I am selling these gems to help pay for longer lengths due to recent
changes to my audio system. They are in
as-new condition and come from a smoke-free household.
They represent the latest production with the
upgraded battery packs.
For those not familiar with the Audioquest Fire interconnects – the following
text provides insight to the construction of this high-end product.
The Fire lives up to the brag and has
received rave reviews. You will not be disappointed I know I wasn’t.
They are fabricated with Solid
Perfect-Surface Silver (PSS) Conductors.
Perfect-Surface Technology applied to extreme-purity silver provides
unprecedented clarity and dynamic contrast. Perfect-Surface Silver (PSS) is
AudioQuest's highest-quality metal. Solid conductors prevent strand
interaction, a major source of cable distortion. Extremely high-purity
Perfect-Surface Silver minimizes distortion caused by the grain boundaries that
exist within any metal conductor, nearly eliminating harshness and greatly
increasing clarity compared to OFHC, OCC, 8N and other coppers.
FEP Air-Tube Insulation (FEP Is a Fluoro-Polymer similar to the Teflon®
Any solid material adjacent to a conductor is actually part of an
imperfect circuit. Wire insulation and circuit board materials all absorb
energy (loss). Some of this energy is stored and then later released as distortion.
Air, however, absorbs next to no energy, and FEP is the best extrudable solid
insulation, absorbing less energy than other materials. The use of FEP Air-Tube
insulation, with almost nothing but air around the solid PSC+ conductors,
improves the sound of an audio system's focus and dynamics.
Triple-Balanced Geometry (Separate Ground-Reference Conductor).
The Triple-Balanced Geometry uses a separate ground-reference
conductor, so the cable's shield is never used as an inferior conductor.
Whether prepared with RCA or XLR plugs, the cable's three conductors ensure
that the positive and negative signals have equally superior, low-distortion
Carbon-Based 8-Layer Noise-Dissipation System (NDS).
It's easy to accomplish 100% shield coverage. Preventing captured Radio
Frequency Interference (RFI) from modulating the equipment's ground reference
requires AQ's Noise-Dissipation System (NDS). Traditional shield systems
typically absorb and then drain noise/RF energy to component ground, modulating
and distorting the critical "reference" ground plane, which in turn
causes a distortion of the signal. NDS's alternating layers of metal and
carbon-loaded synthetics "shield the shield," absorbing and
reflecting most of this noise/RF energy before it reaches the layer attached to
Dielectric-Bias System with Radio Frequency Trap.
All insulation between two or more conductors is also a dielectric
whose properties will affect the integrity of the signal. When the dielectric
is unbiased, dielectric-involvement (absorption and non-linear release of
energy) causes different amounts of time delay (phase shift) for different
frequencies and energy levels, which is a real problem for very time-sensitive
multi-octave audio. The inclusion of an RF Trap (developed for AudioQuest’s
Niagara Series of power products), ensures that radio frequency noise will not
be induced into the signal conductors from the DBS field elements. (DBS, US Pat
#s 7,126,055 & 7,872,195 B1.)
WEL-Type Double-Contact Cold-Welded Reusable plugs, Hanging-Silver
Plating Directly Over Machined Solid Extreme-Purity Red Copper.
This plug design enables a perfect heat-free connection between cable
and plug. The connection between the plug and conductors is made using AQ’s
Cold-Welded System, which provides a superior connection that ensures that the
structural integrity of the conductor is kept completely intact. The
Cold-Welded System refers to a combination of high pressure at the point of
contact and the use of silver-impregnated paste.