AudioQuest Evergreen | 3.5mm and RCA Audio Interconnect Cables
Upgrade your analog interconnects with our AudioQuest PREMIUM Level Evergreen Cables
- Solid Long-Grain Copper (LGC) used instead of more commonly used OFHC for superior performance
- Double-Balanced Geometry offers lower ground impedance for richer, more-dynamic experience
- Metal-Layer Noise-Dissipation design for RFI prevention
- Gold-plated, Cold-welded plugs (no solder) for low distortion
- Foam Polyethylene reduces distortion and yields less "out-of-focus" effect
For high-quality, noise-free audio, the superiority of your interconnects are important, specifically how well they lower distortion & noise and deal with RFI properly. Electrical and magnetic interaction between cable strands is one of the greatest sources of distortion often causing harsh, dirty sound. Solid conductors, high-quality components, noise-dissipation technology, and rigid quality control are required to get it right.
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 Evergreen line represents our Premium Level upgrade for your Analog interconnects.
Check out our Elite Level Golden Gate Analog Interconnects.
AudioQuest's analog audio interconnect cables are named after the Evergreen Bridge that connects Seattle, Washington (USA) to the Bellevue area across Lake Washington. In AQ's Bridges & Falls series cables, you’ll find better metals and more sophisticated technologies including Air-Tube insulation, Dielectric-Bias System, and the Noise-Dissipation System at reasonable prices.
Note: All cables in the Bridges & Falls Series place their left and right channels in a single jacket, and feature an Asymmetrical Double-Balanced geometry with separate high-quality positive and negative conductors. This design allows for a thin, flexible, and uniquely versatile high-performance cable that can be terminated with a variety of today’s connections, including 3.5mm (male or female), DIN, and RCA. Keep in mind, however, that by necessity, the plugs on Bridges & Falls cables are fairly close together.
Asymmetrical Double-Balanced Geometry
Purpose designed for single-ended applications, Asymmetrical Double-Balanced Geometry offers a relatively lower impedance on the ground for a richer, and more dynamic experience. While many single-ended cable designs use a single path for both the ground and the shield, Double-Balanced designs separate the two for cleaner, quieter performance.
Solid Long-Grain Copper (LGC) Conductors
Solid Long-Grain Copper (LGC) allows a smoother and clearer sound than cables using regular OFHC (Oxygen-Free High-Conductivity) copper. Solid conductors prevent strand interaction, a major source of distortion. The surface quality is critical because a conductor can be considered as a rail-guide for both the electric fields within a conductor, and for the magnetic fields outside the conductor. LGC has fewer oxides within the conducting material, less impurities, less grain boundaries, and definitively better performance.
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.
Metal-Layer Noise-Dissipation System
It's easy to accomplish 100% shield coverage. Preventing captured Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) from modulating the equipment's ground reference requires AQ's Noise-Dissipation System (NDS). Traditional shield systems typically absorb and then drain noise/RF energy to component ground, modulating and distorting the critical "reference" ground plane, which in turn causes a distortion of the signal. NDS "shields the shield," absorbing and reflecting most of this noise/RF energy before it reaches the layer attached to ground.
Cold-Welded, Gold-Plated Terminations
This plug design allows for a connection devoid of solder, which is a common source of distortion. Instead of solder, the process employs a high-pressure technique. Because the ground shells are stamped instead of machined, the metal used can be chosen for low distortion instead of machinability.
- Metal: Solid Long-Grain Copper (LGC)
- Geometry: Asymmetrical Double-Balanced (Lower Impedance on Ground, Same Quality + and – Conductors
- Dielectric: Foamed Polyethylene
- Noise-Dissipation: Metal-Layer
- Jacket: Green/Black Braid
- Terminations: Cold-Welded, Gold-Plated