A true Quality HiFi interconnect cable using premium goldplated
Switchcraft RCA connectors and Silvercab-pro cable.
This cable has been specially designed for connecting an iPod to your
home HiFi set.
Quite a long time I have been thinking how to fill the huge price and
performance gap between the Silvercab and the Goldcab.
I could not exactly figure out how I could make an acceptable step in
performance and at the same an justifiable step in the price gap.
But I happen to come across this German company, Mundorf, specialised in
the production of Silver/Gold alloy wire. They produce a high quality
alloy between Silver and 1% pure Gold.
Goldplated was something that I already tried out but I could not really
justify the sound benefits against the price increase for such wire
versus standard Silver. It would cost me more in wire costs then I
actually found back in sound performance.
Now Mundorf manufactures a real alloy, that means melted and then
extruded to wire, between pure silver and 1% pure gold and the alloy
really makes a huge sonically difference in respect to silver only or
goldplated silver. It seems that the melting creates a much more
balanced and even crystal structure all through the silver then you can
ever hope to realise with only plating the outer rims.
I have build the first cables and the feedback I get from them is really
amazing. Every thing you expect from silver with the ‘touch’ of the
transparency of gold.
Here is what Mundorf say about their wire:
The mixture of silver plus 1% gold has proven itself excellently as
capacitor film for the MCap® Supreme Silver/Gold series capacitors. The
resulting sound was so impressive that it was only natural to think of
using this alloy for the internal wiring of electronic devices.
Listening tests with individually isolated conductors quickly proved
that silver/gold shows its superior strengths every bit as convincingly
in this application as well. Purity and elegance are the terms that
automatically lend themselves to this exquisite material. We offer the
silver/gold wire in various diameters and insulated in PTFE.
So I have introduced a new set of LOD’s based on the Silver/Gold Mundorf
This cable is fitted with a straight mini (3.5mm) jack from Switchcraft,
a high quality audio connector.
This cable fits all versions of iPod, iPhone or iTouch.
NOTE: the iPhone will display a warning that the connected accesoiry is
not intended for the iPhone. This warning can be discarded. It has been
confirmed that as of iPhone software version 1.1.2 this cable provides
audio output, without using the airport mode.