It had long been said in the music industry that “wire is wire,” until engineers and music-lovers began to realize that not all audio cables are created equal. Design components like material type and structure influence the integrity of transmitted sound, and it’s a shame to use high-end speakers, only to lose much sound quality in cables. As audio cable technology has evolved, Acoustic Zen cable has gotten attention, and there are three defining features that give is its characteristic clear sound.
Transmitting Subtle Sounds
One of the biggest problems in most audio cables happens at the interface of metal crystals that make up the wire and other atoms, where contamination causes micro-distortions of the sound. This contamination is difficult to eliminate, and a better solution is using advanced metallurgy to create a single metal crystal per wire: single-crystal cable. Acoustic Zen cable uses this technology, along with superior insulation, which allows sounds to literally be transmitted seamlesslyand with minimal sound loss. Thisrecreates a full and balancedsoundstage, as opposed to AudioQuest cable, which emphasizes “forward” sound over background music.
Capturing the “Soul” of Music
While the technical integrity of single-crystal cables sounds impressive, most people don’t listen to music to marvel at technology. They crank up their stereo because of how it makes them feel, and most music lovers would agree that some vital element is lost when you go from hearing live music to a recording. Perhaps part of the “spirit” of live music is the palpable enthusiasm in the air, but part of is actually hearing the sounds in their original form. Users have said that using Audio Zen cables seems to take them back to the original event, in a way that other cables fail to do.
Pioneering Audio Technology
While Acoustic Zen could follow the trends in audio technology, they instead choose to be the pioneers in their field. Acoustic Zen creator is the engineer Robert Lee, who actually came out with a paper titled “Acoustic Zen Design Philosophy.”In this paper, he discussed the multitude of factors, from wire material to wire-system interaction, that all influence the transmission of sound. Not only that, but he had attempted hundreds of configurations of signal delivery and spent thousands of hours replaying audio before he was satisfied with his product.
It’s great to live in an age of technology, when recording and playback systems begin to approximate the original sounds and vibes of a music event. But they can only do so much if the cables you use do not transmit sound with a high degree of integrity. Acoustic Zen cable stands out as cablethat transmits even subtle sounds, captures the “spirit” of the music and pioneers the field of audio technology.