The Cable Your System Craves!
Satisfy your desire for better sound and video with Audioquest's Chocolate HDMI cable. Silky smooth, with a delicious midrange and deep soulful bass, Chocolate delivers aural pleasure. Far more resolving than Cinnamon, Chocolate receives double the silver plating, allowing it to achieve greater delicacy, greater impact and revealing a deeper view into every performance. Instruments are better separated, rhythm and pacing are improved and the sense of the hall is far superior.
Digital Audio over HDMI
There are significant, audible differences between HDMI cables. We're not sure how this is possible, since HDMI is purported to be a purely digital interface, however, the sonic differences are repeatable and consistent from system to system. A better HDMI cable makes a better digital audio cable, period. This is as true for music as it is for movies.
Chocolate receives 2.5% silver plated Long Grain Copper solid-core conductors, for excellent resolution with a natural tonal balance. Speed is greatly improved, with excellent snap; dynamic range is also extended at both ends of the spectrum with better resolution of micro-dynamics as well as extending the system's ultimate capabilities. Chocolate is a directional cable,AQ listens to every primary signal conductor used in Chocolate to determine proper conductor orientation, this simple test yields a surprising improvement to sonic performance.
Chocolate is terminated using a solderless cold-weld process which eliminates distortion and improves reliability and longevity. Chocolate receives gold plated connectors which prevent oxidization and corrosion.
While the focus of the Indulgence Series HDMI cables is groundbreaking audio, video performance is hardly an afterthought. All Indulgence HDMI cables are High Speed compliant up to and including 8 meters and all will transfer 1080P/120HZ/4K/3D video. All Indulgence HDMI cables deliver 100% of the data required for 120Hz/240Hz/600Hz displays. All AudioQuest Indulgence series HDMI cables are 100% QC tested to pass 1080p at every length and all contain the 5th twisted pair for the new Ethernet and Audio Return Channel options.
Critical Twist (Half-Speed Mastering)
Audioquest winds all their HDMI cables at half the speed of other manufacturers; winding the cables slower allows the conductors to be more precisely placed, creating greater consistency, reliability and performance. Solid Polyethylene insulation ensures stable conductor geometry while minimizing insulation induced phase distortion.
Chocolate HDMI will pass 3D video at lengths of up to 10 meters.