Audioquest Pearl HDMI / Active HDMI
Solid LGC (Long-Grain Copper) conductors eliminate inter-strand distortion and reduce jitter.
HD Polyethylene composition optimized to ensure critical signal-pair geometry.
State-of-the-art attachment and shielding of HDMI standard size (Type A) connectors.
Fifth twisted-pair for Ethernet and to enable additional Audio Return Channel options.
All signal conductors controlled for digital-audio direction. To for main signal, From for Audio Return Channel (audio from TV to AV receiver).
The HDMI standard was created to transfer uncompressed digital audio and video. HDMI cables many internal conductors include communication channels, which allow automatic display and source matching for resolution, format and aspect ratio.
To transfer full-resolution 1080p video requires using the HDMI interface. Component video outputs are limited to 720p or 1080i.
- All AQ HDMI cables up to 8m—from the most affordable Pearl to the most ambitious Diamond—easily meet the 18Gbps requirements for 4K UltraHD, HDR, Blu-ray UltraHD, and all other HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2 specifications.
- With Ethernet HDMI cable (with HEC) includes conductors for bi-directional Ethernet communication. Ethernet capability is independent of Speed capability.
Available in these lengths:
Dark PVC jacket 0.6m, 1m, 1.5m, 2.0m, 3.0m,
CMG white PVC jacket 5.0m, 8.0m,
0.6m to 8.0m High speed cable w/ethernet connection;
Active Pearl HDMI, 10m, 12.5m, 15m
Active” HDMI cables have a pretty messy history — there are
several important reasons AudioQuest has not previously offered
“chipped” or activity equalized cables before now.
Early generations of active cables sounded lousy compared
to AQ’s passive cables. And, while video projectors don’t need
audio, damage to an audio signal is like “a canary in a coal mine,”
an indicator of compromise at all frequencies.
More recently, the best active chips have been acoustically
transparent, but were either limited to HDMI 1.4 and 10.2Gbps,
or had reliability issues.
Finally, high performance, improved reliability, and the necessity
of being able to transfer HDMI 2.0 and 18Gbps have all come
together beautifully in these three models of AudioQuest Active
HDMI cables — long HDMI 2.0 4K+HDR cables that sound and
look every bit as good as their shorter passive siblings.
Because active cables are active, neither AudioQuest nor anyone
else can guarantee 100% compatibility with all hardware. You
might never encounter a case of incompatibility, but please —
please be sure to test the complete equipment/cable/equipment
interface before making an installation.