VDM-3 Digital Coaxial Cable (1.5m)
Why We Like It
Cables are among the most overlooked aspects of one's rig yet they play a critical role in the overall performance serving as the interfacing between all the components. At the same time, it's also easy to spend a ton on cables without truly knowing what you are getting.
Audioquest is our #1 go-to cable brand based on their solid reputation for performance and quality. While the technical explanations can get daunting, you can trust if it's in our store or on our site you are getting a well-made product that delivers on the benefits it's promising.
NOTE: We can also special order any length or type of Audioquest cable not shown.
AudioQuest VDM Series cables are designed to minimize distortion across an extremely wide bandwidth. A 75Ω cable is like a conduit that has to carry relatively low-frequency analog video (composite video, up to 4.2 MHz), or super-sensitive digital audio (S/PDIF, up to 24.576 MHz), or uncompressed High-Definition video (up to 750 MHz), or cable TV/broadband (CATV, up to 1 GHz). AQ VDM (pre-terminated cables) and VSD (bulk installation cables) cables are designed to carry all these signals with minimum interference.
SOLID 6.1% SILVER CONDUCTORS: Solid conductors eliminate strand-interaction distortion and reduce jitter. Solid silver-plated copper conductors are excellent for very high-frequency applications, such as digital-video signals. 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 75Ω cables. In order to achieve the best sound all digital-audio conductors are controlled for directionality.
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.
100% SHIELD COVERAGE (FOIL + SILVER-PLATED BRAID): Shielding always plays an important role in any cable design, but the shield on coax interconnect plays an especially important role because it functions not only as a shield but a return path as well. Because of this, AudioQuest pays special attention to the shield’s metal quality and the fabrication techniques as both will affect the sound and the picture.
CARBON-BASED 2-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. Metal and Carbon-Loaded synthetics prevent most RFI from reaching the equipment’s ground plane.
TERMINATIONS: VDM-3 is available with BNC or RCA connectors.