AudioQuest Yukon Stereo cable (XLR)
The Yukon River means "Big River" in Athabascan and begins with the Llewellyn Glacier as its source in British Columbia and flows into Alaska's Bering Sea. It may have been the first immigration route for the first Native Americans in North America and certainly the main means of travel during the Klondike Gold Rush of 1896-1903, but paddle wheels were the predominant method of transport on the river until the 1950's when the Klondike Highway was completed. King salmon from the Yukon River remains an elusive but prized delicacy.
Available lengths: 0.5 m - 10 m
SOLID COPPER CONDUCTORS (PSC +) WITH PERFECT SURFACE
Solid conductors prevent both electrical and magnetic strand-to-strand interaction, the main causes of distortion. The surface quality is crucial, since a conductor can be considered a rail guide both for the fields inside a conductor and for the magnetic fields that extend outside the conductor. The amazingly smooth and pure surface of all AudioQuests' Perfect Surface metals virtually eliminates hardness and significantly increases clarity compared to fewer materials. Extremely high purity copper with a perfect surface + minimizes distortion due to grain boundaries present in a metal conductor and virtually eliminates hardness and increases clarity compared to OFHC, OCC, 8N and other copper.
POLYETHYLENE AIR HOSE INSULATION
Any solid material adjacent to a conductor is actually part of a faulty circuit. Wire insulation and circuit board materials absorb all energy. Part of this energy is stored and then released as distortion. However, AudioQuest uses polyethylene air pipe insulation for both conductors to stabilize the geometry and improve clarity. Since air absorbs almost no energy and polyethylene is low-loss and has a benign deformation profile, polyethylene air pipe insulation with its high air content causes much less of the blurring effect common with other materials.
TRIPLE BALANCED GEOMETRY (SEPARATE EARTH CONDUCTOR)
Our triple-balanced geometry uses a separate ground reference conductor, so the cable shield is never used as an inferior conductor. Regardless of whether the cable is equipped with RCA or XLR connectors, the cable's three conductors ensure that the positive and negative signals have equally superior and low-distortion traces.
CARBON-BASED 3-LAYER NOISE DISSIPATION SYSTEM (NDS)
It is easy to achieve 100% shield coverage. To prevent detected radio frequency interference from modulating the device's earth reference, the AQ Noise Dissipation System (NDS) is required. Conventional shielding systems typically absorb and dissipate noise/ RF energy to component ground, modulating and distorting the critical "reference" ground plane, which in turn causes signal distortion. NDS' alternating layers of metal and carbon-loaded plastic "shield" the shielding and absorb and reflect most of this noise/ RF energy before it reaches the layer attached to the floor.
COLD WELDED, HANGING SILVER DIRECTLY OVER PURE PURPLE COPPER CONNECTIONS
Cold welded, hanging silver directly over pure purple copper connections