IC-3 SE

Our step-up series interconnect, featuring silver-plated OFC conductors with high-performance, copper-based  DH labs and Sound Connections Xhadow 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 PRECISION RCA

Reference level RCA widely considered one of the finest RCA plugs in the audiophile marketplace.  Precision, simplicity and elegance are Xhadow’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 character.   The fit of these connectors is smooth and strong, with a just the right pressure to ensure a perfect and consistent signal passage with a minimum of contact resistance.  **note–more widely spaced female sockets are required to fit the Xhadow RCA.  Inputs should have a minimum 5/8″ from center to center**     

SOUND CONNECTIONS XHADOW PRECISION 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. A 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 ClassicIC-3SEIC-3 eStatement e
Silver coated Ultra High Purity Oxygen Free Copper conductors   
Hybrid silver plated copper and pure copper OHNO Single Crystal conductors 
Techflex jacket   
High performance Xhadow / Furutech / DH Labs RCA or XLR   
Deep cryogenic treatment  
Nano liquid enhanced cable / terminal connections, or conductive surfaces  
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.