Audioquest Golden Gate RCA > RCA Audio Interconnect
AudioQuest bases its cable designs on real-world testing — lots of experimenting, listening, and tweaking. With its Golden Gate cables, AudioQuest has hit a "sweet spot" that puts high-end performance within the price range of many music lovers. These cables bring together some of Audioquest’s most advanced designs and materials, for excellent sound quality from a single joined cable that's relatively thin and lightweight.
Solid Perfect-Surface Copper (PSC) conductors
One of the most important materials that goes into an audio cable is the metal used for its conductors — the parts of the cable that actually carry the signal. The Golden Gate's conductors are made from a material called "Perfect-Surface Copper." It's a breakthrough cable technology that can translate into a not-so-subtle improvement in sound quality, compared to lesser conductor materials. The conductor's solid (rather than stranded) metal composition and astonishingly smooth surface allow for optimal signal transfer with a minimum of distortion.
Advanced cable geometry
While many cables use a single path for both the ground and shield, AudioQuest uses a design they call "double-balanced asymmetrical geometry." This design separates the ground and shield paths for clean, quiet performance.
Cold-welded, gold-plated connectors
All the details of the cable's construction are well thought-out. For instance, the Golden Gate's connectors are cold-welded, rather than soldered, which eliminates a common source of distortion found in many other audio cables.
The Golden Gate cable is ideal for connecting stereo components such as CD players, Tuners, Turntables and power amplifers.