X-Shield® (Patent RU No.124837U) as a Multi-Element Shielding System is our most advanced EMI protection. It is a 3-layer interactive sandwich, where medium density (25-50%) BRC braid is enclosed by two layers of copper foiled PET. The integral multi-stranded BRC drain wire is tracked along the inner foil layer which reduces the contact noise in the shield structure and improves the overall shielding capability. It also provides constant shield impedance at the lowest levels even upon mechanical deformation as well as uniform shield properties at every point of the cable. X-Shield® ensures exceptional protection from EMI across a wide frequency bandwidth - from ELF to SHF and drastically reduces the negative influence of multiple interferences on the actual audio signal path. Besides efficient noise suppression it further improves the overall mechanical and damping properties of the cable and ensures additional electrodynamic noise protection.
X-Shield® SE (Patent RU No.124835U) is the next generation of our Multi-Element Shielding System. It is used exclusively in our flagship Reference & Ultimate cables. The SE (Super Efficiency) edition is a 4-layer interactive sandwich, where a higher density (>60%) BRC braid is enclosed by two layers of solid 50 µ rolled BRC foil. Heavy BRC foil provides superior EMI protection in the extended frequency range especially at low frequencies, where the industrial noise is most intensive. Due to a higher metal mass, better vibration absorption and lower electrodynamic noise is achieved thus extending the attainable dynamic range. The >85% silver tinsel braid, applied as an additional outer layer steps-up the HF-UHF noise suppression along with overall flexibility and mechanical damping properties.