Audioquest Mackenzie Interconnects
To respect different budgets and honor the wide breadth of applications, AudioQuest offers seven models of these new multi-application low-distortion analog interconnects. All include AudioQuest’s proven design expertise featuring: better metals, superior geometry, and our exclusive Noise-Dissipation System. For the upper four models, we employ Air-Tube Insulation, while the top three models use AudioQuest's amazingly effective Dielectric-Bias System (DBS).
Great sound and great pictures, music that consumes you, movies that transport you around the universe ... all come from honoring the original signal. An unavoidable fact-of-life: Every component and cable in a system causes some amount of distortion. These aberrations add up, like layers of foggy glass between you and the image. The goal of high quality components and cables is to be like clean clear panes of glass, altering and distorting the information as little as possible. Some of the most fundamental distortion mechanisms are honored and addressed by AudioQuest’s 4-Elements. Any improvement in these areas of design and materials results in less damage and a more effective, immersive experience.
Solid ConductorsElectrical and magnetic interaction between strands is one of the greatest sources of distortion in normal cables. Separate solid conductors prevent interaction between strands.
InsulationIn addition to insulating, all conductor coatings are also a “dielectric.” Signal flow is slowed down and distorted by a dielectric, making the choice of mate- rial, and AQ’s Dielectric-Bias System, very important.
GeometryThe relationship between conductors, whether of the same polarity (+ & +) or opposite polarity (+ & -) af- fects many electrical and mechanical parameters, in- cluding capacitance, inductance, RF Interference, etc.
Metal QualityConductor material quality has a pronounced effect on the signal passing through. Different materials have more or less impurities, grain boundaries, surface irregularities, etc.
Ratings & Reviews
Good Audioquest product-recommended
I own 2 pairs of the Mackenzie's, 1 pair from sacd player to preamp, 1 pair from preamp to amp. Sound is clear, yet a bit warm in upper range. Bass is very good as are midrange sonics. Good cable for budget to mid-fi systems, the price is competitive. It would work well in a "brighter" sounding system. Burn them in for 100 hrs. to hear what they really sound like.