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What are Audio Cables?

High-end audio cables improve the sound quality of audio systems. The cable affects the signals that pass between components and between those components and the speakers. Resistance, capacitance, and inductance are taken into account in the designing of these cables. High end cables often involve intricate construction, using materials such as silver and oxygen-free high purity copper. The cables chosen to connect different pieces of equipment will have a substantial effect on the sound quality. Audio cables transmit audible signals such as voice and music. They are designed to minimize noise and interference that can impair sound quality. There are three elements in a cable that affect signal quality, the conductor, the shielding, and the connector.

What are Audio Cables made of?

Most audio cables feature a type of electromagnetic shielding material, which is wrapped around the cable underneath the outer jacket. Coaxial audio cables are covered with insulation and an outer mesh shield so that any external hum from other noise producing fields are prevented from interfering with the signal.

Types of Audio Cables

When it comes to digital audio, you have two options when it comes to choosing cables: optical digital audio cables, or digital coaxial cables. Video and audio cables are used in Home Theater because they carry video and audio signals from a source device like a player or camera to a destination like speakers, TV, or a recording device. Optical digital audio cables are becoming popular alternatives to traditional audio cables. Coaxial cables are used for digital audio because of their relatively low cost and large bandwidth. Coaxial digital cables look like standard analog RCA cables, but instead transfer digital audio signals. Coaxial digital cables use pulses of electricity to transmit digital signals.

There are several benefits and decisions when selecting Audio Cables, but before you decide to purchase any type of Audio Cable consult our Trained Staff. Call, E-mail, or Chat and one of our Home Theater Experts will assist you in selecting the best Amplifiers for your Home Theater.

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