This 12-meter network cable costs a whopping £6899, which converts to about $10, 000. On a good note, if you live outside the UK and decide to order one you’ll get the sales tax knocked off the price and that will save you a couple thousand dollars.
It’s offered by the folks at AudioQuest, and they’ve got plenty of reasons why their cable is worth every penny of that jaw-dropping price tag. They’re made with solid, 100% silver conductors which “prevent strand interaction, a major source of cable distortion.” Those silver wires are wrapped in the finest high-density polyethylene insulation, ensuring “critical signal-pair geometry while minimizing insulation-induced phase distortion.”
The AudioQuest cable also features their proprietary Noise-Dissipation system, preventing “captured RF Interference from modulating the equipment’s ground reference.” Then there’s the Dieletric-Bias System, which you need because insulation slows down signal transmission in the cable. You don’t want some crappy unbiased cable, because it’ll “slow down parts of the signal differently” and that’s “a big problem for very time-sensitive multi-octave audio.” We aren’t making this description up.
It’s also got a fancy strand-woven jacket and the word “diamond” printed on the connectors, and that’s got to be worth a couple of extra dollars, right?
I’ll forgive the fact that they misspelled the word commodity in their description because AudioQuest have managed to outdo the likes of Monster and Pono by leaps and bounds here. If you’d like to show your appreciation for their hard work but don’t have an extra $10, 000 handy, fear not: they offer easy payment plans!