Conduit is our Digital cable series. We offer two USB cables and Coaxial digital cables.. A high quality Silver cable that competes with $350-$500.00 cables and a state of the art USBe Perfect powered cable that will set a standard and compete with any cable made.
From $499.00-$849.00 (see below)
Due out in late May, 2020, the USBe Perfect is a powered USB cable. It is the best USB implemetation that we have ever heard
Shown above in prototype case. It will come in an upgraded metal case
Here is a review from an initial purchaser:
"As music lovers get drawn further and further into the ease and benefits of streaming music vis a USB cable to either a stereo or headphones, the need to maximize the clarity of the signal becomes, for audiophiles at least, of paramount importance. We’ve had device created to decrease jitter (such as the AudioQuest JitterBug) that have helped in this regard. Core Technologies has taken their approach a few steps further. In listing the benefits of the USBe Perfect, do keep in mind that all USB devices draw their power from whatever source the USB device/cable is connected to, so, as Core Technologies points out, they built the USBe Perfect with power regeneration built in to help alleviate this problem. It also works seamlessly with USB 2.0 and3.0. It reduces jitter. But it also attacks the twin signal degradations of crosstalk and ISI (inter-symbol interference) that can limit length of the USB cable. Having owned and used the JitterBug to good effect in my systems (both two channel and headphone), I was eager to hear what the (admittedly) bigger and more expensive USBe Perfect could do to the sound of the music I was listening too".
"I’m using a MacBook Pro as a streamer. It’s SSD hard drive contain many of my favorite jazz CD’s. I also use it to stream Tidal MQA. I use Audirvana to handle which music I chose to listen to. I run an AudioQuest Coffee USB cable to the USB input on my Oppo HA-1 headphone amp, or via the Coffee USB to an AudioQuest Red DAC to render Tidal. For headphones, I have Audeze LCD-2C, LCD-1, Focal Elear, AudioQuest NightHawks and NightOwls, and AKG-701. My main stereo uses the same feed, but to a Jeff Rowland Design Group Continuum S2 integrated amp and Magneplaner 1,7i speakers. Most of my listening was done via headphones, with the LCD-2C’s or Focal Elear being the primary devices. But know that what I’ve written below applies equally to playing my music back through my main stereo."
"The USBe Perfect is about two and a half time the height of the JitterBug and a little wider. Like the JitterBug, the USBe Perfect has a female USB output on one end, and a male USB input on the other. I took a fair amount of time to compare both, which simply consisted of me listening to a track, then swapping out the devices one for the other and relistening again. The effects were not subtle."
"I began listening to Rodrigo Y Gabriela’s self-titled album and their version of “Stairway To Heaven.” These two musicians play two acoustic guitars, and with the JitterBug in the chain, the sound was highly enjoyable. But substituting the USBe Perfect for the JitterBug allowed thing to really open up sonically. Suddenly I could not only hear the two guitars playing more clearly in their own acoustic space. Plus, I had a better sense of fingers on strings, and how they excited the cavity of the acoustic guitars. It was an eye (ear) opening experience."
"The USBe Perfect seemed to be equally effective on Tidal MQA tracks as it was on 16/44. When I pulled up Eric Dolphy’s “Out To Lunch” in MQA, again the differences were not hard to hear. Dolphy sounded far more like he was in the room with me when the USBe Perfect was in line. The bass was more present, more woody sounding, and far more defined. And dear lord, what the USBe Perfect did for Bobby Hutcherson’s vibes. They rang with a clarity I’ve seldom heard from streaming music."
"Cuing up Cannonball Adderley’s tune “One For Daddy O”, at the very end of the tune you hear Miles Davis say, “Is that what you wanted Rudy?” With the JitterBug in line, it sounded fine, exactly like I’ve heard it at it’s best. But substituting the USBe Perfect suddenly made the sound of Rudy’s studio that music clearer. I felt more like I was at the session."
"Another example of what the USBe Perfect brought to the table was when I lined up the soundtrack to the movie “Across The Universe” and the song “Let It Be.” On the soundtrack, it’s sung as a gospel tune, with full choir. With the JitterBug, I got the sense of singer and choir quite clearly. With the USBe Perfect installed, I suddenly heard the singer clearly standing well in front of the choir, and I could better make out individual voices of the choir. Plus, I got a better sense of space."
"Finally, I pulled up Marcus Miller’s version of the Billy Cobham tune “Red Baron.” With the USBe Perfect, I heard more of the purr of Miller’s electric bass. And that bass was a cleaner, clearer, more realistic instrument, and with plenty of added texture to each note."
"After going back and forth between the AudioQuest Jitterbug and the Core Technologies USBe Perfect, it was easy to reach a conclusion that from this point on, for all my streaming or USB audio needs, the USBe Perfect has simply got to be in the chain if I want to hear the music I’m listening to at its best. To quote that old audiophile analogy, its as if the USBe Perfect wiped a layer or three of haze from the window that separated me from the live musical events. The USBe Perfect comes far closer to living up to its name (perfect) than anything I’ve heard in my system to date. Congratulations are in order to the good folks at Core Technologies for realizing worked needed to be done to make USB listening a pleasurable pursuit, and created the USBe Perfect to move us further on down the road toward that ever elusive goal of recreating the live event in our listening rooms. While the Jitterbug is good at what it does, the USBe Perfect moves us that much closer to the endzone. If you’re a streamer, you really need to hear what the USBe Perfect can do for your listening time."
Naked board shown above. Unit will ship in a nice metal case
Prepare To Be Amazed
Our First 200 Units Are In-House- We are just Waiting on the packaging.
The following plots show the input and output of typical implementation based on USBe Perfect with a USB 3.0 Type A connector and a Std. USB3.0 3m long cable.
Note the greatly improved Eye Mask indicating a more complete signal transmission & lower bit error rate on the right photo.
The USBe Perfect is designed to minimize signal degradation effects such as crosstalk and inter-symbol interference (ISI) that limits the interconnect distance between two devices.
In Short – If You Are Using USB In Your System – You Want One:
o Power Regeneration BUILT IN
o Integrates seamlessly for both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 Protocols
o Vastly lowers Jitter
o The USBe Perfect is designed to minimize signal degradation effects such as crosstalk and inter-symbol interference (ISI) that limits the interconnect distance between two devices.
o The input stage of each channel offers selectable equalization (optimization) settings that can be programmed to match loss in the channel. We have optimized this for USB Cables of 1 to 3 meters.
o The differential outputs provide selectable de-emphasis (again programmed for 1 to 3 meters) to compensate for the increased error rates & distortion that USB 3.0 signals experience.
o The level of de-emphasis depends on the length of interconnect and its characteristics. Longer lerngths are easily handled
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$499.00 without a USB cable (or or two are required-One input and one output)
$599.00 with one $199.00 1m Silver USB cable $699.00 with two $199.00 1m Silver USB cables
$799.00 with one 1m $499.00 Diamond USB cable $999.00 with two 1m $499.00 Diamond USB cables
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