Continuing ZenWave Audio's mission of bringing you the absolute best value in cables available today I have been looking for an alternative to my hand-made speaker cables that would offer a more economic alternative. After discussing this with Neotech and considering all options I have decided to offer the Harmonic Technologies Pro Reference Line of Speaker Cables manufactured by Neotech using UPOCC copper insulated with PE.
What makes this cable a better choice vs the multitude of other UPOCC copper cables?
1. Excellent geometry and stranding. Cables are made from optimal gauges individually insulated with PE and arranged in a geometry that balances LCR, no worries about too-high capacitance, the dull sound you get from larger gauge conductors, etc... it's a very good design!
2. No silver plating. Many other companies offer silver plated cable... DH Labs, Wireworld, Neotech, etc. I and many others prefer not to have silver plated wire in speaker cables. Sometimes, in some systems it works just fine, but in others it can sound splashy and have some glare. The pure UPOCC copper in the HT Pro line of cables will work well in just about any system.
3. Price/Value. For the amount of UPOCC copper you get this can't be beat.
Compared to my SMC cables the HT Pro line is very close. My SMC cables use teflon insulation which is 5x more expensive vs PE, between that and the huge amount of labor involved the HT Pro cables are much less expensive but close in performance.
The cable will be available bulk or terminated. It is made primarily of multiple runs of 24g UPOCC copper in PE insulation so there is some labor involved in terminating the cable. It's not difficult but it is time consuming.
These cables are also intended to be used as a bi-wire/bi-amp pair, I like this solution better vs the larger 4-conductor cables that can be terminated either bi-wire or regular, bi-wire should be 2 separate cables ideally. Pricing:
Pro 11: $42.68/ft Preorder Special: $35/ft
Pro 13: $34.55/ft Preorder Special: $28/ft
Termination: $175/pair Preorder Special: $100Connectors:
Check out my website, they are sold in sets of 4 so you choose qty 2 for the same connectors on both ends or choose 2 different connectors for either end. zenwaveaudio.com
I am also going to offer DH Labs gold plated combi-spades for this cable in the name of maximizing value, these are $20 for an entire set of 8, basically free. I like this much better vs using bare wire ends as the spades won't corrode, they make better contact with binding posts vs bare wire and they are much more convenient. The downside of these spades is they are thin, in contrast the Furutech spades, while much more expensive, use set-screws, UPOCC copper, better quality plating, rhodium is available and they are much thicker and sturdier.
These deals will be available through May. Please get your orders in now and enjoy a significant discount on what's already the best value in speaker cables on the market. Contact me here via PM or email me at email@example.com
Pictured with "Carbon" techflex. Black is also available. Techflex is free with termination. Bulk cable sales will not include techflex.
Pro 13 shown below, this cable is available for demos if anyone is interested, just let me know!