Meet the £480 USB cable from Computer Audio Design, an audiophile's DAC dream
Computer Audio Design has announced a USB cable that it's selling for a mind-boggling £480. Yes, you read that correctly.
Who would pay that? We hear you ask. Audiophiles. Anyone who appreciates high quality music will be a huge fan of the CAD DAC Cable, claims the company. And it's so confident that it's touting a 30-day money-back guarantee for anyone that isn't impressed.
CAD, who won Best Sound Hi-Fi Room, Sound and Vision 2013 at the Bristol Show has launched the proprietary DAC today. The idea is to maximize sound quality from a USB port source. It is hand made in London to combat high-frequency noise which is a problem is all computer audio sources, it says.
The company says: "CAD has employed unique technology in the design of the CAD Cable, to produce an exceptionally low-noise interconnect. The CAD Cable also offers consistency with CAD’s famous sonic neutrality and natural ‘analogue’ sound quality, as evidenced in the award-winning 1543 DAC."
The CAD is available now for £480 which gets you a 1.1 metre length of cable. Other lengths are available, but they'll cost you even more.