AudioQuest FireBird 48 HDMI Cable
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100% Perfect-Surface Silver AV & eARC Conductors
Reference Level Performance, HDMI Version 2.1, HDCP 2.3
Up To 4K/120Hz, 8K/60Hz & 10K Resolution
Supports Dynamic HDR Formats Like HDR10+
Available in Various Lengths
The AudioQuest FireBird 48 HDMI cable is part of AudioQuest’s top tier Mythical Creatures range and represents the best the company has to offer. FireBird also brings us the first appearance of AudioQuest’s perfect-surface 100% silver conductors for the purest audio and visual transmission available.
About Firebird 48 HDMI Cable
As usual, AudioQuest continues their trend of superior build quality with the new 48 Series HDMI cables. These HDMI 2.1 cables represent a big, feature-packed leap forward for your home theatre system. Their whopping 48Gbps bandwidth, combined with AudioQuest's premium manufacturing techniques and materials, means that they can deliver the very best audio and video quality possible.
Sound First: While 8K and other compelling video/gaming features make the HDMI headlines, AudioQuest’s 48 and eARC-Priority Series HDMI cables are AudioQuest’s best-sounding HDMI cables yet. The greater precision and tighter manufacturing tolerances required to deliver HDMI cables that transfer up to 48Gbps bandwidth mean all of AudioQuest’s tried-and-true ingredients and techniques matter every bit as much as ever before. FireBird 48 features 100% Perfect-Surface Silver conductors that have been direction-controlled for the most efficient dissipation of radio-frequency noise. High-loss graphene is added to the carbon layer, sandwiched between layers of metal around the 4 balanced Fixed Rate Link (FRL) audio/video pairs + the eARC pairs, and a "global" high-loss carbon layer is placed around all conductors.
48G: 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.
8K/10K: 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.
100% Perfect-Surface Silver Conductors: In AudioQuest HDMI cables, the higher the level of silver content in the conductors the higher level of overall performance. FireBird 48, uses AudioQuest's best conductor metal, 100% Perfect-Surface Silver for its conductors.
Level 6 Noise Dissipation – 72V DBS + Graphene + Global Carbon + 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 minimise the RF Noise that damages performance by “directing” or draining it away from the most vulnerable circuits. In Level 5 Noise-Dissipation, high-loss graphene is added to the carbon layer sandwiched between layers of metal around the 4 FRL + eARC pairs, and a "global" high-loss carbon layer is placed around all conductors. Level 6 Noise Dissipation, AudioQuest's most advanced and comprehensive means of addressing induced radio-frequency noise, incorporates all of the sophisticated techniques found in Level 5 plus it adds AudioQuest's patented 72v Dielectric-Bias System.
eARC – 100% Silver + Level 6 Noise Dissipation: Because sound matters, the eARC conductors in AudioQuest's 48-Series HDMI cables receive equal love and affection, featuring the same superior metals, 100% Perfect-Surface Silver conductors for FireBird 48, Direction-Controlled Conductors, and Noise-Dissipation technologies as the main AV data pairs.
HDMI’s Audio Return Channel (ARC) sends audio from a TV to a soundbar or AV receiver for greater simplicity and flexibility in system setup. Previous ARC capabilities maxed out at lossy (compressed) 5.1-channel surround sound. Today’s HDMI 2.1 cables support enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC), which increases the digital bandwidth dramatically to support uncompressed and lossless high-resolution multichannel audio, including Dolby TrueHD and Atmos, and DTS-HD Master Audio and DTS: X.
AudioQuest has been the largest cable supplier to the high-end specialist market for several decades and is sold in over sixty countries. Founder Bill Lowe is especially pleased that this success has been possible despite his insistence that the foundation of the company, and the foundation of AudioQuest marketing, must be the performance of the product and when he visited Audio Trends a couple of years back we were convinced of this by his genuine sincerity. In the audio world, many professionals have learned that it is not always convenient to listen to the products they sell … they might learn something they don’t want to know! Bill has always understood the challenge of basing the existence of AudioQuest on the performance of the product. However, to Bill, this is the only reasonable way to do business and the only acceptable way to combine his passion for music (and all things high performance), with his need to make a living.
Our Take On The Firebird 48
Being part of AudioQuest’s top tier Mythical Creatures range the FireBird 48 HDMI cable represents some of the best cable technology the company has to offer including their top level 100% Perfect-Surface Silver conductors that have been direction-controlled for the most efficient dissipation of radio-frequency noise.
The FireBird 48 HDMI 2.1 cable embodies all of the company’s core philosophies on HDMI cable design. Along with the 100% Perfect-Surface Silver conductors, it features 48Gbps bandwidth, resolutions up to 10K, supports enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) and incorporates their highest Level 6 Noise Dissipation which includes AudioQuest's patented 72v Dielectric-Bias System.
This cable is striving for the purest audio and visual transmission available and rightfully belongs in the very best high end audio visual systems.
Main Features & Specifications
- Product Description: AudioQuest Firebird 48 HDMI Cable
- Specification: High bandwidth 48G HDMI 2.1 cable with 100% silver conductors
- Bandwidth: Up to 48Gbps
- Supports HDMI version 2.1
- 4K/120Hz, 8K/60Hz, and 10K resolution
- Dynamic HDR formats like HDR10+, for contrast and colour optimised scene by scene
- HDCP 2.3
- Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) & Auto Low-Latency Mode (ALLM) for improved gaming experience
- ARC: Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) for sending lossless high-resolution multichannel audio from the TV back to an AV receiver
- PSS: 100% Perfect-Surface Silver AV and eARC conductors
- Silver-Plating: 10% silver-plating on ground reference conductors
- Dielectric/Bias System: "Level 6" Noise Dissipation with Graphene + Carbon + Direction Controlled Conductors + AudioQuest's patented 72v Dielectric-Bias System
- Available Lengths: 600mm; 1 Metre; 1.5 Metre; 2 Metre; 3 Metre
- AudioQuest Product Code: AQ-Fire480.6
- Manufacturer’s Australian Warranty: Limited Lifetime - Covers faulty workmanship and materials and not future HDMI specification upgrades
Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE.