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Key Features:

 

Design Basics

Alpha-Snake has identical conductors for the positive and ground connections. Underneath the 100% coverage foil shield is a bare conductor, exactly the same as the insulated center conductor. The conductor under the shield does double duty as a low distortion audio connection, and as the drain wire connecting the shield to ground.

Conductors

Both of Alpha-Snake’s conductors are solid. Electrical and magnetic interaction between strands in a conventional cable is the greatest source of distortion, often causing a somewhat dirty harsh sound. Solid conductors are the most important ingredient enabling Alpha-Snake’s very clear sound.

Metal

Alpha-Snake’s LGC (Long Grain Copper) allows a smoother and clearer sound than cables using regular OFHC (Oxygen-Free High-Conductivity) copper. OFHC is a general metal industry specification regarding “loss,” without any concern for distortion. LGC has fewer oxides within the conducting material, less impurities, less grain boundaries, and definitively better performance.

Insulation

Any solid material adjacent to a conductor is actually part of an imperfect circuit. Wire insulation, circuit board materials all absorb energy (loss). Some of this energy is stored and then released as distortion. The general cable industry ranks insulating materials by loss, with little regard for distortion. AudioQuest ranks materials by damage to an audio signal. The PVC used in Alpha-Snake has too much loss to be used in a quality video cable, but it has a very benign distortion profile through the audio range, keeping Alpha-Snake’s sound pleasant and natural.

 

Giveaway price of $40 SMS 97456901 to deal.  Can arrange to send by post just pay postage which doesn't cost much.

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