Optical may not transfer your highest resolution signals with complete efficiency, but it is a ubiquitous interface in the world of video and home entertainment, which cannot be ignored. AudioQuest Cinnamon optical, connecting your 2-channel Stellar 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 Cinnamon 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.
Lower-Dispersion Higher Purity 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 Lower-Dispersion Higher Purity Fiber, AudioQuest’s Cinnamon optical cables inhibit signal-dispersion and make a great match for Stellar digital products.
Finely Polished Optical Interface
A revolution in fiber optic cable design, Cinnamon optical uses several highly polished polymer fibers instead of a single plastic conductor. These polymer fibers are more efficient at conducting light (information) giving Cinnamon optical greater resolution and improved tonality over any standard optical cables, and most after-market ones too. Cinnamon preserves optical’s vanishingly low noise and offers dynamic range. The impact of Cinnamon optical is profound, with surprising transient performance and excellent dynamic gradations.