Folks, I can't tell you how much I appreciate all the well wishing. It is so great to be a part of this community in a new and different way. Quite a few folks have signed up for a review piece. For those who have and read this, I will be in touch in short order!
Congrats on the new company! I sat around drinking with a cable manufacturer one evening some years ago and he told me the most important factor is geometry. Everything else flows from that. So I think you have it right making that your focus.
I have to say, whom ever this individual is, is spot on. Geometry should be the primary focus insofar as the other prerequisite issues are being addressed. Obviously if you're using lamp cord, perhaps it's time to do a little research.
Congratulations and welcome to the big time! I agree geometry is very important and I think materials is second. Combining the two is where the art comes in. Are you planning on making balanced cables (XLR)?
To answer your XLRs question, yes! I have created a plethora of XLR options and have zeroed in on a few options that are in beta now. Soon my friend.
To go even further into geometry, materials actually should dictate geometry. I have done extensive working and reworking of my designs. It's surprising how slight millimeter changes in geometry can yield differing results depending on what material is being used (Tyson can attest to that, thanks for the kind words.
). I think folks here are on the same page on this and I am going to make my first topic about Hapa Audio's geometry for our analog cables; DCSG - Dual Chirality Star Geometry. It's quite a mouthful, but once I get into the weeds on it I think you'll see why it's named thusly.
Stay tuned! And again, Thank you all for the warm welcome.