Symbiote Elite 19 – 18.8awg OCC pure silver silver and Fusion options – Ultimate 2 pin CIEM Cable

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Symbiote Elite19

The world’s most extreme CIEM cable.
For 2 pin CIEM or MMCX.

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“There’s no doubt, the DHC Molecule Elite 19 Fusion raises the bar for the HD800. If you want to push clarity, detail, soundstage, and fullness, you cannot go wrong with the Fusion.”

Elite 19 is our highest performing cable that is travel-friendly, with a 2.35mm wire diameter – much smaller than our previous extreme IEM flagships – and traditional braided format with 3D-printed, monogrammed Elite19 y-split.


18.8awg (~19awg) pure OCC silver litz.   Our 22awg silver IEM flagships are expanded to a configuration of 30 bundles arranged into six subgroups; Elite19 contains more than double the amount of OCC silver as Complement4 and Symbiote SP.  This makes it easily the largest OCC silver litz ever used in an IEM cable, and the most extreme IEM cable on the market – nothing else comes remotely close.  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.  We consider this cable “extreme but wearable” – it’s not small, but it feels pretty good around your ears.  It’s not going to beat the ease of Symbiote SP for travel by any means, but if you’re dedicated then take it on the go.  Of course, it will dominate any other CIEM cable for home use.

Standard: titanium alloy CNC y-split with machined DHC logo.  Our new titanium alloy split is lathed from a 10mm titanium rod, and our exclusive figure-8 hole pattern maximizes use of space for an ultra-light, ultra compact split that is no bigger than the tiny Eidolic E-SX6.  The titanium split is chamfered at each end and circular-polished for a smooth feel.  Available only at DHC!

Purpose-built 3D-printed cast metal y-splitters available.   We have revised our beloved “Helix” split with embossed “ELITE 19” details on the exterior for this unique earphone cable.  Choose between stainless steel, polished bronze, or sterling silver.   We keep gold where it belongs – not in the wire but on the y-split — we can even print 14kt solid rose gold, 18kt yellow gold, or platinum!  We have many other designs available, just ask.

Eidolic Premier CIEM connectors.  With PEEK high-temperature insulation – the world’s best insulator all-around – and tellurium copper base metal for the pins, topped off with a gunmetal gray beadblast aluminum barrel and gray Eidolic logo, this is truly the most advanced IEM connector ever conceived.  On the other end, there are Eidolic connectors to match, including 2.5mm, 3.5mm, and 4.4mm with awesome styling and materials quality.

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 for your CIEMs.

Consider the fearsome scale of Symbiote Elite19, the world’s largest conductive-area IEM cable, before ordering, and buy Symbiote SP if it Elite19 is too big for you.  All sales are final on custom cables.


1 review for Symbiote Elite 19 – 18.8awg OCC pure silver silver and Fusion options – Ultimate 2 pin CIEM Cable

  1. gatherings326 (verified owner)

    Double Helix Cables – Symbiote Elite 19 – 18.8awg OCC pure silver silver:

    I’ve known DHC for quite a while now regarding their quality, craftsmanship, and services.
    The story with my review is that, I had originally had the chance to use the Elite 19 IEM OCC pure silver cable last year when I was recommended it from a friend. I was very satisfied with the cables that this time around, I decided to make an account for a second purchase and leave a review.

    So it has been around 2 months + since I’ve received the cable and I can’t say much other than that I am extremely satisfied. Peter even made a slight customization for me regarding to the specifics of the IEM I planned to use with.
    The reason why DHC in general and especially the Elite 19 took my by surprise was due to its very distant characterization from the “typical,” silver cable one would expect. Regardless of this being true or not, silver is generally accepted to extend the trebles–sometimes even to sibilant levels, while taking away from the lows. However this is completely untrue with highest quality silver + the way Peter designs and builds his cables.
    Texture of sound is extremely composed and well controlled, almost up to being smooth and silky.
    DHC Symbiote Elite 19 is not only consistent in trebles, but also drops extremely deep in bass as well.
    However this effect does not hurt the mid ranges, with other iems or cables, too deep bass can cloud over to the sub 3k range, however I don’t recognize this at all.
    perceived reverberation is absolutely perfect, with consistency among all instruments and frequency ranges.

    The absolute consistent sound signature got be by surprise because this isn’t the first time I have owned a “high-end,” or now I will say “expensive,” cables. I have experienced other well known company models such as the PW Audio 1960S, Effect Audio Leonidas, Wagnus 3rd Silent Sheep Reference, Nideon 200, and so on, however all of the mentioned cables have specific characteristics that just follows them everywhere they go-which leads to a “match-up,” fiasco.
    The Elite 19, however does not have this issue. It has no character in a positive way that it will just send all the sounds through to your iem the way it was meant to be regardless of where you match with. I’ve tried listening to the 64 Audi U18, HUM Pristine, HYLA CE-5, UM Mason 2s, Campfire Andromeda, and Beyerdynamic Xelentos, which were all a perfect match with the cable.

    Apart from sound quality, craftsmanship is exquisite. All termination are surrounded with heat shrinks to prevent potential damage. Also Peter offers a cable “revamp,” or will gladly make repairs for you if needed.

    One tiny issue may be, that the cables take quite a while to make and receive, however this is a completely understandable wait time for me as Peter puts all he got into making each order the best.

    In summary, the Elite the 19 is the most consistent and well controlled reference standard cable I have bought throughout my collection and I probably will be back to buy more.

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