Molecule Elite 19 – 18.8awg OCC Silver – Zenith of Home/Portable Cables
Molecule Elite 19
DHC’s most accomplished portable cable.
Elite 19 is our highest performing cable that is travel-friendly, with a 2.35mm wire diameter (compared with Complement4’s 3.0mm + sleeving or Prion4’s 3.4mm + sleeving) and traditional braided format with 3D-printed, monogrammed Elite19 y-split.
18.8awg (~19awg) pure OCC silver litz. The 14-bundle design of Complement4 expands to 30 bundles arranged into six subgroups; Elite19 contains more than double the amount of OCC silver as Complement4. The ultrapure single-crystal litz silver bundles are arrayed into a cylindrical-tube layout inside each Elite19 wire. This design greatly reduces skin effect as each strand alternates between the inside and the outside of the wire construct along the cable’s length, equalizing impedance throughout the wire. Each tiny strand of OCC silver is coated in an invisible, razor-thin enamel layer which prevents oxidation and cross-talk between strands, eliminating diodic junctions and their propensity for energy storage. This conductor goes above and beyond in terms of current carrying capability. Not just any OCC silver, we have combed the world for silver that sounds this way, casting many possible designs and materials aside. This metal is chosen for its unique combination of precision and forgiveness. We find it even less harsh-sounding than copper, even with troublesome recordings, due to its refinement. Those who hear our silver ask “How is this silver? It’s so smooth and easygoing…”
Center conductive/damping core. DHC helped introduce type 4 litz with our original Peptide V2 type 4 litz wires – an optimized version of the type 2 litz with a core of damping material at the center, keeping the litz strands out of the wire’s “dead spot” at its center, and aiding in litz’s prime goal of equally distributing each strand between the wire’s surface and its interior. With Elite19, we take the damping core feature to a higher level with our conductive core – a DHC first. The core is made of a resistive material which absorbs any internal static buildup.
Multicore type4/type6 layout. The more complex nature of Elite19’s colossal 18.8awg conductors requires a second level of six cores, made of pure cotton, to organize the bundles. This provides support and damping throughout the wire.
Flexible, clear PE insulation. This material offers the best combination of dielectric constant, damping, flexibility, and overall feel. See the litz masterpiece inside through the clear insulation.
Purpose-built 3D-printed cast metal y-splitter. We have revised our beloved “Helix” split with embossed “ELITE 19” details on the exterior for this unique headphone cable. Choose between stainless steel, polished bronze, or sterling silver. We can even print 14kt solid rose gold.
Award-winning sound. Prion4 received accolades from Positive Feedback Online and from discerning customers across the globe, selling out the first two batches quicker than we could build them. Now, Elite19 offers a large measure of Prion4’s performance in a travel-friendly package that works with most headphones.
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