The AudioQuest Cinnamon Digital Coaxial cable employs a greater amount of silver added to the same conductor gauge on the Forest range which is enough to bring out a touch more clarity and tightness from instruments and vocals. The cable jacket also gets a quality lift with a nicely braided outer over the standard PVC.
Product Ref: 200848
This acclaimed Cinnamon Digital Coaxial cable by AudioQuest has gained a loyal Hi-Fi fanbase thanks to AQ's unique way of manufacturing cables to deliver a supreme level of performance. AQ don't reinvent the wheel with each range of the same cable, they design from the ground getting the basics right and increasing the quality of materials up through the ranges. The Cinnamon digital audio interconnect has a greater amount of solid-silver plated to the conductor over the Forest giving digital audio sources a boost in sonic clarity. The results are astonishingly similar to a solid silver cable, but of course with a much lower overall material cost.
This great value-for-money cable is finished with gold-plated RCA plug terminations which are 'cold welded' - a technique that avoids solder-type connections which can disrupt a signal's path and introduce a new metal to the equation. Shielding is also important on digital cables so AQ provide maximum shield coverage with special attention paid to the metal quality to ensure the the conductor is well shielded from interference but also the return path.
Solid conductors eliminate strand-interaction distortion and reduce jitter. Solid silver-plated conductors are excellent for very high-frequency applications, like digital audio. 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 digital audio cables.
Hard-Cell Foam insulation is used exclusively in most of AudioQuest’s video and digital audio cables. Similar to Foamed-PE, it is nitrogen injected to create air pockets. ‘Hard’ foam is used because the stiffness of the material allows the conductors in the cable to maintain the same relationship with each other along the full length of the cable, thus ensuring that the characteristic impedance of the cable is consistent.
|Conductor||Solid 1.25% Silver Plated|
|Plug Type||RCA type plug (x2)|