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. *
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.
Please provide the I2S pinouts of your equipment and direction of cable. There are generally 2 definitions, A and B. Alternatively. please provide your equipment brand names, such streamer, Transport, DDC and DAC etc. and I could find it online.
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. It could support the highest quality up to 4K of video resolution (movies). This HDMI AV 2.0 cable is not supported 8K resolution becasue 8K resolution will require HDMI 2.1 plug.
HDMI Plug Orientations:
Please provide the orientation of HDMI plugs connected to equipment, so that the HDMI plug could be plugged in without twisting.
** 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. **
Cable Run-In: Audiolund cables are mostly multi-core design with various combinations of wires. Thus, all Audiolund cables will require long time to run-in. OCC Silver wires are thick solid core wires, will take even longer time to burn-in than Duelund tinned copper multi-strands of parallel thin core wires. The general guideline for run-in time, estimated 100 – 200 hours.