The Audioquest AQ 404 is a high-performance, low-capacitance audio cable designed to minimize signal loss and preserve the clarity, detail, and dynamics of the original audio signal. The AQ 404 utilizes Audioquest's patented Solid-Core Conductors, which are made of pure, dense silver or pure, dense gold (depending on the specific model). These conductors feature a unique, tight-grain structure that reduces strand-interaction distortion and ensures a clear, uncolored audio signature.The AQ 404 also features Audioquest's Double-Balanced Geometry, which ensures that all conductors in a cable run in "counter-play." This unique wiring technique minimizes distortion caused by the differing transfer characteristics inherent in the different types of cable or system components.Additionally, the AQ 404 is manufactured using Audioquest's 100% shield coverage, which provides superior noise rejection and eliminates panel radiation issues. The cable is also wrapped in a soft, yet durable, jacket for easy installation and long-term reliability.Overall, the Audioquest AQ 404 represents one of the finest audio cables available today, providing ultra-high-fidelity performance that is the result of years of research, development, and painstaking craftsmanship. Whether used in high-end audio systems or critical recording applications, the Audioquest AQ 404 is a must-have for any audiophile or professional musician or sound engineer seeking uncompromising audio fidelity and performance.