Audioquest Water 1.0M Pair XLR Interconnect Cable
Water—refreshing, soothing, cleansing water—covers more than 70% of our
planet’s surface and is the only substance in nature to appear naturally in all
three common states of matter: solid, liquid, and gas. We know water as the
nuclei of comets in space; as vapor in the soft clouds of our blue sky; as the
crystals that form the many intricate patterns of snowflakes; as vast glaciers
atop our planet’s most tempting and challenging mountains; as brilliant, white
icebergs drifting freely in artic oceans; as freshwater rivers that course
through our land; as aquifers in the soil beneath our feet. On the molecular
level, water can form large numbers of hydrogen bonds, giving rise to an
unusually high surface tension and extreme capillary force, which, in turn,
allows water to move upward through narrow tubes against the force of gravity—a
life-giving property relied upon by all vascular plants, including our greatest
trees: aspens, oaks, and redwoods. Fascinatingly, the boiling point of water is
highly dependent upon the barometric pressure of its environment: Water at the
top of K2, for instance, will boil at a temperature different than that of water
taken from the Mackenzie River, while the ocean’s deepest waters, near
geothermal vents, can reach temperatures of hundreds of degrees and yet remain
liquid. According to Aristotle, among the classical elements, water held a
special place between wind and earth, being both cold like earth and wet like
wind, but stood distinctly at odds with fire. And people born under the
astrological signs of Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces are thought to have dominant
water personalities: nurturing, sympathetic, and imaginative. Today, of course,
we cherish water for all that it is, and know it best as the one thing that
quenches our thirst when all else fails.
SOLID PERFECT-SURFACE COPPER+ (PSC+) CONDUCTORS:
Solid conductors prevent both strand-to-strand contacts and magnetic
interaction, major sources of distortion. Surface quality is critical because a
conductor can be considered as a rail-guide for both the electric fields within
a conductor, and for the magnetic fields outside the conductor. The
astonishingly smooth and pure surface of all AudioQuest’s Perfect-Surface metals
nearly eliminates harshness and greatly increases clarity compared to all other
premium coppers. The extreme purity of PSC+ further minimizes distortion caused
by grain boundaries, which exist within any metal conductor.
DIELECTRIC-BIAS SYSTEM (DBS, US Pat #S 7,126,055 & 7,872,195 B1):
Creates a strong, stable electrostatic field which saturates and polarizes
(organizes) the molecules of the insulation. This dramatically reduces
dielectric induced smearing of the signal, letting sound emerge from a “black”
CARBON-BASED 6-LAYER NOISE-DISSIPATION SYSTEM (NDS):
Shields-the-shield, reducing RFI contamination of the equipment ground plane.
POLYETHYLENE AIR-TUBE INSULATION:
Almost no contact between conductors and insulation further reduces smearing and
Proper ground-reference conductor prevents using the shield as an inferior
Cold-Welded, Hanging-Silver Plating Directly Over High-Purity Red Copper Plugs.
Because all drawn metal is directional, all audio cables are directional.
AudioQuest analog and digital audio cables are all controlled for correct
directionality. For the best sound, please use the cable with the arrows
pointing from source to receiver or component.