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BetterCablesŪ Silver SerpentŪ REFERENCE Component VideoAs with all of our cables, the Silver SerpentŪ REFERENCE Component Video Cable is engineered for video excellence. Our installers and dealers have used this cable for a couple of months with nothing but praise for this cable. This is a FUTURE-PROOF, extremely high bandwidth (3.0 GHz) multi-channel cable for the most demanding situations. High-definition TV, progressive-scan DVD, plasma displays, and projectors deliver eye-popping pictures like never before.
"I hooked up the Silver Serpent REFERENCE Component cable and all I can say is WOW, WOW and triple WOW!" (Claudio Meira, Founder of Agoraquest.com)
Like the other Silver SerpentŪ cables, this component video cable features SOLID 99.999% pure silver coated copper conductors, unparalleled impedance tolerance (75-ohm + or - 1.5-ohm) and terminated with precision 75-ohm RCAs (or 75-ohm BNCs). This cable is NEC CMR fire-rated.
Installations that use component video require special parameters in the cable design. Chief among them is TIMING. Since the signal is split into 3-channels (a B&W signal and two color difference signals) and then reassembled, the signals must arrive at the same time at the destination. The more the timing variance, the less detail can be resolved in the resulting picture. BetterCablesŪ Silver SerpentŪ Component Video design guarantees a maximum of 2.5 nanoseconds per 100 ft. This is ten times better than the broadcast maximum of 40 nanoseconds.
The combination of timing, low-attenuation, low-SRL makes this a world-class component video cable with no equal at ANY PRICE.
How is the REFERENCE improved over the standard Silver SerpentŪ?
- Improved Dielectric-has Nitrogen-injected HDPE insulation.
- Has 500% larger conductor.
- Larger bandwidth-sweep tested to 3 GHz.
- Better shielded-more coverage on braided shield (95% vs. 90%)
- EXTREMELY low attenuation- 5.86 DB at 720 MHz (100 foot)
- Lower capacitance-16.2 pF/ft
- Higher fire rating-CMR
- Faster Nom Velocity of Propagation-83%
- Amazing conductor DCR 9.0 ohms/1000 feet - critical measurement of overall frequency roll-off (lower is better)
Item discontinued, available audio video cable items are located at: Audio Video Cables
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