Diamond HDMI incorporates AudioQuest’s highest-performance, lowest-distortion Perfect-Surface Silver conductors and is Paul’s pick for the I2S interface between products in Music Room II.
The AudioQuest Diamond HDMI cable is Paul’s pick for PS Audio’s Reference System, known around the world as one of the highest resolving audio systems. Diamond HDMI is the perfect solution for audio applications from our I2S interface.
Perfect-Surface Technology is applied to extreme-purity silver conductors for unprecedented clarity and dynamic contrast. Also featured is AQ’s Noise-Dissipation System (NDS), incorporating alternating layers of metal and carbon-loaded synthetics to “shield the shield,” absorbing and reflecting most of the noise/RF energy that would otherwise damage the audio signal before it reaches the layer attached to ground. Diamond and PS Audio, the hand-curated best.
This product qualifies for our risk free in-home trial in the continental United States when purchased directly from PS Audio. Break-in on AQ Cables may be required for optimal performance.
Solid 100% Perfect Surface Silver
Perfect-Surface Technology applied to extreme-purity silver provides unprecedented clarity and dynamic contrast. Solid conductors prevent strand interaction, a major source of cable distortion. Extremely high-purity Perfect-Surface Silver minimizes distortion caused by the grain boundaries that exist within any metal conductor, nearly eliminating harshness and greatly increasing clarity compared to OFHC, OCC, 8N and other coppers.
Carbon-Based Noise-Dissipation System
While it’s easy to accomplish 100% shield coverage, it’s far more difficult to prevent captured Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) from modulating the equipment’s ground reference. That requires AQ’s Noise-Dissipation System (NDS). Traditional shield systems typically absorb and then drain noise/RF energy to component ground, modulating and distorting the critical “reference” ground plane, which in turn causes a distortion of the signal. NDS’s alternating layers of metal and carbon-loaded synthetics “shield the shield,” absorbing and reflecting most of this noise/RF energy before it reaches the layer attached to ground.