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AudioQuest Carbon-Lightning to USB

Cable for iPhone/iPad/iPod


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AudioQuest Carbon-Lightning to USB Details

AudioQuest Carbon-Lightning to USB

  • Superior construction minimizes distortion
  • Carbon-based three-layer noise-dissipation system (NDS) prevents almost all RFI from reaching ground plane
  • Solid 5% silver conductors eliminate strand-interaction distortion and minimize jitter
  • Works with Apple iPod, iPhone and iPad with 30 pin dock connector
  • Foam-polyethylene insulation minimizes energy storage
  • Silver-plated USB connector

No matter how you choose to connect with your music and media, AudioQuest provides a high-quality cable specifically designed for the job. Our complete line of USB cables includes four models now available with Apple’s Lightning connector (as used on all recent iOS devices). Whether you’re connecting mobile devices to the USB ports common to so many car audio systems or streaming content to a home entertainment system, a high-quality, low-distortion cable is required for sound that is full-bodied, engaging, and three-dimensional. Thin and flat is a great look for an iPhone or iPad, but it’s not how the music from those marvelous devices should sound!

Solid 5% Silver Conductors
Solid conductors eliminate strand-interaction distortion and reduce jitter. Solid silver-plated conductors are excellent for very high-frequency applications, like USB audio. These signals, being such a high frequency, travel almost exclusively on the surface of the conductor. As the surface is made of high-purity silver, the performance is very close to that of a solid silver cable, but priced much closer to solid copper cable. This is an incredibly cost effective way of manufacturing very high-quality USB cables.

Hard-cell Foam Insulation
Hard-Cell Foam insulation is used exclusively in most of AudioQuest’s video and digital audio cables. Similar to Foamed-PE, it is nitrogen injected to create air pockets. ‘Hard’ foam is used because the stiffness of the material allows the conductors in the cable to maintain the same relationship with each other along the full length of the cable, thus ensuring that the characteristic impedance of the cable is consistent.

Carbon-Based Three-Layer Noise Dissipation System (NDS)
100% shield coverage is easy. Preventing captured RF Interference from modulating the equipment’s ground reference requires AQ’s Noise-Dissipation System. Metal and Carbon-Loaded synthetics prevent most RFI from reaching the equipment’s ground plane.

Additional Information

Name AudioQuest Carbon-Lightning to USB
Sub Title Cable for iPhone/iPad/iPod
Manufacturer AudioQuest
Manufacturer Part# CARBON LIGHTNING

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  • 5% solid silver conductors
  • AQ Solder terminations
  • carbon-based 3-layer noise dissipation system
  • iOS Compatible