Audioquest Wolf 5.0M RCA Subwoofer Cable
The wolf is the largest member of the family Canidae, which includes all
large-breed dogs, foxes, and coyotes. Wolves are known for extreme intelligence,
a trait that enables them to survive in the wild. Wolves are also famous for
their evocative and powerful howl, which they use to communicate with other
wolves. While wolves are commonly thought of as aggressive and “vicious,” they
are generally averse to actual fighting and are, in fact, often quite friendly
with other dogs or humans they come into contact with. Since wolves are capable
of forming strong emotional attachments, it’s no wonder that humans feel an
affinity for these complex and beautiful animals.
SOLID 10% SILVER CONDUCTORS:
Solid conductors eliminate strand-interaction distortion and reduce jitter.
Solid silver-plated conductors are excellent for very high-frequency
applications. 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 solid silver
cable, but priced much closer to solid copper cable. This is an incredibly cost
effective way of manufacturing very high-quality subwoofer cables.
FEP AIR-TUBE INSULATION (FEP is a Fluoro-Polymer):
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 later released as distortion. All of
Wolf’s conductors use Air-Tube insulation because air absorbs next to no energy,
and FEP is the best extrudable solid insulation and absorbs less energy than
other materials. The FEP Air-Tubes used in Wolf have almost nothing but air
around the solid 10% silver conductors.
DIELECTRIC-BIAS SYSTEM (DBS, US Pat #s 7,126,055 & 7,872,195 B1):
All insulation slows down the signal on the conductor inside. When insulation is
unbiased, it slows down parts of the signal differently, a big problem for very
time-sensitive multi-octave audio. AudioQuest’s DBS creates a strong, stable
electrostatic field which saturates and polarizes (organizes) the molecules of
the insulation. This minimizes both energy storage in the insulation and the
multiple nonlinear time-delays that occur. Sound appears from a surprisingly
black background with unexpected detail and dynamic contrast. The DBS battery
packs will last for years. A test button and LED allow for the occasional
CARBON-BASED 4-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 plane.
The three conductors in “Triple-Balanced” Wolf cables ensure that whether
prepared with RCA or XLR plugs, the positive and negative signals have equally
low-distortion conducting paths. The 100% coverage shield is never used as an
COLD-WELDED HANGING-SILVER DIRECTLY OVER PURE RED COPPER SYSTEM:
This plug design enables a perfect heat-free connection between cable and plug.
The connection between the plug and conductors is made using AQ’s Cold-Welded
System, which provides a superior connection that ensures that the structural
integrity of the conductor is kept completely intact. The Cold-Welded System
refers to a combination of high pressure at the point of contact and the use of
copper- or silver-impregnated paste. (Wolf’s silver conductors get silver
paste.) XLR plugs are also available.
Sometimes there is a hum problem unless the subwoofer and AV receiver (or
surround-sound processor) are attached to each other using a separate wire. If
your system has a hum problem, try attaching the little spade-lug tails to the
metal chassis of the subwoofer amplifier and to the chassis of the sending
component. Usually, this extra wire will not be needed.