The PipeLine ET-5 HDMI Cable was made with your home theater in mind. Made with Silver-Clad Copper conductors, the connection remains stable and strong with reduced distortion. Thanks to the high-quality materials that helped form this cable, the audio and video signals are transported with ease from source to source, at the higher speeds that many newer digital devices demand.
PipeLine ET-5 HDMI Cable Features:
- Watch your favorite programs in crystal-clear high-definition quality
- Perfect for TVs, video game systems, Blu-ray players, and more
- Experience a noticeable difference in both video and audio quality with reduced jitter and noise distortion
- Follow the arrow-marked ends for the best connection instruction
ET-5 HDMI embodies all of Pipeline’s core philosophies on cable design. The smooth surface of its solid Silver-Clad Copper (SCC) conductors reduces skin effect and provides the ideal conduit for high frequency digital audio and video signals to travel, minimizing jitter and other cable-borne distortion elements. Whether you’re watching the evening news or immersing yourself in your new favorite concert video, Pipeline’s emotional transporter HDMI will allow you to catch a wave of pure, crystalline picture and sound like you’ve never experienced.
Metal: Conductor quality is critically important for any audio or video cable. Pipeline’s High-Purity, High-Performance Copper (HPPC) has fewer impurities for improved clarity and naturalness. For the higher signal speed demands of digital cables such as HDMI and USB, Pipeline’s Silver-Clad Copper (SCC) provides exceptional performance by adding a layer of fine silver on the surface of the conductor.
Stranded vs. Solid: In addition to the harshness caused by bare strands contacting each other, the magnetic fields of the various strands constantly interacting leads to a confused and “out-of-focus” sonic presentation. The Concentric-Conductor Construction (CCC) of Pipeline speaker cable nearly eliminates these problems. Solid conductors (as used in Pipeline HDMI, USB and Audio Interconnect cable) are the complete solution.
Cable Geometry: Any cable with two or more individual conductors (positive and negative paths) requires that special attention be paid to the physical relationship between the conductors. Specific cable application will dictate conductor geometry and such parameters such as capacitance, inductance, and magnetic interaction. PipeLine uses carefully implemented controlled-construction techniques to ensure that properly optimized and consistent geometry are maintained throughout the cable design.
“Skin-Effect”: The well-recognized (but often misunderstood) phenomenon of “skin-effect” refers to the phenomenon of high frequency energy travelling primarily on the surface of a conductor. Skin-effect also encourages current to jump from strand to strand, causing harshness to the sound.
Insulation: The insulation surrounding all conductors is critical because the positive and negative conductors have to be kept apart at very precisely controlled distances. The downside is that whenever current is present, insulation has some impact on the cable’s performance. In order to limit any negative effect (distortion), Pipeline uses optimized low-loss, low-distortion insulation for all analog interconnects, speaker cables, and power cables. For high-speed digital and video interconnects Pipeline chooses to use solid Polyethylene insulation, which ensures consistent geometric relationship between conductors, an essential element to maintaining constant impedance over the entire length of the cable.
Directions: For audio, all analog and digital cables are directional. The conductor orientation in PipeLine Interconnect ET-5 is carefully controlled. Please use the cables with the arrows pointing from the source components to the receiver, such as CD player to receiver.