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Van Den Hul First Ultimate RCA interconnects are a threefold, heavier shielded version of the praised original "First" interconnect, the worlds first metal free interconnect - available in 0.8m or 1.0m lengths. With The First Ultimate, the sonic results were so different and also so much better than Van Den Hul found with any metals that they knew it was a complete breakthrough in cable technology.
Besides the many highly innovative technical aspects of this product, its sonic aspects are even more attractive. Especially the lack of dynamic compression on higher signal levels, the extended low level information and the total lack of any harshness make this cable so different from any other product known so far.
The basic conductor material is Linear Structured Carbon ® (LSC), rather than a metal. The coaxial construction has a LSC centre conductor with 12,000 individually insulated 7 micron strands with a total diameter of 1 mm. The individual strand insulation prevents electrons to cross from fibre to fibre. The direct result is that electrons exclusively move trough the 7 micron strands in one dimension. Side movements are virtually impossible. Sonic result: a much cleaner sound reproduction. It is also equipped with a heavy shield than exhibits a much reduced electrical series resistance, reducing the risk of any hum. The sonic result of all of these advances is quite simply breathtaking.
I can only describe this carbon fibre cable as the closest I have ever experienced to having no cable at all.It neither adds nor subtracts from the music; whatever the source produces is rendered exactly as recorded..It has given me a whole new experience in musical enjoyment.
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This cable is amazing.Heard rumours of vdh being called van den dull.Don't know why this cable isn't dull at all and not over bright like some cables.It transfers signal perfectly.This will be my standard interconnect for line level from now!
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