THE DEFINITION OF YIQ: CinemaQuest YIQ component video cables include three identical maximum performance coaxial cables, one for each of the three component signals; the ?Y? (b&w) signal and the ?I? and ?Q? signals (also known as Pb and Pr), which contain all the color information. In the two channel S-video system (also known as Y/C), the ?I? and ?Q? component signals are combined to create a single ?C? signal. When available, a three channel component signal is better because it avoids the degradation caused by the process of combining and separating. THE INGREDIENTS: YIQ-3 uses a 6.1% Silver Center Conductor (6.1% SPC) insulated with Hard Cell Foam (HCF). Normal 1.25% silver-plate greatly improves high frequency performance for a fraction of the cost of solid silver. A 6.1% silver conductor is much closer to all silver, still for a fraction of the cost. Nitrogen Injected HCF reduces distortion caused by the insulating material. The combination Copper foil and Silver-Plated braid shield provides 100% protection coverage and lower distortion. Gold-Plated RCA, BNC or D-Sub 15 connectors are professionally attached with superior AudioQuest solder. Multi-color braid.