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AudioQuest’s founder and chief designer, William E. Low, sees AudioQuest as a company that develops tools for enhancing the in-home experience of audio and video entertainment. Be it a speaker cable, HDMI cable or a portable digital audio product, AudioQuest’s varied offerings provide value and performance to the retailer and enthusiastic consumer alike.

AudioQuest has been the most significant cable supplier to the high-end specialist market for many years. With its offerings sold in several thousand outlets in over sixty countries, AudioQuest focuses on delivering excellent value and performance in every product the company develops.

 

 


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Audioquest Dragonfly Cobalt

 

DragonFly Cobalt, Audioquest's new flagship DAC, utilizes a single ultra-low-jitter clock generated from the ESS ES9038Q2M DAC chip runs the ESS chip functions as well as all microcontroller functions. This superior clock enables DragonFly Cobalt to provide greater resolution and clarity than DACs with multiple clocks.

Like the critically acclaimed DragonFly Red, Cobalt has the robust 2.1-volt output to drive almost any headphone, uses a bit-perfect digital volume control for outstanding signal-to-noise ratio, enables seamless compatibility with Apple and Android devices, and is an exceptionally competent and affordable MQA Renderer.

 

 


 

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Audioquest Dragonfly Red

 

The DragonFly Red from AudioQuest is a flash drive-sized Digital Audio Converter (DAC), preamplifier, and headphone amplifier that connects to a USB port. It features a 32-bit ESS Sabre conversion chip that bypasses the device's sound card to deliver higher quality sound from your Mac, Windows, iOS, or Android device (use with mobile device requires optional adapters). Compared to earlier models, the Red version has the most improved circuitry between the DAC chip and analog output, as well as a fortified power supply. Its 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo output can connect a set of headphones or allow patching into a larger audio system.

 


 

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Audioquest Dragonfly Black

 

 DragonFly Black, the most affordable model of the award-winning DragonFly family, has been praised by Darko Audio as “the quintessential everyman hi-fi product,” while its more sophisticated sibling, DragonFly Red, combines significantly improved performance with still exceptional value. The ESS 9010 DAC chip in Black and the higher-performance 9016 chip in Red employ minimum-phase filtering for naturally detailed sound.

 


 

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Audioquest Tower

 

Analog-Audio Interconnect Cable named after the Tower Bridge in London that was completed in 1894. 

In all Bridges & Falls, you'll find better metals and more sophisticated technologies including Air-Tube insulation, Dielectric-Bias System, and Noise-Dissipation System at lower prices than ever before. 

Available in .6M - 20M Length

 

 


 

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Audioquest Golden Gate

 

Purpose designed for single-ended applications, Asymmetrical Double-Balanced Geometry offers a relatively lower impedance on the ground for a richer, and more dynamic experience. While many single-ended cable designs use a single path for both the ground and the shield, Double-Balanced designs separate the two for cleaner, quieter performance.

Available in .6M - 20M Length

 

 

 


 

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Audioquest Yukon

 

AudioQuest spent the last several years designing new replacements for its high-performance and high-value interconnects. Introducing Yukon . This cable is a magnificent performer and worthy of recommendation. New connectors and pins, all big improvements. A triple-balanced design, Yukon has a separate ground conductor to keep noise at bay. Polyethylene foam or air tubes insulate the conductors. And a new triple-layer noise dissipation system further protects the delicate signal from RF interference. Yukon utilizes AudioQuest’s renowned Perfect Surface Copper+ (PSC+) for improved focus and resolution.

Available in .5M - 10M Length 

 


 

 

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Audioquest Water

 

 

AudioQuest's highest-performing tier of audio interconnects leads off with Water. Each cable features three solid copper conductors to virtually eliminate electrical and magnetic interference that can add brittleness to the sound.

Water's solid conductors are made of AQ's Perfect Surface Copper+. 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 a wonderfully low-distortion Perfect Surface Copper+ conductor.

Most higher-end cables require a break-in period before they perform at their best. A charge builds up in the insulation through continual use, increasing the efficiency of the cable. This charge can dissipate when the cable's not in use, giving you less than optimal performance until it builds up again.

AudioQuest's Dielectric-Bias System (DBS) eliminates this break-in period. A small battery pack attached to the cable polarizes the insulation with a 72-volt charge, giving you clear, expressive sound from your system every time you turn it on. This also helps eliminate the time delay that can create audio distortion.

Water's XLR plugs feature new connectors and new pins. The connectors are fastened by cold welding — a solder-less process that uses high pressure and silver paste to minimize signal loss. By contrast, solder tends to impede the signal, and the heating of the copper conductor during soldering can negatively affect its performance.

 

Available in .5M - 10M Length 

 

 

 

 


 

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 Audioquest Pearl

 

 Pearl HDMI features Solid Long-Grain Copper (LGC) Conductors. Specific attention has been paid to maximizing the performance of HDMI, and indeed, AudioQuest's HDMI cables push sonic performance to new levels.

 

 Available in .6M - 20M Length. USB, HDMI and COAX Configurations.

 

 

 


 

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Audioquest Cinnamon

 

AudioQuest Digital Coax cables are designed to minimize distortion across an extremely wide bandwidth. For many applications, the speed of digital communication is important. Most visibly, “speed” is about transferring large files as quickly as possible, or carrying enough data for HD video. For Digital Coax audio “speed” is critical not because of how-much how-fast, but because time relationships within a digital stream are critical to the reconstruction of the analog waveform that brings information, music and joy to our ears. Time-based damage (jitter) to this information within the data package makes the sound small and flat instead of 3D, harsh and foggy instead of smooth and clear.

 

Available in .75M - 5M Length. USB, HDMI, RJ/E and COAX Configurations.