AUDIOCADABRA

Custom handcrafted solidcore silver/copper audio cables

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AUDIOCADABRA

Custom handcrafted solidcore silver/copper audio cables

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    the closest approach to the original signal

    If it makes sound, we can help you make it sing with our quality custom handcrafted solid-core silver audio cables and accessories. We are nonconformists who dare to challenge conventional wisdom in everything that we do. We design products that are unlike any other audio brand available today—our products are made to order, crafted to last a lifetime of listening pleasure and built to a standard by which other audio cables, regardless of price, may be judged.

    Audiocadabra™ custom handcrafted audio products are available in many grades of value. We guarantee unbeatable value, quality and performance regardless of the grade you select from our catalog. When you buy Audiocadabra™ custom handcrafted products you are not just buying high-performance audio accessories, you are actually investing in lifestyle audio products that are designed to help you enjoy a lifetime of music!

    We started handcrafting cables in 2005 more as a personal pursuit due to disappointing performances from expensive solutions available at the time. Over time, we have evolved into a premium e-commerce site that caters directly to audiophiles globally with a wide assortment of custom handcrafted audio products.

    Audiocadabra™ has served customers in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad & Tobago, UK, UAE, USA...

    Our custom handcrafted audio cables are as affordable as DIY (Do-It-Yourself) cables. We achieved this by eliminating virtually all potential bottlenecks from the way we conduct our business—with a proven information-age direct-to-customer business model that eliminates entire layers of markup within the supply chain. We spend less on marketing, packaging, distribution... and focus on where it matters the most—our products and our customers.

    We are 100% focused on the quality of our products, after sales and customer satisfaction. Rest assured, we do everything possible to focus on every individual customer's needs and ensure every one of our customers are satisfied with the solutions offered. Our meticulously handmade cables use only the highest quality genuine parts, tools and standards available in the industry. We specialize in audio cables for audiophiles and bulk 99.99% pure solid-core silver and 99.99% pure solid-core copper PTFE wires for audio manufacturers.

    Our simple looking and affordable cables are very well researched, tested and engineered products. We manufacture wires to specification with carefully selected 99.99% pure solid-core silver and 99.99% pure copper conductors sheathed in PTFE (a.k.a. Teflon). Our cable designs have resulted from careful evaluation of the balance between performance and penalties that every cable design is subject to, and we strive to achieve our motto in each and every cable that we build—the closest approach to the original signal.

    We believe in a less is more approach to everything that we do! Audiocadabra™ came into existence after a lifetime of research, testing and listening. High priced, fancy looking, mass manufactured cables and their 'beefed-up'/'fancy-looking' approach don’t always result in an accurate and emotive listening experience. We discovered, from practical experience, that the quality of cables can make all the difference in the performance of an audio system. Our customers value the ability of our cables to unleash the hidden performance of their audio systems, which also helps them to appreciate and emotionally connect with the audio being reproduced.

    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication! We’ve turned conventional cable making wisdom inside out, revisiting and reviewing everything we knew–from type/thickness of dielectric used, interference reduction techniques/geometries, optimizing electrical parameters by using various types of metal conductors/connectors in different gauges to cable construction/termination methods–the result is an easy to use and simple looking cables that enthrals and transports you to where the recording actually took place.

    As a pioneering Indian brand of handcrafted audio cables, we are the first in the subcontinent to handcraft audio-grade Indian Power Cords, Dual-Headed USB Cables, Sennheiser Headphone Upgrade Cables, solid-core pure silver cables... to name a few of our achievements. We are constantly trying new ideas/designs and testing the concepts in real world audiophile conditions by actually listening to our cables before we build it for our customers. We’ve spent a lifetime developing and perfecting our handcrafted cables, and hope they’ll help you enjoy a lifetime of music!

    Thank you for your interest in our products and for visiting our website. We invite you to unleash the emotion hidden in your music & movies with our custom handcrafted solid-core silver audio cables & accessories!

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    If it makes sound, we can help you make it sing with our quality custom handcrafted solid-core silver audio cables and accessories. We are nonconformists who dare to challenge conventional wisdom in everything that we do. We design products that are unlike any other audio brand available today—our products are made to order, crafted to last a lifetime of listening pleasure and built to a standard by which other audio cables, regardless of price, may be judged.

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    When you buy from Audiocadabra™ you are guaranteed to pay less for more. Our prices are simply unmatched! If you see any products listed at a lower price, elsewhere, kindly contact us and we will try our best to price match or counter offer a better deal.

    If any of our professionally handcrafted products do not meet your expectations in any way, you may exchange/return them within 14 days of receipt. Regretfully, we cannot take back custom made orders in irregular lengths/colors, discounted/sale items, upgraded/regraded products or pre-cut/bulk wire spools. Orders that do not qualify for a return however qualifies for an exchange if the product is damaged/defective.

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    What is with the name Audiocadabra?

    Audiocadabra™ has been inspired from the word—Abracadabra. There are actually no magic spells here, these are very well engineered products that has resulted from careful evaluation of the balance between performance and penalties that every cable design is subject to. The result is a sonic neutrality and transparency that will allow you to hear how great your audio system actually sounds.

    Since these simple looking cables don’t look like, sound constricted like or cost as much as typical designer/branded cables, they are called Audiocadabra™. They will help unleash the hidden performance in your audio system.

    Audiocadabra™ cables may appear like the closest approach to a naked wire but they actually sound like the closest approach to the original signal!


    Are machine-made cables better than handcrafted cables?

    A machine made cable is basically made from start to finish by a machine or mechanical device. The major benefit is that the product can be made quickly compared to its handmade version. Every product will be very close to being identical. Cheaper prices coupled with high demand have increased mass production from countries such as China and Taiwan to cater for the customer.

    Automated cable-making equipment offers consistency but it limits the choice of materials and geometries used—thereby reducing the effectiveness of the cable designs. The outcome is a cable that sounds like every other mass-produced cable anywhere on the planet.

    They don’t handcraft cables like us anymore! The unique art in modern times is a lot more labour intensive and generally associated with high end cables. Countries known for their handmade cables include Italy, England, France and Germany. Basically, someone is creating and assembling a product by hand. There is a huge focus on care and delivering the best cable—the perfect design, the right color, the best material and so on.

    No two handmade cables are identical. Why? Minor differences and a mastered technique by an individual in producing each product have a unique effect. With so much attention put into these cables they tend to last much longer and perform better over time. This is the real beauty and real value of being handcrafted.

    Because Audiocadabra™ cables are handcrafted, we’re not limited by the constraints of automation technology, or by the materials we use. All Audiocadabra™ cables are proudly and meticulously handcrafted in India since 2005.


    What sets Audiocadabra apart from competition?

    Ever audio cable design is a balance of performance and penalties! We pay attention to every component, dielectric, braid and termination used. Our nonconformist approach and technique to cable making is only with the goal of crafting the most open and transparent sounding cables that are true to our motto—the closest approach to the original signal!

    Brass is an alloy with 70% copper in it along with 30% zinc, the conductivity of brass is only about 28% IACS, that of pure Gold is 70% IACS, that of pure copper is 100% IACS and that of pure silver is 105% IACS. Brass is an ideal choice for connectors/contacts, in the electrical industry, only because they have excellent machinability and they do not wear out easily with repeated use and abuse, unlike copper and silver that are pliable, when in a pure form.

    Some of our premium products, such as the Optimus Ultra and Ultimus Ultra cables, have no brass contacts, no nickel plating, no PVC/plastic sheathing and no solder too. This is what sets our brand apart from the majority of the mass-produced competing brands found in the market today.

    Most of the tools and parts we use to craft our products are actually hand-picked and imported from around the world from well-known brands. The quality of soldering and techniques used is second to none. The difference is clearly audible in a good audio system!

    Every Audiocadabra cable takes at least 04 hours to craft and if you were to buy a similar handcrafted audio cables, with so much of attention to detail and care, from the US or Europe you will see the difference in price but not in quality.

    We aim to be a high-value brand and not a high-priced brand! Since we custom manufacture our own wires we do have a price advantage over competition. The Audiocadabra Ultimus Solid-Core Silver Cables are probably the most low-priced solid-core silver cables in the world. Our prices are almost as good as any OEM. We know of no other cable brand that uses similarly sized pure solid-core silver conductors, of this quality, at these affordable prices!


    What exactly is Polytetrafluoroethylene?

    Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a synthetic fluoropolymer of tetrafluoroethylene that has numerous applications. The best known brand name of PTFE is Teflon by DuPont Co.

    PTFE is a fluorocarbon solid, as it is a high-molecular-weight compound consisting wholly of carbon and fluorine. PTFE is hydrophobic: neither water nor water-containing substances wet PTFE, as fluorocarbons demonstrate mitigated London dispersion forces due to the high electronegativity of fluorine. PTFE has one of the lowest coefficients of friction against any solid.

    PTFE is used as a non-stick coating for pans and other cookware. It is very non-reactive, partly because of the strength of carbon–fluorine bonds and so it is often used in containers and pipework for reactive and corrosive chemicals. Where used as a lubricant, PTFE reduces friction, wear and energy consumption of machinery. It is also commonly used as a graft material in surgical interventions.

    It is commonly believed that Teflon is a spin-off product from NASA space projects. Although it has been used by NASA, the assumption is incorrect.

    PTFE was accidentally discovered in 1938 by Roy Plunkett, in New Jersey while he was working for Kinetic Chemicals. As Plunkett was attempting to make a new chlorofluorocarbon refrigerant, the tetrafluoroethylene gas in its pressure bottle stopped flowing before the bottle's weight had dropped to the point signaling "empty." Since Plunkett was measuring the amount of gas used by weighing the bottle, he became curious as to the source of the weight, and finally resorted to sawing the bottle apart. Inside, he found it coated with a waxy white material which was oddly slippery. Analysis of the material showed that it was polymerized perfluoroethylene, with the iron from the inside of the container having acted as a catalyst at high pressure. Kinetic Chemicals patented the new fluorinated plastic (analogous to the already known polyethylene) in 1941, and registered the Teflon trademark in 1945.


    What is Dielectric Effect Distortion?

    When current flows thru a wire, it creates a magnet field around the wire. With music traveling thru a wire, this magnetic field will expand and contract around the wire just as a woofer moves in and out when playing music. This magnetic field is constantly cutting thru whatever material is surrounding the wire.

    All cables are made of a conductor (the wire) surrounded by an insulator (the jacketing). Another name for the insulating material is “dielectric material”. Various materials have their associated Dielectric Coefficient Number. The number represents how much dielectric effect that material has. For example: Cotton is 1.3 -1.4, Polypropylene is 1.5, PTFE also known as Teflon is 2.0, and PVC Plastic is 3.5 – 4.5. The higher the number the greater the dielectric effect. All values are nominalized to “Air” which has a dielectric coefficient number “1″ because it has virtually no dielectric effect.

    When the music signal flows thru a cable, the dielectric material (insulation) around the wire absorbs some if this magnetic energy, but then re-releases it back into the wire slightly later in time. This time smearing of the music signal is called dielectric effect distortion. This type of distortion collapses the sound stage, makes the music sound hard and closed in, and reduces dynamics making the music sound lifeless and un-involving.

    Obviously, using insulating materials with a higher dielectric coefficient number causes more of this distortion. Also, since this is an accumulative effect, the thicker the insulating material and the longer the cable, the more dielectric effect distortion, the worse it sounds.

    The Audiocadabra™ cables use proprietary wires that use a thin yet durable Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE—the best known brand name of PTFE is Teflon by DuPont Co.) coating to insulate the copper conductors. Beyond this sheathing, there is nothing left but air, and air is a near ideal insulation dielectric material because it causes virtually no dielectric effect distortion.


    Are your cables shielded?

    Almost all audio cables are screened, which means that an outer conductor wraps around the other conductor(s) to shield them from electromagnetic interference. The outer screen, which may be made of wire braid, metal foil or conductive plastic, is usually connected to ground so that any induced currents (due to interference) flow directly to ground rather than being allowed to modulate the audio signal. However, screening isn't a perfect solution. Careful auditioning and objective measurements indicate that tremendous interactions occur between the signal carrying portions of a cable and the overlying metallic shield that is utilized in most cable designs. External shielding is the easiest way to prevent noise propagation, but this technique is clearly not the best approach when trying to optimize such sonic characteristics as speed, openness, and depth of presentation. Audiocadabra™ cable designs have been optimized to deliver excellent RFI/EMI noise resistance without the use of external shielding—it's all in the handcrafted cable braid! Our unique hand-braided cable constructions are an ideal balance of RFI/EMI noise resistance and flexibility.


    What is cable Break-in?

    Dielectric effect distortion (as explained above) is particularly bad when the dielectric material is unconditioned, meaning it has not been exposed to electrical signals. With use, the dielectric material becomes conditioned, the dielectric effect distortion becomes less, and the cable or component gets better sounding.

    Audiocadabra™ cables have very little dielectric material surrounding it, so there is less to break-in. Most people think that Audiocadabra™ cables sound great right out of the box, yet others report they get better with time. Once you get about 100 hours on the Audiocadabra™ speaker cables, you can consider them quite broken-in. The Audiocadabra™ interconnects may take about 200 hours and the Ultimus interconnects, that uses 99.99% pure solid-core silver conductors, may take as long as 400 hours to break-in, depending on the cable model and frequency/duration of usage; this is simply because interconnects carry much smaller signals with much less current so it takes more time to condition them.

    The 14 days risk-free trial should give you sufficient time to allow Audiocadabra™ cables to break-in and settle-in your audio system. An easy and quick way to break-in the cables is to simply hook them up to a tuner or other line level component and let them run continuously for several days non-stop.

    During break-in, expect these handcrafted cables to sound exciting at times and dull at certain other times. Post break-in, expect a neutral spectral balance atypical of cables at this price point without any loss of details and accuracy. If you get accustomed to the spectral balance of these efficiently designed and meticulously handcrafted cables, you may also be able to gauge how other cables are colored or tipped depending on their respective 'performance to penalty' ratio that each and every cable design is prone to.


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    If you still have more questions, kindly contact us and we are more than happy to assist you.