AudioQuest Golden Gate | 5m (16.4 ft.) 3.5mm Male/Female Audio Cable

  • Cold-Welded, Gold-Plated Terminations
  • Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation
  • Solid Perfect-Surfacte Copper Conductors
  • Asymmetrical Double-Balanced Geometry


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    Analog Audio Cables For Every Occasion

    Black and red braided, your Golden Gate audio cables will be a fine addition to your setup. With AudioQuest's carefully crafted Metal–Layer Noise–Dissipation System, you know that shielding will help keep RF interference from disrupting your cable's signal processing. And with foamed–polyethylene insulation, air–filled insulation is on either side of the conductors, making sure that loss is kept to an absolute minimum. And your 3.5mm female to male cable is even more carefully designed, with an asymmetrical double–balanced geometry, allowing for a more dynamic experience while also offering lower impedance. Add quality cables to your system today with the very best from AudioQuest.

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    Golden Gate

    Note: All cables in our Bridges & Falls Series place their left and right channels in a single jacket, and feature our Asymmetrical Double–Balanced geometry with separate high–quality positive and negative conductors. This design allows for a thin, flexible, and uniquely versatile high–performance cable that can be terminated with a variety of today’s connections, including 3.5mm (male or female), DIN, and RCA. In Bridges & Falls, you’ll find better metals and more sophisticated technologies — including Air–Tube insulation, Dielectric–Bias System, and Noise–Dissipation System — at lower prices than ever before. Do keep in mind, however, that, by necessity, the plugs on Bridges & Falls cables are fairly close together. If the L and R inputs of your components are more than 3″ (7.6cm) apart, please consider models from our Rivers or Elements Series.

    The nearly magical confluence of land and sea where the San Francisco Peninsula reaching up from the south, and Marin County stretching down from the north, almost touch, was named “Chrysopylea,” meaning “golden gate,” by Captain John C. Fremont in 1846. The Golden Gate Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world from 1937 to 1964, when New York City’s Verrazano Narrows surpassed it by a mere 18 meters (60 ft). The main span is 1,280 meters (4,200 ft) long and 27 meters (90 ft) wide, the towers rise to 227 meters (746 ft) above the water.

    Solid Perfect–Surfacte Copper Conductors

    Perfect–Surface Copper has an astonishingly smooth and pure surface. Proprietary metal–processing technology protects the wire’s surface at every stage of drawing and fabrication. When high–purity low–oxide copper is kept as soft, pure and smooth as possible, it becomes a wonderfully low–distortion conductor. For over 30 years AudioQuest has pioneered the use of superior metals; yet even we were surprised by this huge leap in performance. PSC clearly outperforms previous AQ metals that cost over ten times as much. Electrical and magnetic interaction between strands in a conventional cable is the greatest source of distortion, often causing a somewhat dirty, harsh sound. Solid conductors are fundamental toward achieving Golden Gate’s very clean sound.

    Foamed–Polyethylene Insulation

    Any solid material adjacent to a conductor is actually part of an imperfect circuit. Wire insulation and circuit board materials all absorb energy (loss). Some of this energy is stored and then released as distortion. Golden Gate uses air–filled Foamed–Polyethylene Insulation on both conductors because air absorbs next to no energy and Polyethylene is low–loss and has a benign distortion profile. Thanks to all the air in Foamed–PE, it causes much less of the out–of–focus effect common to other materials.

    Metal–Layer Noise–Dissipation System

    100% shield coverage is easy. Preventing captured RF Interference from modulating the equipment’s ground reference requires AQ’s Noise–Dissipation System. Noise–Dissipation System prevents a significant amount of RFI from reaching the equipment’s ground plane.

    Asymmetrical Double–Balanced Geometry

    Purpose designed for single–ended applications, Asymmetrical Double–Balanced Geometry offers a relatively lower impedance on the ground for a richer, and more dynamic experience. While many single–ended cable designs use a single path for both the ground and the shield, Double–Balanced designs separate the two for cleaner, quieter performance.

    Cold–Welded, Gold–Plated Terminations

    This plug design allows for a connection devoid of solder, which is a common source of distortion. Because the ground shells are stamped instead of machined, the metal can be chosen for low distortion instead of machinability.


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Detailed Specifications
  • Color: Red
  • Length: 5 Meters
  • Termination: 3.5mm Male to 3.5mm Female
  • Dimensions (Box)
  • Width: 6.1"
  • Height: 9"
  • Depth: 1.9"
  • Weight: 0.5 lbs
Product Bullets
  • Cold-Welded, Gold-Plated Terminations
  • Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation
  • Solid Perfect-Surfacte Copper Conductors
  • Asymmetrical Double-Balanced Geometry


Included Coverage from AudioQuest: Limited Manufacturer Warranty

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