Listening to the requests and discussions from many head-fiers and mp3 fans I decided to develop a LOD cable for a budget price. Since I did not want to give in to performance solid silver was required. So the price reduction had to come from time saving in production and other material usage.
So full hand winding of the cables was out of the question, I had to revert to pre-produced cable. But I did want my own silver. Luckily I found a small neighbourhood company being able to extrude cables on small quantities to my own design and within an acceptable price range.
Together with this company I developed the Qables “Performance line” cable.
A three threaded solid core silver twisted wire. The silver core are first extruded in a transparent PE layer and then twisted and fitted in a nitryl rubber jacket.
Also for price reasons a cheaper iPod dock connector is used and the outer Techflex sleeving has been deleted. The cables will only be available as shown below, 6” length, black with either a white or black iPod dock connector and black or nickel mini plug.
Performance Line SE: The Performance Line cable has been upgraded. We have now called it the Special Edition to be able to distinguish with the older version.
The new version comes with a better purified and certified silver and the silver diameter has been increased to 0.5mm (instead of the old 0.4mm). This has a distinct effect on both the sound quality and the durability of the cable.