From the very outset of our R&D we declared insulation, conductor damping and shielding techniques to be completely integral to our persistent design evolution. With this in mind we introduced the most advanced SATI® (Patent RU No.124832U) conductor insulation to date. Based on a method of cold non-polar dielectric tape overlaying, SATI® avoids thermal stress to the conductor, eliminates copper recrystallization during the overlaying process thereby obtaining superb electrical conductivity and structural uniformity. Moreover, SATI® preserves the porous semi-air structure of the tape, which significantly decreases the relative permittivity and signal energy loss.
After intensive testing, large 1.00 mm2 BRC conductors were selected for class-leading definition and real-scale imaging. FTDA® (Fiber Torsion Damping, patent RU No.124834U) method, based on a conductor free floating in a viscous longitudinal cotton fiber surround with high mechanical decrement, provides absorption of vibrations affecting the conductors by as much as 50 times and ensure the widest possible dynamic range.
With the focus on noise immunity we applied X-Shield® SE (Super Efficiency) - the latest evolution of our highly acclaimed Multi-Element Shielding System (Patent RU No.124835U) imported from the Ultimate series. A 4-layer interactive sandwich with two layers of 50 µ rolled BRC foil provide superior EMI suppression especially at LF, where the industrial noise is most intensive, offer better vibration absorption and drastically reduce electro dynamic noise generated in the shield.
The sophisticated jacketing with the thermoplastic polyurethane Elastollan® has always been the major distinctive feature of our Reference cables. Developed by BASF, Elastollan® exemplifies elasticity, dielectric long-term stability, exceptional vibration absorption, as well as excellent resistance to abrasions, tears, temperature fluctuations, and aggressive chemicals.
The gleaming Reference V2 RCA & XLR plugs made of 10 µ fully gold plated high purity copper enhance the meticulous product visualization. The modern Reference analog & digital interconnects are noticeably ahead of the world competition including well above their own cost.