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PS Audio’s choice for our PerfectWave Series

Not all HDMI cables can transmit the full 18Gbps of data required to optimize today’s HDMI 2.0 equipment, but AudioQuest Coffee HDMI cables are gauranteed to have the 18Gbps required for all possible HDMI data streams, including I2S high-definition audio through PS Audio’s interface.

In addition to its 10% silver-plated solid conductors, Coffee also features AudioQuest’s patented Dielectric-Bias System (DBS, US Pat #s 7,126,055 & 7,872,195 B1). DBS addresses the negative effects of dielectric involvement, reducing phase shift and preserving the subtle nuances and textures of the audio signal.


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Product Description

The AudioQuest Coffee HDMI cable is an excellent match for PS Audio PerfectWave products, offering a deep, rich, sonic experience when connecting I2S digital audio through our HDMI style connectors.

PS Audio’s I2S digital audio interface is a critical link between source and DAC. The better the HDMI cable, the better sound coming out of your loudspeakers.

Coffee is an excellent match for PS Audio’s PerfectWave products like the DirectStream DAC and Transport. Featuring direction-controlled 10% Silver solid conductors, this HDMI cable offers amazing speed and resolution without sacraficing any spatial or tonal characteristics.

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 10% Perfect-Surface Silver

Solid conductors eliminate strand-interaction distortion and reduce jitter. Solid silver-plated conductors are excellent for very high-frequency applications, like HDMI audio. These signals, being such a high frequency, travel almost exclusively on the surface of the conductor. As the surface is made of high-purity silver, the performance is very close to that of a solid silver cable, but priced much closer to solid copper cable. This is an incredibly cost effective way of manufacturing very high-quality HDMI cables.

Carbon-Based 3-Layer 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.

  • 10% Silver Conductors, Solid
  • Hard-Cell Foam Insulation
  • Carbon-Based 3-Layer Noise-Dissipation System
  • 72V Dielectric-Bias System with Radio Frequency Trap
  • High-Speed Data Capacity
  • Controlled for Low-Noise Directionality