WireWorld – Helicon 16 OFC (HES) Speaker Cable (Pair)
Enjoy the performance advantages of the DNA Helix design in an amazingly light, flexible and open cable. Originally designed for internal speaker wiring and DIY applications, this cable sounded so great we decided it would make an excellent external wire as well. OFC conductors, easy to strip and terminate.
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.