USB cables are a critical interconnection between computers, servers and DACs. We’ve chosen the AQ Carbon to bring the best sound and highest value to PS Audio Stellar owners.
The AudioQuest Carbon USB cable is Paul’s curated pick to run between our Stellar products and your computer when you’re looking for the best price/value performance level.
Solid conductors eliminate strand-interaction distortion and reduce jitter. Solid silver-plated conductors are excellent for very high-frequency applications, like USB 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 5% silver, the performance is 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 USB cables. AQ’s conductors are controlled for RF directionality. Also featured is AQ’s 3-Layer Noise-Dissipation System (NDS), incorporating alternating layers of metal and carbon-loaded synthetics that “shield the shield,” absorbing and reflecting most of this noise/RF energy before it reaches the layer attached to ground.
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.