Audioquest Cinnamon USB Cable
- Available in 1.5m, 3.0m and 5.0m lengths
These cables definitely have a high-quality look and feel, but we wondered how noticeable any sonic improvements would be. The proof was in the listening. In a direct comparison to a free-in-the-box USB cable, the Audioquest Cinnamon cable delivered greater bass extension, along with more bass and mid-bass detail. The soundstage opened up and vocals sounded more natural.
A high-quality USB cable is a great way to connect your desktop or laptop computer to a high-end audio digital-to-analogue converter. For USB audio, as with all digital audio signals, it's critical to maintain accurate timing. This cable can reduce the timing errors or "jitter" that often makes digital music sound less clear and rich and three-dimensional.
Paying attention to every detail
AudioQuest Cinnamon is the USB cable for music lovers. It's carefully engineered, made with top-notch materials, and tested through hours and hours of listening. One way Audioquest improves the audio performance of its digital cables is by adding a thin layer of silver plating to the solid copper wires. When it comes to conducting signals, silver is the best-performing metal — better than either copper or gold. Cinnamon's silver-plated conductors are designed to reveal more high-frequency detail.
If you enjoy listening to digital music files on a high-end audio system, you'll be surprised at the difference AQ's USB cables can make.
All of Cinnamon USB’s conductors are solid. Electrical and magnetic interaction between strands in a conventional cable is the greatest source of distortion, often causing a somewhat dirty, harsh sound. Solid conductors are the most important ingredient enabling Cinnamon USB’s very clear sound.
SILVER-PLATED COPPER (SPC)
Silver-Plated Copper (SPC) always provides superior performance for video and digital audio. Cinnamon USB's 1.25% silver-plate greatly improves high frequency performance for a fraction of the cost of solid silver.
Low jitter, low distortion audio.
Signal conductors controlled for digital audio direction.
- USB cable (Type A to Type B)
- for use with audio D/A converters, select computer speaker systems, external hard drives, and more
- meets USB 2.0 high-speed specifications (1200 Mbps data rate transfer)
- low-jitter design specifically for USB audio
- silver-plated solid copper conductors for superior sound quality (silver layer is 1.25% of total conductor)
- polyethylene insulation
- triple shielding (foil/mylar/braided copper) to reject interference
- gold-plated connectors for maximum signal transfer
- warranty: 5 years