ELITE SERIES Interconnect (Single Ended RCA)
A great deal of thought and design expertise has gone into our cables as will be apparent below.
This cable is manufactured in the pseudo balanced fashion. This means that it has many of the advantages, characteristics and benefits of balanced cable but is terminated with RCA plugs and can be plugged into any single ended RCA socket. We use only lead-free solder. The cable is manufactured from high quality copper with impurities of less than one part in 1000 parts. The rest is pure copper. It employs several strands of different gauges of solid core copper wire that suite different frequency ranges. Solid core has been chosen to take advantage of skin effect. These strands are individually insulated. The Elite range features good quality Neutrik gold-plated RCA connectors. The cable is covered in an attractive cotton/pet sheath which is neutral to sound quality. After air, cotton is the best dielectric.This cable design has the advantage that the straight positive signal cable returns through a straight negative signal cable of equal length, characteristics and impedance. The signal cables are not twisted so capacitance is low yet the signal is fully protected from RF because it is shielded. The Shield is independent of the signal. The negative signal does not return through a rough braid which can impose noise on the signal, is of different impedance and, depending on design, different length. The insulation is a thin polymer to virtually eliminate energy storage and delayed release which muddies and smears your sound robbing your system of detail, dynamics and transient information.
The interconnect can be used in any audio application e.g. CD player or DAC to preamp or power amp, Record player to preamp or phono stage, phono stage to preamp or preamp to power amp. We can supply almost any configuration and combination of plugs, sockets and adaptors
The standard length is 1.0 meter but longer or shorter cables can be supplied to order. In cases of heavy RF interference, cables with additional shielding can be supplied to special order. We can supply almost any length. The cable with additional RF shielding has approximately four times the copper in the shield comparted with the standard cable. Having said that we have received no complaints about RF interference ith our standard cable either.
The cable is directional. Please note the direction indication on the plugs. The plug with the Pure Audio label must be plugged into the source. For example, if you are using the cable from CD player or turntable to pream, the CD player or turntable or phono preamplifier is the source.
PLATINUM Series Single Ended (RCA)
The Platinum series of interconnects is broadly similar in construction to the Elite series however it uses more individually insulated conductors of different gauges to give a better audio spread over the range of frequencies.
The result is better neutrality, detail and dynamics.
The Platinum series interconnects are terminated with WBT style locking RCA plugs. To open the plug ready for application to the RCA socket, unscrew the barrel cover towards the tip of the connector until it is slightely loose. Do not remove it completely. Then push the connector into the RCA socket. Tighten the barrel. It is now firmly locked on to your equipment.
TRUE BALANCED INTERCONNECT PLATINUM SERIES(XLR)
Our Balanced series of interconnects are made of similar materials to our Elite single ended series.
The plugs are of high quality and are metal-bodied, not plastic, giving better RF protection and mechanical stability.
The design incorporates three identical runs of copper wire for the positive, negative and drain or earth. The shield is not in the signal path. We believe this to be a unique design feature in balanced interconnect. We are not aware of it being used in other balanced audio cable designs.