For those looking to get more excitement from their USB rig, Audioquest Cinnamon USB offers truly inspiring performance. Built around a core of excellent materials and top-tier engineering, Cinnamon USB puts the spice back into listening to music. The secret is in Audioquest's unyielding commitment to quality. Every aspect of Cinnamon's construction, from the type of connectors used to the direction of the conductors has been scrutinized, auditioned, revised and perfected to create a cable that offers tremendous performance at a very affordable price.
"...with the Cinnamon, we found that the sound of our set-up gained smoothness and a sense of authority. Our kit served up a sweet-sounding treble, and well-integrated midrange, while the bass was sure-footed with nice weight to its delivery."
– What HiFi?
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.
Digital Audio over USB
There are significant, audible differences between USB cables. We're not sure how this is possible, since USB is purported to be a purely digital interface, however, the sonic differences are repeatable and consistent from system to system. A better USB cable makes a better digital audio cable, period.
All Audioquest Indulgence series USB Cables are terminated by Wave Solder, a very high-precision soldering method originally developed for surface-mount applications in the computer industry. Wave Soldering is fast, efficient and has no human interaction, eliminating all conventional solder problems, creating a strong, reliable and electrically consistent connection. Wave Soldering is just one feature that makes Indulgence Series USB cables a far better choice than conventional USB Cables.