Optical is used all the time in the world of video, gaming and home entertainment. In may of these systems, Sprout100 is the centerpiece. AudioQuest Forest optical connects Sprout100 to your 2-channel home entertainment system, bringing new life to movies, games 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 Forest fiber-optic cable avoids these problems.
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.
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 Low-Dispersion Higher Purity Fiber, AudioQuest’s Forest optical cables inhibit signal-dispersion and make a great match for Sprout100.
Finely Polished Optical Interface
A revolution in fiber optic cable design, Forest optical uses several highly polished polymer fibers instead of a single plastic conductor. These polymer fibers are more efficient at conducting light (information) giving Forest optical greater resolution and improved tonality over any standard optical cable. Forest preserves optical’s vanishingly low noise and offers dynamic range. The impact of Forest optical is not subtle. You will hear surprising transient performance and excellent dynamic gradations.