Double Helix Cables

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Complement C15 is available - a new extreme for power-hungry flagships!
Peptide OCC copper litz now for sale to DIYers...
Eidolic Premier 2 pin IEM plugs ready to ship soon.
Molecule SE and Symbiote SE are upgraded to V4 spec with ideal insulation...

Sound philosophy:

Double Helix Cables has always used, and will always use pure OCC silver and OCC copper.

We do this because these metals do not just have a proven track record in audio cables and in our personal experience, but also throughout the world of electronics, signal transduction, and in science as a whole.  Other metals - gold, platinum, palladium, and others are used solely for contact plating, electrodes, or any application where the goal is resistance to chemicals and oxidation.  These elements are not indicated for signal conduction in any application, other than in audiophile products where they are used as a bullet point to justify higher prices.  Our search of the literature on silver-gold alloys - including a direct consultation with MIT Materials Engineering years ago -- confirms the only scientific finding is that they are poorer conductors than pure silver or pure gold even, and are only suitable as a plating for high-corrosion environments (Aarts and Jarvis, 1954).  They do not have any real-world purpose aside from a few academic investigations of their structural properties in the 1950s.

Metals aside from silver and copper have no way to improve signal transduction, and are more likely to cause distortion and uneven response than confer any benefit -- their conductivity is far less than the crudest copper alloys of the 1800s -- approaching that of tin and iron or worse.  For this reason, DHC's design philosophy is entirely devoted to cable performance, not following exploitative trends or inflating the bottom line, but creating new developments through experimentation and refinement of our 13+ years of experience.  

Many headphone cable industry standards originated at DHC.  Click each link below for a blast from the past.

First OCC silver headphone cable (Silver Complement)— First headphone cable with separate, shielded cables (Complement) — First direct-soldered “Ultrashort” adapterFirst “triple threat” headphone to headphone adaptersFirst headphone cable with individually shielded conductors (Spore) — First solid-insulated OCC litz wire (Peptide)— First silver plated OCC copper litz (Peptide Hybrid) — First pure OCC silver litz (Silver Peptide SP) — First headphone cable with conductive shielding insulation (Complement2) — First headphone cable with conductive damping core (Complement3)— First headphone cable with textile type 4 cores (Molecule SE) — First “Fusion” OCC silver + OCC copper wire (Symbiote Fusion) — First cable with hybrid of cotton and conductive cores (Molecule Extreme) — First true type 6 OCC litz cable (Flagella speaker cable) — First cable with cotton primary insulation inside a solid secondary insulation (Complement4) -- First cable with 3D-printed parts (Symbiote SP)

DHC is proud to use scientifically-proven technology for all of our products.
We will not use new or alternative technology due to a trend.

Double Helix Cables

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Prion4 wows Headfonia reviewers!
Prion4 and Clone Silver win Cable of the Year at Headfonia in their respective price categories!

News
Complement C15 is available - a new extreme for power-hungry flagships!
Peptide OCC copper litz now for sale to DIYers...
Eidolic Premier 2 pin IEM plugs ready to ship soon.
Molecule SE and Symbiote SE are upgraded to V4 spec with ideal insulation...
Power thirsty headphones like Susvara with our obscene Flagella OCC litz type 6 speaker cable and 4 pin XLR to Spade/Banana interface!

Did you know that alloys are actually less conductive than pure metals?  Double Helix Cables fuses subjective and objective cable design for a blend of art and science -- without low-conductivity precious metals. It’s scientifically proven that using pure metals, like our OCC copper and silver litz wires, will result in ideal sound transmission properties. Here’s how DHC has exposed new depths of sound over the years:

  • By using a high-quality litz wire and the OCC continuous casting process, our cables are built to be extremely durable and high-performing on a molecular level.  None of our functional design points are for show.  
  • For the true cable connoisseur, we pride ourselves on unique customization capabilities with 3D printing and lavish textile sleeves that are both functional and attractive.
  • We have developed ornate designs that take into account the diversity of headphones and amplifiers, adding further details and depth for all listeners.

Many headphone cable industry standards originated at DHC.  Click each link below for a blast from the past.

First OCC silver headphone cable (Silver Complement)— First headphone cable with separate, shielded cables (Complement) — First direct-soldered “Ultrashort” adapterFirst “triple threat” headphone to headphone adaptersFirst headphone cable with individually shielded conductors (Spore) — First solid-insulated OCC litz wire (Peptide)— First silver plated OCC copper litz (Peptide Hybrid) — First pure OCC silver litz (Silver Peptide SP) — First headphone cable with conductive shielding insulation (Complement2) — First headphone cable with conductive damping core (Complement3)— First headphone cable with textile type 4 cores (Molecule SE) — First “Fusion” OCC silver + OCC copper wire (Symbiote Fusion) — First cable with hybrid of cotton and conductive cores (Molecule Extreme) — First true type 6 OCC litz cable (Flagella speaker cable) — First cable with cotton primary insulation inside a solid secondary insulation (Complement4) -- First cable with 3D-printed parts (Symbiote SP)

DHC is proud to use scientifically-proven technology for all of our products.
We will not use new or alternative technology due to a trend.

Our Fusion cables combine OCC copper and OCC silver to enhance detail and realism beyond pure copper's capabilities.

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Each of our accessories are completely customizable to add a unique personal touch. With all parts and accessories, DHC uses Eidolic as often as possible. Eidolic is a new company formed in 2013 with a mission to bring the best possible connectors to the world of personal and home audio, without any constraints on design, materials, or costs.  

Let DHC make your vision a reality; our 3D printing technology has drastically widened the scope of possibilities for custom designing various cable parts and accessories.

DHC is proud to be the first cable manufacturer offering 3D-printed parts and accessories. From y-splits to cable connectors, 3D printing allows us to add a unique flair with calculated precision.

Double Helix Cables was formed to bring cables to the public that unify art, science, and technology to continuously uncover extraordinary details in music.

Our Purpose

Double Helix Cables was formed to bring cables to the public that unify art, science, and technology to continuously uncover extraordinary details in music.