The 2.5' Forest RJ/E Ethernet Cable from AudioQuest offers high-speed, low delay time (latency), significant distance capability (328' (100 m) without an active booster or repeater), and an extremely low-jitter.
It uses the Category 7 (Cat7) standard as a foundation and a particular feature of Cat7 is that each of the four pairs are individually shielded and drained. This is common in HDMI, USB and FireWire cables but is unusual in an Ethernet cable.
- Solid 0.5% Silver Conductors
- Solid conductors eliminate strand-interaction distortion and reduce jitter. Solid silver-plated copper conductors are excellent for very high-frequency applications, like Ethernet audio. These signals, being such a high frequency travel almost exclusively on the surface of the conductor. As the surface is made of high-purity silver, the performance is very close to that of a solid silver cable, but priced much closer to solid copper cable. This is an incredibly cost effective way of manufacturing very high quality Ethernet cables
- Gold-Plated Nickel Connectors
- Gold-plated nickel connectors with 100% shield coverage
- Solid High-Density Polyethylene Insulation
- Any solid material adjacent to a conductor is actually part of an imperfect circuit. Wire insulation and circuit board materials all absorb energy (loss). Some of this energy is stored and then later released as distortion. Solid High-Density Polyethylene Insulation ensures critical signal-pair geometry while minimizing insulation-induced phase distortion
- High Speed Data Capacity
- The Cat 7 cable standard has been created to allow 10-Gigabit Ethernet over 328' (100 m) of copper cabling
- Conductors Controlled for Digital Audio Directionality
- All audio cables are directional. The correct direction is determined by listening to every batch of metal conductors used in every AudioQuest audio cable. Arrows are clearly marked on the connectors to ensure superior sound quality. For best results have the arrow pointing in the direction of the flow of music