AudioQuest Rocket 11 (Pair)
Speaker Cable with Semi-Massives True-Concentric LGC
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Rocket 11 is an ideal Full-Range or Single-BiWire cable. Single-BiWire allows you to optimize performance when the speakers have Bass and Treble inputs.
BiWiring reduces distortion in the cable — taking the big Bass energy out of the cable carrying the more delicate Treble is like taking the waves out of thewater when you (the Treble) are trying to swim. The magnetic autonomy of the separate halves of the Rocket 11 maximizes the BiWire advantage.
Semi-Solid Concentric conductors are a far-superior performance alternative to typical stranded conductors. Semi-Solid Concentric conductors use fewer, larger strands that do not change position down the length of the cable. The strands maintaintheir fixed, rigid relationships, reducing distortion, improving resolution and dynamics, and greatly minimizing harshness and confusion due to strand interaction.
Long-Grain Copper has fewer oxides within the conducting material, fewer impurities, fewer grain boundaries and definitively better performance than standard OFHC copper.
Double Low-Inductance Geometry: A “normal” speaker cable has fairly high-inductance, smearing energy across time and making the sound dull and unfocused. The two conductors in each half of Rocket 11 provide lower inductance, greater clarity and superior bass-to-treble frequency extension.
Rocket 11 is prepared with SureGrip 300 spades or bananas. These connectors feature Direct-Silver over copper with no layer of nickel in between.
SEMI-SOLID CONCENTRIC LONG-GRAIN COPPER (LGC) CONDUCTORS
In a conventional multi-strand cable, distortion caused by electrical and magnetic strand interaction is compounded as each strand changes position within the bundle. In an AQ Semi-Solid Concentric cable, strands within the bundle maintain their fixed relationships, significantly reducing distortion. Long-Grain Copper (LGC) allows a smoother and clearer sound than cables using regular OFHC (Oxygen-Free High-Conductivity) copper. LGC has fewer oxides within the conducting material, less impurities, less grain boundaries, and definitively better performance.
DOUBLE LOW-INDUCTANCE TWISTED PAIR GEOMETRY
A typical speaker cable with parallel conductors has fairly high inductance, smearing energy across time, which results in sound that is dull and unfocused. In Rocket 11, the two conductors in each half of the cable are twisted around one another, providing lower inductance, greater clarity, and superior bass-to-treble frequency extension
IDEAL FOR FULL-RANGE OR SINGLE-BIWIRE CONFIGURATIONS
Use Rocket 11 as a full-range cable, with red (+) and black (-) conductors grouped together, or, when the speakers provide separate bass and treble inputs, further optimize system performance by biwiring.
The US cable manufacturer AudioQuest has always given great attention to loss-free transmission. The company has been one of the largest cable suppliers on the high-end market for years.
We use almost exclusively AudioQuest cables at our HiFi & home cinema studios in Berlin-Kreuzberg