The goal of this AudioQuest Golden Gate cable is to provide a crystal clear signal. AudioQuest has particularly taken into account the protection of the cable and therefore applied braided coating. The Golden Gate series is known for its use of massive conductors of 'Perfect-surface Copper', which are coated by frothed polyethylene. This coating is very important, as it operates as a dielectricum on the signal in the cable. Moreover, in order to ensure a perfect transfer of the signal through the cable, it is equipped with gold-plated connectors that have been cold-welded for an optimum connection. When purchasing the Golden Gate series, you're guaranteed optimum signal transmission. Looking for an even higher quality cable? Please take a look at the AudioQuest Big Sur series.