Spotlight: The Latest in High-Quality Cables
Monster Cable has redesigned its M Series of audio, video and speaker cables. The new M Series audio cables include Monster’s exclusive cable technologies like PEX and MicroFiber dielectrics, 24k gold contact Turbine connectors, Bandwidth Balanced Time Correct windings, and Magnetic Flux Tube for enhanced performance. The new M1000 HDMI cable supports 1,080p Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD as well as lossless audio formats like DTS-HD and Dolby Digital. All M Series component video and HDMI cables are ISF-certified.
VizionWare’s Hi-Wirez Digital Interconnects deliver a wide range of video resolutions from 480i to 1,080p and “beyond.” Its Hi-Wirez HDMI cable utilizes patent-pending embedded custom chip technology that provides high-quality A/V performance over long distances. Installers can use the cables to boost higher, noise-susceptible frequencies. The Hi-Wirez technology minimizes signal coupling into shielded structures, as well as device impedance mismatches. Available in lengths of 1, 2, 5, 7 and 10 meters. www.vizionware.com
Centronics’ Elite Series of HD cables are made with high-quality conductors, are insulated with pure high-density foamed PE, and use an individual 75-foot coaxial cable to retain optimal signal quality. Their cotton braid outer shields are coupled with a 95 percent braided internal shield to prevent electromagnetic interference in signal transmission and provide resistance to cable wear and vibration. A companion series of switchers allow for simultaneous display and employ built-in repeaters to ensure zero signal loss.
Impact Acoustics’ RapidRun interconnect system is designed to evolve with the components of an installation. It consists of three runners and a collection of break-away termination options that function with specific runners. Two break-aways are required for each runner, one on both ends of the cable. The multiple combinations allow installers a high level of configurability. Simply unscrew the break-away and replace it with a new connection option.
Snap A/V, a manufacturer run by installers, offers its Binary brand of cables, including analog, HDMI, subwoofer, digital coax, Toslink, video, and adapters and connectors. The company also offers competitively-priced, branded lines of furniture, film screens, mounts and lifts, and speakers, making it a compelling one-stop-shop option.