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Fidata HFU2

$316.00
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This cable has a smoothness, a refinement, dimensionality and just a rich, open, and non-fatiguing sound. The highs are silky and smooth. Nothing is edgy, strident, or artificial sounding. Bass is clean, with definition and attack. No boominess. This cable is sooo enjoyable. If I were to guess the price on sonics alone, I would have said it belongs in the $1000 range. Needless to say, it's a terrific value if you are looking for balance, dimensionality and an engaging yet relaxing sound.
Length: 1 m

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Fidata HFU2 USB Audio Cable

The Fidata HFU2 USB cables feature gold-plated USB connectors and implement the USB 2.0 High Speed specification. Each USB connector features a machined aluminum enclosure that provides weight to limit minuscule vibrations that could affect the connection. Independent concentric-cross-section cables with a diameter of 7 mm holding dedicated No. 24 AWG grade conductors made of Silver-plated oxygen-free copper (OFC) are used for power and signal lines, and a reversible design ensures the cables are easy to install. Subjected to a rigorous, 100% inspection at a certified plant in Japan to ensure that they meet our quality standard, these cables deliver exceptional transmission quality.

 Our take

We inserted the Fidata HFU2 USB into our system between the Innuos Statement DAC and Merason DAC 1 MK2. Initially what we heard was a little rough, and we knew it needed some time. So I left it in the system for about a week, and what a difference a week made! The sound became more refined and and the midrange really came into it's own. This cable has a smoothness, a refinement, dimensionality and just a rich, open, and non-fatiguing midrange. The highs too are silky and smooth. Nothing is edgy, strident, or artificial sounding. Bass is clean, with definition and attack. No boominess. This cable competes with much higher priced cables. How cliche is that? Very, unfortunately. But seriously, I've heard a lot of USB cables, and if I didn't know the price of this one, I would put it in the $1000 range. 

Conductor diameter Signal line:24AWG / Power line:20AWG
USB connector Standard A type / Standard B type, gold-plated
Wire Silver-plated copper
Warranty period 2-year warranty