The insulation of the conductors of the Audioquest MacKenzie XLR cable is ensured by a polyethylene foam in which micro-bubbles of nitrogen have been injected. This relatively rigid foam is used because it maintains the layout of the conductors over the entire length of the cable, which guarantees perfect stability of its impedance. In addition, the proprietary NDS technology involves three layers of carbon here to effectively prevent RF disturbances from polluting the ground plane of the connected device.
The symmetrical geometry of the Audioquest MacKenzie XLR cable allows the ground to be separated from the audio signal, ensuring very low impedance in the positive and negative signal path, the shield not being used as a lesser quality conductor. Finally, the silver-plated connectors are made of high-purity pink copper and are cold crimped.
Solid conductors, Solid Perfect Surface Copper+ (PSC+)
Dielectric: nitrogen-blown polyethylene foam
RFI filtering: proprietary NDS (Noise-Dissipation System) technology , 3 layers of carbon
Connectors in silver-plated pure pink copper, cold crimped