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AudioQuest Type 9+DBS Speaker Cable - Factory Terminated

£779.00

AudioQuest Type 9+ DBS Speaker Cable - Factory Terminated

Prepared speaker cable in the Netherlands - hand made by AudioQuest engineers to order - these cables come beautifully presented and to an incredibly high standard.

The speaker cable model Type 4 was first introduced about 1983. It wasn’t the prettiest cable, but the performance advantage of its polypropylene insulation was dramatic and much appreciated. Several evolutionary steps later, the current version of Type 4 was introduced in 1995—a design whose foundation is so well balanced that it hasn’t changed since then—and still isn’t changing. Type 9+DBS's Low-Distortion & Low-Noise speaker cable is essentially Type 4 with better metal, added layers and techniques of Noise-Dissipation for more effective noise control and AQ's patented Dielectric-Bias System (DBS). In addition, Type-9+DBS conductors are a little bigger than previous 4-series cables. The conductors are a little farther apart, reducing interaction between adjacent conductors by 35%.

Features :

  • Solid Perfect-Surface+ Sonic-Signature Conductors
  • Multi-Layer Carbon-Based Noise-Dissipation and Direction-Controlled Conductors
  • 72V Dielectric-Bias System with Carbon Level Radio-Frequenecy Trap
  • Star-Quad Geometry
  • Gold or Silver Plated Terminations

Solid Perfect-Surface+ Sonic-Signature Conductors

Solid Perfect-Surface Copper+ (PSC+) conductors prevent strand interaction, a major source of ear fatiguing transient intermodulation distortion. The astonishingly smooth and pure Perfect-Surface Copper+ eliminates harshness and greatly increases clarity compared to OFHC, OCC, 8N and other premium coppers. The superior purity of PSC+ further minimizes distortion caused by grain boundaries, which exist within any metal conductor. The astonishingly smooth and pure Perfect-Surface Copper further eliminates harshness and greatly increases clarity compared to OFHC, OCC, 8N and other premium coppers.  

Multi-Layer Carbon-Based Noise-Dissipation

Multi-Layer carbon-based Noise-Dissipation plus Direction-Controlled conductors and shielding significantly lower noise-floor and reduce amplifier Transient-Intermodulation Distortion (TIM).  

72V Dielectric-Bias System with Carbon Level Radio-Frequenecy Trap

All insulation is also a dielectric whose electrical properties affect the integrity of the signal. When the insulation is unbiased, dielectric-involvement (absorption and non-linear release of energy back into the signal flow) causes different amounts of time delay (phase shift) for different frequencies and energy levels, which is a significant problem for very time-sensitive multi-octave audio. AudioQuest’s multi-patented DBS creates a strong, stable electrostatic field which saturates and polarizes (organizes) the molecules of the insulation. This minimizes the nonlinear time delays, resulting in clearer sound emerging from a “blacker” background. The inclusion of an RF Trap (a technology developed for AudioQuest’s Niagara Series of power products) in the DBS battery pack further reduces radio-frequency noise. The DBS battery packs will last for many years. A test button and LED allow for the occasional battery check.

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 Star-Quad construction of Type 9 allows for reduced time-smearing while preserving dynamics, and clarity.  

Gold or Silver Plated Terminations :

AudioQuest offers a wide range of high-quality connectors that allow Type-5 to be securely attached to any type of equipment. Quality is in the low-distortion sound, not necessarily in the eye-candy effect. AQ ends are either a dull looking gold or silver because these metals are plated directly over the connector. There is no shiny and harsh sounding nickel layer underneath. AQ spade plugs are soft because better metal is soft, and facilitates a higher quality connection. For pieces requiring a banana plug or BFA connector, the AQ BFA/Banana provides unprecedented performance over conventional brass versions.

  • Length: Custom
  • Metal: 100% Solid Perfect-Surface Copper+
  • Geometry: Star-Quad
  • Jacket: Black/Red Braid 

 

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