Silver interconnect made from 20 strands of 0.09mm diameter 99.99% pure silver for both signal and return with an insulated copper shield around the pair.
We are proud to offer the Audio Note™ range of high quality copper and silver coax , speaker and wiring cables, which, depending on the overall price of the project, will do justice to any hifi system, regardless of price.
Audio Note™ Solid Core 99.99% Pure Silver Wires.
Due to the massive increase in our usage (we now buy the Italian silver ingots by the ton!) of most gauges of pure silver wires, we are now able to offer these fine cold drawn Audio Note™ silver wires at substantially reduced prices, just look at this the 0.2mm has dropped from £ 22.75 per meter to £ 6.95 (!) per meter and the discount on the other gauges is equally great, so now you have no excuse for not wiring your amplifier circuit & power supplies, loudspeaker crossovers, etc. with Audio Note™ silver wire.
About Audio Note™ Silver Wires & the Use of Silver in Audio Products
A lot of myth and conjecture surrounds the use of silver in audio products. I shall not try to make this any worse by trying to explain why silver makes such a great difference when used thoughtfully with care and skill in an audio product. Suffice to say, that whether it is used to wire loudspeaker speech coils, in an inductor, a signal capacitor, a coupling transformer or as a digital interconnect, silver brings with it an almost magical quality, especially at very low signal levels.
Its detractors are many and their reasons vary greatly. From the tech types who cannot believe that 6-7% better conductivity is audible to engineers or designers who have tried to use silver and failed. They failed because they did not understand that when you open a sonic window in one place (or several places) you must accompany this in equal measure by using other parts with the same properties, otherwise the voice of the system is distorted. Otherwise the better part (in this case the silver) will show up and expose the sonic character of the weaker sounding parts. To those who object on the basis of cost alone (although they may disguise their arguments with techno babble!), their preference is clearly for low cost solutions about which they can make claims that bear little semblance to the sonic reality their products represent.
Yes, silver is much more expensive than copper (and even more so than aluminium, copper plated or not), and it cannot therefore be used in inexpensive products that is obvious, but why exclude it from high priced products?? This is one of many aspects of the specialist audio industry I have never understood, on one hand we profess to make the best possible products for the reproduction of music, however, on the other hand on the whole we refuse to use the best technologies and materials to achieve that goal, this fundamental contradiction between stated goals and actual application seems to me to indicate a serious gap either in comprehension or honesty!
I firmly believe that silver is central to achieving the best possible sound quality and that this view is strongly vindicated in the sound of our better products. In the end, however, it is up to you to make this judgement. We can put all the facts on the table in the form of products with great performance, wonderfully well conceived, designed and considered, and supported by well-argued explanations and in addition to this profess our great love and appreciation of music.
But if you hear no difference you should not buy them on reputation alone, save your money and buy something less expensive!
So do judge for yourself, when you audition a product, whether ours or some one else's. As always buy what you like, but always bear in mind that Audio Note™ products are designed to be used within a carefully designed and voiced system. To inform and aid your choice we grade our products according to levels (see "The Audio Note™ Performance Level System" explained elsewhere). The better products are capable of performing the more they will yield when set up with know how and care, this applies to audio, cars and pretty much everything else in life!
In our finished products, we use silver where we know it makes the most difference to the sound, which within an effective design philosophy maximises the quality to price relationship considerably. We are constantly learning how to improve the application of this and our latest research has revealed that even silver plated parts (provided the plating is thick enough, see Audio Note™ Fixtures & Fittings Section) can compete with solid silver versions sonically. Having pure copper or brass as a base material has the added advantage that it does not break so easily, pure silver is both soft and brittle. So to this end we have introduced silver plated sockets and connectors across our entire product range, there are places where it is impossible at the moment to use these sockets, so we stay with the gold plated versions. But future product development and production engineering will take this into consideration.