ThunderBird RCA > RCA

Analog Audio Interconnect Cable

If not for its Mythical siblings — FireBird and Dragon — ThunderBird might be the best analog-interconnect cable the world has ever heard.

Among other tried-and-true AudioQuest materials and design techniques, ThunderBird features solid directionally controlled conductors of our finest copper — Perfect Surface Copper+ (PSC+) — Copper-Plated RF-Draining Barrels, and our Level-6 Noise-Dissipation System.

All Mythical Creature interconnects are available with custom-made RCA and XLR terminations.

$2,300.00 USD
SKU: ICTBIRDRCA050  |  UPC: 092592020658

This product is made to order at AudioQuest headquarters in Irvine, CA. Expect moderately delayed fulfillment times. Custom lengths are available. Contact your Authorized AudioQuest Dealer for more information.

Key Features & Technology Explained

  • Solid conductors prevent strand-interaction, a major source of dynamic distortion in cables.

  • AudioQuest's best copper. To the greatest extent presently possible, extreme-purity Perfect-Surface Copper+ (PSC+) conductors minimize distortion caused by grain boundaries.

  • Alternating layers of graphene, carbon-loaded synthetics, and metal "shield the shield," minimizing RF noise before it reaches the layer attached to ground.

  • ZERO-Tech eliminates the electrostatic field between the cable’s high and low signal conductors, enabling linear Radio Frequency (RF) Noise-Dissipation, and uncompressed transients.

  • 72v Dielectric-Bias System (DBS) saturates and polarizes insulation, allowing clear, dynamic sound against a quiet “black” background.

  • Almost no contact between conductors and insulation reduces smearing and preserves dynamics.

  • All conductors controlled for RF-noise directionality.

Specifications

Description

    If not for its Mythical siblings — FireBird and Dragon — ThunderBird might be the best cable the world has ever heard.

    Among other tried-and-true AudioQuest materials and design techniques, ThunderBird features solid directionally controlled conductors of our finest copper — Perfect Surface Copper+ (PSC+) — Copper-Plated RF-Draining Barrels, and our Level-6 Noise-Dissipation System.

    All Mythical Creature interconnects are available with custom-made RCA and XLR terminations.

    Solid Perfect-Surface Copper+ (PSC+) Conductors
    Solid conductors prevent electrical and magnetic strand-interaction. PSC+ Solid-Copper minimizes distortion caused by grain boundaries and maximizes linear RF Noise-Dissipation.

    Level 6 Noise-Dissipation: ZERO-Tech + Carbon/Graphene Mesh-Network + Direction-Controlled 
    Radio-Frequency Noise from cellular, WiFi, and satellites is everywhere. AQ’s Level 6 Linear Noise-Dissipation includes a carbon & graphene resistive mesh-network, direction-controlled conductors, and Silver-Plated drain wires, significantly minimizing RF Noise masking effects.

    ZERO-Tech (No Characteristic Impedance) for Linear, Wide-Bandwidth Noise-Dissipation 
    The only way to avoid characteristic-impedance mismatch-effects between a cable and its attached source and load circuits is to prevent the cable from having a characteristic-impedance. ZERO-Tech succeeds by eliminating the electrostatic field between the cable’s high and low signal conductors, enabling linear (consistent octave to octave) Radio-Frequency (RF) Noise-Dissipation, and uncompressed transients. In order to preserve ZERO-Tech’s complete isolation between signal conductors, a Dual-72v DBS pack is included for Pegasus, ThunderBird, FireBird, and Dragon XLR cables.

    72v Dielectric-Bias System (DBS)
    Insulation is also a dielectric that can act like a shunt-filter. Biasing minimizes dielectric-noise and linearizes the filter, significantly improving wide-bandwidth dissipation of induced RF noise.

    FEP Air-Tube Insulation
    Positive conductors benefit from almost no contact between metal and its FEP insulation, which is notable for its superior dielectric constant and minimal signal interference. Negative conductors benefit from intentionally “lossy insulation” — no air and no FEP helps maximize the negative connection’s different job.

    6% Silver-Plated RF Drain-Wires
    Direction-Controlled Silver-Plated RF Drain-Wires further ensure the proper and efficient dissipation of induced radio-frequency noise for clearer, more natural sound.

    Copper-Plated RF-Draining Barrels
    Grounded Copper-Plated Barrels maximize Noise-Dissipation by preventing a metal barrel from capacitively coupling RF to the conductors.

    Hanging-Silver over Red Copper Plugs
    AudioQuest’s finest plugs feature superior Hanging-Silver (not tumbled) directly over extreme-purity Red Copper to ensure uncompromised signal transfer.

AudioQuest ThunderBird RCA > RCA - ICTBIRDRCA050 0.5 m = 1 ft 7 in Pair
AudioQuest

ThunderBird RCA > RCA

$2,300.00 USD

Noise Dissipation

Graphene/Carbon Mesh-Network + 72v DBS

A/V Conductor

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eARC Conductor

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Ground Reference

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Geometry

ZERO-Tech

Gauge

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Metal

Solid Perfect-Surface Copper+ (PSC+)

Pair or Single

2 Single Cables - 1 x Male RCA > 1 x Male RCA

Series

ThunderBird, Mythical Creatures

Speaker-End Connector

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Amplifier-End Connector

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Output

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DAC Chip

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Volume Control

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Desktop Compatibility

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Mobile Compatibility

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Application Options

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Included Adaptor

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Dimensions

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Cable Length

  • 0.5 m = 1 ft 7 in
  • 0.75 m = 2 ft 6 in
  • 1 m = 3 ft 3 in
  • 1.5 m = 4 ft 11 in
  • 2 m = 6 ft 6 in
  • 2.5 m = 8 ft 2 in
  • 3 m = 9 ft 10 in
  • 4 m = 13 ft 1 in
  • 5 m = 16 ft 5 in
  • 6 m = 19 ft 8 in

Pair or Single

  • Pair
  • Single
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