Silver Serpent Digital AES/EBU XLR Cable Overview
AES/EBU (developed by the Audio Engineering Society and the European Broadcast Union) is the two-channel digital standard for interconnecting digital devices. The cables in this section are the type for use with an XLR connection. While AES/EBU cables may look like ordinary microphone cables, they are very different. Unlike microphone cables, which are designed to handle signals in the analog audio bandwidth, AES/EBU cables are 110-ohm impedance cables used for digital AES/EBU signals and handle a much wider bandwidth.
Silver is the conductivity KING when It comes to audio cables. Gold is good, copper is great, but silver is the best! The Silver Serpent Digital AES/EBU digital XLR cable contain silver in the conductor. Silver, a precious metal, is the ONLY metal with a higher electrical conductivity than copper. The Silver Serpent Digital AES/EBU digital XLR cableuse 99.999% pure silver. The electrical conductivity of silver is 106% of that of annealed copper on the IACS scale. Even though the cost of silver is much greater than copper, it's sonic benefits are immediately apparent. We also use ultra-pure copper in our Silver Serpent Digital AES/EBU digital XLR cable. The addition of copper brings “warmth” to the audio sound-complementing the sonic detail from the silver. The Silver Serpent Digital AES/EBU digital XLR cable strikes a unique balance between outstanding performance and cost.
Silver Serpent Digital AES/EBU Audio Cable Technical Information
- Features audiophile-grade Neutrik Male to Female XLR connectors with silver contacts.
- Stranded-core silver-coated conductors.
- Low 13 pF/ft capacitance.
- Nitrogen-injected hard-cell insulation.
- True 110-ohm impedance.
- It also works for digital AES/EBU.
The hybrid construction gives all of the sonic benefits of silver (dynamic high frequencies) and all of the sonic benefits of copper (deep, tight bass response).
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The combination of silver, low-attenuation, and top-notch quality insulation makes this a world-class audio cable with no equal at ANY PRICE.
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