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AudioQuest Carbon USB (Type A to Type B)

USB Cable


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AudioQuest Carbon USB (Type A to Type B) Details

AudioQuest Carbon USB: Get the big silver advantage

  • Solid 5% Silver-Plated conductors eliminate inter-strand distortion.
  • Solid Polyethylene costs more than foam, but better ensures critical signal-pair geometry
  • Signal conductors controlled for digital audio direction
Boasting solid 5% silver-plated Long-Grain Copper (LGC) conductors, AudioQuest Carbon USB delivers low jitter, low distortion audio. Enjoy Carbon USB cables with PCs, DACs, and other digital gear, and experience how good digital music can sound.

In order for AudioQuest to maximize audio performance over USB, new materials and higher levels of manufacturing precision were employed to handle the high-speed, wide-bandwidth signals. Several of the analog audio design elements that have proven so important over the years turned out to be meaningful to USB signal design. Solid core conductor technology, conductor metallurgy, insulation material and overall precision of manufacture have all been carefully optimized to create a superior line of USB cables.

As part of AudioQuest's re-examination of USB cable design, specific attention was paid to maximizing the sonic performance of USB. AQ's Indulgence USB series pushes USB sonic performance to new levels. While test equipment is excellent at tracking control errors or ensuring data pass through, no computer can compete with the human ear when it comes to perceiving the subtle but crucial audio errors and distortion that can reduce the enjoyment of your music and video files via USB. You will hear the difference between this cable and one of the “free” ones that come with some gear…

All Audioquest Indulgence series USB Cables are terminated with Wave Solder, a very high-precision soldering method originally developed for surface-mount applications in the computer industry. Fast and efficient, Wave Soldering eliminates conventional solder problems and creates the strongest, most reliable and electrically consistent connection.

USB benefits from superior materials and construction — just like any other cable!
USB cables benefit from the use of superior metal, cable geometry and insulation in the same manner as other high speed digital cables (like HDMI, Coax and AES/ EBU balanced). In addition, the advantage of using solid core conductors is clearly heard on all of these cables, including USB.

The USB standard was originally created as a communication link between various peripheral devices (external hard drives and personal media players) and a controller such as a personal computer. A USB cable includes a pair of signal conductors and a pair of conductors for powering peripheral devices.

Because USB 2.0 transfers signals at speeds up to 480 MB per second, the advantage of using superior cable construction and materials is extremely critical in order to prevent the uncorrectable corruption of audio data. Eliminating interference from power conductors is also essential.

AudioQuest USB cables provide a substantial audible improvement over “standard” USB cables. Don’t shortchange the performance of the growing number of excellent USB DACs by using the free-in-the-box USB cable that comes with it — step up to an Audioquest USB.

Additional Information

Name AudioQuest Carbon USB (Type A to Type B)
Sub Title USB Cable
Manufacturer AudioQuest
Manufacturer Part# Carbon USB (Type A to Type B)

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  • Shielding Material: Copper
  • Cable Type: USB (Type-A to Type-B)
  • Signal Type: Digital
  • Solid 5% Silver Conductors
  • Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation
  • High-Speed Data Capacity
  • In-Wall Rated
  • Precision direct-silver plated pins