AudioQuest Irish Red Subwoofer Cable
Get the clear, melodic bass notes and transparent low frequencies your subwoofer is capable of producing by hooking it up to the AudioQuest Irish Red subwoofer cable. While even stock cables offer some degree of noise shielding, Irish Red's proprietary metal-layer Noise Dissipation System (NDS) provides double protection, keeping radio-frequency interference from contaminating your system's ground plane. The result: lower distortion and blacker backgrounds from your music.
The cutting-edge design of Irish Red's Foamed Polyethylene insulation – along with its cold-welded, gold-plated terminations and solid, 0.5% silver-plated copper conductors – reduce signal loss and lend a focus that lesser cables simply can't match. Guaranteed. A handy grounding tail to eliminate all-too-common hum problems also comes standard. If you've been looking for an affordable way to elevate the performance of your subwoofer, go with the luck of the Irish.
Solid 0.5% Silver Conductors
Solid conductors eliminate strand-interaction distortion and reduce jitter. Solid silver-plated conductors are excellent for very high-frequency applications. These signals, being such a high frequency, travel almost exclusively on the surface of the conductor.
As the surface is made of high-purity silver, the performance is very close to that of a solid silver cable, but priced much closer to solid copper cable. This is an incredibly cost effective way of manufacturing very high-quality subwoofer cables.
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 released as distortion. Black Lab uses air-filled Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation on both conductors because air absorbs next to no energy and Polyethylene is low-loss and has a benign distortion profile. Thanks to all the air in Foamed-PE, it causes much less of the out-of-focus effect common to other materials.
Metal-Layer Noise-Dissipation System (NDS)
100% shield coverage is easy. Preventing captured RF Interference from modulating the equipment's ground reference requires AQ's Noise-Dissipation System. Noise-Dissipation System prevents a significant amount of RFI from reaching the equipment's ground plane.
Symmetrical Coax Geometry
Identical + and – conductors prevent the shield being used as an inferior audio conductor.
Cold-Welded Gold-Plated Plugs
This plug design allows for a connection devoid of solder, which is a common source of distortion. Because the ground shells are stamped instead of machined, the metal can be chosen for low distortion instead of machinability.
Sometimes there is a hum problem unless the subwoofer and AV receiver (or surround-sound processor) are attached to each other using a separate wire. If your system has a hum problem, try attaching the little spade-lug tails to the metal chassis of the subwoofer amplifier and to the chassis of the sending component. Usually, this extra wire will not be needed.