Audioquest Forest Digital Coax RCA-RCA 75 Ohm

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A 75Ohm RCA finished coax cable for SPDIF connections.
Silver plated copper conductor with a PE form dielectric.

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Pros: good value, innovative product details, soundstage and attack
Cons: pressure sensitive outer coating
I am using the Forest cable as a replacement for a simple 75Ohm video cable to connect my CD player to an external DAC.
 
  1. One of the main reasons to choose an Audioquest cable is the cold welded connection from the cable’s conductor to the plug what physically reduces reflections. So I was expecting a change in the signal quality. I think it worked! By reducing the DAC’s afford of error correction the analog output improved a lot:
 
  1. Now there is more air around the body of acoustical guitars, piano sounds are more sharp with added sustain and bass sound gain a little more attack.
 
  1. The cable’s materials are wisely picked:

  1. Small and slim but stable RCA plugs with the signal direction recommendation printed on it.
  2. A silver plated, high quality copper conductor with formed PE dialectic
  3. and good quality shielding using a special process to avoid interferences.
 
  1. The only con on the cable is the pressure sensitive outer coating what additionally seem the be made of PVC? –well, there is room for improvements in every product.
Jorge Luna
Jorge Luna
As long as you notice a difference it's worth it.
flognarde
flognarde
I am not a believer but I bought some decent cables "just in case" and to make sure the contact is tight. As an aparte, I watched on YT the founder of Audioquest and there is no doubt the guy is beguiled ! Sounds like some kind of twisted guru who ended up believing is the crap he is endorsing.
rubley
rubley
It is literally impossible for a cable to alter a digital signal. It just can't happen. You either get bits or you don't. Its like saying a different ethernet cable will change how this web page is displayed.
 
Do me a favor, pick out the cable 20 out of 20 times in a blind test.

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