Audioquest Diamond USB Cable
2011 The Absolute Sound Product Of The Year Awards Audiouest’s Diamond USB is the ne plus ultra of USB cables. At $549 a meter, it’s costly, but in the context of a high-end system well worth the price of admission. When RH propped it into his iMacBerkeley alpha USB/Berkeley Alpha DAC system, he heard a starting increase in resolution accompanied, paradoxically, by greater ease and warmth. Robert Harley (not reviewed) About HDMI The HDMI standard was created to transfer uncompressed digital audio and video. HDMI cables many internal conductors include communication channels, which allow automatic display and source matching for resolution, format and aspect ratio. To transfer full-resolution 1080p video requires using the HDMI interface. Component video outputs are limited to 720p or 1080i.
Standard Speed HDMI cable will at-minimum transfer 1080i, 720p, 1080p/30Hz source material. High Speed HDMI cable will in addition transfer 1080p/120Hz, 4K, 3D video. With Ethernet HDMI cable (with HEC) includes conductors for bi-directional Ethernet communication. Ethernet capability is independent of Speed capability.
Metal: solid 100% PSS silver Dielectric: solid polyethylene Jacket: black poly/gray nylon braid Solid 5.0% Silver-Plated LGC conductors eliminate inter-strand distortion and reduce jitter. HD Polyethylene composition optimized to ensure critical signal-pair geometry. State-of-the-art HDMI standard size connectors featuring Direct-Silver contacts. Fifth twisted-pair for Ethernet and to enable additional Audio Return Channel options. All signal conductors controlled for digital-audio direction. To for main signal, From for Audio Return Channel (audio from TV to AV receiver).