Gotham Star Series Isolated Rail USB Cable – Analogue, Full bodied and Huge sound with Thick Gold-plating USB Connectors

S$ 145.0S$ 220.0

  • After long period of prototyping, the remarkable improvement over all the other USB cables QA is offering has elevated the quality rightfully to be a Star Series model.
  • Our isolated USB cable here has long been available and was a popular choice, but we knew there is potential to get it upgraded further.
  • The inherent quality of the individually shielded conductor of GAC-2 Ultra Pro shines in their role as the conductors to carry the data bits for the USB cable. The sound is exactly what we can expect, quiet and huge.
  • The GAC-1 Ultra Pro has been a capable and much-heralded cable for use in DC applications, making it a very capable transmission cable for power rail in this USB cable.
  • Improvement on first use of the cable should be immediately apparent, although burning in of 80 hours at least is still recommended for it to settle.
  • Sound signature being three-dimensional allowing much more tiny bit of details to come through while at the same time sounding full and natural.
  • Distance to sounding analogue is bridging closer and digital music will have a new level of enjoyment.
  • Meticulously hand sleeved with black-silver PET and PP cotton for both strength and flexibility
  • Sleeve colour change can be requested at no additional cost subjected to availability
  • Made to order in 12-14 days
  • Rent-to-try at S$30 for 2 days
  • Comes with extended 2-year warranty from QA
  • *actual heatshrink lengths may slightly differ from photos

Description

Finally a USB cable worthy enough to be inaugurated into the Star Series. This is the first without having a branded connectors but after the long period of prototyping has paid off, the remarkable improvement over all the other USB cables QA is offering elevated the quality rightfully to be a Star Series model.

Isolated rail of a USB is when the data lines are separated from the power lines. This allows the data bits to be transmitted individually without any possible interference from the power lines, at some point presumably they could be noisy and affected the fidelity of USB audio.

A well-shielded cable can minimise the unwanted effect of noise. But if one could have the power lines handled by a separate cable that has even better shielding, we find that it is a justifiable and additional benefit. 

Our isolated USB cable here has long been available and was a popular choice amongst some customers who believed in isolation of USB cables. The power rail was managed by a thinner coaxial cable while the data lines were served by the Gotham GAC-2 V1 balanced cable. It is a really clean and transparent cable.

We knew there is potential to get it upgraded further. And that brought us to using the Gotham GCA-2 Ultra Pro and GAC-1 Ultra Pro, which over the years have been the best cables from Gotham in doing what they do best – providing excellent shielding and quiet background for a big open sound.

The individually shielded conductor of GAC-2 Ultra Pro has been hailed many times. This inherent quality shines again in their role as the conductors to carry the data bits for the USB. Coupled with the high purity of copper in Gotham cables, the sound is exactly what we can expect, quiet and huge. 

The GAC-1 Ultra Pro has been a capable and much-heralded cable for use in DC applications other than being used as a single-ended RCA interconnect. The coaxial nature of the cable – where the centre conductor is being surrounded by the shield – is probably one of the best structure of a cable for transmission in both single ended signal and DC current. Transferring the plus point of it being a great DC cable into the USB power line application makes a lot of sense and is a natural progession that works. 

Before anyone asks why was coaxial cable of the Star Series DC cable not used in this construction, it was because the cable is less flexible than the GAC-1 Ultra Pro. The combination of one cable on top of the thick GAC-2 Ultra Pro is hefty enough, so the last thing we need is to have a rigid cable restricting the usability of the cable.

The effects of the Star Series USB cable will be immediately apparent. It will be hard-pressed not to find the sounds being expanded in all the 3 dimensions allowing tiny bit of details to come through while at the same time sounding full and natural. USB audio can never sound the same as analogue sources, but with our Star Series USB cable, that distance is bridging closer and digital music will have a new level of enjoyment.

Meticulously hand sleeved with black-silver PET and PP cotton for both strength and flexibility. Each cable is hand-crafted in Singapore with highest quality and aesthetic in mind. Sleeve colour change can be requested at no additional cost subjected to availability. All parts used in STAR SERIES are guaranteed to be truly authentic.

Made to order only in 12-14 days. Lend-to-try at S$30 (fully-refundable deposit) for 2 days. Comes with extended 2-year warranty from QA.

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg

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