Losses occur at every Connection. The challange is to minimise these losses with appropriate cables. The best cable is the one that least affects the reproduction Quality of the Hi-Fi or video chain and transmits the original signal with the minimum loss.
Our products are made of first-rate materials and offer optimum performance. And that is also reflected in the quality. With every quality level, from Star to Premium and Excellence, right up to our absolute top-ofthe- range Reference class, you benefit from finer, more sophisticated and ingenious cable technology. What do you get? More sound. More sharpness. Less loss.
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Direct product juxtapositions Show the quality differences and help you slect the right cable. Just click and compare:
Premium HDMI <-> Star HDMI
Premium HDMI <-> Exzell. HDMI
Premium Antenna <-> Star Antenna
Premium Antenna <-> Exzell. Antenna
Premium Audio <-> Star Audio
Premium Phone <-> Star Phone
Premium Optical <-> Star Optical
No cable can actually improve the sound or picture on an AV system. A good cable is not the one that gets the most out of a system, but the one that loses the least!
Often, the potential of an expensively purchased system is wasted because of unsuitable cables. The cables supplied work, but their susceptibility to interference, inadequate material properties and small cross-sections mean that signals suffer losses during transmission. Even with bad tyres, a Ferrari will get you from A to B, but you won’t be getting the performance it is capable of.
In poorly insulated cables, the copper oxidises and loses conductivity. If you look at copper guttering, you can see how environmental effects (such as air humidity) act on unprotected copper and cause corrosion. As well as this, high-quality insulating material prevents unwanted capacitance.
Cables function as aerials and “mop up” interference. You will be familiar with this from the buzzing that mobile phones cause from loudspeakers. Effective, multi-layer shielding counteracts this.
Products often come with copper-coated aluminium wires, or conductors manufactured from impure, recycled copper, which significantly reduces the conductivity. For a smooth signal flow, it is important to use very pure,
oxygen-free copper (OFC) with a high conductivity rating.
The higher the cross-section, the lower the resistance of the conductor and therefore the better the signal flow. This is comparable to a thick fire hose, which allows much more water to flow through it than an ordinary garden hose.
The longer an HDMI cable is, and the higher the data rate to be carried (e.g. 4k; UHD), the more errors are caused by the HDMI cable. Therefore, especially with longer HDMI cables, it is important to pay attention to quality (cross-section, conductor material, shielding etc.).
You can expect absolute fitting precision and the highest quality standards. Each batch is put to the test on our in-house set-up.
Learn more about the new HDMI 2.1 features, our Ultra High Speed HDMI cables and the certification program of the HDMI organization.
We have put together the most important terms from the world of cable technology. Have a look in our glossary to learn more about cable features.
Most of our home hi-fi and video cables in the Referenz and Exzellenz quality classes are manufactured by in-house production plants at company Headquarter
personal advice! Do you have any questions about our products? Or are you looking for a particular cable but can't find it? Or would you like to know which cable is the right one for your system? The give me a call or send me an e-mail. I will be happy to help.
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