Wireworld Platinum Eclipse XLR Cables
This is the cable for perfectionists with elite reference systems. Supremely transparent, with breathtaking dynamics and holographic imaging, Platinum Eclipse provides the closest sound to the ultimate purity of a direct connection. Carbon fiber plugs add a level of high tech elegance that make these exceptional cables look as good as they sound.
WIREWORLD’s line of Audio cables includes many different levels of price and performance. All of these cables utilize the same unique design with material improvements that enable each upgrade level to provide even higher levels of sound quality.
You’ve got the equipment, and now you’re looking for answers on how to make it truly sing. Take the purity of your music to the next level and draw the detail from your source like never before. Superior DNA Helix designs with unique Composilex 2 insulation deliver a greater range of dynamic contrasts and musical expression than ever before. Enjoy reduced listening fatigue along with improved definition and image focus with this simple upgrade. Patented Silver-Tube™ RCA connectors feature the highest conductivity available, and their unique silicone rubber tension band provides a perfect grip on any jack.
Many installers build audio interconnects with RG6 coax and crimp connectors, but 75 ohm cables are only optimized for extremely high frequencies, so they sound compressed and muddy with analogue audio. The best way to observe those losses is to compare an extremely short pair (we recommend 2 to 3 inches) to a long pair (10 to 20 feet) as the connection between a source and a headphone amp. Most people are surprised by how much cleaner and more dynamic the short pair sounds. In addition to delivering that short cable sound, Wireworld interconnects have superior shielding and they are available in custom lengths with quick turnaround.
The DNA Helix cable design (U.S. Patent #8,569,627) was formulated to provide a comprehensive solution to the audible losses of cables. Essentially, signals are moved through cables by electromagnetic field energy vibrating electrons in the conductors. To minimize electromagnetic losses, including skin effect, the flat conductors in the DNA Helix designs are as thin as a single strand. All of the strands are completely parallel, providing the most direct signal path possible. These unique flat conductors are arranged in layers to channel the electromagnetic signal energy most efficiently. Furthermore, in the analogue cables, the spacing between the positive and negative conductors is fine tuned by ear to match the pure sound of a direct connection. The effect of that tuning is like focusing a lens, with the beautiful textures and dynamics of live music coming into vivid 3-D focus when the spacing is just right.
Symmetricon design provides similar advantages to the more complex DNA Helix design in lower cost applications. This innovation enables more of the original signal information to be reproduced than conventional cables, increasing both clarity and dynamics for lifelike sound and imaging. Symmetricon effectively doubles the area where electromagnetic energy is channelled efficiently through the cable.
PREMIUM QUALITY METALS ACHIEVE THE HIGHEST CONDUCTIVITY AVAILABLE
A common misconception is that the gauge of a speaker wire is all that matters. Heavier is better, right? Wrong. Gauge can make a difference, but the cable design and material quality can have an even greater impact on performance. That is why Wireworld focus on developing the most efficient designs and producing them with the best quality materials available in each price range. For example, the conductors in their least expensive cables are oxygen-free copper and their ultimate cables use Ohno Continuous-Cast® solid silver.
Metal conductivity is equally important for plugs. The silver-clad OFC plug contacts are three times more conductive than the common bright gold over nickel plating used on costume jewellery and most other brands.
The idea behind developing plugs that surpass all others in design and material was based on a simple question. Why bother perfecting cables if the plugs take away from their performance? After all, the cable can't let you hear all of the music if it’s losing information at the connection. Enter the patented Silver-Tube Plug (U.S. Patent #5,413,503). With silver-clad tubular OFC contacts, DuPont Teflon insulators and a proprietary silicone tension band for a perfect grip, Silver-Tube plugs provide the highest conductivity of any RCA plugs in the world.
COMPOSILEX® 2 INSULATION
Beyond the advantages of the best conductor materials, Wireworld’s second generation composite insulation, Composilex 2, preserves the purity of the signal by minimizing triboelectric noise better than any conventional insulation material, including DuPont Teflon®. Composilex 2 provides rewarding improvements in vividness, focus and dynamic contrast. With these innovations, Wireworld Series 7 cables have advanced the art of reproducing the power and delicacy of music.
Innovative testing is the very foundation of Wireworld's technological advances in design, materials and performance.
With the invention of the CES Innovations Award winning Cable Comparator™ (US Patent #5,740,255), Wireworld created a tool that allowed us to instantly compare cables to the only scientific reference standard for cable fidelity, a direct connection between components.
While others test their cables against other cables, Wireworld utilises the pure sound of a direct connection as their benchmark, creating new design geometries and custom material compounds based on tried and true scientific principles in an effort to attain that same perfection in their cables.
This testing advantage has led to several patents including DNA Helix, and has enabled Wireworld to refine and improve the material blends in their ultra quiet Composilex 2 insulation.
"If you backed your components up and docked them directly together, you would hear them at their best. At Wireworld we strive to create cables that sound as perfect as a direct connection." David Salz. President, Cable Designer