Do your existing HDMI cables support 8K? Maybe that’s not something you need to panic about right now, but if you are putting together a system and need cables, you may want to consider Ultra High Speed certified ones like those in AudioQuest’s new 48Gbps lineup.
According to AudioQuest, its 48Gbps cables are the first to receive Ultra High Speed certification from HDMI.org. What’s that entail? A certified Ultra High Speed cable needs to provide 48Gbps bandwidth to support the full menu of next-gen HDMI 2.1 features including 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz video, Dynamic HDR, and Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC).
AudioQuest says its 48Gbps cables incorporate performance-enhancing materials such as polished Long-Grain Copper (LGC), Silver-Plated LGC, and 100% Perfect-Surface Silver (PSS), along with direction-controlled conductors to dissipate noise. The lineup includes eARC-Priority Series cables designed to improve audio quality in systems that depend on a TV’s eARC connection. The company has also “turbo-charged” its HDMI packaging with icons that help define and differentiate each cable in the line.
AudioQuest’s 48Gbps cables are available in lengths from 0.75 meters to 5 meters, and at prices ranging from $39.95 to $2,199.95. For more info, visit the company’s website.