New ZenWave Interconnect Cable: The D5

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DaveC113

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New ZenWave Interconnect Cable: The D5
« on: 12 Dec 2017, 09:26 pm »
 
Introducing the ZenWave Audio D5 RCA Interconnect Cable

The D5 RCA interconnect cable is designed to be slightly richer and more harmonically dense vs the D4 and will match best with many low-distortion solid-state systems as well as those simply looking for a richer sound. By using my exclusive OCC silver/gold wire the resolution and clarity of pure UPOCC silver is retained, making this cable unique. Usually, to get a richer, warmer sound resolution is compromised, but not with the D5.

The D4 is intended to be perfectly neutral, a reference, and the D5 is just slightly to the warm side of neutral in comparison, with my tastes and system. However, the experience of neutral with respect to tone or timbre does depend on the system and the listener, so in some systems the D5 may be considered the most neutral choice in terms of what provides the most realistic sounding timbre.

How is this accomplished? I use 33% more signal conductor vs the D4, bringing the aggregate wire gauge to approximately 20g using four separate runs of OCC silver/gold wire. The ground/return leg is changed from 6 runs of UPOCC silver in the D4 to OCC silver/gold alloy in the D5, a total of approximately 18g.

The D5 continues to use the excellent WBT 0102 Ag RCA plugs with ZenWave's custom damping treatment.

The D3 through D5 have a new jacket design with only pure, unbleached cotton and teflon used underneath the elegant techflex-mesh outer jacket. The new design improves mechanical damping quite a bit while also improving aesthetics and durability.

The D5 is available in RCA/single ended only. Price is $1595 for a 1-meter pair or $1195 for 1/2 meter.








nature boy

Re: New ZenWave Interconnect Cable: The D5
« Reply #1 on: 13 Dec 2017, 01:02 am »
Looks like a great addition to the ZenWave cable stable Dave.  Love my D4's and D3.5 cables.

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advanced101

Re: New ZenWave Interconnect Cable: The D5
« Reply #2 on: 13 Dec 2017, 10:28 pm »
Will these be available in DIN to RCA Config?

DaveC113

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Re: New ZenWave Interconnect Cable: The D5
« Reply #3 on: 13 Dec 2017, 10:43 pm »
Thanks nature boy!

advanced101, Sure, I can custom make most anything. Shoot me a pm here or email dave@zenwaveaudio.com and let me know specifics if you're interested.

 

Stercom

Re: New ZenWave Interconnect Cable: The D5
« Reply #4 on: 13 Dec 2017, 10:52 pm »
Very nice Dave. I'm sure they sound awesome!

pursuitofnow

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Re: New ZenWave Interconnect Cable: The D5
« Reply #5 on: 10 Jan 2018, 03:26 pm »
Love the aesthetic update! What are the white rings on the plugs?

DaveC113

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Re: New ZenWave Interconnect Cable: The D5
« Reply #6 on: 10 Jan 2018, 04:44 pm »
Love the aesthetic update! What are the white rings on the plugs?

Those are for mechanical damping. The WBT plugs use platinum plated silver contacts which are the best in the industry, but the design can be improved with the damping rings. I also add teflon tape to the threads of the locking barrel.


If anyone wants to give the D5 a try let me know, pm me or email dave@zenwaveaudio.com