AudioQuest Sydney RCA-RCA
MASSIVE PERFECT-SURFACE-COPPER+-LEADER (PSC+): Perfect-Surface 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 the ladders in the Sydney 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. Massive conductors are the fundamental basis for the pure sound of the Sydney. POLYETHYLENE AIR TUBE INSULATION: Any solid material adjacent to a conductor becomes part of an incomplete electrical network. Wire insulation and conductor material absorb energy (losses). Part of this energy is stored and then released as distortion. In the Sydney, PE-Air-Tube insulation is used for all conductors because air absorbs almost no energy and polyethylene is low-loss and has a benign distortion profile. The PE-Air-Tube insulation causes significantly less blurring effects than other materials. CARBON-BASED 3-LAYER NOISE-DISSIPATION SYSTEM (NDS): Achieving 100% shielding is easy. To prevent "trapped" RF interference from affecting the ground reference of the device, the AQ Noise Dissipation System is required. Metal and carbon-containing plastics prevent the majority of 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 DIRECT-SILVERED PURPLE-COPPER RCA-SPECKER: This connector design allows connection without solder - because this is a common source of interference. Because the ferrules are stamped instead of machined, the metal can be selected for low distortion instead of machinability. Purple-Copper offers a purer, clearer sound than nickel-plated or OFHC metals often found in competitive connectors. Direct silver plating represents another important step towards greater clarity without compromising the signal.