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Audioquest Forest Digital Coaxial Cable

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Forest Digital Coaxial Cable – Gold Plated Connectors

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AudioQuest, founded in 1980 by William E. Low, is a premium manufacturer of audio video cables and accessories such as headphone digital-to-analogue converters.

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Audioquest Digital Coaxial cables are designed to minimise distortion across an extremely wide bandwidth. 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 HD audio or video. For Digital Coax 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.

The Audioquest Forest Digital Coaxial cable is the entry price point for Audioquest digital coaxial cables and demonstrates that you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a quality product from a well-known and respected brand. This cable is ideal for the budget conscious customer who wants to make a start at improving their digital sound, performing really well across an extremely wide bandwidth.

TECHNOLOGY

METAL-LAYER NOISE-DISSIPATION

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. Traditional shield systems typically absorb and then drain noise/RF energy to component ground, modulating and distorting the critical “reference” ground plane, which in turn causes a distortion of the signal. Noise-Dissipation “shields the shield,” absorbing and reflecting most of this noise/RF energy before it reaches the layer attached to ground.

SOLID 0.5% SILVER CONDUCTORS

Solid conductors minimise the harmful effects of both electrical and magnetic strand-to-strand interaction. For digital cables, whose signals are of such high frequency that they travel almost exclusively on the surface of the conductor, increasingly thick layers of silver plating are applied to AudioQuest’s Long-Grain Copper (LGC) conductors to further improve Noise-Dissipation. Placing the superior metal on the outside of the conductor produces the greatest benefit on overall performance—a superbly cost-effective way to maximise the performance of a digital cable.

COLD-WELDED, GOLD-PLATED TERMINATIONS

This plug design allows for a connection devoid of solder, which can be a common source of distortion. Instead of solder, the process employs a high-pressure technique often referred to as cold welding. Because the ground shells are stamped instead of machined, the metal used can be chosen for low distortion instead of machinability.

HARD-CELL FOAM INSULATION

Hard-Cell Foam (HCF) Insulation ensures critical signal-pair geometry. 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. Hard-Cell Foam Insulation is similar to the Foamed-PE used in our more affordable Bridges & Falls cables, and is nitrogen-injected to create air pockets. Because nitrogen (like air) does not absorb energy and therefore does not release any energy from or into the conductor, distortion is reduced. In addition, the stiffness of the material allows the cable’s conductors to maintain a stable relationship along the cable’s full length, producing a stable impedance character and further minimising distortion.

Main Features:

24 AWG Solid 0.5% Silver Conductors

Nitrogen-Injected Hard-Cell Foam Insulation

Metal-Layer Noise-Dissipation 

Foil + Tinned Braid Shield.

Black PVC Jacket with Green Stripes

Cold-Welded, Gold-Plated Plugs

Available Lengths: 0.75m – 5m

Specifications

Dimensions
N/A
Model

Audioquest Forest Digital Coaxial Cable

availability

Online, Store

cable type

Coaxial Digital

Audioquest Digital Coaxial cables are designed to minimise distortion across an extremely wide bandwidth. 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 HD audio or video. For Digital Coax 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.

The Audioquest Forest Digital Coaxial cable is the entry price point for Audioquest digital coaxial cables and demonstrates that you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a quality product from a well-known and respected brand. This cable is ideal for the budget conscious customer who wants to make a start at improving their digital sound, performing really well across an extremely wide bandwidth.

TECHNOLOGY

METAL-LAYER NOISE-DISSIPATION

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. Traditional shield systems typically absorb and then drain noise/RF energy to component ground, modulating and distorting the critical “reference” ground plane, which in turn causes a distortion of the signal. Noise-Dissipation “shields the shield,” absorbing and reflecting most of this noise/RF energy before it reaches the layer attached to ground.

SOLID 0.5% SILVER CONDUCTORS

Solid conductors minimise the harmful effects of both electrical and magnetic strand-to-strand interaction. For digital cables, whose signals are of such high frequency that they travel almost exclusively on the surface of the conductor, increasingly thick layers of silver plating are applied to AudioQuest’s Long-Grain Copper (LGC) conductors to further improve Noise-Dissipation. Placing the superior metal on the outside of the conductor produces the greatest benefit on overall performance—a superbly cost-effective way to maximise the performance of a digital cable.

COLD-WELDED, GOLD-PLATED TERMINATIONS

This plug design allows for a connection devoid of solder, which can be a common source of distortion. Instead of solder, the process employs a high-pressure technique often referred to as cold welding. Because the ground shells are stamped instead of machined, the metal used can be chosen for low distortion instead of machinability.

HARD-CELL FOAM INSULATION

Hard-Cell Foam (HCF) Insulation ensures critical signal-pair geometry. 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. Hard-Cell Foam Insulation is similar to the Foamed-PE used in our more affordable Bridges & Falls cables, and is nitrogen-injected to create air pockets. Because nitrogen (like air) does not absorb energy and therefore does not release any energy from or into the conductor, distortion is reduced. In addition, the stiffness of the material allows the cable’s conductors to maintain a stable relationship along the cable’s full length, producing a stable impedance character and further minimising distortion.

Main Features:

24 AWG Solid 0.5% Silver Conductors

Nitrogen-Injected Hard-Cell Foam Insulation

Metal-Layer Noise-Dissipation 

Foil + Tinned Braid Shield.

Black PVC Jacket with Green Stripes

Cold-Welded, Gold-Plated Plugs

Available Lengths: 0.75m – 5m

Specifications

Dimensions
N/A
Model

Audioquest Forest Digital Coaxial Cable

availability

Online, Store

cable type

Coaxial Digital