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You just bought a CD player, DVD player or Computer but are you getting the most out of it?  You will! Just call or stop by Fred's Sound Of Music and we'll help!  Whether using single ended (RCA plugs), balanced XLR cables, Digital or Video Cables, HDMI, USB, iPod cables and Optical Digital Cables, AudioQuests' crystal clear and authoritative Sound & Picture is self-evident in every cable and device they make!  Also, ITC Instant Connectors bottom of page.

 

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AudioQuest DragonFly v1.2 ... Computers Can Really Sound Great!

Hear the High Quality Stereo Performance You Can Get From Your Computer.  Take A Listen At Fred's Today  

 

The AudioQuest DragonFly is an affordable and easy-to-use device that delivers far superior sound by bypassing the poor quality sound card that is built into your computer. DragonFly is a sleek, flash drive sized Digital to Audio Converter that connects to a USB jack on a Mac® or Windows® PC, turning any computer into a true high- fidelity music source. Whether you’re on the go or at home, listening on ear buds or connecting your computer to a stereo system, DragonFly reveals all the emotional expression and nuance that makes your favorite music, or movies, so enjoyable. However you connect it, DragonFly simply and easily makes any computer sound better.
The heart of DragonFly is the 24-bit ESS Sabre™ conversion chip, a high-performance solution that’s typically found in better CD and Blu-ray Disc™ players. DragonFly can accept audio and music files ranging from MP3s and CD-standard 16-bit/44kHz to native 24-bit/96kHz high-resolution, regardless of music file format. If your computer’s software can recognize and play a format, DragonFly will make it sound its best.

     

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AudioQuest JitterBug

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AudioQuest JitterBug with USB Data and Power Noise Filtering!

 

With Dual Discrete Noise-Dissipation Circuits 

  

AudioQuest Jitterbug reduces the noise and ringing that plague both the data and power lines of USB ports.
Measurably reduces jitter and packet errors. Improves dynamic contrast, warmth and resolution.

    

The Problem: All computing devices—laptops, smartphones, Network Attached Storage devices (NAS drives), media servers, etc.—inherently generate a significant amount of noise and parasitic resonances. Additionally, computers contribute a considerable amount of RFI and EMI pollution onto the signal paths—all of which can easily find its way onto your USB cables and into your audio system. This noise and interference has many negative effects. Noise-compromised digital circuitry increases jitter and packet errors, resulting in distortion that causes a comparatively flat and irritating sound. Noise-compromised analog circuitry also damages the sound’s depth, warmth and resolution.

 

The Solution: JitterBug’s dual-circuitry measurably reduces unwanted noise currents and parasitic resonances. It also reduces jitter and packet errors (in some cases, packet errors are completely eliminated).

 

The Result: Clearer and more compelling sound, music, dialog, etc. A better audio experience.
Use one JitterBug in series (in line) with any computer and USB DAC (digital-to-analog converter).
Use an additional JitterBug in parallel with the first for improved playback performance.
Use JitterBug with other locally connected USB devices, such as hard drives, printers, and cameras, to effectively reduce audio interference.
Use JitterBug with USB-enabled network devices, such as routers, NAS devices, and streamers.
Use JitterBug with mobile devices into audio systems in the home and in the car.

 

   

   

  

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AudioQuest NightHawk

 

 

AudioQuest NightHawk Headphones 

 

NightHawk is an around-the-ear, semi-open headphone, AudioQuest’s full-bore assault on both the state of the headphone art and on the limits to which quality, innovation, and sustainability can be achieved at an affordable cost.
NightHawk, the first completely original production headphone to use a 3D-printed grille, represents beauty, intelligence, and responsible innovation. Sophisticated earcup enclosure incorporates support beams that enhance structural integrity and minimize unwanted resonances and vibrations. Biocellulose diaphragms are rigid and self-damping, making them far more accurate and musically pleasing than the Mylar diaphragms used in most other headphones. Patented split-gap motor design dramatically reduces intermodulation distortion. Uses symmetrically distributed, equation-driven curvatures to intelligently guide airflow through its internal driver structure, thus reducing the harmful, unpredictable effects of turbulent air pockets.

   

  

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AudioQuest's Golden Gate iPod cables feature Perfect-Surface Copper (PSC) conductors and gold-plated RCA plugs for a marked sonic improvement over standard iPod cables. PSC lowers distortion to levels even further than AudioQuest's Evergreen cables. The Noise-Dissipation System ensures that RFI noise is a thing of the past, while Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation keeps Golden Gate's sound focused and sharp. Also AQ Forest iPod to USB cables in various lengths. Now Cinnamon and Carbon Lightning Cables!

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AudioQuest HDMI Cables offer the best sound and brightest picture from AQ's advanced design in HDMI technologies. With installations ranging from 3 feet to 65 feet AQ has you covered.  And with HDMI couplers and adapters, you can get around any corner!  See  the full display of AQ products at Fred's Sound Of Music today!

   
  The New AudioQuest RCA and XLR Interconnect Cables!

AudioQuest Sidewinder uses two solid LGC copper conductors in a novel symmetrical Hyperlitz arrangement. One conductor is insulated and used for positive. The other is uninsulated and makes contact with the 100% coverage shield, allowing it to connect (drain) the shield while at the same time being used as a high quality conducting path for the negative signal. This mild red jacketed cable carries a UL CL-3 rating, enabling it to be used inside walls without conduit.

   

AudioQuest Copperhead uses two solid PSC copper conductors in the symmetrical Hyperlitz arrangement. One conductor is insulated and used for positive. The other is uninsulated and makes contact with the 100% coverage shield, allowing it to connect (drain) the shield while at the same time being used as a high quality conducting path for the negative signal. This black PVC jacketed version of this cable carries a UL CL-3 rating, enabling it to be used inside walls without conduit.

   

AudioQuest Diamondback uses two solid PSC conductors, and what a difference PSC makes. This extremely long grain copper allows for clarity and dynamics simply not possible with lesser materials. Double Balanced Hyperlitz design welded connectors and superior materials make this blue and black textile braided cable a great value.  Offered in RCA and XLR.

   

All AudioQuest RCA and XLR plugs are made from solid FPC copper. Most copper, regardless of purity, is too soft to make an effective plug. However, in addition to providing a superior signal path, FPC copper is strong enough to fabricate into truly superior plugs.

   

Whether it be AudioQuest's single or double bi-wire speaker cable or AudioQuest full range speaker cable, Fred's Sound of Music can help you make the best choice for your system.
We'll help you make your audio and video gear perform its best!

   
  AudioQuest Speaker Cables, We cut and terminate speaker cable.

AudioQuest Type 4 SST Hyperlitz uses two solid 20 awg (0.52 sq.mm) and two 17 awg (1.02 sq mm) LGC conductors. One of each size used together makes 15 awg (1.56 sq.mm). Available in Blue or White (both UL/CL-3), or with a Blue/Black textile outer braid (not UL rated). This finely tuned "4" design maximizes the amount of metal which can be used in a four conductor cable. If the 20 awg conductor we larger, skin-effect would smear the high frequencies, if the 20 awg were smaller, the character flaws of the 21 and 17 awg conductors would be heard as two flaws instead of working together as the 20 and 17 awg conductors do to minimize any such awareness (SST). If the 17 awg conductor were smaller, the cable would lose some "authority." If the 17 awg were larger, the 20 and 16 awg conductors would lose their SST advantage.

   

AudioQuest CV-4 is "living" proof that metal quality can make a huge difference. CV-4 uses the same exceptionally efficient design as AudioQuest Type 4 speaker cable. While Type 4 takes advantage of LGC (Long Grain Copper) in order to provide high performance at an excellent price. CV-4 uses the astonishing new PSC (Perfect Surface Copper) in order to "get out of the way" far more completely. CV-4 is smooth, pure, clean and dynamic to an extent not previously possible anywhere near this price, even from AudioQuest. While CV-4 is a wonderful full-range cable, it will perform even better when two CV-4 cables are used with biwirable speakers; serious take-no-prisoners performance. With two-way (high crossover) loudspeakers, CV-4 also makes an excellent single-biwire cable. To single-biwire a three-way (low crossover) speaker we suggest considering Slate or especially Bedrock. Available in Sea Green, Navajo White (both UL/CL3) and Green/Black textile braid.

   

AudioQuest Gibraltar is The Top Rock! The big difference in this dark blue cable is the quality of the metal. In this fine-tuned Hybrid design the character of the overall cable is determined by our proprietary PSC+ copper used for the 21 and 18 awg and 19 conductors. Only the large 16 awg conductors are the remarkable, but in this case inferior, PSC copper. As even the "bass half" of this Flat Rock is a hybrid, even the bass half has mostly the character of PSC+. Leaving only the largest treble impaired 16 awg conductors in PSC saves money and gives up almost nothing in absolute performance. Thanks to the use of these exclusive coppers, the music is sweeter, cleaner and more dynamic. As with all the other Rocks, Gibraltar is also excellent for single-biwire use, or to make a double-biwire set with Bedrock or Granite on the bass.

   
  Just a sample of the Digital & Video Cables By AudioQuest , CinemaQuest at Fred's
   

CinemaQuest OptiLink 1 provides significantly higher performance than is often thought possible with the Toslink interface system. Even though OptiLink 1 has a very modest price, that first step from normal cable into the CQ OptiLink series, is the biggest step .... the most sonic improvement. Optical cables come in different lengths.

 

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USB Data & Power Noise Filter
With Dual Discrete Noise-Dissipation Circuits.

Reduces the noise and ringing that plague both the data and power lines of USB ports.
Measurably reduces jitter and packet errors.
Improves dynamic contrast, warmth and resolution.

The Problem: All computing devices—laptops, smartphones, Network Attached Storage devices (NAS drives), media servers, etc.—inherently generate a significant amount of noise and parasitic resonances. Additionally, computers contribute a considerable amount of RFI and EMI pollution onto the signal paths—all of which can easily find its way onto your USB cables and into your audio system. This noise and interference has many negative effects. Noise-compromised digital circuitry increases jitter and packet errors, resulting in distortion that causes a comparatively flat and irritating sound. Noise-compromised analog circuitry also damages the sound’s depth, warmth and resolution.

The Solution: JitterBug’s dual-circuitry measurably reduces unwanted noise currents and parasitic resonances. It also reduces jitter and packet errors (in some cases, packet errors are completely eliminated).

The Result: Clearer and more compelling sound, music, dialog, etc. A better audio experience.
Use one JitterBug in series (in line) with any computer and USB DAC (digital-to-analog converter).
Use an additional JitterBug in parallel with the first for improved playback performance.
Use JitterBug with other locally connected USB devices, such as hard drives, printers, and cameras, to effectively reduce audio interference.
Use JitterBug with USB-enabled network devices, such as routers, NAS devices, and streamers.
Use JitterBug with mobile devices into audio systems in the home and in the car.