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Silver-Plated Conductors and Shielding
AudioQuest YIQ-3 component video cable hits noise hard with double shielding to keep it out of the video signal. A 6.1-percent silver conductor provides a superior signal path. The result is clearer video images with brighter colors and improved edge detail.
It's Double Shielded
No-nonsense YIQ-3 is double shielded. Silver-plated braid and copper-foil shields join forces to help eliminate interference that can muddy picture quality. The 100-percent shielding results in superior contrast and edge detail with all types of demanding video sources, including DVD.
YIQ-3 uses a 6.1-percent silver center conductor consisting of SPC copper plated with silver. A 6.1-percent silver conductor delivers many of the benefits of a solid-silver conductor at a fraction of the cost. Nitrogen-injected dielectric and hard cell foam reduce distortion caused by insulating material.
Proprietary AudioQuest RCA plugs feature thick silver plating and do not cause reflections that can degrade picture quality. The plugs are welded to YIQ-3 by sending 8,000 amperes through the cable and plug for 33 millionths of a second. This is far superior to soldered connections and does not result in heat damage to the dielectric.
The Component Video Advantage
AudioQuest YIQ-3 component video cable includes three maximum-performance coaxial cables, one for each of the three component video signals. These are the "Y" or black-and-white picture signal, plus the "I" and "Q" signals (also known as the "Pb" and "Pr" signals) which contain all the color information.
In the composite video system, the black-and-white picture signal (or luminosity signal) is combined with the color signal in a single transmission, which your TV or monitor must separate on its own. With S-Video, the black-and-white picture signal is conveyed separately from the color information. While S-Video is good, component video provides a significant upgrade. The two channels of color information with component video compared to S-Video's single color channel deliver sharper, un-smeared, clearly defined colors.
Note: In order to take advantage of the benefits of the component video system, your TV and source components need to have component video connections.