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AudioQuest Forest USB Cable
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 an HD video. For USB audio (and for HDMI 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 analogue 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.
SOLID LONG-GRAIN COPPER CONDUCTORS (LGC):
Solid conductors eliminate strand-interaction distortion. Forest'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, fewer impurities, fewer grain boundaries, and definitively better performance.
SOLID HIGH-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE INSULATION:
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 later released as distortion. Solid High-Density Polyethylene Insulation ensures critical signal-pair geometry while minimizing insulation induced phase distortion.
Precision gold-plated plugs are carefully attached with the very best solder. Through the choice of flux and metallurgy, AQ solder has been optimized to make a low-distortion connection. The difference you hear between solders is a result of connection quality. AQ solder does not have a high silver content because the more silver there is in solder, the more difficult it is to make a good connection.
UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS DEVICE CLASS DEFINITION FOR AUDIO DEVICES:
USB (Universal Serial BUS) was established by a stalwart group of companies such as Intel, Hewlett-Packard, and Microsoft (just to name a few) in order to give the personal computing world a truly universal standard and means to connect devices such as hard drives, printers, cameras, and, more importantly to us, audio components. Included in the original description are protocols for the pristine transfer of audio over USB. Great care and sensitivity went into this. Consequently, a computer connected to a USB-enabled digital-to-analogue converter can outperform the best compact disc players available today. AudioQuest is committed to contributing products that honour USB's ability to deliver state-of-the-art performance on this new and wonderful frontier.
Who is Audioquest?
Audioquest is one of the most well-regarded cable manufacturers in the world, with each cable seeing a level of meticulous detail in both its aesthetic construction, as well as intuitive engineering within to provide impressive performance. Regardless of whether the cable in question be an analogue or digital interconnect, speaker cable, subwoofer cable or anything with Audioquest's badge on it - only the finest quality materials and construction expertise are used to form an exceptional, industry-leading product.
Metal Solid 0.5% Silver Gauge Hard-Cell Foam Noise-Dissipation System N/A Jacket Black/Red Braid USB 2.0 Lengths Up to 5.0m USB 3.0 Lengths Up to 3.0m
Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. The majority of orders are sent via our couriers DPD and are fully tracked.
Once your product has been dispatched, you will be notified via email and sent a unique consignment number, you can use this number at www.dpdlocal.co.uk to check the status of your delivery. You should also receive an email from DPD with further tracking details once your parcel has been collected.
We offer delivery of certain products to Europe. If you are ordering from Europe you must be on the EU store, this can be selected by clicking the EU flag at the top of the page to be taken to our European store. From here eligible products can be shipped to the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland. Delivery charges are calculated in the checkout before payment/order confirmation. Please note we cannot ship all items to Europe, as a result, certain products will only be visible on our UK store.
If you have a question about delivery on a certain product or to a certain destination, please contact us via email email@example.com or via our live chat system at the bottom of the page.
Country Transit Time once dispatched Shipping Cost Austria 3 days £14.40 Belgium 2 days £14.40 Bosnia-Herzegovina 4-6 days £30 Bulgaria 4-7 days £30 Croatia 4-6 days £25 Czech Republic 3-4 days £20.40 Denmark 3 days £17.40 Estonia 4-5 days £25.20 Finland 4-5 days £25.20 France 2-3 days £14.40 Germany 2-3 days £14.40 Greece 4-9 days £31.20 Hungary 4 days £25.20 Iceland 4-6 days £31.20 Italy 3-4 days £20.40 Latvia 4-6 days £31.20 Lithuania 4-6 days £31.20 Luxembourg 2 days £16 Netherlands 2 days £25.20 Norway 4-6 days £31.20 Poland 4 days £25.20 Portugal 4-5 days £25.20 Romania 4-6 days £31.20 Russia 3-8 days £80 Serbia 4-7 days £31.20 Slovakia 3-4 days £25.20 Slovenia 4-5 days £25.20 Spain 3-4 days £25.20 Sweden 4-5 days £25.20 Switzerland 3 days £25.20
Customs Charges: Some countries are subject to further taxes and duties when the items enter your country. We are not responsible for these fees. The customer is responsible for these charges so please check customs regulations for your country before ordering.
Missed deliveries: All customers will be provided with a tracking number once an order has been shipped. Please use this tracking information to check the day your order is expected to arrive with you. If you miss a delivery for any reason and a calling card is left, please be sure to contact the courier as directed by this card. Deliveries that are missed and not collected maybe returned to store, we charge for redelivery so please contact the courier if you receive a missed delivery card.
Orders cancelled after the order has been shipped: Customers will be responsible for shipping costs incurred if an order is cancelled or returned after the order has already been shipped.
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