AudioQuest Big Sur jack 3.5 mm jack 3.5 mm
Bixby Creek Bridge spans a creek and an impressive but travel-difficult canyon. It emphasizes and contrasts the majestic beauty of California's spectacular coastline north of Big Sur, 190 kilometers south of San Francisco. As an integral part of this landscape, the bridge appears in numerous television shows and movies and is featured on posters around the world. MASSIVE PERFECT-SURFACE-COPPER+-LEADER (PSC+): PSC+ copper has a surprisingly smooth and pure surface. The company's proprietary metal processing technology protects the surface of the wire at every step of the drawing and manufacturing process. When high-purity, low-oxygen copper is made as soft, pure and smooth as possible, it becomes a wonderfully low-distortion PSC+ conductor. PSC+ is manufactured using the same exceptional technology as ultra-pure copper. The resulting sound quality is even more focused and unobtrusive. For more than 30 years AudioQuest has pioneered the use of high quality metals, but even we were surprised at the huge leap in performance made possible by Perfect Surface technology. PSC+ outperforms all previously available copper metals in every price range. All conductors in Big Sur are solid. The mutual electrical and magnetic influence of the strands in conventional cable constructions is the greatest source of interference and often causes an "impure", "rough" sound. Solid conductors are the fundamental basis for the pure sound of the Big Sur. INSULATION FROM POLYETHYLENE FOAM: Any solid material adjacent to a conductor becomes part of an incomplete electrical network. Wire insulation and circuit board material absorb energy (losses). Part of this energy is stored and then released as distortion. In Big Sur, air-filled polyethylene foam insulation is used for both conductors because air absorbs almost no energy and polyethylene is low-loss and has a benign distortion profile. Thanks to the air in the polyethylene foam, it causes significantly less blurring effects than other materials. METAL LAMINATION NOISE DISPIPATION SYSTEM (NDS): Achieving 100% shielding is easy. To prevent "trapped" RF interference from affecting the ground reference of the device, the AudioQuest Noise Dissipation System is required. It prevents most RF interference from reaching the ground plane of the device. DOUBLE-BALANCED ASYMMETRICAL GEOMETRY: Designed specifically for single-ended applications, Double-Balanced Asymmetrical Geometry provides less impedance to ground for a fuller, more dynamic sound. While many single-ended cables use a single path for both ground and shielding, double-balanced designs separate both for a cleaner, quieter performance. COLD-WELDED GOLDED PURPLE-COPPER RCA-SPECKERS: This connector design allows for connection without solder - which is a common source of interference. Because the ferrules are stamped rather than machined, the metal can be selected for low distortion rather than machinability. Purple-Copper offers a purer, clearer sound than nickel-plated or OFHC metals often found in competitive connectors.