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Save Money While You Rocket to the Peak of Sonic Supremacy
Rocket to the peak of sonic supremacy with Rocket 88 speaker cable from AudioQuest, featuring the patented 72-volt Dielectric Bias System. This 'Double-Star Quad' cable doesn't look normal on the outside, and it isn't normal on the inside, either. AudioQuest Rocket 88 offers amazingly clean and effortless performance, thanks to a combination of extraordinary materials and extremely refined design.
Expertly Hand Terminated
Each Rocket 88 cable is hand terminated by Audio Advisor's expert terminator, Randy Kaboos, who has over 20 years of termination experience. Then each cable is hand tested to insure quality.
Your cables are shipped in a simple sealed plastic bag instead of a fancy box, hence the name "No Frills" termination. You won't get a fancy box, but you will get a great sounding cable at an unheard of bargain price!
All eight of Rocket 88'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 88's very clear sound. Whether a conductor is solid or stranded, skin effect is a prime distortion mechanism in speaker cables. Rocket 88 very simply keeps this effect out of the audio range by using conductor sizes that are below the threshold for audible distortion.
Extreme High-Purity Perfect-Surface Copper+
Extreme high-purity Perfect-Surface Copper+ (PSC+) minimizes distortion caused by grain boundaries that exist within any metal conductor, eliminating harshness and greatly increasing clarity compared to all other conducting materials. PSS has an astonishingly smooth and pure surface. Proprietary metal processing technology protects the wire's surface at every stage of drawing and fabrication. When high-purity low-oxide copper is kept as soft, pure and smooth as possible, it becomes the wonderfully low distortion PSC conductor used in many AudioQuest models. PSC's extreme transparency is made possible by applying Perfect Surface Technology to ultra pure solid copper. PSC is the ultimate example of how far this remarkable technology can take us.
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 88 uses a precise combination of four different size conductors in order to significantly reduce the audibility of these character flaws.
Double Star-Quad Geometry
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 Double Star-Quad construction of Rocket 88 allows for significantly better dynamic contrast and information intelligibility than if the same conductors were run in parallel.
The specific 4-cross geometry used in each half of Rocket 88 maximizes this advantage. In addition, Rocket 88 is an exceptional Single-BiWire cable. When the halves are separated at the speaker end, the Double StarQuad design turns Rocket 88 into a true Double-BiWire set thanks to the magnetic autonomy of each star-quad. When separated the Dual Star-Quads let Rocket 88 be a maximum performance Double-BiWire in a single cable.