About the AudioQuest Forest
Dependable quality and performance
Dependable quality and performance
AudioQuest's Forest USB cable is designed to improve high-res signal transfer. USB Type C connections are fast becoming the norm on many devices because of their incredibly high transfer rate. This Forest cable ensures those transfers also occur with minimal noise and interference. And their design reduces the timing errors or "jitter" that can digital music sound less focused.
Superior build quality
AudioQuest is known for their superior build quality, and this Forest USB cable is a great example. It features solid-core conductors made of high-purity Long-Grain Copper, which is plated with a very thin layer of silver. High-frequency audio and video signals travel almost exclusively on the surface of the conductors. This surface layer of high-purity silver brings the performance of Forest very close to that of a solid silver cable, but it's priced much closer to solid copper cables.
Hard-Cell Foam (HCF) insulation keeps energy from leaking out of the conductors, preserving signal strength. And both the cable and conductors are reinforced to prevent strain and keep the connections solid.
- USB cable (Type B to Type C)
- for use with laptops, audio D/A converters, external hard drives, and more
- exceeds USB 2.0 high-speed data transfer specification
- low-jitter design specifically for USB audio
- silver-plated solid Long-Grain Copper conductors for superior sound quality (silver layer is 0.5% of total conductor)
- Metal-Layer Noise Dissipation helps prevent RF noise from reaching the ground connection
- Hard-Cell Foam (HCF) insulation to reduce distortion
- rugged PVC jacket
- warranty: 5 years
- MFR # USBFOR201.5CB
What's in the box:
- 5' USB-C to USB-B cable
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More details on the AudioQuest Forest
USB-C to USB-B Cable: The AudioQuest Forest Series USB-C to USB-B cable features conductor materials and construction techniques that deliver high-speed, low jitter, and low distortion to ensure clarity warmth, and maximum dyanamics for a wide-oepn soundstage from your Hi-Res digital music files. The USB-C connector is found on many of today's latest devices - such as MacBook, ChromeBook, iPad, Pixel, and Galaxy.
Semi-Solid Concentric 0.5a% Silver Conductors: Semi-Solid Conductors greatly reduce strand-interaction distortion and reduce jitter. Solid silver-plated conductors are excellent for very high-frequency applications, like USB audio and video. 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 100% silver cable, but priced much closer to solid copper cable. This is an incredibly cost effective way of manufacturing very high-quality USB cables.
Hard-Cell Foam Insulation: Hard-Cell Foam (HCF) Insulation ensures critical signal-pair geometry. Any solid material adjacent to a conductor is actually part of an imperfect circuit. Wire insulation and circuit board materials all absorb energy. Some of this energy is stored and then released as distortion. Hard-Cell Foam Insulation is similar to the Foamed-PE used in our more affordable Bridges & Falls cables, and is nitrogen-injected to create air pockets. Because nitrogen (like air) does not absorb energy and therefore does not release any energy from or into the conductor, distortion is reduced. In addition, the stiffness of the material allows the cable's conductors to maintain a stable relationship along the cable's full length, producing a stable impedance character and further minimizing distortion..
Gold-Plated Contacts & Strain-Relief System: The AudioQuest Forest Series USB cable uses direct gold-plated contacts for its USB-C and USB-B connector for excellent signal transer and maximum resistant from corrosion. In addition, the AudioQuest Forest Series USB cable incorporates a newly developed strain-relief system to provide robust durability between the USB cable and plug.
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