Balanced digital cable AES/EBU
The balanced digital cable for the HiFi gourmet. Owing to the cryogenic treatment, this is our top AES/EBU-cable*.
- solid-core copper conductors
- cryogenically treated
- optimized cable design for digital signals
- cable coating with natural fibers
- not shielded
Connectors for VOVOX® textura IC digital 110 Ω
For balanced cables, we use XLR connectors from Amphenol. The reduced mass of the gold plated contacts complies perfectly with our own design criteria.
Made in Switzerland
VOVOX® sound conductors are hand-assembled in Switzerland. The cables, including the solder, are lead-free.
Can you hear a digital cable?
Is it possible that cables have an audible influence on the transmission of digital signals? One is one and zero is zero. The question is justified, the argumentation is correct. There is only one problem: practical tests show that even digital cables are indeed audible and neither we can offer any proven explanation of this phenomenon. However, what we can offer are cables that in our opinion yield optimal tonal results. Our digital cables are based on the same solid-core concept and materials that we use for our analog cables. Moreover, the influence on sound quality is similar to the analog cables: higher resolution, more detailed spacial depth, more natural sound - in short, more musical enjoyment.
Minimized Boundary Surfaces
Cables have many surfaces, or more precisely expressed, boundary surfaces, like the grain boundaries in copper, or the boundary between the conductor surface and the insulation. Each boundary is a source of imperfection. VOVOX® sound conductors are made of single solid core conductors. Using this construction, the total boundary surface is reduced by up to 90% compared to stranded wires.
Cable coating with natural fibers
The contact surface between the conductor and the dielectric medium must accommodate complex interactions. Thanks to the tried-and-tested solid-core concept, these effects can be efficiently reduced. VOVOX® textura fortis, textura and vocalis are further improved by a fine meshwork of natural fibers that form a protective wrapping around the conductor. Triboelectrical phenomena are no longer possible. The difference is audible: tranquillity instead of disturbance, an incredibly tidy stage, perfect transparency.
In the deep-temperature or cryogenic treatment the cables go through a controlled cooling down process up to -180° C before gently warming to room temperature. This procedure causes modifications in the structure of the conductor material giving a positive effect on sound quality. The difference in quality between textura and vocalis digital cables is based on such effect.
A hint for hardliners.
For high-end geeks, to whom even the smallest compromise is too much, we are happy to offer, upon request, a single VOVOX® textura fortis IC analog cable to be used as S/P-DIF or AES/EBU digital cable. While the impedance does not fulfill the required values (which seldom can cause problems), we received an amazingly positive feedback from even the most demanding customers.
Vovox Textura IC Digital 110Ω Cable
Length [cm/ft.] | Connector to signal source | Connector to signal receiver 100 / 3.3 XLR female → XLR male
150 / 4.9 XLR female → XLR male