Step Up to 1.25% Silver Conductors
AudioQuest's Cinnamon Lightning USB cable has solid 1.25% silver conductors, Foamed-Polyethylene insulation, and precision gold-plated plugs.
The iPod's® success has had an incredible effect on how we listen to and live with our music. Now the world has shifted to the iPod/iPhone/iPad® becoming a main source component for many. Because of this, AudioQuest has taken everything it has learned about digital interconnects and applied the same technology to its line of made-for-iPod USB digital interconnects. Listen and hear for yourself!
Solid 1.25% Silver Conductors
Solid conductors eliminate strand-interaction distortion and reduce jitter. Solid silver-plated conductors are excellent for very high-frequency applications, like 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 USB cables.
Any solid material adjacent to a conductor is actually part of an imperfect circuit. Wire insulation and circuit board materials all absorb energy (loss). Some of this energy is stored and then released as distortion. Carbon USB uses air-filled Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation because air absorbs next to no energy and Polyethylene is low-loss and has a benign distortion profile. Thanks to all the air in Foamed-PE, it causes much less of the out-of-focus effect common to other materials.
Precision gold-plated plated plugs are carefully attached with the very best solder. Through choice of flux and metallurgy, AQ solder has been optimized to make a low-distortion connection. The difference you hear between solders is a result of connection quality. AQ Solder does not have a high silver content because the more silver there is in solder, the more difficult it is to make a good connection.
Universal Serial Bus Device Class Definition For Audio Devices
USB (Universal Serial BUS) was established by a stalwart group of companies such as Intel, Hewlett-Packard, and Microsoft (just to name a few) in order to give the personal computing world a truly universal standard and means to connect devices such as hard drives, printers, cameras, and audio components. Included in the original description are protocols for the pristine transfer of audio over USB. Great care and sensitivity went into this. Consequently, a computer connected to a USB-enabled digital-to-analog converter can outperform the best compact disc players available today. AudioQuest is committed to contributing products that honor USB's ability to deliver state-of-the-art performance on this new and wonderful frontier.
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I purchased the AQ Cinnamon to run in my vehicle. Connected directly from the back of the receiver into the glove box and connected to my ipod. The difference between the Cinnamon and the stock Apple cable was not minor! Soundstage drastically opened up, spot on imaging, voices more focused and bass tightened and deepened. Highly recommended!
|- DOUG ALLEN, CO|
Decided to try this cable after reading and research. Connected to my iPad Mini and began listening through my ALO dac and Graham SLEE headphone amp. Unbelievable difference from the generic cable that came with the iPad Mini. The entire sound stage opened and I began to hear instrumentation that were previously pushed too far into the background. Highly recommended!
|- Ian N, WI|