Digital and A/V Cables
High performance audio systems deserve high performance cables.
has looked into how these signals can be influenced and how the
construction of a cable could be optimized to get the best result
possible. The outcome is the new USB Ultimate cable. The USB Ultimate features
some unique ideas resulting in superior performance and value.
First, the signal wires are
extremely heavy plated silver over OFC. As digital signals tend to go to
the outside of the cable (the so called skin-effect) the dense very pure
silver plating is in effect carrying the signal from source to receiver.
Next, the signal conducting wires are kept as far away from the power
lines as possible. The flat construction of the cable delivers the best
possible performance over the maximum distance.
Finally, Van den Hul's patented Hulliflex jacket provides a long
lasting protective environment virtually eliminating oxidation which
harms the sonic performance of wire. This
means, when protected by Hulliflex, the sound of your cables
will not deteriorate over time.
This, and a few other trade secrets, makes the VDH USB
ULTIMATE one of the very best USB audio cables available today. Retail
The VDH Optocoupler is an innovative optical Toslink cable which is
very highly regarded in the market. This cable delivers a high
bandwidth, low-loss, low jitter connection for a very high quality sound
In this unique cable both ends of the single fiber are convex
shaped. This focuses the light beam better and reduces internal
reflections and shortens the signal path. The result is less time-smear
and lower jitter distortion. This cable is available with Toslink or
Digi-Coupler 75 Ohm
The Digi-Coupler is a good 75 ohm cable featuring a precise 75 ohm
impedance, very high frequency bandwidth and low level signal
attenuation. With three very dense braided silver shields, plus three
additional high purity foil shields Digi-Coupler is the ultimately well
MC Silver Mk II 75 Ohm
The MC Silver Mk II 75 Ohm cable is a specially adapted version of
Van den Hulís ultra high performance MC Silver series. Use this cable
for the highest quality digital applications.
The VDH HDMI Ultimate is a no-compromise cable delivering the
ultimate performance attainable from HDMI. This cable flawlessly
transfers a huge amount of digital data over 50'
(15m) distances without the requirement of using signal repeaters. The HDMI
Ultimate is also guaranteed to support display modes/ resolutions up to and
including 1080p for lengths up to 80' (25m). These distances can then be
doubled using VDH's HDMI Repeater.
Although specifications are set by official HDMI organizations, the
cable design, purity of materials and manufacturing techniques can
dramatically affect the final performance of an HDMI cable.
The HDMI Ultimate is comprised of extra thick high density silver
plated oxygen free copper conductors and low dissipation dielectrics.
This results in exceptionally wide bandwidth, very low signal losses and
ultra-low jitter ensuring a clear, highly detailed and very stable
picture with impeccable sound.
The cable features a heavy double outer shield making the cable
virtually immune to external interference. Individually screened
internal signal groups provide additional shielding and prevent
The HDMI Ultimate is equipped with professional quality metal body HDMI
'Type A' connectors with heavy gold plated contacts and full strain
relief. This is an especially important feature. These very high quality
metal connectors provide the ultimate termination which prevents the
wire from oxidizing at the ends. The Ultimate utilizes a high
performance Halogen free Hulliflex jacket which also prevents
oxidization along the length of the cable. This tip to tip completely
closed system eliminates the harmful effects of cable oxidation thus
ensuring your cable continues to perform up to spec for many years.
"There's a lot of pressure on Van den
Hul's latest HDMI cable. It's called the Ultimate, so anything less than
five stars and it'll be a case of the no-so-Ultimate. Thankfully, this
HDMI cable lives up to its name. The Ultimate really does impress with
its clear, detailed, realistic picture. Even more apparent is the sonic
ability of this cable. It sounds controlled and composed. The level of
refinement and finesse that it encourages is there for all to hear."
- What Hi-Fi, 5 Stars award winner.
HDMI Flat 180
The VDH HDMI Flat 180 is a new high quality, flat shaped, HDMI cable
with clever rotating connectors that make connections easy when there's
little room behind your equipment. The VDH HDMI
Flat 180 is fully compliant with the 1.4 fast speed standard for lengths
up to 32 feet and is warranted to maintain 1080p performance over this
length. However the cable offers effortless performance even at long 50 foot
With the HDMI standard's enormous digital data throughput of up to
10.2 Gigabits per second, the cable's flat shape reduces crosstalk. The
result is a higher signal integrity, especially for larger cable runs.
This translates into superb digital video and sound quality. The flat
shape also provides extra mechanical flexibility as well as extended
options in architecturally friendly installation, such as running the cable
Offering exceptional performance and value for money, The VDH HDMI
Flat 180 delivers clear sharp images, accurate colour definition, vivid
contrast and an infinity of fine detail up to the highest video
resolutions. Sound on any digital format is unmatched.
"It's soon apparent that this cable
[HDMI Flat] is
special. Images boast amazing clarity and there's hardly any trace of
noise. The cable has a firm grip on motion and allows for a fantastic
smooth and free-flowing image. Sonically the Flat is anything but. It's
pleasingly dynamic, entertaining and one of the most musical HDMI cables
that we've come across. The Flat is a superb cable." - What Hi-Fi
Best Buy and Product of the Year, 2008.
HDMI to DVI Adapter
Ideally suited for VDHís HDMI HQ cable, this adapterís high quality
design delivers excellent performance without loss of video quality.