The Ultimate project is a culmination of Tchernov Cable’s relentless evolution. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the brand our most ambitious products, aimed at the obsessively demanding music lovers have been released. Based on two decades of R&D, exhaustive testing and dedication of the entire team who worked tirelessly in these unprecedented times, the new Ultimate’22 cables are the best we ever produced and probably the finest available on the market.

BRC+ conductors with the unsurpassed impurity ratio compose the unique Ultimate DNA. The presence of iron (Fe), tin (Sn), germanium (Ge), antimony (Sb), cadmium (Cd) and arsenic (As) in this extremely refined copper was stepped down 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%.
DSC (Distributed Symmetrical Conductor) as the leading-edge technology has been set as a cornerstone of all flagship models. The hexagonal spatial conductor straddling enables instantaneous group wave speed, low and stable impedance from DC (0Hz) to tens of MHz’s and significant EMI reduction up to 20-40dB if compared to a conventional twisted conductor arrangement. DSC guarantees a near-to-ideal energy transfer with the widest attainable dynamic range, breath-taking definition and faster transients.
SATI® (Semi-Air Tape Insulation) as a multiple bi-directional X-Cross PTFE tape overlaying is a singular conductor insulation used in the industry to date. Cold overlaying avoids thermal stress to a conductor and its recrystallization, thereby retaining the highest electrical conductivity and vanishingly low dielectric loss. Unlike thermal extruding, SATI® preserves PTFE tape viscosity, resulting in exceptional conductor damping. Switching to thinner tape enabled a certain increase of layers and air percentage between the layers.
SASDB® binding has undergone a serious tuning. The final bonding PTFE tape layer has been substituted by the cotton tape as an underlayer for the next following heavy shielding system. The cotton longitudinal fiber surround provides efficient shield’s decoupling from the Cable Core and virtually eliminates electro-dynamic noise, generated in the shield. Moreover, much air inside cotton fibers boost the cumulative dielectric qualities.
X-Shield® (Multi-Element Shielding System) is our unprecedented EMI protection. Now it has been taken to an extreme with achieving constant shielding properties upon curving and reducing contact noise in the shield structure. The latest incarnation of our famed 3-layer interactive sandwich rejects most of emitted interferences throughout the entire frequency spectrum and boosts internal construction damping.
The gorgeous-looking Ultimate NG connectors are impeccably built and finished. 24K gold plated microalloyed copper contacts and palladium plated caps for additional UHF shielding impart unprecedented signal integrity and a tightly aligned connection. The tried-and-true soldering technique with the use of golden nano flux provides a perceptibly lower intermodulation noise floor and a totally silent background.
Built to extremely tight tolerances, the new Ultimate’22 cables represent the apex of Tchernov Cable’s expertise. Despite a hefty production cost they incorporate plenty of influential design innovations with the unique BRC+ conductors on top. Ultimate cables perform like never before with a genuine sense of «right there» realism. They are a priceless investment to a lifetime of audio excitement. Listen and enjoy the music!