While optical cables are not our first choice for connecting high-performance audio gear together, it is a ubiquitous interface in the world of video and home entertainment. Using AudioQuest Vodka optical to connect your PerfectWave 2-channel system to a television or cable-box brings new life to movies and television programs.
Imperfections in standard optical fiber scatter the light information, leading to sound with less clarity and a need for more error correction The superior fiber and finely polished optical interface of AudioQuest Vodka fiber-optic cable avoids these problems.
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217 Narrow-Aperture Synthetic Fiber
The problem is that the dispersed light does get through the cable, but only after it has taken a longer path, like a pool ball bouncing off the side-rails, causing it to arrive later. This delayed part of the signal prevents the computer charged with decoding this information from being able to decode properly, or even at all. The inability to decode shows first at higher frequencies (not audio frequencies, this is a mono stream of digital audio information), so reduced bandwidth is a measurable signature of light being dispersed by a fiber. The punch line: The less dispersion in the fiber, the less distortion in the final analog audio signal presented to our ears. Using 217 Narrow-Aperture Synthetic Fiber, AudioQuest’s Vodka optical cables inhibit signal-dispersion and make a great match for PerfectWave digital products.
Finely Polished Optical Interface
A revolution in fiber optic cable design, Vodka optical uses several highly polished polymer fibers instead of a single plastic conductor. These polymer fibers are more efficient at conducting light (information) giving Vodka optical greater resolution and improved tonality over every other optical cable we’ve tried. Vodka preserves optical’s vanishingly low noise and offers dynamic range. Compared to standard TosLink cables, Vodka optical is a revelation, with surprising transient performance and excellent dynamic gradations.