I have finally completed our own high-end umbilcal design and now that it is back from Cryo, have had the opportunity to compare it to our current stock umbilcal.
I am proud to put the ModWright name on this cable!
Retail price = $300 for 4 ft. length.
The design consists of hybrid pure solid core coppper and silver wire for critical high voltage tube supplies and Cardas Litz wire for critical ground. There is no overall shield. We use a proprietary geometric shielding design, which serves to shunt all RF and noise to ground at the power supply, to earth ground. The last step involves cryo of the entire cable to optimize conductivity and crsytalline structure of materials and solder joints, post-build.
The differences are NOT subtle! Increased resolution, separation and clarity jump right out. It initially seemed as though the volume were increased with the new umbilical, but in actual fact, it is simply greater separation between notes and less smearing. Bass is tighter and more authoritative with greater separation between and around notes. The sound with the new umbilical is fresh, authoritative and visceral.
Materials include Cardas' solid-core ultra-pure copper and silver conductors, drawn from their own diamond dies. The purpose of the design was minimal dialectric, no overall shielding, the purest metals and a combination of copper and silver to includes the sonic strengths of both materials. Because the tube stage and power supply are engineered by us, we are able to provide the cleanest DC power path between player and supply!
10% discount and free shipping given to those who order before Dec 1 2010!
Only first unit is built, so it will be a couple of weeks before we have umbililicals to ship. I will also be in the Philippines from Nov. 23-29th, but all materials are on order and now that design is finalized, we are ready to make this fabulous new upgrade available and start taking orders.
This umbilical will work with ALL ModWright Tube modified Players!
If you have a player currently scheduled for upgrades, we can upgrade the stock cable to our 'Custom' umbilical for $250 extra.
ModWright Instruments Inc.