DAC has been an important component in HiFi setup now especially with digital playback of music files. In addition to Toslink and S/PDIF connections, USB is now the most common and crucial connection for linking up DAC to digital sources such as a computer or streaming devices. Their wide availability and affordability, if they are just to be chosen for their functions, they can be lying around in most homes today.
USB connection allows higher sample rates and bit rates to be transmitted to the DAC as compared to Toslink and S/PDIF too. With Toslink and S/PDIF normally limited to 24bit 192kHz and sometimes DSD restricted to DOP, USB connection has none of these limitations, enabling DACs to perform to their utmost level. These reasons are making USB cables almost the de facto standard of DAC connection for most people.
Normal USB-A to USB-B, essentially also a printer cable, can perform the basic work of linking the DAC to the digital sources and every available functions and features will work. Despite USB cables in audio perform the same way as they would be in linking up devices to computers in the form of data transmission in bits of 1s and 0s, we are also going after on the purity of signals. Normal printer USB cables do not make the cut in such effectiveness of transmission because they are usually fabricated in mass-production, molded with thin and poor-conductivity cores of cables.
Hand-made using the superior line of 8-core litz-braided cables also featured across our lineup of cables in KLE Innovations Silver Harmony 8-core 7N OCC Copper-SPC RCA Cable and Viablue 8-core Litz Braid 7N OCC Copper-SPC 3.5mm AUX Interconnect Cable, these 19-strands 7N OCC Copper-SPC interwoven cables enable the finest transmission of data from digital devices to the DACs. The signal fed to the DAC will be stable and pure, maintaining and providing a source still cleaned from the transmission to be decoded by the DAC into analogue signals. The results of using this Audiophile USB cable is often a more pristine, dynamic and better imaging sound output when compared with using just a normal printer USB cable.
Ferrite cores are added at both ends of the cable to better control any Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) that may be present. Audiophile-y speaking, some may feel that it takes some of the high end of the frequency away, losing slight sparkles of the sound. If that is the case, it also meant the sound can be smoother and musical for some. Regardless, the option is there, and we leave it to users to leave them on or take them out as they deemed. But we would be glad to hear your say on the effect(s) of these ferrite cores!
Gold-plated USB contacts, soldered entirely with WBT 4% silver solder. Cables are sleeved to prevent further vibration and added toughness, but flex remains. Ferrite cores from TDK.
Customisation available up to 2m. 25cm blocks of lengths sit between the 2 prices (i.e 75cm is S$49, between 50cm & 1m). Odd lengths will be priced at the next higher length tier (i.e 40cm is the same price as 50cm, 60cm is the same price as 75cm).
Mini USB (+S$3), Micro USB (+S$4) and Micro USB OTG (+S$5) connections available. Customise them here.
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