AudioQuest Angel Interconnect - Upscale Edition
We made Angel even more Upscale. Actually, more Kevin - This almost $1500 cable is available as a package with these turntables:
Kevin thought about exactly how he would want a phono cable to be built, even if it was kind of expensive. Then he made an agreement to get Upscale Audio customers a cable that retails for just about $1,500 for waaaaay less. But due to dealer restrictions, we can't "say" the price. It would piss off everybody. You can see the price by adding it to one of the turntables above. Want a different table? Call one of our analog experts, and we'll help you.
Watch the video and you'll see why Angel is so well suited as a tonearm cable. SUPER low capacitance for fragile delicate, low voltages from phono cartridges.
Let's break it down:
Solid Perfect-Surface Silver (PSS) Conductors
Perfect-Surface Technology applied to extreme-purity silver provides unprecedented clarity and dynamic contrast. Solid conductors prevent strand interaction, a major source of cable distortion. Extremely high-purity Perfect-Surface Silver minimizes distortion caused by the grain boundaries which exist within any metal conductor, nearly eliminating harshness and greatly increasing clarity compared to OFHC, OCC, 8N and other coppers.
Dielectric Bias System (DBS)
DBS is an AudioQuest patented system which does some pretty extraordinary things to the electrical properties of the cable yet operates completely outside the signal path. DBS simultaneously eliminates the “Dielectric Effect” as well as external interference.
The Dielectric Effect, simply put, is a form of phase distortion caused by the tendency of insulation material to randomly and unpredictably absorb and then release the electrical energy passing through the conductors. This causes smearing of fine detail and distortion of tonal balance. DBS eliminates this distortion by using a high voltage potential from the battery packs to electrically saturate the insulating material. The difference is shocking (pardon the pun), bass extends deeper, voices become fleshed out and every instrument achieves a truly jaw-dropping level of realism.
While the positive pole of the DBS pack creates the high-voltage potential inside the cable, the negative pole of the DBS pack is connected to a shield which runs the length of the cable, creating a virtual vacuum for external interference; energy that strikes this shield is instantly and completely drained into the negative portion of the battery creating ultra-black backgrounds, greatly enhancing resolution and dynamic range.
The best part is that because the batteries are simply creating potential not current flow, they will last 3-5 years; about as long as they would if they were sitting on a shelf.
Direct-Silver Plated Pure "Red-Copper" RCA plugs
THE BEST RCA ON THE PLANET....AND NO SOLDER!!!
This plug design allows for a connection devoid of solder, which is a common source of distortion. Because the ground shells are stamped instead of machined, the metal can be chosen for low distortion instead of machinability. Red-Copper offers a cleaner, clearer sound over nickel-plated or OFHC metals commonly found in competing manufacturers' plugs. Direct-Silver Plating offers one more important step toward greater clarity and doing no harm to the signal.
Carbon-Based 3-Layer Noise-Dissipation System (NDS)
100% shield coverage is easy. Preventing captured RF Interference from modulating the equipment’s ground reference requires AQ’s Noise-Dissipation System. Metal and Carbon-Loaded synthetics prevent most RFI from reaching the equipment’s ground plane.
All of this is why Uncle Kevvy worked for months to get this to you at a price that's unheard of!