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Audioquest Amazon (RCA) 3ft/1m pair Interconnect cables
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Extreme everything: Unprecedented construction techniques, air insulation, proprietary PSS silver, and an aerospace connection system combine to make Amazon possible. Whether used single ended (RCA plugs) or balanced (XLR plugs), Amazon's smooth, crystal clear and authoritative sound is self-evident. Design Basics: Amazon is Triple-Balanced. This means there are three identical pairs of insulated conductors, in addition to four separate conductors over the 100% coverage foil shield. When used with XLR connectors and balanced electronics, the two positive signals (inverting and non-inverting) and the negative, all get the same low distortion conducting path. The shield is attached to chassis ground through the case of the XLR, providing extremely effective shielding without contaminating the quality of the negative conducting path. When Amazon is fitted with RCA plugs, two conductor pairs are used together for the much higher potential across the negative connection, providing a substantial performance advantage. The shield is only attached at one end, providing total shield coverage without compromising the negative conducting path. Conductors: All of Amazon's conductors are solid. Electrical and magnetic interaction between strands in a conventional cable is the greatest source of distortion, often causing a somewhat dirty harsh sound. Solid conductors are fundamental toward achieving Amazon's very clean sound. Metal: Amazon's PSS (Perfect Surface Silver) has an astonishingly smooth and pure surface. 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 the wonderfully low distortion PSC conductor used in many AudioQuest models. Beginning the same process with ultra pure copper makes possible PSC+ copper's even more focused and free-flowing sound. PSS's extreme transparency is made possible by applying Perfect Surface Technology to ultra pure solid silver. For fifteen years AudioQuest has pioneered the use of superior metals; yet even we were surprised by the huge leap in performance made possible with Perfect Surface Technology. PSC and PSC+ simply outperform all previously available metals at any price. PSS is the ultimate example of how far this remarkable technology can take us. Insulation: Three FEP (FEP is a Fluoro-Polymer) and three Polyethylene (PE) tubes are used instead of conventional insulation because any solid material adjacent to a conductor is actually part of an imperfect circuit. Wire insulation, circuit board materials all absorb energy (loss). Some of this energy is stored and then released as distortion. Polyethylene is a low loss dielectric (insulation in a circuit) with a benign distortion profile. FEP is an extremely low loss dielectric with a slightly obnoxious distortion profile. Air absorbs next to no energy, so air is hardly a dielectric at all, causing virtually no distortion. Since the inner diameter of the FEP and PE tubes is much larger than the outer diameter of the metal conductor, the metal only touches the tubes in a single line. The conductors are almost perfectly insulated with air. However, the tube material is still close enough to slightly compromise performance. The character of PE is a gentle softening, a subtractive distortion. The character of FEP is a slight harshness, an additive distortion. So even while FEP allows for more detail and ambient information than PE, it comes at a price. The delicately finessed combination of larger PSC+ conductors inside the three PE tubes, and smaller PSC+ conductors inside the three FEP tubes, provides nearly all the clarity and dynamic advantages of FEP, while essentially maintaining all the naturalness and ease of PE. Unprecedented insulation technology provides unprecedented performance. Terminations: Amazon's plugs are Resistance Welded to the cable in a process which sends 8,000 amperes of current through the junction of conductor and plug for 33 millionths of a second. The heat resulting from the resistance of the metals locally liquefies the conductor and the plug, creating a single material alloy where the two meet. An ideal connection that puts any solder to shame. Amazon's thickly silver-plated FPC copper RCA plugs use a patented design that eliminates the distortion caused by the extra contact inside most plugs. In both Anaconda's RCA and XLR connectors, the connection pieces are all made with FPC copper, a continuously cast copper with seriously better performance than even the highest copper content brass. Other pure coppers do not have the mechanical strength to be used in plugs. Silver is thickly plated directly over the FPC copper, without the intermediary nickel layer common to almost all other plugs. Silver plating provides the best possible connection, regardless of plating on the equipment jacks. A combination of these major ingredients, and many more subtle details add up to explain how Amazon's extreme performance is made possible.

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Length: 3ft/1m pair
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