AudioQuest • more than just
For decades, AudioQuest has been known for one thing – exceptional audio and video cables. The choice of both audio and videophiles, AudioQuest has also been Magnolia’s first choice when installing the finest home entertainment and two-channel systems into customers’ homes. As AudioQuest continues their mission to “Do No Harm” to the audio and video signals you encounter every day, they’ve found even more ways to reduce this “harm.” These solutions have brought AudioQuest beyond just cables into a world where audio perfection is closer than ever. Here’s a quick look at what’s new from AudioQuest, and a little peek into what’s on the horizon.
DragonFly 1.2 Digital-to-Analog Converter
Now in its second generation, the DragonFly DAC Version 1.2 is a simple to use device that delivers superior sound from your desktop or laptop by bypassing the poor quality sound card that is built into your computer. The size of a flash drive, it connects to the USB jack on your Mac® or Windows® PC, turning them into a true high-fidelity music source. Simply plug your headphones, desktop speakers or stereo system into the DragonFly and experience every nuance of your favorite music. It’s the easiest way get incredible sound out of your personal computer.
JitterBug USB Data & Power Noise Filter
All computing devices inherently generate a significant amount of noise and parasitic resonances that can easily find their way onto your USB cables and into your audio system. This noise and interference has many negative effects, like increasing jitter and packet errors, resulting in distortion that causes a comparatively flat and irritating sound. Noise-compromised analog circuitry also damages the sound’s depth, warmth and resolution. Enter the JitterBug. The JitterBug measurably reduces unwanted noise currents and parasitic resonances. It also reduces jitter and packet errors (in some cases, packet errors are completely eliminated), for clearer and more compelling sound, music and dialog. Pair it with the DragonFly for an unmatched computer-audio experience.
AudioQuest’s first foray into the headphone game, NightHawk is the result of over two years of development. Using sustainable engineering, high-quality materials and creative thinking, NightHawk takes everything you thought you knew about headphones to another level, minimizing waste while maximizing performance and value.
NightHawk’s materials are revolutionary. Starting with “Liquid Wood,” a combination of actual wood and reclaimed plant fiber, it is heated and liquefied then shaped into whatever you wish – in the case of NightHawk, an earcup that better resembles the human ear. This Liquid Wood also has far superior acoustic properties, giving these headphones better sound from a more sustainable source. Next, these semi-open headphones use a 3D-printed part (the first completely original headphone to do so) in the biomimetic grille. This grille diffuses sound and defeats the resonances that ultimately distort and damage your music. For fit, the flexible headband efficiently distributes the headphone’s weight, while the patent-pending suspension system allows the earcups to move freely for a fit you’ll enjoy all day. And the cables? They’re all AudioQuest, purposefully designed to minimize distortion, promote intense user satisfaction, and provide a deep emotional connection to the music.