AUDIOQUEST Rocket 22 pair
Full range. Banana - spade. 12AWG long grain copper and perfect surface copper. Double spiral pair. PVC dielectric. Jacket - black PVC with blue stripes.
A clearly audible step up from Rocket 11, Rocket 22 is an ideal Full-Range or Single-BiWire cable. Single-BiWire allows you to optimize performance when the speakers have Bass and Treble inputs.
BiWiring reduces distortion in the cable — taking the big Bass energy out of the cable carrying the more delicate Treble is like taking the waves out of the water when you (the Treble) are trying to swim. The magnetic autonomy of the separate halves of the Rocket 22 maximizes the BiWire advantage.
Semi-Solid Concentric conductors are a far-superior performance alternative to typical stranded
conductors. Semi-Solid Concentric conductors use fewer, larger strands that do not change position down the length of the cable. The strands maintain their fixed, rigid relationships, reducing distortion, improving resolution and dynamics, and greatly minimizing harshness and confusion due to strand interaction.
Perfect-Surface Copper/Long-Grain Copper: LGC has fewer oxides within the conducting material, fewer impurities and fewer grain boundaries than standard OFHC copper. LGC s used for the Rocket 22’s conductors located within the central area of the Semi-Solid Concentric Conductor bundle. PSC, with its astonishingly smooth surface, is used for the outer-layer of conductors in Rocket 22’s Semi-Solid Concentric Conductor bundle. It is this outer layer of conductors that have the most effect on Rocket 22’s clarity and smoothness. Careful application of PSC and LGC enables performance closer to using only the more expensive PSC, while gaining the economic advantage of the superb LGC.
Double Low-Inductance Geometry: A “normal” speaker cable has fairly high-inductance, smearing energy across time and making the sound dull and unfocused. The two conductors in each half of Rocket 22 provide lower inductance, greater clarity and superior bass-to-treble frequency extension.
Rocket 22 is prepared with SureGrip 300 spades or bananas. These connectors feature Direct-Silver over copper with no layer of nickel in between.
LONG-GRAIN COPPER/PERFECT-SURFACE COPPER CONDUCTORS
Rocket 22 uses a carefully finessed blend of Long-Grain Copper (LGC) and high-purity Perfect-Surface Copper (PSC). LGC has fewer impurities and fewer internal grain junctions than standard OFHC copper, while the even smoother, purer surface of PSC further eliminates harshness and improves clarity. All AudioQuest conductors are direction-controlled for optimum noise dissipation.
SEMI-SOLID CONCENTRIC CONDUCTORS
Semi-Solid Concentric conductors are a far-superior performance alternative to typical stranded conductors. Semi-Solid Concentric conductors use fewer, larger strands that do not change position down the length of the cable. The strands maintain their fixed, rigid relationships, reducing distortion, improving resolution and dynamics, and greatly minimizing harshness and confusion due to strand interaction.
IDEAL FOR FULL-RANGE OR SINGLE-BIWIRE CONFIGURATIONS
Use Rocket 11 as a full-range cable, with red (+) and black (-) conductors grouped together, or, when the speakers provide separate bass and treble inputs, further optimize system performance by biwiring.
DOUBLE LOW-INDUCTANCE TWISTED PAIR GEOMETRY
A typical speaker cable with parallel conductors has fairly high inductance, smearing energy across time, which results in sound that is dull and unfocused. In Rocket 11, the two conductors in each half of the cable are twisted around one another, providing lower inductance, greater clarity, and superior bass-to-treble frequency extension
AUDIOQUEST Rocket 88 pair
Banana - Banan. 13AWG solid perfect surface copper plus. Double star-quad geometry. 72v DBS. Carbon based noise dissipation. Jacket- green - black.
Rocket 88 incorporates AudioQuest's patented Dielectric-Bias System (DBS) and replaces Long-Grain Copper with solid Perfect-Surface Copper+. DBS offers a lower noise-floor, so you can hear deeper into the nuances of your favorite music. At the same time the addition of more PSC+ offers a smoother, more relaxed, and natural sonic timbre and texture.
SOLID PERFECT-SURFACE COPPER+ (PSC+) CONDUCTORS
Solid conductors prevent both electrical and magnetic interaction strand-to-strand interaction, major sources of distortion. Surface quality is critical because a conductor can be considered as a rail-guide for both the fields within a conductor, and for the magnetic fields that extend outside the conductor. The astonishingly smooth and pure surface of all AudioQuests’s Perfect-Surface metals nearly eliminates harshness and greatly increases clarity compared to lesser materials. Extremely high-purity Perfect-Surface Copper+ further minimizes distortion caused by grain boundaries, which exist within any metal conductor, nearly eliminating harshness and greatly increasing clarity compared to OFHC, OCC, 8N and other coppers.
DOUBLE STAR-QUAD GEOMETRY
The relationship between conductors defines a cable's most basic electrical values (capacitance and inductance). However, even when those variables are kept in reasonably neutral balance, the particular geometric relationship between conductors greatly affects the sound. Star-Quad geometry is not only vastly superior to conductors run in parallel, but also to the same conductors as two twisted pairs.
CARBON-BASED NOISE- AND CROSSTALK-DISSIPATION SYSTEM
This cable's negative conductors are covered with partially conductive Carbon-Loaded Polyethylene. This remarkable material reduces radio-frequency garbage being fed back into the amplifier. The sonic benefit is exactly the same reduction in "hash" and improved dimensionality that comes whenever RF interference is reduced in an audio circuit. In addition, a carbon layer damps interaction between positive and negative conductors, and an external Carbon-Based Noise-Dissipation System reduces external interference.