WireWorld – Helicon 16 OCC (HCS) Speaker Cable (Pair)
Same cable as the OFC Helicon 16 below, only with high grade Ohno-Continuous Cast (OCC) Copper conductors. This is the perfect internal wire if you’re building your own premium speakers. And an excellent affordable alternative if you’re looking for the quality offfered by OCC Copper performance in a small, flexible cable. THe Helicon 16 OCC also includes the patented DNA Helix design, standard in WIreWorld’s speaker cables.
Speakers and components may come and go, but your favorite cables should be able to move with your ever changing system — hassle free. Interchangeable spades and bananas in Silver-clad OFC or Silver+Gold plated OFC, make it easy to change connectors to suit your evolving needs. Convenient, fast and well-constructed with premium materials. All Wireworld speaker cables come standard with Uni-Term connectors, with the exception of the Horizon.
The goal of Wireworld’s patented DNA* Helix cable technology is to enable listeners to experience their music without the losses and colorations normally caused by cables. Polygraph testing shows that the primary sonic effects of cables are caused by electromagnetic effects. The effect called eddy current resistance, which increases as strands are twisted, is especially problematic because it masks quiet musical details. To overcome those issues, the strands in the DNA Helix designs are completely parallel, providing the most direct signal path for the lowest eddy current resistance. These parallel strands run within layered flat conductors that channel electromagnetic energy and reject interference. Furthermore, in the analog cables, the spacing between the positive and negative conductors is fine-tuned by ear to match the pure sound of a direct connection. The effect of that tuning is like focusing a lens, with the beautiful textures and dynamics of live music coming into vivid 3-D focus when the spacing is just right.
Symmetricon & Uni-Path Design
The Symmetricon and Uni-Path designs provide similar advantages to the more complex DNA Helix design in lower cost and smaller scale applications. Both Symmetricon and Uni-Path improve electromagnetic efficiency and shielding. These innovations enable more of the original signal information to be reproduced, improving both sound and imaging.
Premium High-Quality Metals for Highest Conductivity Available
A common misconception is that the gauge of a speaker wire is all that matters. Heavier is better, right? Wrong. Gauge can make a difference, but testing has taught us that cable design and material quality can have an even greater impact on the sound we hear. That is why we focus on developing the most efficient designs and producing them with the best quality materials available in each price range. For example, the conductors in our least expensive cables are oxygen-free copper and our ultimate cables use the world’s best conductor, Ohno Continuous-Cast® 7 Nines (99.99999%) pure solid silver.
Beyond the advantages of the best conductor materials, a third generation composite insulation, Composilex 3, preserves the purity of the signal by minimizing triboelectric noise better than any conventional low loss insulation material, including DuPont Teflon®. Composilex 3 provides rewarding improvements in vividness, focus and dynamic contrast. With these innovations, Wireworld Series 8 cables have advanced the art of reproducing the power and delicacy of music.