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Audio Envy conducted a nine year study to understand the influence that materials and geometry impose upon an electrical signal.  We built over 250 different prototypes to test and learn from…What happened?

We discovered ways to lower capacitance, reduce reflection, obtain linear resistance and lower noise.  We  focused on making it usable with our patented p. protective body…What else could be done better?

Our cables resist kinks and tangles, they are lighter yet three times stronger than conventional designs. We protect the copper for life with a thin non-conductive coating.

All of this would be pointless without an audible improvement.  Accuracy as the benchmark for monitoring.

 

 

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What is the back-story?

A key component to getting a better cable may reside in the manufactures back-story. Is their product generated from sweat and innovation or did they copy a design and put their name on it? If it is from innovation, did they build multiple prototypes to prove its benefit and fine-tune its potential?
I would like to share Audio Envy cables history.

Audio Envy did not begin with the intent of manufacture cables for the public. It started as a quest to improve a personal recording studio. Upon several conversations with leading cable engineers, it became clear as mud as to what design would be the most accurate for transferring analog audio. One large company made hundreds of different cables but could not definitively select one for the task. A 2nd favored company commented. “We rarely build prototypes before going to press.”  A 3rd  Executive commented that his personal cables were of a different design than what they offered the general public. It appeared consumer expectation of low price and durability was not unified with signal performance.
If I was going to understand this mystery, it was time to stop talking and start testing…

Early on it was not difficult to hear a difference between designs. However crowning a victor was challenging, it felt more like settling a compromise between pros and cons. Many sounded good, but none felt unrestrained or dare I say, “Natural to the instrument.” Was there more to be had? The only way to know was to test and build prototypes. I tried bundled copper, spaced copper, flat coppers, thin copper, and thick copper. I tried hi and low dielectric insulators. I tried wide and narrow spaced conductors. I tried ETP, OFC and OCC conductors. I tested close shielding, distance shielding, and no shielding. I tried twisting ratios of more and less, odd geometries and braided geometries. If I could think of it, I tried it. I kept going until around 250 prototypes had been built. Repeating negative and positive results guided me to stitch together a progressive design.

During this time I studied electrical engineering for answers. I found a hole; the amount of conductor material used, does not equally calculate to the amount of amperage and resistance measured. (due to loss) Can this be improved? The mystery of wire was far more complex than assumption could foretell, because so much mattered and so many micro improvements could add up to a significant improvement.

 

 

Three discovered characteristics that alter the signal.

  • When conductors are bundled up and crossed over in close proximity. It interferes with the electrical magnetic field, energy loss can be measured. It is best to minimize the burden.
  • The insulation and adjacent material also affects the electrical magnetic field. The lowest dielectric constant offers the highest benefit.
  • The size and quality of conductor, will increase or decrease transient response.

(Connectors included.)
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The cables displayed above represent mainstream design. Each design falters from the learned principles. This is why Audio Envy manufactures proprietary cables.

Did we forget about capacitance? Nope, everything about our design leads to lowering capacitance. Our pinnacle design measures 4.3pf of capacitance! Low capacitance is unanimously supported by educated electrical engineers.
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Above is a picture of an Audio Envy cable. As you can see it is different from the typical cable. You can barely see the strands of copper because they are individually spaced out; adhering to principal 1. Our Low-D Fiber insulation measures 1.3; adheres to principal 2. We use high velocity OCC copper and the best connector your budget allows; adhering to principal 3. This is one of the few cables that buyers can appreciate, because they understand better engineering and manufacturing.

Experience the difference with our 45 day money back guarantee. Visit  www.audioenvy.com All of our machinery and wire is built from raw material in the USA, Colorado.

 

 

TECHNICAL INNOVATIONS

  1. Core structure prevents cable from tangling and kinking. It has a high lateral strength of 300 pounds.
  2. Protective memory of the Live-series offers additional durability with excellent flexibility. There is a soft resistance that prompts the cable to its linear form;  protecting the copper from deformation.
  3. Highly pure copper is refined to remove crystal and grain boundaries that cause signal distortion.
  4. Anti-corrosion coating is a very thin non-conductive coating that seals in the conductors to prevent the copper from oxidizing.
  5. Braided housing allows the cable to be lighter and more flexible then extruded PVC. It looks great and reduces the friction when pulling beside another tacky surface.
  6. Gold-plated copper connectors provide a more uniform sound transfer. Nickel coatings dull the sound, and silver coatings brighten the sound.
  7. Micro woven shield, that is sealed with a carbon coating over extremely fine threads, allows for dense coverage and flexible movement.
  8. Optimized signal flow gives a better sound when signal moves from the source to the destination. Many cables have a directional preference, but very few are identified to maximize sound quality.
  9. Low-D Fiber insulates every conductor, measuring at a 1.3 dielectric; decreasing electromagnetic  interference and increasing the speed of transfer.
  10. Proprietary conductor arrangement.  Reduces capacitance, and stranding distortions.   Compacted copper strands used in most cables divides the signal into replications. The signals with in each layer encounter variable capacitance, induction and magnetic fields,  providing  an inconsistent medium.  Our design avoids this.

Do you believe a cable could change the audio world?

Our beta testers and clients have reported:

“We can hear ourselves better, therefore we are playing better.”

“Our cable bins weigh less and we are getting setup faster.”

“I crave to hear the next note.  “This baby glides along the stage with no mess.”

“This cable is so nice to work with.”

This is the world we are creating and we would like you to be a part of it.

 

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