The TUBULUS Libentus i2s cable V2 is based on high quality silvered copper 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 (next to a vacuum) air is the best dielectric.
The silvered copper conductors are twisted with a high twist rate for the purposes of cancelling out electromagnetic interference (EMI).
To preserve signal integrity the conductors are individually shielded. An overall braiding and high quality shielded HDMI plugs completes this shielding so that a 100% coverage is guaranteed.
The TUBULUS Libentus i2s cable V2 is specifically designed for i2s LVDS signal transport and therefor is not suitable as a standard HDMI TV cable.
TUBULUS Libentus i2s 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 I2S CABLE?
A high end i2s cable may sound like nonsense. After all it’s just 1’s and 0’s it has to transport. Any hdmi 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 i2s cable like the TUBULUS Libentus can make great improvements in sound quality.