in use, giving you less than optimal performance until it builds up again. AudioQuest's engineers came up with a clever solution.
The Dielectric-Bias System (DBS) in Mocha eliminates this break-in period. A small battery pack attached to the cable polarizes the insulation with a 72-volt charge, greatly reducing electrical interaction with the signal.
- supports HDMI version 1.4 and 2.0 features:
- maximum bandwidth of 18 Gbps
- 1080p and 4K video @ 60p
- bi-directional Ethernet communication with compatible components
- audio return channel for sending Dolby® Digital sound from an HDTV back to an A/V receiver
- 30-gauge solid-core, silver-plated copper conductors (silver layer is 10% of total conductor)
- Carbon+Metal Multi-Layer Noise Dissipation System with gas-injected insulation to reduce RF interference
- 72V Dielectric-Bias System polarizes and saturates insulation, greatly reducing electrical interaction with the signal (batteries included)
- braided jacket
- gold-plated contacts
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- 1-Meter HDMI-to-HDMI cable (with clear plastic protectors on each connector)
HDMI 2.0 Certified: The AudioQuest Mocha HDMI cable fully complies with the HDMI 2.0 specification and supports the ultra high speed 18Gbps bandwidth for 4K UHD, HDR, high resolution multichannel audio, ARC, and Ethernet compatibility.
- 4K UHD: Supports resolutions up to 4K@50/60 (2160p), which is 4x the clarity of 1080p/60 video resolution, for the ultimate video experience. With stunning 4K UHD resolution (3840 x 2160) detail is strikingly sharper.
- High Dynamic Range (HDR): High Dynamic Range (HDR) reproduces a wider range of brightness levels than conventional video, which brings a deeper contrast to the screen, greater color intensity without being oversaturated, and incredible detail in low-light images. Watching movies and TV shows mastered in HDR will give you a vivid new viewing experience filled with brilliant color and dramatic contrast.
- High Resolution Multichannel Audio: Supports lossless high resolution multichannel audio - including Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, DTS:X, and DTS HD.
- Audio Return Channel (ARC): Supports ARC (Audio Return Channel) which allows an HDMI-connected TV with a built-in tuner to send audio data "upstream" to a surround audio system, eliminating the need for a separate audio cable.
- Ethernet Enabled: Provides high-speed networking to it HDMI link, allowing you to take full advantage of your IP-enabled devices without a separate Ethernet cable.
Robust Construction: The AudioQuest Mocha HDMI cable features robust construction to maximize video and audio performance.
- Solid Conductors: Solid Conductors eliminate electrical and magnetic strand interaction.
- 10% Silver Plated: Silver-plated to 10% of total conductor, providing most of the benefit of solid silver, reducing distortion and digital timing errors.
- Carbon+Metal Multi-Layer Noise-Dissipation System (NDS): Carbon+Metal Multi-Layer Noise-Dissipation System (NDS) further reduces RF interference from reaching components.
- 72V Dielectric-Bias System: 72V Dielectric-Bias System polarizes and saturates insulation, greatly reducing electrical interaction with the signal.
- Gold-Plated Connectors: The Audioquest HDMI cable features gold-plated HDMI standard size (Type-A)
Directionality: All AQ HDMI cables are directional. The correct direction is determined by listening to every batch of metal conductors used in every AudioQuest HDMI cable. All signal conductors controlled for digital-audio direction in AudioQuest HDMI cables, and care is even taken to run the conductors used in the Audio Return Channel in the opposite direction to ensure the best performance for that application. Arrows are clearly marked on the connectors to ensure superior sound quality.
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