Bargain Priced, Silver-Plated Cable
Don't pay more than you have to for quality component video cables. The YIQ-A cable from AudioQuest has the build-quality and advanced metallurgy that many competitively priced cables lack. And the price is a genuine bargain. This superior cable has silver-plated conductors, double shielding, and high-grade connectors for a superior signal path.
The Silver Advantage
YIQ-A uses signal conductors that start with a base of LGC long-grain copper. LGC provides an exceptionally smooth and uniform base for the silver coating that maximizes signal transfer. Silver plating 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 the insulating material and help maintain a stable 75-ohm impedance.
Double Shielded for a Better Picture
YIQ-A is double shielded. Tinned copper braid and 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.
Proprietary AudioQuest RCA plugs feature gold plating and do not cause reflections that can degrade picture quality. The plugs are welded to YIQ-A 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.
Component Video Makes the Difference
AudioQuest YIQ-A 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.