transparent cable: digital audio / video cables

Digital Cables For Audio and Video

Transparent’s careful cable and connector design, precision assembly, and legendary build quality ensure accurate, lasting performance for all types of digital audio and video applications.

PERFORMANCE:

  • Transparent digital cables for audio and video carry signals over greater distances more accurately.
  • Transparent digital cables maintain precise impedance.
  • 100% coverage foil/mylar wraps and 90% coverage OFHC braided shields suppress noise, for cleaner transmission of your source material.
  • Hefty OFHC solid core center conductor provides maximum surface area for delicate digital signals.
  • Precision-extruded dielectric insures the cable maintains correct impedance along its entire length.
  • Highly polished center conductor surface reduces skin effect distortion to lowest possible levels.
  • Gold-plated custom designed Transparent connectors for insure ideal signal transfer.
  • Shielding and connector construction of 75-ohm cables ensures 360° contact for exact impedance match at the termination to reduce jitter.
  • To achieve the bandwidth required to transfer ultra high frequency high speed signals, Transparent digital audio and video cables do not have networks.
  • Rigorous examination of actual performance in Transparent Music and Film studio systems is key to the refinement of all digital audio and video cable designs and complementary connectors.

Reference Digital Cables:

Reference 75-Ohm Digital Link:

The new Transparent Reference Digital Link benefits from a complete re-design that incorporates these latest technical advances. Transparent Advanced Expanded Foam Technology enables a digital cable’s insulation to be foamed and extruded to a more precise thickness and uniform density than was ever possible in the past. This superior control of the dielectric maintains characteristic impedance, reduces signal loss, and lowers noise. With this breakthrough in freedom from noise, Reference Digital Link delivers important improvements in fundamental richness, dynamic range, and resolution.

PERFORMANCE AND SPECIFICATIONS:

Features:

  • Heavy, polished, solid core OFHC center conductor.
  • Super quiet Advanced Expanded Foam Technology ensures superior stability of characteristic S/PDIF impedance.
  • Two high coverage OFHC braided shields separated by a Mylar coated foil shield keep noise out.
  • Custom designed RCAs make 360-degree contact with the inner shield to maintain the impedance of the cable at the termination point, thereby reducing jitter.
  • Custom RCAs are standard. Scientific grade BNCs also available.

Specifications:

  • Standard termination: RCA > RCA
  • Optional termination: BNC > BNC
  • Lengths: .5 meter, 1 meter, 1.5 meter, 2 meter, 10 feet, 15 feet, 20 feet, 25 feet
  • Custom lengths always available.
  • Adaptors: Female RCA > Male BNC, Female BNC > Male RCA, 75 Ohm > 110 Ohm Digital Audio Impedance Transformer (BNC > XLR)

Reference 110-Ohm AES/EBU Digital Link:

The new Transparent Reference 110-Ohm Digital Link benefits from a complete re-design that incorporates these latest technical advances. Transparent Advanced Expanded Foam Technology enables a digital cable’s insulation to be foamed and extruded to a more precise thickness and uniform density than was ever possible in the past. This superior control of the dielectric maintains characteristic impedance, reduces signal loss, and lowers noise. With this breakthrough in freedom from noise, Reference 110-Ohm Digital Link delivers important improvements in fundamental richness, dynamic range, and resolution.

PERFORMANCE AND SPECIFICATIONS:

Features:

  • Two heavy, polished, solid core OFHC balanced conductors.
  • Precision twisted balanced conductors cancel out noise.
  • Super quiet Advanced Expanded Foam Technology ensures superior stability of characteristic AES/EBU impedance.
  • Two high coverage OFHC braided shields separated by a Mylar coated foil shield keep noise out.
  • Custom designed XLR housings.
  • Gold XLR contacts for maximum signal transfer.

Specifications:

  • Standard termination: XLR > XLR
  • Lengths: .5 meter, 1 meter, 1.5 meter, 2 meter, 10 feet, 15 feet, 20 feet
  • Custom lengths always available.
  • Adaptors: 110 Ohm > 75 Ohm Digital Audio Impedance Transformer (XLR > BNC)

Premium Digital Cables:

Premium 75-Ohm Digital Link:

Smaller and more flexible than Reference Digital Link, Transparent Premium 75-Ohm Digital Link provides amazingly precise and dependable digital transmission. It shares many technical features with Reference Digital Link including Teflon dielectric, OFHC solid center conductor, and custom RCAs or scientific grade BNCs with gold contacts. Long regarded as an industry standard for its superior performance and robust construction, Transparent Premium 75-Ohm Digital Link now reaches an even higher level with the Advanced Expanded Foam Technology originally developed for Transparent’s new Reference II digital cables. Combined with a larger center conductor, the new Premium 75-Ohm Digital Link sets a whole new level of performance in the Premium category.

PERFORMANCE AND SPECIFICATIONS:

Features:

  • Heavy, polished, solid core OFHC center conductor.
  • Super quiet Advanced Expanded Foam Technology ensures superior stability of characteristic S/PDIF impedance.
  • Two high coverage OFHC braided shields separated by a Mylar coated foil shield keep noise out.
  • Coaxial RCAs that make 360-degree contact with the inner shield maintain the impedance of the cable at the termination point, thereby reducing jitter.
  • Custom RCAs are standard. Scientific grade BNCs also available.

Specifications:

  • Standard termination: RCA > RCA
  • Optional termination: BNC > BNC
  • Lengths: .5 meter, 1 meter, 1.5 meter, 2 meter, 10 feet, 15 feet, 20 feet
  • Custom lengths always available.
  • Adaptors: Female RCA > Male BNC, Female BNC > Male RCA, 75 Ohm > 110 Ohm Digital Audio Impedance Transformer (BNC > XLR)

Premium 110-Ohm AES/EBU Digital Link:

Premium PowerLink consists of many OFHC copper strands precision wound together to create a flexible 10-gauge cable capable of carrying all the current required of powerful amplifiers. High coverage pure copper shielding and a foil shield wrap reduce noise. A Transparent filter network reduces more AC line noise. Hefty plugs and sturdy termination deliver power and reliability. Premium PowerLink is the perfect partner for all systems at the premium performance level, and has been developed in concert with Transparent’s Ultra, Super and Plus audio cables, Premium video cables, and the PowerIsolator 8 and PowerWave power conditioners. Due to its greater transfer capabilities, Premium PowerLink is a better match with high-current amplifiers than High Performance PowerLink.

PERFORMANCE AND SPECIFICATIONS:

Features:

  • Two heavy, polished, solid core OFHC balanced conductors.
  • Precision twisted balanced conductors cancel out noise.
  • Super quiet Advanced Expanded Foam Technology ensures superior stability of characteristic AES/EBU impedance.
  • Two high coverage OFHC braided shields separated by a Mylar coated foil shield keep noise out.
  • Custom XLRs with gold contacts for maximum signal transfer.

Specifications:

  • Standard termination: XLR > XLR
  • Lengths: .5 meter, 1 meter, 1.5 meter, 2 meter, 10 feet, 15 feet, 20 feet
  • Custom lengths always available.
  • Adaptors: 110 Ohm > 75 Ohm Digital Audio Impedance Transformer (XLR > BNC)

Premium USB Audio Cable:

Transparent Premium USB Cable brings unparalleled accuracy to the connection between a computer and a USB Audio DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter). PRUSB accurately transfers the full richness and dynamic range of the music stored on your computer or media server. Four shields provide superior protection from external noise interference and internal noise interference from computer power supplies. Custom, gold-plated USB connectors and precision termination techniques insure accurate digital signal transfer. The extra large gauge solid core conductors have greater surface area than typical USB cables — a quality feature that further aids digital signal transfer even over longer lengths. Transparent Premium USB Cable has extruded foam polyethylene dielectric, a far superior insulator than the material used in typical USB cables in terms of maintaining ideal propagation speed and reducing signal loss.

PERFORMANCE AND SPECIFICATIONS:

Features:

  • Transparent Premium USB cable is specifically designed for computer audio applications.
  • Large gauge conductors allow for accurate signal transfer up to 30 feet compared with computer USB cables that are limited to a few meters.
  • Transparent Premium USB allows computers to be located away from audio components without compromising performance.
  • Precision construction techniques and superior noise rejection result in a richer, more natural sound compared with computer USB cables.
  • Four shields and precision extruded foam polyethylene dielectric provide superior noise performance for better resolution of musical details and a wider dynamic range.

Specifications:

  • Standard termination: USB A > USB B
  • Lengths: .5 meter, 1 meter, 1.5 meter, 2 meter, 10 feet, 15 feet, 20 feet, 30 feet
  • Transparent recommends following your USB DAC manufacturer’s recommendations regarding USB audio cable length.
  • Note: some computer USB outputs cannot drive longer lengths of typical USB audio cables. Transparent Premium USB Audio Cable is a high resolution, high speed cable that will pass a high quality DAC signal over longer lengths than expected with a wide assortment of computer interfaces. If your installation requires a USB cable longer than 15 feet, however, please consult your your Transparent dealer or call Transparent.

High Performance Digital Cables:

High Performance 75-Ohm Digital Link:

Transparent High Performance 75-Ohm Digital Link delivers most of the performance of Premium 75-Ohm Digital Link at a more accessible price. High Performance Digital Link uses precision extruded Teflon dielectric a more expensive and more effective insulator than the foam polyethylene used in Performance Digital Link. It also has 2 high coverage braided OFHC shields separated by a Mylar coated foil shield to block out noise.

PERFORMANCE AND SPECIFICATIONS:

Features:

  • Heavy, polished, solid core OFHC center conductor.
  • Precision extruded Teflon dielectric helps maintain impedance.
  • Two high coverage OFHC braided shields separated by a Mylar coated foil shield keep noise out.
  • Coaxial RCAs that make 360-degree contact with the inner shield maintain the impedance of the cable at the termination point, thereby reducing jitter.
  • Custom RCAs are standard. Scientific grade BNCs also available.

Specifications:

  • Standard termination: RCA > RCA
  • Optional termination: BNC > BNC
  • Lengths: .5 meter, 1 meter, 1.5 meter, 2 meter, 10 feet, 15 feet, 20 feet
  • Custom lengths always available.
  • Adaptors: Female RCA > Male BNC, Female BNC > Male RCA, 75 Ohm > 110 Ohm Digital Audio Impedance Transformer (BNC > XLR)

High Performance TosLink:

Transparent High Performance Toslink is designed for high resolution Toslink optical digital applications. With its precision polished termination, Transparent Toslink accurately transfers high speed optical signals to provide a more richly detailed and textured musical experience. The custom machined metal housing around the Toslink connector protects the termination by providing proper strain relief and support. The soft jacket material that encases the delicate optical fiber prevents damage from bending, flexing or pinching.

PERFORMANCE AND SPECIFICATIONS:

Features:

  • Transparent High Performance Toslink Cable is specifically designed to reach a performance level well beyond generic Toslink cables.
  • Precision built to transfer high speed optical signals up to 60 feet.
  • Custom polishing techniques at the termination result in a richer, more natural sound compared with ordinary Toslink cables.
  • Custom metal casings protect the Toslink connectors and provide welcome stability at the points of connection.
  • Special jacket material prevents the delicate optical cable from mechanical stresses.

Specifications:

  • Standard termination: Toslink > Toslink
  • Lengths: 1 meter, 2 meter, 10 feet, 20 feet, 30 feet, 40 feet, 50 feet, 60 feet

High Performance USB Digital Audio Cable:

Transparent High Performance USB Cable is designed for connections between a computer and a USB Audio DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter). HPUSB accurately transfers the full richness and dynamic range of the music stored on your computer or media server. Three shields provide superior protection from external noise interference and internal noise interference from computer power supplies. Custom, gold-plated USB connectors and precision termination techniques insure accurate digital signal transfer. The large gauge solid core conductors have greater surface area than typical USB cables further aiding digital signal transfer even over longer lengths. Transparent High Performance USB Cable has extruded foam polyethylene dielectric, a far superior insulator than the material used in typical USB cables in terms of maintaining ideal propagation speed and reducing signal loss.

PERFORMANCE AND SPECIFICATIONS:

Features:

  • Transparent High Performance USB cable is specifically designed for computer audio applications.
  • Large gauge conductors allow for accurate signal transfer up to 30 feet compared with computer USB cables that are limited to a few meters.
  • Transparent High Performance USB allows computers to be located away from audio components without compromising performance.
  • Precision construction techniques and superior noise rejection result in a richer, more natural sound compared with computer USB cables.
  • Triple shielding and precision extruded foam polyethylene dielectric provide superior noise performance for better resolution of musical details and more dynamic range.

Specifications:

  • Standard termination: USB A > USB B
  • Lengths: .5 meter, 1 meter, 1.5 meter, 2 meter, 10 feet, 15 feet, 20 feet, 30 feet
  • Transparent recommends following your USB DAC manufacturer’s recommendations regarding USB audio cable length.
  • Note: some computer USB outputs cannot drive longer lengths of typical USB audio cables. Transparent High Performance USB Audio Cable is a high resolution, high speed cable that will pass a high quality DAC signal over longer lengths than expected with a wide assortment of computer interfaces. If your installation requires a USB cable longer than 15 feet, however, please consult with your Transparent dealer or call Transparent.

Performance Digital Cables:

Performance 75-Ohm Digital Link:

Transparent Performance 75-Ohm Digital Link delivers substantial performance at a very accessible price. A precision extruded polyethylene foam dielectric insulates the heavy, polished, solid core OFHC center conductor. Two high coverage OFHC braided shields separated by a Mylar coated foil shield keep noise out and complete the tightly specified 75-ohm cable package. Coaxial RCAs that make 360-degree contact with the inner shield maintain the impedance of the cable at the termination point, thereby reducing jitter. Scientific grade BNCs are optional terminations.

PERFORMANCE AND SPECIFICATIONS:

Features:

  • Heavy, polished, solid core OFHC center conductor.
  • Precision extruded polyethylene foam dielectric helps maintain impedance.
  • Two high coverage OFHC braided shields separated by a Mylar coated foil shield keep noise out.
  • Coaxial RCAs that make 360-degree contact with the inner shield maintain the impedance of the cable at the termination point, thereby reducing jitter.
  • Custom RCAs are standard. Scientific grade BNCs also available.

Specifications:

  • Standard termination: RCA > RCA
  • Optional termination: RCA > BNC, BNC > BNC
  • Lengths: .5 meter, 1 meter, 1.5 meter, 2 meter, 10 feet, 15 feet, 20 feet, 25 feet
  • Custom lengths always available.
  • Adaptors: Female RCA > Male BNC, Female BNC > Male RCA, 75 Ohm > 110 Ohm Digital Audio Impedance Transformer (BNC > XLR)

Performance USB Digital Audio Cable:

Transparent Performance USB Cable is designed for connections between a computer and a USB Audio DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter). PUSB accurately transfers the richness and dynamic range of the music stored on your computer or media server. Shields provide superior protection from interference and custom, gold-plated USB connectors and precision termination techniques insure accurate digital signal transfer. The large gauge conductors have greater surface area than typical USB cables resulting in superior digital signal transfer even over longer lengths. Precision extruded foam dielectric maintains ideal propagation speed.

PERFORMANCE AND SPECIFICATIONS:

Features:

 

  • Transparent Performance USB cable is specifically designed for computer audio applications.
  • Large gauge conductors allow for accurate signal transfer up to 30 feet compared with computer USB cables that are limited to a few meters.
  • Transparent Performance USB allows computers to be located away from audio components without compromising performance.
  • Precision construction techniques and superior noise rejection result in a richer, more natural sound compared with computer USB cables.
  • Low noise dielectrics and double shielding provide superior noise performance for better resolution of musical details and a wider dynamic range.

 

Specifications:

  • Standard termination: USB A > USB B.
  • Lengths: 1 meter, 1.5 meter, 2 meter, 10 feet, 15 feet, 20 feet, 30 feet.
  • Transparent recommends following your USB DAC manufacturer’s recommendations regarding USB audio cable length.
  • Note: some computer USB outputs cannot drive longer lengths of typical USB audio cables. Transparent Performance USB Audio Cable is a high resolution, high speed cable that will pass a high quality DAC signal over longer lengths than expected with a wide assortment of computer interfaces. If your installation requires a USB cable longer than 15 feet, please consult with your Transparent dealer or call Transparent.
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