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Silver-Plated and Double-Shielded for Peak Performance
Get unbeatable performance from video gear that uses component video connections with AudioQuest YIQ-X component video cable. This superior cable has silver-plated conductors, double shielding, and high-grade connectors for a superior signal path.
YIQ-X uses large 24 awg. 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 helps maintain a stable 75-ohm impedance.
It's Double Shielded
YIQ-X 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.
Gold-Plated Proprietary Plugs
Proprietary AudioQuest RCA plugs feature gold plating and do not cause reflections that can degrade picture quality. The plugs are welded to YIQ-X 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-X 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.