AudioQuest Red River | XLR Analog Interconnect Cables
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Upgrade your XLR analog interconnects with our AudioQuest PREMIUM Level Red River Cables
- Pair (x2) audio interconnects with XLR terminations (Female to Male)
- Solid 'Perfect Surface Copper' (PSC) for improved Analog performance
- Separate Ground-Reference conductor in addition to signal conductors
- Metal-Layer Noise-Dissipation design for RFI prevention
- Gold-plated, Cold-welded plugs (no solder) for low distortion
- Hard-Cell Foam Polyethylene reduces distortion and maintains consistent impedance
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 Red River line represents our Premium Level upgrade for your XLR Analog interconnects.
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Solid Perfect-Surface Copper (PSC) Conductors
Since the beginning, AudioQuest has pioneered the use of superior metals, surprising even themselves by the huge leap in performance attained through the astonishingly smooth and pure surface of Perfect-Surface Copper (PSC). Proprietary metal-processing technology protects the wire's surface at every stage of drawing and fabrication. When high-purity low-oxide copper is kept as soft, pure, and smooth as possible, it becomes a wonderfully low-distortion conductor. In a conventional cable, electrical and magnetic interaction between strands is one of the greatest sources of distortion, often causing a somewhat harsh, dirty sound. Solid conductors are fundamental toward achieving a very clean, natural sound.
Metal-Layer Noise Dissipation
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. 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. Noise dissipation "shields the shield," absorbing and reflecting most of this noise / RF energy before it reaches the layer attached to ground.
Triple-balanced Geometry (Separate Ground-reference Conductor)
AQ's Triple-Balanced Geometry uses a separate ground-reference conductor, so the cable's shield is never used as an inferior conductor. Whether prepared with RCA or XLR plugs, the cable's 3 conductors ensure that the positive and negative signals have equally superior, low-distortion conducting paths.
Cold-welded, Gold-plated Terminations
This plug design allows for a connection devoid of solder, 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 Perfect Surface Copper (PSC)
- Ground Reference: Separate ground-reference conductor (x2) individual XLR signal conductors
- Dielectric: Hard-Cell Foam (HCF) Polyethylene
- Noise-Dissipation: Metal-Layer
- Jacket: Red/Black Braid
- Terminations: Cold-Welded, Gold-Plated