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AudioQuest Sky with RCA or XLR Terminations

Analog Interconnects
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AudioQuest Sky with RCA or XLR Terminations Details

AudioQuest Sky with RCA or XLR Terminations Analog Interconnects

  • Solid 100% Perfect-Surface Silver Conductors (PSS)
  • FEP (Fluoro-Polymer) Air-Tube Insulation
  • Dielectric-Bias System (DBS)
  • Carbon-Based 5-Layer Noise-Dissipation System NDS
  • Triple-Balanced Geometry
  • Cold-Weld System

Solid 100% Perfect-Surface Silver Conductors (PSS)
Perfect-Surface Technology applied to extreme-purity silver provides unprecedented clarity and dynamic contrast. Solid conductors prevent strand interaction, a major source of cable distortion. Extremely high-purity Perfect-Surface Silver minimizes distortion caused by the grain boundaries that exist within any metal conductor, nearly eliminating harshness and greatly increasing clarity compared to OFHC, OCC, 8N and other coppers.

FEP (Fluoro-Polymer) Air-Tube Insulation
Any solid material adjacent to a conductor is actually part of an imperfect circuit. Wire insulation and circuit board materials all absorb energy (loss). Some of this energy is stored and then later released as distortion. All of Sky’s conductors use Air-Tube insulation because air absorbs next to no energy, and FEP is the best extrudable solid insulation and absorbs less energy than other materials. The FEP Air-Tubes used in Sky have almost nothing but air around the solid PSS conductors.

Dielectric-Bias System (DBS)
All insulation slows down the signal on the conductor inside. When insulation is unbiased, it slows down parts of the signal differently, a big problem for very time-sensitive multi-octave audio. AudioQuest’s DBS creates a strong, stable electrostatic field which saturates and polarizes (organizes) the molecules of the insulation. This minimizes both energy storage in the insulation and the multiple nonlinear time-delays that occur. Sound appears from a surprisingly black background with unexpected detail and dynamic contrast. The DBS battery packs will last for years. A test button and LED allow for the occasional battery check.

Carbon-Based 5-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.

Triple-Balanced Geometry
The three conductors in “Triple-Balanced” Sky cables ensure that whether prepared with RCA or XLR plugs, the positive and negative signals have equally low-distortion conducting paths. The 100% coverage shield is never used as an inferior conductor.

Cold-Weld System
This plug design enables a perfect heat-free connection between cable and plug. The connection between the plug and conductors is made using AQ’s Cold-Weld System, which provides a superior connection that ensures that the structural integrity of the conductor is kept completely intact. The Cold-Weld System refers to a combination of high pressure at the point of contact and the use of copper- or silver-impregnated paste. (Sky’s silver conductors get silver paste.) XLR plugs are also available.

Additional Information

Name AudioQuest Sky with RCA or XLR Terminations
Sub Title Analog Interconnects
Manufacturer AudioQuest
Manufacturer Part# sky

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