Designed and handcrafted with multiple combinations of Duelund tinned copper cables, carefully fine-tuned to achieve highest sound quality and minimize signal transmission loss.
* Please provide the I2S pinouts of your equipment and direction of cable. For HDMI AV, it will be Standard HDMI Pinout for general Audio video. *
** HDMI plug is relatively weak and fragile due to its 19-pins PCA, please be careful when plug-in. Audiolund I2S cable is thick and heavy too. So, may require cable support or wooden block below HDMI plug to support the weight. Highly recommended to use with cable support for best sound. **
HDMI Plug Orientations:
Please provide the orientation of HDMI plugs connected to equipment, so that the HDMI plug could be plugged in without twisting.
Audiolund HDMI I2S/IIS/AV Cable ~ Xtreme Series
– Hand made with Duelund tinned copper cables imported from Denmark. Carefully shielded cable one by one, twisted and then soldered
– Use multiple 20GA Duelund tinned copper wire in all the signal configuration, DATA+/-, BCL+/-, LRCK+/-, MLCK+/-, SCL and SDA
– Built with audiophile grade solder, carefully fine-tuned and added pin connections for all grounding too
– Use various types and multiple layers of shielding materials for shielding to reduce noise and RFI/EMI interference
– With unique damping design, use various types of anti-vibration/damping materials to suppress vibration and isolation
– 1.0m standard length with other length options
The HDMI I2S Cable Xtreme Series has a strong Western Electric sound Characteristics. The sound is balanced, powerful and refined with quality bass. The midrange is with seductive vocals, instruments of all types dimensional and present. High frequencies are at once transparent, sweet and beautifully seductive. It is very musically where the air and space between performers are extraordinary, quiet and with focused soundstage.
I²S (Inter-IC Sound), is an electrical serial bus interface standard used for connecting digital audio devices together. It is used to communicate PCM audio data between integrated circuits in an electronic device. The I²S bus separates clock and serial data signals, resulting in simpler receivers than those required for asynchronous communications systems that need to recover the clock from the data stream, thus result in much better details and excellent sound quality. I2S is better than S/PDIF or AES/EBU (AES3) because it separates the clock and the data onto separate signals.
The I2S consists of many lines: Bit clock line “continuous serial clock (SCK)”, “bit clock (BCLK)”. Word clock line “word select (WS)”, “left-right clock (LRCLK)”, multiplexed data line “serial data (SD)”, but can be called SDATA, SDIN, SDOUT, DACDAT, ADCDAT, etc. Master clock (typically 256 x LRCLK)
There is NO STANDFRD defined for the I2S pins configurations. Therefore, in order to ensure that I2S cable to function properly, would need to get the I2S layouts from audio equipment manufactures.
A-Definition vs B-Definition:
HDMI I2S A Definition: Pink Faun, Wyred4Sound, Audiobyte, Wadia, Rockna, SMSL, LKS, Gustard, JAVS, Singxer
HDMI I2S B Definition: Sonore, PS Audio, Mola Mola, M2 Tech, Aune, Holo Audio, Empirical Audio, K&K Audio, Channel Islands Audio, Musica Pristina, Stahl~Tek, Matrix, DiDiT, HiFime, X-Sabre, Soundaware, Audio-gd, Denafrips, Jay’s Audio
I2S cable will work well, if I2S source to I2S playback device, provided they both adhere to the same signal configuration. So, it would be better you know the pin configuration of your CD/Transport/Streamer, as well as your DAC. If you match signal configuration correctly, the I2S Cable performs exceptionally well, well beyond expectations. This I2S Cable Xtreme Series should be the only one I2S cable built with Duelund tinned copper wires that you could find in current audiophile markets.
Xtreme series has a very comprehensive and almost perfect sound, with a very strong sound characteristic of Western Electric. The sound is very natural, details and smooth with quiet background, and most importantly very musical. We strongly believe that this cable can challenge any expensive and branded audiophile cables.
Note: Generally, HDMI I2S performs better than RJ45 I2S. If the i2S cable is not function properly in your system, it may due to wrong I2S pin layout. Customer could request for a full refund.
HDMI AV (HDMI 2.0):
Noted that if you want to use this HDMI cable for your Standard AV application, it will be built as per Standard HDMI Pinout for general Audio video, Noted that this HDMI AV support HDMI 2.0/1.4/1.3 only.
Matt Willims (verified owner) –
A truly wonderful I2S cable. My system was lacking a little musicality running my previous AVPlay HD300 pure silver I2S cables or red WireWorld Starlight 7. The Audiolund XTreme I2S has this in spades delivering very natural sounding voices. A very worthwhile upgrade.
Jonathan Shaw (verified owner) –
Danny has gone out of his way to ensure an amazing experience…..the cable is out of this world …sound quality at it’s very pinnacle!!
Anonymous (verified owner) –
A well built cable that add warmth, bass weight & hi frequency sparkle in my system.
JayPee (verified owner) –
I tried quite a number of i2s cables and this is the most satisfying. This really brings out the musicality with such glorious mids and pleasant-sounding highs and lows. Service from the seller Danny is also excellent. He is very patient, helpful and never gets tired replying to my messages.
Vincent Brugerie (verified owner) –
I recently bought the Nuprime CDT10 reader because it has an I2S output port. the cables I tried did not give satisfaction but when I tried the Xreme I2S cable, the player was transformed… I can’t find any faults to note… (40 years of audiophilia)
vincent Brugerie (verified owner) –
certainly, the i2s is superior to the aes / ebu but all the same, this cable transfigured the CD player