Spore4 Silver Reference Interconnects (1 pair): RCA, XLR
The Spore4 is our uniting of the Complement4 wire technology with the ultimate performance of the Spore interconnect layout. Finally, we can offer an interconnect with Complement4’s internal refinement and the painstaking protection of signal integrity that comes with the Spore’s monolithic layered design.
Introducing – the Integrated Wire. An integrated wire offers a complete multilayer construction around each signal wire, machine-made for consistency and hand-finished into a cable built to your specifications. The goal is to create conditions around the internal litz silver strands that allows them to perform to their true potential.
Full Spore4 shielding system – complete protection. Each Integrated Wire is wrapped with custom foil and a high-coverage nickel-composite shield designed to be as flexible and adaptable as fabric, keeping the strongest electromagnetic frequencies out of the cable.
Carbon-polymer tertiary ultra-light shielding layer. This material, pioneered by DHC, allows us to throughly shield each Integrated Wire beyond the abilities of metal-based materials. It blocks a wide bandwidth of interference, absorbing it and dispersing it so that it can never interfere with the signal.
Flexible Teflon secondary dielectric layer. This minimal-absorption, high dielectric strength material allows us to maintain the integrity of the inner litz construct while optimizing the cable for the perfect balance of low inductance and capacitance. The evolution of Spore4 to using Teflon helped reduce its size by 60% while improving its performance all-around.
Cotton primary dielectric layer. A cable-industry first. DHC offers the first ever litz cable with a matrix of cotton braided around the litz strands inside a polymer dielectric layer. The result is a cable with cotton as its true wire insulation – a material that does not add or subtract charge from the strands, damps vibration, and offers superior dielectric strength to practically everything – without the strands or constructs being vulnerable, as the cotton-encased litz construct is protected in the outer layers.
22awg pure OCC silver litz – our true flagship. An array of 14 bundles of ultrapure single-crystal litz silver bundles are arrayed into a cylindrical-tube layout inside each Integrated Wire. This design greatly reduces skin effect as each strand is kept close to the surface as the bundles twist 360 degrees, equalizing impedance throughout the wire from end to end. 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 resulting propensity for energy storage. This is our largest wire to date and is more than ample for all audio systems.
Type 4 conductive/damping core. DHC helped introduce type 4 litz with our 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 Spore4, we take the damping core type 4 model to another level with our exclusive Conductive Core – a DHC innovation. The core is made of a proprietary material which absorbs any internal static buildup and converts it to heat, while also allowing vibration damping on all sides of the litz strands – they are “sandwiched” between cotton and this core – the perfect internal environment.
The best connectors – We use only XLR and RCA plugs with tellurium copper as a base metal – as opposed to brass & bronze, this metal is extremely close to pure copper’s conductivity, while being strong and machinable enough to be used as connector parts.
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