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AudioQuest eARC-Priority cables are full-on 48-Series HDMI cables with the 48Gbps bandwidth required for 8K-10K video and all the latest video features. While the main A/V data pairs have Cinnamon-level performance (Forest 48’s solid 0.5% Silver + Carbon & Vodka 48’s Level-3 Noise-Dissipation), the eARC data pair and Ground-Reference drain in eARC-Priority cables use all the same advanced design ingredients as their “48” siblings.
Vodka eARC features 10% Silver eARC conductors and 5% Silver Ground-Reference conductors with Level-3 Noise Dissipation.
For soundbars and other ARC input-equipped gear, this allocation of design and material resources offers superior sonic performance at the friendliest possible prices.
The 8K / 48Gbps series of cables from AudioQuest are:
- Pearl 48
- Forest 48
- Cinnamon 48
- Carbon 48
- Vodka 48 and eARC
- Thunderbird 48 and eARC
- Firebird 48
- Dragon 48 and eARC
As you go up the range up to Firebird, both the video and the eARC conductors improve in quality, reducing distortion and improving audio and video clarity as well as improvements in noise dissipation. Firebird for example features 100% silver conductors on the audio (eARC channel) as well as 100% perfect-surface silver for the video conductors.
AudioQuest “48” HDMI cables can transfer up to professional 10K Ultra-HD video. The 48Gbps bandwidth is made possible by 4 balanced audio/video pairs capable of 12Gbps each. The precision and tighter manufacturing tolerances required to produce HDMI cables that transfer up to 48Gbps bandwidth mean many of AudioQuest’s tried-and-true ingredients and techniques are more important than ever before.
AudioQuest 48Gbps HDMI cables have the bandwidth required for video with resolutions up to 10K and resolutions/refresh rates up to 8K/60 and 4K/120. All AudioQuest HDMI cables are completely backwards compatible with existing 4K displays.
10% Silver eARC Conductors / 5% Silver Ground-Reference
In AudioQuest's eARC-Priority HDMI cables, the eARC data-pair conductors and Ground-Reference drain use the same advanced design ingredients as their 48-Series counterparts, enabling superior sonic performance at the friendliest possible prices.
LEVEL 3 NOISE DISSIPATION: CARBON + METAL + DIRECTIONALITY
Traditional “100% shielding” is not enough to guard against the increasingly prevalent effects of Wi-Fi, cellular, and satellite radiation. In AudioQuest HDMI cables, all 19 conductors are Direction-Controlled to minimize the RF Noise that damages performance by “directing” or draining it away from the most vulnerable circuits. Level 3 Noise Dissipation adds a high-loss carbon layer sandwiched between layers of metal around the 4 FRL + eARC pairs to further enhance noise-dissipation. Additional Noise-Dissipation techniques (Levels 4 and up) are applied as budget permits to further reduce noise.
0.5% Silver-Plated Copper A/V Conductors (HDMI)
In AudioQuest HDMI cables, increasingly thick layers of silver plating are applied to AudioQuest’s Long-Grain Copper (LGC) conductors to improve Noise-Dissipation. Placing the superior metal on the outside of the conductor produces the greatest benefit on overall performance—a superbly cost-effective way to maximize a digital cable. Forest 48 uses 0.5% Silver-Plated Copper for its conductors.
AudioQuest HDMI cables are precisely manufactured to ensure a high level of reliability and are backed by a non-transferable, limited lifetime warranty. Proof of original purchase is required; other restrictions apply.
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