AudioQuest Analog-Audio Interconnect Cables – Bridges & Falls (Big Sur)
Analog-Audio Interconnect Cable is named after the Bixby Creek Bridge and the majestic beauty of California’s spectacular coastline at Big Sur.
In all 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: All cables in our Bridges & Falls Series place their left and right channels in a single jacket, and feature our Asymmetrical Double-Balanced geometry with separate high-quality positive and negative conductors. This design allows for a thin, flexible, and uniquely versatile high-performance cable that can be terminated with a variety of today’s connections, including 3.5mm (male or female), DIN, and RCA. Do keep in mind, however, that, by necessity, the plugs on Bridges & Falls cables are fairly close together. If the L and R inputs of your components are more than 3″ (7.6cm) apart, please consider models from our Rivers or Elements Series.
Solid Perfect-Surface Copper+ (PSC+) Conductors
Solid conductors eliminate strand-to-strand electrical and magnetic interactions, which are primary sources of distortion. Because a conductor can act as a rail guide for both internal and external magnetic fields, surface quality is essential. When compared to poorer materials, the incredibly smooth and clean surface of all AudioQuest’s Perfect-Surface metals nearly eliminates roughness and substantially boosts clarity. Exceptionally pure In comparison to OFHC, OCC, 8N, and other coppers, Perfect-Surface Copper+ eliminates distortion produced by grain boundaries, which exist within any metal conductor, almost eliminating harshness and considerably boosting clarity.
Asymmetrical Double-Balanced Geometry
Asymmetrical Double-Balanced Geometry was created specifically for single-ended applications and provides a lower ground impedance for a richer, more dynamic experience. While many single-ended cable designs combine the ground and shield in a single path, Double-Balanced designs separate the two for cleaner, quieter performance.
It’s simple to get 100% shield coverage. Noise-Dissipation from AQ is required to prevent collected radio-frequency interference (RFI) from altering the equipment’s ground reference. 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. Noise-Dissipation “shields” the shield by absorbing and reflecting the majority of the noise/RF energy before it reaches the ground layer.
Cold-Welded, Gold-Plated Pure Purple Copper Terminations
An incomplete circuit consists of any solid material that is close to a conductor. Energy is absorbed by wire insulation and circuit board materials. Some of this energy is held before being released in the form of distortion. Because air absorbs almost no energy and Polyethylene is low-loss and has a low distortion profile, Foamed-PE, with its high air content, produces far less of the out-of-focus effect that other materials do.