UPDATE May 2022: Improving on all of our current USB cable lineup, USB A and USB B ends have been upgraded with the more superior and thicker gold-plated connectors from Taiwan, resulting in price being increased accordingly. The value of this increase, however, is definitely of great value because the sounds improvement from this upgrade is nothing short of ‘slight’.
Little details show up with less effort, providing a sense of naturalness to the perception of sound.
We have fully replaced the older version of the USB cable using Van Damme Starquad XKE Tour Grade Classic to the versatile and markedly-improved Starquad from Gotham Cable, the GAC-4/1.
In our construction and test, it stands out superbly in producing a dead-silent background while maintaining a sweet musicality to digital music. The presence of the shield braid also makes this cable fully compliant to the international USB 2.0 standards.
Soldered entirely with WBT 4% silver solder. Cables are sleeved to prevent further vibration and added toughness, but flex remains.