Surprising Performance, Affordable Price
Chuck Those Generic iPod Cables and Step Up To Forest USB!
Priced only a few dollars more than generic iPod cables, Audioquest Forest is a substantial improvement. Forest offers a far smoother & richer tonal balance, much greater resolution and a clearer sonic picture. The secret is in Audioquest's unyielding commitment to quality; every aspect of Forest's
construction from the type of connectors used to the direction of the
conductors has been scrutinized, auditioned, revised and perfected to
create a cable that offers outstanding performance for a fraction of
the cost of most audiophile designs.
"The AudioQuest Forest is very affordable by standalone cable
standards, and it offers all-round improvements over bundled cables.
Detail levels are markedly improved, there's greater precision and
punch, and a general upgrade in musical expressiveness."
-- What HiFi?
Forest uses high-quality Long Grain Copper solid-core
conductors. Long Grain Copper has far fewer imperfections than OFC
copper for lower distortion and greater conductivity. LGC
copper conductors are used in many Audioquest analog cables, providing a
far smoother, richer and more dynamic sound than the terrible materials
used in generic USB cables. LGC's lower distortion characteristics
allow Forest to deliver greater resolution and musical energy with a noticeably lower noise floor. Forest is a directional cable, AQ listens to every primary signal conductor used in Forest to determine proper conductor orientation, this simple test yields a surprising improvement to sonic performance.
Digital Audio over USB
There are significant, audible differences between USB cables. We're
not sure how this is possible, since USB is purported to be a purely
digital interface, however, the sonic differences are repeatable and
consistent from system to system. A better USB cable makes a better
digital audio cable, period.
All Audioquest Indulgence series USB Cables are terminated by Wave Solder, a very high-precision soldering method originally developed for surface-mount applications in the computer industry. Wave Soldering is fast, efficient and has no human interaction, eliminating all conventional solder problems, creating a strong, reliable and electrically consistent connection. Wave Soldering is just one feature that makes Indulgence Series USB cables a far better choice than conventional USB Cables.