ADL iD-30pa USB-A Cable:
The iD-30pa is a USB-A to an Apple MFI 30-pin connector cable, offered as an upgrade to generic/OEM cables. It permits a straight-through digital connection from an Apple device to a USBA device such as the ADL X1 DAC and headphone amplifier. The cable incorporates Furutech Pure Transmission technology with a silver-plated (Alpha) OCC conductor (28AWG), 24k gold-plated USB connector and double-layer shielding within a RoHScompliant sheath to ensure optimal performance. In addition, the main conductors are cryogenically demagnetized using Furutech’s (Alpha) Process. In my trials, replacing the OEM cable with the iD-30pa, I perceived a more open, natural sound with greater tonal complexity and detail retrieval; whereas, the OEM cable sounded more etched, chiseled and grainy. The looks are trendy and the construction is above board. If you are using high-quality headphones and listening to lossless files via your Apple device, the iD-30pa provides the opportunity to squeeze out another level of performance. iD-30PA 0.10M Cable length: 10cm (3.9in). MSRP: $72.00.