Veteran audiophiles know that premium systems will perform audibly better when premium interconnects are used. AudioQuest's Black Beauty interconnects provide safe, secure, ultra-reliable signal transmission to help your system achieve optimal performance. AudioQuest engineers designed Black Beauty interconnects to bring the proven advantages of Zero-Tech to a wider audience. The Black Beauty design incorporates proprietary Zero-Tech innovations into single, sturdy, round cables (smaller for the two-conductor RCA versions, a bit larger for the three-conductor XLR versions).
The Black Beauty design includes direction-controlled Solid Perfect-Surface Copper+ (PSC+) conductors, a carbon/graphene mesh-network, copper-plated plug casings, Hanging-Silver over Red-Copper plugs, and 0.5% silver-plated radio-frequency (RF) Drain-Wires. These direction-controlled Drain-Wires help ensure the proper and efficient dissipation of induced RF noise for clearer, more natural sound.
Zero-Tech, Engineered for Noise Dissipation
The only way to avoid characteristic-impedance mismatch-effects between a cable and its attached source and load circuits is to prevent the cable from having a characteristic-impedance. Zero-Tech succeeds by eliminating the electrostatic field between the cable's high and low signal conductors, enabling linear (consistent octave to octave) RF noise dissipation, as well as uncompressed transients. (In order to preserve Zero-Tech's complete isolation between signal conductors, a dual-72v DBS pack is included for XLR cables.)
Solid conductors prevent electrical and magnetic strand-interaction. PSC+ Solid-Copper minimizes distortion caused by grain boundaries, and it maximizes linear RF noise dissipation.
Any solid material adjacent to a conductor is actually part of an imperfect circuit. Wire insulation and circuit-board materials all absorb energy. Some of this energy is stored and then released as distortion. Because air absorbs next to no energy—and polyethylene is low-loss and has a benign distortion profile—Foamed-PE, with its high air content, causes much less of the out-of-focus effect common to other materials.
Banishing RF Noise
Radio-frequency noise from cellular activity, WiFi, and satellites is everywhere. AudioQuest's Level 6 Linear Noise-Dissipation design includes a carbon and graphene resistive mesh-network, direction-controlled conductors, and silver-plated Drain-Wires, significantly minimizing RF noise masking effects.
Hanging-Silver Over Red-Copper Plugs
AudioQuest's finest plugs feature superior Hanging-Silver (not tumbled) directly over extreme-purity Red Copper to ensure uncompromised signal transfer.
In 1978, William "Bill" Low began manufacturing custom audio cables at his one-man hi-fi shop. He quickly got serious about making cables for the rest of the world, so in 1980, he founded AudioQuest. Today, the company develops a variety of products for enhancing the in-home experience of audio and video entertainment. Whether it is a speaker cable, HDMI cable, or a portable digital audio product, AudioQuest's offerings consistently earn praise from leaders in the audiophile community. AudioQuest has been a revered cable supplier in the high-end market for many years. With its products sold in more than 60 countries, AudioQuest is committed to delivering excellent value and superb performance in everything it makes.