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For high-resolution digital audio, the superiority of the cable matters, and Radio Frequency (RF) energy (AKA "noise") is the mortal enemy of quality sound. AudioQuest has been the most significant cable supplier to the high-end specialist market for years. Their portfolio has sold in several thousand outlets in over sixty countries, and we feel they deliver excellent value and performance to maximize and highlight your listening experience.
The Cinnamon line represents our Elite Level upgrade for your USB digital signal cables.
Audiophiles and music lovers know that soul-satisfying digital-audio playback requires the best digital-audio cables, and the best cables reduce the most noise and distortion. AudioQuest’s digital-audio cables employ proven techniques for minimizing noise and distortion: better metals, better geometry, better dielectric, Dielectric-Bias System (DBS), Noise-Dissipation, Direction-Controlled Conductors, and other ingredients needed for optimizing each specific application. AudioQuest's line of Cinnamon USB cables provide that premium, durable high-definition upgrade to your digital audio.
Solid conductors eliminate strand-interaction distortion and reduce jitter. Solid silver-plated conductors are excellent for very high-frequency applications, like Hi-Res digital USB audio. 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 cables.
Hard-Cell Foam (HCF) Insulation ensures critical signal-pair geometry. 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. Hard-Cell Foam Insulation is similar to the Foamed-PE used in our more affordable Bridges & Falls cables, and is nitrogen-injected to create air pockets. Because nitrogen (like air) does not absorb energy and therefore does not release any energy from or into the conductor, distortion is reduced. In addition, the stiffness of the material allows the cable's conductors to maintain a stable relationship along the cable's full length, producing a stable impedance character and further minimizing distortion.