Shielded interconnect cable

Our best cable for delicate A.F. signals and conditions which present a risk of hum or buzz. Perfect in the case of long cables and critical applications, i.e. phono players. 

        • solid core conductors made of continuous cast copper
        • pigment and plasticizer free high purity polymers
        • shielded
        • cryogenically treated and conditioned

Connectors for VOVOX® textura IC protect

VOVOX® textura interconnect cables are assembled with RCA connectors from KLE Innovations. They are a further development of the well known „bullet plugs". The design of these connectors complements perfectly to VOVOX® sound conductors. The contacts are made of silver-plated copper.

Made in Switzerland

VOVOX® sound conductors are hand-assembled in Switzerland. The cables, including the solder, are lead-free.


Product Range VOVOX® textura IC protect

Length [cm/ft.] Connector to signal source   Connector to signal source Item number
2 x 75 / 2.5 RCA Bullet Plug RCA Bullet Plug 1.2801
2 x 100 / 3.3 RCA Bullet Plug RCA Bullet Plug 1.2802
2 x 150 / 4.9 RCA Bullet Plug RCA Bullet Plug 1.2803
Upon request we assemble VOVOX textura IC protect made to measure or with specific connectors and pin-out schemes.

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.

Additional grounding conductor

The conductors within a cable must fulfil several functions. The shield has the main function of protecting the signal conductor from interference. In most cables, the shield is also used as the return signal conductor. In case of VOVOX® textura IC protect these functions are consequently separated. For that reason we are using an additional conductor of similar quality for the return signal (ground). This may be a more complex construction, yet it results clearly in better sound quality.

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. 

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. 

Conditioning

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: tThe 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.