Paul’s Reference USB Interconnect is what’s running our system in Music Room II. Sweet, open, detailed, yet without any evidence of grain, this curated AQ cable is Paul’s choice for PS Audio’s Reference System.
The AudioQuest Diamond USB cable is Paul’s pick to run between our server and DirectStream DAC.
Perfect Surface Technology is applied to extreme-purity silver conductors to ensure 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. Getting the noise and jitter levels as low as possible is a critical task for the USB cable in any computer/DAC system. To date, we’ve not found a better combination than Diamond and DirectStream. Openness, musical purity, and an analog-like tonal balance lets music breathe.
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.