AudioQuest Forest Digital Coax Cable
Entry-Level AudioQuest Forest Digital Coax Cable Helps Music Sound Clear and Smooth, Eliminates Jitter, and Includes Solid Copper Conductors
An entry-level model that far outperforms its inexpensive price, AudioQuest Forest Digital Coax cables minimize distortion across an extremely wide bandwidth and allow you to hear deeper into your music. By helping eliminate jitter and introducing no sonic coloration of its own, Forest makes the audio signal sound three-dimensional, smooth, and clear. Each Forest cable touts Solid 0.5% copper conductors, hard-cell foam insulation, 100% shield coverage, and AudioQuest's famous Noise-Dissipation System.
For many applications, the speed of digital communication is important. Most visibly, "speed" is about transferring large files as quickly as possible, or carrying enough data for HD video. For Digital Coax audio, "speed" is critical not because of how-much how-fast, but because time relationships within a digital stream are critical to the reconstruction of the analog waveform that brings information, music, and joy to our ears.
Solid 0.5% Copper Conductors
Solid conductors eliminate strand-interaction distortion and reduce jitter. Solid silver-plated conductors are excellent for very high-frequency applications. 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 digital coax 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.
100% Shield Coverage (Foil + Tinned Braid)
Shielding always plays an important role in any cable design, but the shield on coax interconnect plays an especially important role because it functions not only as a shield but a return path as well. Because of this, AudioQuest pays special attention to the shield’s metal quality and the fabrication techniques as both will affect the sound and the picture.
Metal-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. Noise-Dissipation System prevents a significant amount of RFI from reaching the equipment's ground plane.