High quality stereo/balanced Jack to Jack cable
- Length: 1m
- Connector 1: 6.3mm (1/4in.) stereo/balanced Jack
- Connector 2: 6.3mm (1/4in.) stereo/balanced Jack
- Gold Plated Connectors
- OFC Cable
The entire DIE HARD range of interconnects has been designed to provide the best possible audio quality by optimising all aspects.
Copper: OFHC (Oxygen Free High Conductivity) Copper has been used through the range, produced in an Oxygen Free environment this is the nearest to 100% pure Copper available, and is used extensively in hi-fi applications due to it's high malleability and conductivity.
Direction: A special procedure in the productions of OFHC permits the alignment of it's crystalline structure, allowing a natural 'direction' in which electron flow is facilitated. This allows the direction of preferred signal transmission to be pre-imposed on the copper, allowing improved transmission in that direction. The cable will also work in the opposite direction, but with diminished performance. The cables have arrows on them to indicate preferred direction of signal path
Extra-thin conductors: The use of fine conductors helps combat 'skin-effect' You either know what this is, or you dont, if you dont this isnt the place to explain it in detail, suffice to say it's an electrical phenomenon which can cause high-frequency loss in cheap cables. For those that understand skin-effect, Proel have dealt with this by using a very large number of extremely fine conductors to minimise skin-effect. This large number of fine conductors also helps reduce capacitance. Cheap cables can often attenuate signals by 4db/octave from as low as 5Khz, due to their capacitance, having a detrimental effect on the high frequency sound. Proel's cables are tested to ensure low-pass to atleast 100Khz. By having a larger number of thinner conductors, there are other advantageous side effects; improved flexibility and improved EM shielding. A great number of finer conductors allows a close knit braid in the screen layer of cables, thereby improving the sheilding against EM interference created by electrical equipment and cables.
Contacts: The critical points for reliable signal transmission, 24 carat gold plating as standard to keep oxidation problems to a minimum and virtually eliminate noise, attenuation and distortion from the cable. To further improve the contact, proel have redesigned some of their connectors, and they have a number of international patents on new design features. The RCA phono connectors feature a leaf-spring tab on the central pin to ensure good contact, and the external sleeve has a truncated cone shape to grip the female contact securely and ensure constant, reliable signal transmission.