This cable is one of the best sellers in-store. The Second gives a smooth midrange and top end with admirable bass depth and control. One of the highlights of this cable is it's ability to get a good degree of soundstage depth to the sound yet also letting the music come forward and envelop you. A lot of our clients use this cable form DAC or digital source to pre-amp or integrated amp. Manufactured with no metal in the cable but instead with Linear Structured Carbon ® (LSC) conductors. This makes the cable immune to RF interference and keeps a remarkably quiet noise floor consequently.
An Audio Cable Immune to RF - Linear Structured Carbon
The two centre conductors are made of identical groups of LSC, each containing 12,000 individually insulated fibres. Besides the undisturbed and very good signal transmission per fibre, the individual insulation also much contributes to the high sound quality: no wild electron crossings between individual conductors subject to all kinds of boundary problems. The electrons move in one direction without side movements.
The insulation of both centre conductors is made of polyethylene foam in the colours white and brown.
The special treated artificial filler fibres protect The SECOND ® against penetration of humidity; this keeps the capacitance stable and low.
The shield is made of 4 layers: two different groups of helically wound dense silver coated OFC strands and 2 LSC saturated layers. This is the best possible shielding available; completely closed against any external signal penetration and with many advantages in the total construction itself.
The jacket is made of a nice light brown coloured HULLIFLEX ®, the best external insulation material we can think about.
The SECOND ® is available in ready made lengths with our C - 7.3 RCA type connectors for single-ended applications and with Neutrik XLR connectors for balanced applications (different pricing to RCA).
There is practically no limitation to the applicable length of The SECOND ®. Van den Hul have produced XLR connected The SECOND ® with a length of 25 meters as microphone cable for professional recording applications.
Equally, The SECOND ® renders an outstanding resolution and neutrality when used as an electrical instrument cable.
Also as a balanced (AES-EBU) digital cable The SECOND ® works perfectly.