When Bill Low created AudioQuest in 1980 it was really just a small variation of the audio activities he had started in 1972 when at school. He wanted the best audio sound then and we are pleased to say nothing has changed! AudioQuest HDMI cables are 1st Class all the way.
The HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) standard was created to transfer uncompressed digital audio and video. An HDMI cable's many internal conductors include communication channels, which allow automatic display and source matching for resolution, format, and aspect ratio.
Several revolutionary capabilities appearing on HDTVs and HD-capable components are placing greater demands than ever on HDMI cables and connections. AudioQuest "Carbon' is one of the new breed of HDMI cables rated "High Speed with Ethernet." Connecting your components with AudioQuest Carbon is a great way to prepare your system for the most cutting-edge audio and video available today, as well as what's on the way. Plus, its superior build quality means you'll enjoy superb picture and sound from your home theatre system.
HDMI 1.4-Compliant To Support Technologies Like 3D TV
One of the most exciting new technologies is 3D TV. A 3D video connection between a 3D Blu-ray player and a 3D TV must be able to simultaneously pass dual 1080p video signals along with lossless audio. The AudioQuest Chocolate HDMI cable is version HDMI 1.4 compatible. This means the HDMI cable is High-Speed rated and supports transfer of 1080p/120Hz, 4k, and 3D video; as well as supports ARC (Audio Return Channel) and Ethernet Channel function so is certified to handle the maximum data rate that HDMI allows — 10.2Gbps.
Note: 4K or Ultra-High Definition Support enables video resolutions of upto 4096 x 2160 pixels which are way beyond current 1080p technology. Audioquest 'Carbon' thus supports next-generation displays that will rival or even surpass the Digital Cinema systems used in many commercial movie theatres. Check out our Sony 4K pages.
AudioQuest 'Carbon' HDMI is constructed using premium materials throughout to maximize the crystal-clear picture and sound quality available from the latest high-definition digital sources. AudioQuest 'Carbon' is fully backward-compatible with HDMI 1.3 and earlier cables. Bit Error Rate testing ensures that every cable passes signals as accurately as possible.
Solid Core Conductors For Better Signal Transfer
AudioQuest is known for their superior build quality, and their 'Carbon' HDMI cables are no exception. The 'Carbon' cable uses solid 5% Silver-Plated LGC (Long-Grain Copper) conductors - twice that of 'Chocolate' - to eliminate inter-strand distortion and reduce jitter effectively making sure your components get all the picture and sound information something that is difficult if not impossible for low budget cables and even more so in longer lengths. Carbon's solid Polyethylene insulation ensures critical signal-pair geometry. The AudioQuest 'Carbon' HDMI cable features gold-plated HDMI standard size (Type-A) connectors for maximum signal transfer. The cable also has a braided cable for added flexibility when routing the HDMI cable between your components.
The bottom line: you'll enjoy exceptionally clear, noise-free video and audio from AudioQuest HDMI cables and you will have the peace-of-mind with any of the 'Carbon' series - and especially on lengths over 2 metres - that you will be getting the performance needed for any high-quality video or TV display device.
- Design: "High Speed with Ethernet" cable design.
- Supports: HDMI version 1.4 features:
- 3D video @ 1080p/120Hz.
- Bi-directional Ethernet communication with compatible components.
- Audio return channel for sending Dolby® Digital sound from an HDTV back to an A/V receiver.
- Solid-core, silver-plated copper conductors (silver layer is 5% of total conductor).
- Solid polyethylene Insulation.
- Outer Jacket: Braided.
- Gold-plated contacts.
- Length: 600mm.
- Warranty: 5 years.