This Double-Star Quad cable does not look normal on the outside, and it is
not at all normal on the inside. Amazingly clean and effortless performance is
made possible by a sophisticated combination of extraordinary materials and
extremely refined design.
Solid Conductors: Eliminate harshness and confusion due to strand
Perfect-Surface Copper/Long-Grain Copper: Rocket 44 uses a carefully
finessed combination of extremely high-purity Perfect-Surface Copper (PSC) along
with Long-Grain Copper (LGC). LGC has fewer oxides within the conducting
material, less impurities, less grain boundaries and definitively better
performance. The astonishingly smooth and pure PSC further eliminates harshness
and greatly increases clarity. Rocket 44’s conductor mix is dominated by
Perfect-Surface Copper (PSC).
Double-Star Quad Geometry: The relationship between conductors defines a
cables most basic electrical values (capacitance and inductance). However, even
when those variables are kept in a reasonable balance, the relationship between
conductors can be varied in ways that greatly affect the sound. The Double-Star
Quad construction of Rocket 44 allows for significantly better dynamic contrast
and information intelligibility than if the same conductors were run in
Spread-Spectrum Technology (SST): Any single size or shape of conductor
has a specific distortion profile. Even though radially symmetrical conductors
(solid or tubular) have the fewest discontinuities, any particular size does
have a sonic signature. SST is a method for significantly reducing the awareness
of these character flaws by using a precise combination of different size
conductors. The four different SST-determined conductor sizes used in Rocket 44
allow an exceptionally clear, clean and dynamic sound.
Bi-Wiring: Rocket 44 is an exceptional Single-Biwire cable. When the
halves are separated at the speaker end, the Double-Star Quad design turns
Rocket 44 into a true Double-Biwire set thanks to the magnetic autonomy of each
Star-Quad section. On its own, each Star Quad group would be a little
light-weight in performance as it is biased towards treble finesse. The other
Star Quad group is biased toward the bass; it’s more forceful and lacking
ultimate resolution. Together they form a completely optimized full range
design. When separated, the Double-Star Quad design lets Rocket 44 be a maximum
performance Double-Biwire in a single cable.
Terminations: AudioQuest offers a wide range of high quality connectors
that allow Rocket 44 to be securely attached to any type of equipment. AQ ends
are either dull looking gold or silver because these metals are plated directly
over the connector. There is no shiny and harsh sounding nickel layer
underneath. AQ PK-spade lugs are soft because better metal is soft, and
facilitates a higher quality connection. For pieces requiring a banana plug or
BFA connector the AQ PK-BFA/Banana provides unprecedented performance over
conventional brass versions.
Application: The PVC “pants” on either end of Rocket 44 are marked
“Speaker End” or “Amp End”. Please use cables in the direction required.