A premium interconnect cable, with a custom shop, hand-crafted build and aesthetic that extends the proven performance of our award-winning IC-3 Classic. Outfitted with high-performance RCA and XLR connectors and terminated with audiophile-grade solders. The result is a remarkably refined cable that competes favorably against costlier audio interconnects in the $700-$1,000/meter range.
Multiple stranded, silver-coated OFC copper conductors insulated in an ultra-low loss foamed Polyethylene dielectric, in a low capacitance design. 100% aluminum mylar shielding provides immunity to noise, with an upgraded, durable Techflex jacket.
Reference level RCA widely considered one of the finest RCA plugs in the audiophile marketplace today. Precision, simplicity and elegance are it’s hallmarks. The main barrel and rear-nut are lathed from pure aluminum rod-stock and anodized with a finish that is both durable and non-conductive. The contact assemblies are machined from OFC pure copper, then silver plated for a smooth and neutral overall sonic presentation, and a machined Teflon dielectric. The set screw terminal allows for a solder-free optional interface with the wire. The fit of these connectors to component sockets is smooth and strong, with a just the right amount of contact pressure to ensure perfect and consistent signal passage with a minimum of contact resistance.
Precision, elegant machined art, the Xhadow XLR is considered one of the finest hi-fidelity XLR‘s in the world, and is designed with the audiophile perspective in mind. Made from pure aluminum rod-stock and anodized in “Xhadow Gray” for a durable and non-conductive finish, the main barrel assembly houses an internal strain relief. Into the barrel this fits a “Gender-Module”, creating a male or female plug. An mirror plated outer passive shell houses a machined Teflon dielectric, and pure copper machined silver-plated contact pins, which give a rich, but nicely resolved sonic character. Solder-free set screw terminal option.
DH Labs has developed and refined their ultimate RCA connector, with years of research leading to the introduction of an exclusive “High Copper Alloy”. This composition is 99.5% pure copper, with a conductivity rating among the industry’s very best. Trace amounts of non-magnetic metals are added to provide adequate hardness and strength, with a gold plating process that is designed to maximize signal transfer, this plug will offer a warmer, and burnished overall character. A locking barrel ensures proper mounting to the female socket.
Interconnect Cable Feature Comparison
Silver coated UHP OFC conductors
Hybrid silver/copper UP-OCC conductors
High performance Xhadow / DH Labs RCA or XLR
Deep cryogenic treatment
Solderless nano liquid enhanced wire/terminal connections
Kontak cleaner applied to conductive surfaces
|Conductors:||Ultra High Purity, 99.999% Silver-coated OFC copper|
|Resistance:||.009 ohms/foot (each conductor)|
|Shield coverage:||Aluminum Mylar 100%|
|Diameter:||8 mm IC-3 Classic, 10mm IC-3SE, IC-3 e|
We can provide custom configurations with this cable and are happy to consult to help you find the best products for your system’s needs. You can get in touch with us by calling 619-255-6451 or by emailing us through our contact form.