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Rocket 88 speaker cables use high-purity Solid Perfect-Surface Copper+ (PSC+) conductors, eliminating the sonic harshness and confusion inherent to typical stranded conductors. Compared to cables that use a common parallel geometry, Rocket 88's Double-Star Quad construction allows for significantly better dynamic contrast and intelligibility. Rocket 88 is an exceptional Single-BiWire cable and a maximum-performance Double-BiWire in a single cable. Rocket 88 incorporates AudioQuest's patented Dielectric-Bias System (DBS), which creates a strong, stable electrostatic field that saturates and polarizes (organizes) the molecules of the insulation, for cleaner, clearer, more naturally dynamic sound. Finally, like all AudioQuest speaker cables, Rocket 88 is controlled for correct directionality, resulting in lower distortion.
Solid Perfect-Surface Copper+ (PSC+) Conductors
Solid conductors prevent both electrical and magnetic interaction strand-to-strand interaction, major sources of distortion. Surface quality is critical because a conductor can be considered as a rail-guide for both the fields within a conductor, and for the magnetic fields that extend outside the conductor. The astonishingly smooth and pure surface of all AudioQuests’s Perfect-Surface metals nearly eliminates harshness and greatly increases clarity compared to lesser materials. Extremely high-purity Perfect-Surface Copper+ further minimizes distortion caused by grain boundaries, which exist within any metal conductor, nearly eliminating harshness and greatly increasing clarity compared to OFHC, OCC, 8N and other coppers.
72v Dielectric-Bias System (DBS) Capable
Double Star-Quad Geometry
The relationship between conductors defines a cable's most basic electrical values (capacitance and inductance). However, even when those variables are kept in reasonably neutral balance, the particular geometric relationship between conductors greatly affects the sound. Star-Quad geometry is not only vastly superior to conductors run in parallel, but also to the same conductors as two twisted pairs.
Carbon-Based Noise- and Crosstalk-Dissipation System
This cable's negative conductors are covered with partially conductive Carbon-Loaded Polyethylene. This remarkable material reduces radio-frequency garbage being fed back into the amplifier. The sonic benefit is exactly the same reduction in "hash" and improved dimensionality that comes whenever RF interference is reduced in an audio circuit. In addition, a carbon layer damps interaction between positive and negative conductors, and an external Carbon-Based Noise-Dissipation System reduces external interference.
Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation (For All Positive Conductors)
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. This cable, however, 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, Foamed-PE, with its high air content, causes much less of the out-of-focus effect common to other materials.
- Metal: Solid Perfect-Surface Copper+ (PSC+)
- Gauge: 13 AWG
- Geometry: Double Star-Quad
- Dielectric: Foamed-Polyethylene (For All Positive Conductors)
- Noise-Dissipation: Carbon-Based Noise-Dissipation
- Jacket: Green/Black Braid, Black PVC with Green Stripes
- Single BiWire Capable: Yes
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