AudioQuest Analog-Audio Interconnect Cables – Bridges & Falls (Angel) 72V DBS
Analog-Audio Interconnect Cable is named after Venezuela’s Angel Falls, the world’s highest waterfall, with a height of 979 meters (3,212 ft) and a plunge of 807 meters (2,648 ft).
In Bridges & Falls, you’ll find better metals and more sophisticated technologies, including Air-Tube insulation, Dielectric-Bias System, and Noise-Dissipation System — at lower prices than ever before.
Note: Our Bridges & Falls Series cables have a single jacket with left and right channels, as well as our Asymmetrical Double-Balanced geometry with separate high-quality positive and negative conductors. This design enables a thin, flexible, and very versatile high-performance cable to be terminated with a variety of modern connections, including 3.5mm (male or female), DIN, and RCA. Keep in mind, however, that the connectors on Bridges & Falls cables are forced to be close together by necessity. Consider models from our Rivers or Elements Series if your components’ L and R inputs are more than 3″ (7.6cm) apart.
Asymmetrical Double-Balanced Geometry
Asymmetrical Double-Balanced Geometry is specifically developed for single-ended applications and provides a lower impedance on the ground for a richer and more dynamic experience. While many single-ended cable designs combine the ground and shield into a single path, Double-Balanced designs separate the two for cleaner, quieter performance.
Solid Perfect-Surface Silver (PSS) Conductors
When Perfect-Surface Technology is used on ultra-pure silver, it creates an unmatched level of clarity and dynamic contrast. AudioQuest’s highest-quality metal is Perfect-Surface Silver (PSS). Strand interaction, a significant cause of cable distortion, is avoided with solid conductors. Exceptionally pure In comparison to OFHC, OCC, 8N, and other coppers, Perfect-Surface Silver eliminates distortion produced by grain boundaries that exist within any metal conductor, almost eliminating harshness and considerably boosting clarity.
Carbon-Based 3-Layer Noise-Dissipation System (NDS)
It’s simple to get 100 percent shield coverage. The Noise-Dissipation System from AQ is required to prevent captured Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) from altering the equipment’s ground reference (NDS). Traditional shield systems absorb noise/RF energy and then drain it to component ground, modulating and distorting the essential “reference” ground plane and causing signal distortion. The alternating layers of metal and carbon-loaded synthetics used by NDS “shield the shield,” absorbing and reflecting the majority of the noise/RF energy before it reaches the grounding layer.
FEP Air-Tube Insulation (FEP Is a Fluoro-Polymer)
An incomplete circuit consists of any solid material that is close to a conductor. Energy is absorbed by wire insulation and circuit board materials (loss). Some of this energy is retained, then released as distortion later on. Air, on the other hand, absorbs almost little energy, whereas FEP is the best Extrudability solid insulation, absorbing significantly less energy than other materials. The use of FEP Air-Tube insulation, which surrounds solid conductors with essentially nothing but air, increases the focus and dynamics of an audio system.
Dielectric-Bias System with Radio Frequency Trap
All insulation between two or more conductors is dielectric, and its qualities have an impact on the signal’s integrity. Dielectric-involvement (absorption and non-linear release of energy) generates varying amounts of time delay (phase shift) for different frequencies and energy levels when the dielectric is unbiased, which is a serious difficulty for multi-octave audio that is particularly time-sensitive. An RF Trap (designed for AudioQuest’s Niagara Series of power products) ensures that radio-frequency noise from the DBS field elements is not introduced into the signal wires. (DBS, US Pat #s 7,126,055 & 7,872,195 B1)
Cold-Welded, Direct-Silver Plated Pure Red Copper Terminations
Pure Red Copper Terminations, Cold-Welded, and Direct-Silver Plated Sound are improved with Direct-Silver Plating. Because there is no underlying layer of gleaming, distortion-causing nickel, it seems dull.