We are proud to introduce the third generation of our basic range for Home Audio & multimedia, which has recently undergone a considered redesign and line-up extension. First, the entire Special series philosophy and designation has been rethought. We acknowledged that the new products should meet the connectivity requirements of the modern AV industry - multiple functionality, improved usability and competitive pricing. Meeting these requirements resulted in distinctive approaches to complex insulation and construction damping techniques that truly set these new outstanding products above any similarly priced competitors.
The ground-breaking design innovation, introduced here is the Cord Insulating & Damping System (CIDAS). CIDAS provides efficient conductor damping and drastically reduces electro-dynamic noise, caused by the conductor movement in the Earth’s magnetic field. The symmetrical spatial conductor straddling decreases the cable’s distributed capacitance and ensures highly efficient power and signal transmission with a clearly audible dynamic range extension, and perceptible gains in definition and transparency.
The outstanding thermoplastic polyurethane Elastollan® is from now on a key distinctive feature of the new Special series. Developed exclusively by BASF, Elastollan® exemplifies elasticity, long-term dielectric stability and exceptional vibration and mechanical stress damping, which we consider a critical influence on performance. Excellent resistance to abrasions, tears, temperature fluctuations, and aggressive chemicals diversify the field of cable application.
Special cables have always had to cede a little ground to their technically and sonically more advanced Classic counterparts, but now, with their designs carefully tuned and refined they get very close to our all-time favourites in terms of musical fidelity. Special cables of the third revision are superior to all their predecessors in every aspect of performance.