The TUBULUS Argentus Digital Interconnect is based on pure silver conductors. These are solid core conductors to prevent strand interaction, which is a major source of distortion.
The conductors are surrounded by mainly air, because (except for a vacuum) air is the best dielectric. This air insulation is made possible by our tube construction, which can only be made by hand.
The pure silver conductors are treated with a special thermo-process (not cryo) to enhance the good qualities of silver and are placed behind a very thick copper shielding.
The TUBULUS Argentus Digital Interconnect is available with high quality silvered RCA plugs (S/PDIF) or XLR plugs (AES/EBU), which are soldered with silver containing solder.
TUBULUS digital interconnect cables are hand crafted with love, expertise and devotion with no excess decoration or luxury packaging and therefore true value for your money!
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WHY BUY A TUBULUS DIGITAL INTERCONNECT CABLE?
A high end digital interconnect cable may sound like nonsense. After all it’s just 1’s and 0’s it has to transport. Any cable can do that. But those 1’s and 0’s have to be transported by a bunch of electrons traveling through a wire and electrons don’t know if they are ‘analog’ or ‘digital’. In fact, all electrical signals are analogue.
However, the digital signal is different; it is a pulse train, a square wave instead of a sine. But a perfect square wave doesn’t exist, because transition from one to zero requires time. So there is always a rise/fall time and the edges of the square wave will be rounded. In fact the square wave is a kind of trapezium with rounded edges.
Depending on the quality of the cable, the corners of the square wave will round off to a greater or lesser degree and the “flat” portions of the wave will become uneven as well. Small changes will make it harder for the receiver to detect the exact moment the rise or fall is happening. This will induce jitter. And if the changes become too big, the receiver will not even be able to reconstruct the logical 1’s and 0’s properly.
This is why a high quality digital interconnect cable like the TUBULUS Argentus can make great improvements in sound quality.