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HDR (High Dynamic Range)All AudioQuest HDMI cables support HDR (High Dynamic Range) and Dynamic HDR. HDR content expands the contrast of the image for blacker blacks and brighter whites/highlights as well as greater colour saturation and brightness. In addition, 4K Ultra-HD content allows for a wider colour range.This combination of technologies results in more realistic HDR images with greater perceived depth. Dynamic HDR (HDR10+ and Dolby Vision, for example) enables frame-by-frame HDR optimization rather than HDR settings that are fixed for the entire program. The most prominent current HDR formats are HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision. AudioQuest 18Gbps and 48Gbps HDMI cables are compatible with all varieties of HDR, which can be found on Ultra-HD Blu-ray, and all major streaming services, including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, Apple TV+, and others.
ARC (Audio Return Channel) and eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel)HDMI’s Audio Return Channel (ARC) sends audio from a TV to a soundbar or AV receiver for greater simplicity and flexibility in system setup. Hardware’s previous ARC capabilities max out at lossy (compressed) 5.1-channel surround sound.
Today’s HDMI 2.1 hardware supports enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC), which increases the digital bandwidth dramatically to support uncompressed and lossless high-resolution multichannel audio, including Dolby TrueHD and Atmos, and DTS-HD Master Audio and DTS: X. Not only do all current generations of AudioQuest HDMI cables have the conductors and bandwidth required for eARC’s enhanced sonic capabilities, but, in order to ensure superior audio performance, the ARC-channel conductor-pair is internally controlled for direction, running in the opposite direction from the 4 pairs that carry information to the TV. Finally, AudioQuest’s eARC-Priority models include 4 Silver-Plated Forest 48-level audio/video data pairs—but with a far superior single data pair for the TV’s audio output. By upgrading the ARC data path only, audiophile quality is made possible at a fraction of the cost of upgrading all 5 data pairs.
Solid Long-Grain Copper
Maximize Noise Dissipation and overall performance.
Six Levels of NoiseDissipation (ND) combat distortion caused by RF Noise contaminating digital and analog circuitry.
Because sound is where all the emotion and drama comes from, AQ’s eARC channel gets 100% the same love as the four AV channels
AudioQuest have got your back. Performance backed by reliability.
Bandwidth up to 18 Gbps, and can process images up to 8K.
|Bandwidth || 18Gbps 4K-8K|
|A/V Conductor || Solid Long-Grain Copper (LGC)|
|eARC Conductor || Solid Long-Grain Copper (LGC)|
|Ground Reference || Tinned Copper|
|Noise-Dissipation || All 19 Conductors Direction-Controlled|