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Digital S/PDIF Cables


How we Create Zu Mission S/PDIF Cables:

The first thing we look at when creating a cable is the electrodynamics of the system, and how we can best transmit the intelligence (and power if applicable) of the signal without external or internal distortion and corruption. And while on paper a simple coax or simple pair plus shield might realize the highest bandwidth and lowest reactance, it can do so at the expense of dynamic drive and reduced presence. We are not sure exactly why this is but there are a lot of great cable designs out there, most of them coming from the U.S. DoD, that measure excellent for S/Pdif application but hinder tone and reduce real fidelity. What we have learned through two decades of designing digital cables is that much of what we know about the audio band and how to handle those very low frequencies can make a significant contribution to sound quality when applied to the higher frequency digital audio model. Mission S/PDIF looks more like an analog audio coaxial interconnect in it’s design, yet is still able to support very high bandwidth and guard against electromagnetic interference.

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