The TUBULUS Argentus USB Cable V4 Dual Head 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 air, because (next to a vacuum) air is the best dielectric. This air insulation is made possible by our tube construction, which can only be made by hand.
With a special thermo-process the silver conductors are restructured at a molecular level to reach a quality close to mono crystal silver. The conductors are also twisted with a high twist rate for the purposes of minimizing electromagnetic interference (EMI).
To preserve signal integrity the power conductors are physically separated from the audio conductors. With this construction there are 4 layers of effective shielding separating the power and audio conductors.
To prevent radio frequency interference (RFI) from modulating the ground reference skin effect filtering is applied to the shield. This is a very effective way to eliminate noise and RFI before it reaches the component.
The TUBULUS Argentus USB Cable V4 dual head version has also separate usb-a plugs for power and audio. In this way the power usb-a plug can also be used for connecting to a clean 5V power source.
TUBULUS cables are hand crafted with love, expertise and devotion with no excess decoration or luxury packaging and therefore true value for your money!
WHY BUY A TUBULUS USB CABLE?
A high end USB cable may sound like nonsense. After all it’s just 1’s and 0’s it has to transport. Any USB 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 USB cable like the TUBULUS Argentus can make great improvements in sound quality.
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