The River Cable Difference
Tests for ALL River Cables
Your cable is thoroughly inspected for fit and finish. The insulating jacket, connector jacket thermoelastic covers, connector pins and our unique RiverSlinx™ GoldFX protective mesh are checked and carefully evaluated.
Basic Continuity/Short Test
In this simple test, a DC (Direct Current) signal is passed through your cable, to ensure that the cable is ready to move on to more rigorous parameter testing. This is where our testing begins...and where most other companys' tests end.
This is the actual measured DC (Direct Current) resistance of the cable in ohms, and includes the contact resistance of the connectors. The lower the resistance the better, indicating that a more "transparent" signal is passing through your cable. This measurement is dependent on the cable's length.
We perform this critical test, measured in nanofarads (nF), for both audio and video cables. Your cable is tested for actual net capacitance between the center conductor and the shield, or between conductors of a non-shielded cable. The lower the capacitance, the better the signal is able to pass through your cable. This measurement is dependent on the cable's length.