IC-3 SE

Our step-up series interconnect, featuring silver-plated OFC conductors with high-performance, copper-based RCA and XLR connectors, terminated with audiophile-grade solders and covered with durable Techflex braided sleeving.

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    • 300 $
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    • 20 $

Delivering Impressive
Sonic Performance

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.

THE CABLE AT THE CORE

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.

Connector Options

SOUND CONNECTIONS XHADOW REFERENCE RCA

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.

SOUND CONNECTIONS XHADOW REFERENCE XLR

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 ULTIMATE RCA

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

IC-3 Classic IC-3SE IC-3 e Statement e
Silver coated UHP OFC conductors      
Hybrid silver/copper UP-OCC conductors  
Techflex jacket      
High performance Xhadow / DH Labs RCA or XLR      
Deep cryogenic treatment    
Solderless nano liquid enhanced wire/terminal connections    
Kontak cleaner applied to conductive surfaces    

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Conductors: Ultra High Purity, 99.999% Silver-coated OFC copper
Wire gauge: 20AWG
Dielectric: Foamed Polyethylene
Capacitance: 30 pf/foot
Resistance: .009 ohms/foot (each conductor)
Jacketing: DuraFlex PVC
Shield coverage: Aluminum Mylar 100%
Diameter: 8 mm IC-3 Classic, 10mm IC-3SE, IC-3 e

TALK WITH US

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.