AudioQuest VDM XR 2M Black Red Digital Video Interconnect Cable

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Manufacturer :  AudioQuest
Item Model Number :  VDM-XR 2M
UPC: 92592018761
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You want a digital audio coax cable for its superior signal transmission, but you also insist that it be constructed of high-quality, distortion-reducing materials??without breaking the bank.
Features :
Audioquest: Invest in the best

Don't be fooled by the hype about specially-designed digital video interconnect cables??either it's a proper cable or it isn't. And since Audioquest has perfected audio/video cable technology, trust that they know what "proper" is. You may ask what makes Audioquest cables that much more superior? Well, let me tell you. These cables are babied. They're coddled. Each cable's hand is held from its conception in Bill Low's head until it is carefully swaddled in product packaging and shipped off to your home.

Get more bang for your buck

Audioquest's mission is to provide a cable for every audio/video need as well as a price for every pocketbook, without sacrificing one iota of performance quality. The VDM-XR is one of Audioquest's higher performing digital video interconnect cables. It utilizes a larger, 24-AW gauge conductor to ensure distortion stays at a minimum, and Hard-Cell Foam insulation injected with nitrogen reduces distortion caused by the insulating material and maintains a stable 75 ohms. The combination foil and silver-plated braid shield provides 100-percent cable protection, and the gold-plated RCA connectors are professionally attached with superior Audioquest solder. At the heart of things, the VDM-XR utilizes a solid silver-plated copper conductor (1.25-percent silver). What's the difference between silver-plated copper and pure copper? Well, let's take a step back and explain that pure silver is the very best performing material for audio, video or digital, but it's very expensive. So the engineers came up with a more cost-effective solution??silver-plated copper. Don't make assumptions though: high-quality silver-plated copper, when used in video, RF or digital applications, becomes an extraordinary value, allowing for much higher performance even in small quantities.

Keep your signals clean

Audioquest's VDM Series cables are designed to minimize distortion across an extremely wide bandwidth. A 75-ohm cable acts as a conduit which carries relatively low frequency analog video (up to 4.2MHz), super sensitive digital audio (up to 24.576 MHz), uncompressed High Definition video (up to 750 MHz), or cable TV/broadband (up to 1 GHz). Keeping true to Audioquest's vision, the VDM cable is designed to carry all these signals with minimum interference from the cable.

Damage control??Let's compare apples. . .

It's important to know that an audio or video signal cannot be improved upon it's as good as it's going to get once it leaves your amp, DVD player, whatever component you're running. So why bother with a high-end cable? Simple: the signal can't be improved, but it can be damaged. Significantly. A lesser-quality cable leaves your signal wide-open to instabilities. A lesser-quality cable is constructed of bundled, twisted strands of conductive material??up to 200 to 2000 strands per bundle. And as the signal wants to travel the path of least resistance (down the outside of the bundle), all those twisted strands inhibit the signal. They draw the signal from the outside of the bundle to the inside, where it fights to get back to the outside again. What's the result? Distortion. Lost data. Poor sound quality.

. . .to oranges

Audioquest, on the other hand, engineers their cables with the highest quality, perfectly gauged solid-core, copper and silver conductors. And each conductor strand is slowly and precisely loomed, not twisted, into the final cable bundle??and it's important to note that the maximum amount of strands Audioquest has used in their longest cable, for flexibility requirements, is 32 (that's a few less than 200, and a lot less than 2000). Once they have constructed the conductor, Audioquest wraps it in the dielectric (a fancy word for the insulating material) to keep the cable at peak performance levels at all times by absorbing as little energy as possible in order to avoid the reintroduction of energy (distortion) back into the conductor.

Audioquest makes sure you're headed in the right direction

Did you know, all cables are directional? Yes, all cables, from hardware store electrical cable to the finest pure silver cables have a direction??much like wood has a grain. It has to do with molecular structure, which we won't get into. What you should know though is that a cable sounds much better when the signal is traveling in the proper direction. And all Audioquest cables are marked for direction, so you don't have to figure it out.

The bottom line

What Audioquest is doing is engineering cables with conductors that have all the proper attributes, for decreased distortion. They've arranged the conductors so the signal travels down a straight path, for decreased distortion. They've wrapped the conductor metal in a non-conductive material, to decrease distortion. The result is an astonishingly pure, very stable signal. Starting to make sense? Audioquest loathes distortion. You'll love Audioquest.

Specifications :
  • Geometry: 2 x 75-ohm coaxial
  • Metal: Solid silver-plated copper (1.25% silver)
  • Gauge: 24 AWG
  • Dielectric: Nitrogen-injected hard-cell foam
  • Termination: RCA
  • Shield: Aluminum foil and silver-plated braid
  • Connectors: Gold plated
  • Jacket: Red/black/green braid
  • Cable length: 2m (6' 7")

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