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Two-channel stereo was my first love.

I remember lying on the floor, with a speaker from my father’s turntable/combo resting against each ear. Boy was it loud! It was my attempt to get totally involved in the songs, and really experience the feelings that the music could provide.

Even then, I wondered how I could improve the listening experience.

As I developed my own stereo system, I experimented with various combinations of cables and components. Playing live music at venues around Adelaide in the 1980’s and ’90’s, I continued to question the relationship between music and electronics. I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Adelaide University, which gave me the knowledge to persue my interest in acoustics and music reproduction.

It was at this point that I realised that cables CAN make a difference, but only after many years, did I find that there were actually valid reasons why some cables sounded better than others. I was fascinated with braided cable, and admired the design and the technology. I appreciated all the benefits of multi-braid individually insulated conductors, but wanted a lower capacitance cable.

I eventually developed a set of basic ideas which I considered important in the production of audio cables that I could afford..

  • Teflon dielectric. It is important to me to use one of the best insulating materials available.
  • Silver-plated oxygen free copper conductors for superior conductivity and corrosion resistance
  • Twisted pair configurations for the conductors, utilising Common Mode Noise Rejection (CMNR), to ensure minimal noise.
  • Low mass connectors to recreate as closely as possible, a simple conductor from component to component.

Speaker cables are constructed from combinations of twisted pairs of teflon-coated silver-plated Oxygen Free Copper. Multiple small diameter conductors are used to minimise skin effect in the audible range and provide low DC resistance. Connectors are low mass hard gold-plated 4mm banana plugs and low mass 8mm solid copper hard gold-plated spades.

Interconnects utilise twisted pair geometry with teflon-coated silver-plated OFC, thus providing the benefits of CMNR. Connectors are low mass RCA’s, made with a light body and hard gold-plated centre pin and skirt.

Digital 75 ohm interconnects are constructed using Teflon/ Silver-plated OFC coaxial cable with a nominal impedance of 75 ohms, designed to reduce distortion from the superposition of reflected waves.

I love the natural, musical way these cables perform and I have great confidence in each of the products. Hand made in Australia, they work synergistically with any system to provide the best reproduction of recorded music possible.

Peter Graves

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