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.