No matter how you choose to connect with your music and media, AudioQuest provides a high-quality cable specifically designed for the job. Our complete line of USB cables includes four models now available with Apple's® LightningTM connector (as used on all recent iOS devices). Whether you're connecting mobile devices to the USB ports common to so many car audio systems or streaming content to a home entertainment system, a high-quality, low-distortion cable is required for sound that is full-bodied, engaging, and three-dimensional. Thin and flat is a great look for an iPhone or iPad®, but it's not how the music from those marvelous devices should sound! SOLID 1.25% SILVER CONDUCTORS: Solid conductors eliminate strand-interaction distortion and reduce jitter. Solid silver-plated conductors are excellent for very high-frequency applications, like USB 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 USB cables. HARD-CELL FOAM INSULATION: Hard-Cell Foam insulation is used exclusively in most of AudioQuest's video and digital audio cables. Similar to Foamed-PE, it is nitrogen injected to create air pockets. 'Hard' foam is used because the stiffness of the material allows the conductors in the cable to maintain the same relationship with each other along the full length of the cable, thus ensuring that the characteristic impedance of the cable is consistent. METAL-LAYER NOISE-DISSIPATION SYSTEM (NDS): 100% shield coverage is easy. Preventing captured RF Interference from modulating the equipment's ground reference requires AQ's Noise-Dissipation System. Noise-Dissipation System prevents a significant amount of RFI from reaching the equipment's ground plane.
There are significant, audible differences between USB cables. A better USB cable makes a better digital audio cable and Audioquest Cinnamon USB-to-Lightning offers truly inspiring performance. Built around a core of excellent materials and top-tier engineering, Cinnamon USB-to-Lightning puts the full weight of the music back into your listening experience
Cinnamon features 1.25% silver plated Long Grain Copper solid-core conductors. Solid core conductors are inherently lower distortion than stranded designs and Cinnamon's silver plating greatly increases conductivity when compared to unplated conductors. This gives Cinnamon a great boost in both resolution and speed, removing a veil from your USB rig and greatly enhancing speed and snap.
Cinnamon opens up the top octaves revealing more air around instruments and digs deeper into the bass delivering both greater impact and more propelling bass lines. Cinnamon is a directional cable, AQ listens to every primary signal conductor used in Cinnamon to determine proper conductor orientation, this simple test yields a surprising improvement to sonic performance.
It also supports USB 3.0, which improves on USB 2.0's bandwidth by a full factor of 10, increasing maximum transfer speeds from 480 Mbps to 4.8 Gb/s for optimal sound quality.
Highlights: Lightning-to-USB cable (Type A). Works with Apple iPod®, iPhone®, and iPad® with a Lightning dock connector. Connect your Apple device to home or car audio components with a "made for iPod/iPhone/iPad" USB port. Silver-plated solid copper conductors for superior sound quality (silver layer is 1.25% of total conductor). Air-filled foamed-polyethylene insulation minimizes energy storage and its associated distortion. Not compatible with Apple devices with the 30-pin dock connector.