textura IC balanced
Balanced interconnect cable
Gourmet High End: The flat construction, offering maximum conductor spacing, is optimal for short cable lengths. For cables longer than 1.5 m we recommend the VOVOX® vocalis IC balanced.
- solid core conductors made of continuous cast copper
- pigment and plasticizer free high purity polymers
- not shielded
Connectors for VOVOX® textura IC balanced
For balanced cables, we use XLR connectors from Amphenol. The reduced mass of the gold plated contacts complies perfectly with our own design criteria.
Made in Switzerland
VOVOX® sound conductors are hand-assembled in Switzerland. The cables, including the solder, are lead-free.
Minimized Boundary Surfaces
Cables have many surfaces, or more precisely expressed, boundary surfaces, like the grain boundaries in copper, or the boundary between the conductor surface and the insulation. Each boundary is a source of imperfection. VOVOX® sound conductors are made of single solid core conductors. Using this construction, the total boundary surface is reduced by up to 90% compared to stranded wires. Since VOVOX® textura IC direct has no shielding, the surface of the conductor is once more drastically reduced compared to a conventional, coaxial cable.
Cable coating with natural fibers
The contact surface between the conductor and the dielectric medium must accommodate complex interactions. Thanks to the tried-and-tested solid-core concept, these effects can be efficiently reduced. VOVOX® textura fortis, textura and vocalis are further improved by a fine meshwork of natural fibers that form a protective wrapping around the conductor. Triboelectrical phenomena are no longer possible. The difference is audible: tranquillity instead of disturbance, an incredibly tidy stage, perfect transparency.
Current induces electromagnetic fields encircling every conductor. If the distance between two conductors is too small, interactions and interferences are created. The result is an audible loss of sound quality. As a consequence, the conductors are arranged at well-defined, relatively large distances.
Continuous Cast Copper
For the cables of the VOVOX® textura fortis and textura series we use conductors of ultra pure continuous cast copper. A patented process permits the continuous casting of 99.99998% pure copper. This procedure is most demanding and time-consuming. Thanks to the very, very slow production speed of only a few centimeters per minute, it is possible to control precisely the growth of copper crystals. The result: tailored conductors of highest quality.
VOVOX® textura fortis sound conductors run through a cryogenic treatment at -180°C. Although there are hardly any scientific explanations for the effect of cryogenic treatment and running-in cables, we are sure the effort pays off:
The difference is audible. In addition, the assembled cables with the connectors are conditioned in a optimized run-in process. This refinement guarantees optimal audio quality already after a short warm-up time of 10 - 20 minutes. Nevertheless their full potential will be reached after additional 50 - 200 hours of service.