Audioquest - Tower 3.5mm to 3.5mm 1.5m
In Tower as in all the Bridges Falls series you'll find better metals and more sophisticated technologies including Air-Tube insulation Dielectric-Bias System and Noise-Dissipation System. Asymmetrical Double-Balanced Geometry Purpose designed for single-ended applications Asymmetrical Double-Balanced 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 a cleaner quieter performance.Solid Long-Grain Copper (LGC) Conductors Solid Long-Grain Copper (LGC) allows a smoother and clearer sound than cables using regular OFHC (Oxygen-Free High-Conductivity) copper. Solid conductors prevent strand interaction a major source of distortion. The surface quality is critical because a conductor can be considered as a rail-guide for both the electric fields within a conductor and for the magnetic fields outside the conductor.
LGC has fewer oxides within the conducting material fewer impurities less grain boundaries and definitively better performance.Foamed-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. Some of this energy is stored and then released as distortion. Because air absorbs next to no energy and Polyethylene is low-loss and has a benign distortion profile Foamed-PE with its high air content causes much less of the out-of-focus effect common to other materials.Metal-Layer Noise-Dissipation System It's easy to accomplish 100% shield coverage. Preventing captured Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) from modulating the equipment's ground reference requires AQ's Noise-Dissipation System (NDS).