04 Nov Product lines (Reference/ Ultimate/ Master)
Most of the products is presented in three difference lines: Reference, Ultimate and Master.
The entry point and start of a silver journey is Reference line. It offers great difference in soundstage, clarity and neutrality compared to copper. All headphones do benefit from upgrading their usually cheap stock cables and it’s a great chance here to try one of the cables. Reference line is presented with 4 separated cores of silver (each solid strand is placed in its own selected teflon tubing) for headphone cables and 10 cores for interconnects.
More advanced in sonic characteristics and cable geometry is Ultimate line. The amount of cores is doubled here, providing low capacitance due to woven cable geometry. It also brings a reduction of skin effect on high frequencies. Moreover, this type of construction eliminates electro magnetic and radio frequency interference. As a result cables sound more three dimensional, wider and with amazing articulation. Headphone cables for that line mostly designed for big cans like LCD2 from Audeze or HD800 from Sennheiser and consist of 8 separated cores. Speaker cables and interconnects have 14 cores and more advanced cable terminations in compared to Reference line.
To reveal potential of any hi-fi system or setup, Master line has been introduced. From the first glance it might appear that some crazy number of separated silver cores is used here (for instance, 28 for speaker cable and 30(!) for power cable), however after lots of tests on different systems and rapturous feedback from customers, it could be regarded as top of the line products that might take any equipment as far as it can go. The sound is emotional, realistic, neutral with vast amount of details and feeling of 3d space. Master line really opens up any headphones to the next level compared to cheap and underwhelming stock cables that usually comes by default. Master line uses premium cable components like pure silver RCA plugs, Mundorf silver solder, heavily gold plated from inside and outside of the plug USB pins. These cables possess bulletproof construction, special alluring appearance and tremendous sonic characteristics.
In addition it is always important to remember that silver reveals its potential only after 100-150h of burn in time. There are lots of different opinions related to this topic and great amount of technical articles covering that, nevertheless it does work with silver. Sound character that might seem in beginning a bit harsh or even annoying on some bright systems noticeably changes with time and becomes more relaxed and neutral. Just the one as it should be, the one that lots of music lovers look for 🙂