The Ultimate project is a culmination of our relentless technical evolution. Based on two decades of testing, evaluation and dedication of the entire team who worked tirelessly in these unprecedented times the new Ultimate products are the best we ever produced and probably the finest audio cables available anywhere today. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Tchernov Cable brand our flagship range has been recently enriched by a number of stellar designs, aimed at the most obsessively demanding music lovers.
The new from scratch BRC+ conductors with the unsurpassed impurity ratio are absolutely the key to the Ultimate’22 DNA. The further copper refinement resulted in the minimization of iron (Fe), tin (Sn), germanium (Ge), antimony (Sb), cadmium (Cd) and arsenic (As) - to the amounts not more than 0.00003%. The presence of silver (Ag) and lead (Pb) on the contrary has been slightly increased (up to 0.001% and 0.00035% respectively) for better structural uniformity, plasticity and high electrical conductivity of the wire. The trace concentration of oxygen (O) is finally under 0.0001%.
Semi-Air Tape Insulation - SATI®, now overlaid with the increased number of thin PTFE tape layers is the most technically advanced individual conductor insulation to date. Cold dielectric tape overlaying guarantees the unique BRC+ conductors reach class-leading level of electrical conductivity and structural uniformity. Unlike thermal extruding, SATI® carefully preserves PTFE tape structure, provides vanishingly low dielectric loss and additional conductor damping.
Another design refinement is the modified SASDB® binding with the final PTFE tape layer substituted by the natural cotton tape as an underlayer for the next following heavy shielding system. The cotton longitudinal fiber surround provides efficient decoupling of the shield from the Cable Core thereby drastically decreasing electro-dynamic noise, caused by the shield’s vibration and movement in the Earth’s magnetic field. Moreover, much air inside and between cotton fibers improve the overall dielectric qualities.
The revised X-Shield® SE (Super Efficiency) is a result of continuous evolutionary development of our renowned Multi-Element Shielding System. With immense attention to noise immunity we focused on improving mechanical uniformity upon deformation and reducing contact noise in the shield structure. The latest incarnation of this 3-layer interactive sandwich ensures superior multiple interference suppression along all frequencies.
The next generation various Ultimate NG connectors with the 24K gold plated high purity copper contacts and palladium plated caps for additional UHF noise shielding boast signal integrity and long-term stability, completing the immaculate build quality and meticulous product visualization. The updated soldering technique with the use of golden nano flux provides a perceptibly lower intermodulation noise floor and a totally silent background.
The new Ultimate’22 cables, incorporating a pallet of influential design advancements with the unique BRC+ conductors on top perform like never before with transcendental musical suppleness and a genuine sense of «right there» realism. We cannot name a single competitor at any price which is clearly superior. Ultimate is a priceless investment to a lifetime of audio excitement. Listen and enjoy the music!