AudioQuest introduces Mythical Creature Interconnects

AudioQuest has launched its Mythical Creature Interconnects line with three new branded entrants, ThunderBird ($2,900/1m RCA; $3,900/1m XLR), FireBird ($5,500/1m RCA; $6,900/1mXLR), and Dragon ($9,500/1m RCA; $11,900/1m XLR). The company says they are its “best-sounding, most sonically invisible interconnects yet” while setting new benchmarks for transparency and musical pleasure.

Part of the reason for the new cables’ ability to send more information than previous AudioQuest lines is due to ZERO-Tech, enabling RF noise dissipation. The tech promises to provide the nuance for making music more “engaging, moving, and human”, according to the company.

AudioQuest’s says its interconnects have for more than 40 years been double- or triple-balanced to prevent a shield from being used as an inferior ground-reference conductor. The Mythical Creature Interconnects make the discrete signal and ground-reference paths externally visible. The implementation of ZERO-Tech would make the cables stiff if hidden in one round jacket, but the resulting design means the Mythical Creature cables are some of the most flexible among the AudioQuest cable lines.

Dual-72v DBS packs on the XLR models are created to maintain isolation between the inverting and non-inverting positive signal conductors of a balanced construction. The new MC cables also employ a carbon and graphene mesh-network, 72v DBS, and thick silver-plated shield drains minimizing RF Noise getting into active circuits and causing masking effects. AQ says it deploys its “tried and tested” design elements in the new cables, including solid conductors, superior metals and dielectric materials. For more information, visit AudioQuest.

 

Martin, a seasoned journalist and AV expert, has written for several notable print magazines. He’s served in key roles at Lucasfilm’s THX Division, NEC’s digital cinema division, and has even consulted for DreamWorks. Despite his illustrious career, Martin remains rooted in his passion for cinema and acting, with notable appearances in several Spielberg films, Doctor Who, and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. He currently resides in San Francisco.

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willyTass

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Watch any Audio Precision analyser connected to a $50 Rca give identical readout. Spend your money on equipment rather than snake oil cables
 

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"There's a sucker born every minute" is a gross understatement. May as well cash-in now, while the ever-increasing number of multi-billionaires is still around to 'feel better about themselves', as they show-off their toys to their friends... who care.
 

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Surely this will fan the flames but gotta disagree...naturally the price points are unjustifiable but as a challenge, swap out the power cord of your most discrete component (likely your DAC or Disc Player) with a Audioquest NRG-Z3 cord...should be audible if your gear is truly good.
Ok, let 'er rip!
 

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When I worked at Best Buy, we were always pushed to sell this brand. Instead, I pushed the Rocketfish brand in most instances.
 

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When I worked at Best Buy, we were always pushed to sell this brand. Instead, I pushed the Rocketfish brand in most instances.
I can easily imagine Best Buy pushing their sales staff to push just about anything.
 
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