Computer Audio Design unveils £480 USB cable

Bristish audio manufacturer, Computer Audio Design, has unveiled a new USB cable which aims to "maximise sound quality from USB-equipped music playback systems".

The CAD Cable has been designed in house by Scott Berry - the man responsible for the 1543 DAC - and is hand-made in London. It's designed to eradicate high-frequency noise found in all computer audio sources, while propietary technology used in the design of the cable produces a low-noise interconnect.

CAD is reluctant to reveal too much information of the technologies used, but it has said it uses a highly shielded independent cable for the power line, thus reducing the impact of high-frequency noise from the computer's USB interface.

The CAD Cable is available now in a standard length of 1.1m for £480. If for any reason you're unhappy with the cable, CAD is offering a 30-day money-back guarantee. Other lengths are available to order too.

by Max Langridge

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Max is a staff writer for What Hi-Fi?'s sister site, TechRadar, in Australia. But being the wonderful English guy he is, he helps out with content across a number of Future sites, including What Hi-Fi?. It wouldn't be his first exposure to the world of all things hi-fi and home cinema, as his first role in technology journalism was with What Hi-Fi? in the UK. Clearly he pined to return after making the move to Australia and the team have welcomed him back with arms wide open.