AudioQuest is a favourite brand of AV customers world-wide. They specialise in high-end cables, but also have a very extensive range of budget-friendly cables like the Evergreen that is featured here.
AudioQuest believes good cable is all about good design and their popularity among high-end audiophiles is proof that know how to design cable! In their opinion, the perfect cable would be one that adds nothing — no noise, no distortion — to the original signal. Even AudioQuest's affordable Evergreen cables featured here embody this philosophy. They bring together some of AudioQuest's most advanced designs and materials, for excellent sound quality from a single joined cable that's relatively thin and lightweight.
Solid Long-Grain Copper Conductors (LGC)
Solid conductors eliminate strand-interaction distortion. Evergreen's solid Long-Grain Copper allows a smoother and clearer sound than cables using regular OFHC (Oxygen-Free High-Conductivity) copper. OFHC is a general metal industry specification regarding “loss” without any concern for distortion. LGC has fewer oxides within the conducting material, less impurities, less grain boundaries, and definitively better performance.
Any solid material adjacent to a conductor is actually part of an imperfect circuit. Wire insulation and circuit board materials all absorb energy (loss). Some of this energy is stored and then released as distortion. Evergreen uses air-filled Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation on both conductors because air absorbs next to no energy and Polyethylene is low-loss and has a benign distortion profile. Thanks to all the air in Foamed-PE, it causes much less of the out-of-focus effect common to other materials.
Metal-Layer Noise-Dissipation System (NDS)
100% shield coverage is easy. Preventing captured RF Interference from modulating the equipment’s ground reference requires AQ’s Noise-Dissipation System. Noise-Dissipation System prevents a significant amount of RFI from reaching the equipment’s ground plane.
Double-Balanced Asymmetrical Geometry
Purpose designed for single-ended applications, Double-Balanced Asymmetrical 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.
Cold-Welded Gold-Plated RCA Plugs
This proprietary, novel plug design allows for a connection devoid of solder, which is a common source of distortion. Because the ground shells are stamped instead of machined, the metal can be chosen for low distortion instead of machine ability.
The Evergreen Point Floating Bridge connects Seattle, Washington (USA) to the Bellevue area across Lake Washington. Since opening in 1963, its 2,285 meters (7,497 ft) makes it the longest floating bridge in the world. The structure includes 33 pre-stressed concrete pontoons averaging 110 meters (360 ft) long and 18 meters (60 ft) wide.
This cable is equipped with dual RCA connectors at each end. We also stock. Mini-to-RCA versions for use in products like iPod.
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- Audioquest Evergreen, 2 RCA to 2 RCA Audio Cable
- Geometry: Asymmetrical Double-Balanced (lower impedance on ground, same quality + & - conductors)
- Metal: Solid Long-Grain Copper (LGC) Conductors
- Dielectric: Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation
- Noise-Dissipation System (NDS): Metal-Layer Noise-Dissipation System
- RCA Plugs: Cold-Welded, Gold-Plated
- Jacket Colour: Black/green stripe PVC
- Length: 1.5 Metre
- Warranty: 5 Years