Extremely Refined Design
This 'Dual-Triple' cable doesn't look normal on the outside, and it isn't normal on the inside, either. AudioQuest Rocket 33 offers amazingly clean and effortless performance, thanks to a combination of extraordinary materials and extremely refined design.
All six of Rocket 33's conductors are solid. Solid conductors prevent strand interaction, a major source of cable distortion. Electrical and magnetic interaction between strands in a conventional cable is the single greatest source of distortion, often causing a somewhat harsh, dirty and confused sound.
Solid conductors are the most important ingredients enabling Rocket 33's very clear sound. Whether a conductor is solid or stranded, skin effect is a prime distortion mechanism in speaker cables. Rocket 33 very simply keeps this effect out of the audio range by using conductor sizes that are below the threshold for audible distortion.
Long-Grain Copper & Perfect-Surface Copper
Rocket 33 uses a carefully finessed combination of Long-Grain Copper (LGC) and high purity Perfect-Surface Copper (PSC) conductors. All conductors are solid, which prevents strand interaction, a major source of distortion. 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.
The astonishingly smooth and pure Perfect-Surface eliminates harshness and greatly increases clarity compared to OFHC, OCC, 8N and other coppers. High-purity PSC further minimizes distortion caused by grain boundaries, which exist within any metal conductor.
Spread Spectrum Technology (SST)
Any single size or shape of conductor has a characteristic distortion profile. Even though radially symmetrical conductors (solid round or tubular) have the fewest discontinuities, each size still has a sonic signature. Rocket 33 uses a precise combination of three different size conductors in order to significantly reduce the audibility of these character flaws.
The relationship between conductors defines a cable's most basic electrical values (capacitance and inductance). However, even when those variables are kept in a reasonable balance, the relationship between conductors can be varied in ways that greatly affect the sound. The Dual-Triple construction of Rocket 33 allows for significantly better dynamic contrast and information intelligibility than if the same conductors were run in parallel.
The specific 3-cross geometry used in each half of Rocket 33 maximizes this advantage. In addition, Rocket 33 is an exceptional Single-BiWire cable. When the halves are separated at the speaker end, the Dual-Triple design turns Rocket 33 into a true Double-BiWire set thanks to the magnetic autonomy of each star-quad. When separated the Dual-Triple let Rocket 33 be a maximum performance Double-BiWire in a single cable.
Superior AudioQuest connectors allow Rocket 33 to be securely attached to any type of equipment. A controlled amount of pressure is used to essentially make the conductor and connector mechanically "as one" without the use of heat. The copper bearing paste acts as both a copper oxide retardant, and as well as a very effective contact enhancer. AQ's Cold-Weld system ensures a practically perfect connection.
The PVC 'pants' on either end of Rocket 33 are marked 'Speaker End' or 'Amp End'. Please use cables in the direction required.