RJ/E Forest prepared Cat 7 Ethernet cables use solid 0.5% Silver conductors, which completely eliminate strand-interaction, one of the biggest sources of distortion in cables, for clearer, more dynamic and involving sound. Superior conductor metals minimize distortion by having fewer grain boundaries and fewer impurities (such as oxides) at those boundaries. Solid High-Density Polyethylene (PE) insulation helps maintain critical signal-pair geometry. Of course, all AudioQuest Ethernet cables honour the directionality inherent in all analogue and digital audio cables; arrows on the jackets indicate the direction (from source to destination) for the best audio performance.
Over the past several years there's been a revolution in the way people store, distribute, and access digital media (in real-time), including photos, movies, and, of course, music. No longer dependent on physical media, our media is often data that's moved from multiple devices to multiple locations. For audio applications and protocols, audio over Ethernet offers the virtues of high-speed, low time delay (latency), significant distance capability (328 feet without an active booster or repeater), and extremely low-jitter, bit-perfect communication. Who wouldn't want all of these things?
- 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, such as digital audio. These signals, being such a high frequency, travel almost exclusively on the surface of the conductor. As the conductor's surface is made of high-purity silver, the cable's performance comes very close to that of a solid silver cable, but at a price much closer to a solid copper cable. This is an incredibly cost-effective way of manufacturing very high-quality digital cables.
- Geometry stabilizing solid high-density polyethylene insulation
- The Cat 7 cable standard has been created to allow 10-gigabit ethernet over 100M of copper cabling.
- All conductors controlled for rf noise directionality.
- CMG (cl3 & ft4) rated PVC jacket.
- Gold-plated nickel connectors with 100% shield coverage.
- High-speed data capacity.