Thrax Audio Unconventional state of the art audio components

Delivering never heard before reproduced music performance. Thrax audio components are contagious, once exposed listening to

music is not the same anymore.

Interconnect cables for analogue signals

For analogue signals the story is very different. Here the frequency content is very low. High bandwidth

translates to induced noise. Fast cables are a plague. They will transmit all the interference to the

device connected. Here the goal is to have consistency in the dynamic range of the cable. Meaning the

cable has to perform as well with 10Volt of signal at its end and with 1uVolt. Not as trivial as it sounds.

The currents in those cables are microscopic and of no influence to the electromagnetic performance

but at such low currents contact potential, material impurities and other factors start to interfere with

the signal.

 As illustration:

 As illustration: Imagine you have a pipe with a light at one end. (a lit match perhaps) When you look

through the other end you see the light. That would be transmission without any loss. Now imagine you

have glass at both ends of the pipe. You still see the light quite well but there are some reflections from

the glass making the picture less sharp and reducing the contrast. Now imagine the pipe has a mirror

finish inside. The picture gets even more reflections and the contrast and sharpness diminish further but

the light intensity stays the same due to the multiple reflections from the inner walls. You can no longer

see the light source clearly but you see the light.

 To translate in cable terms - The transition between materials (metals) equals glass a very thin

conductor with low resistance will equal the pipe. Electromagnetic interference between the conductors

in a cable will equal the mirror finish in the pipe. Being able to visualize the result now you know what it

should sound like. Keep this in mind and visualize it when you look at an analogue interconnect cable

construction. Keeping in mind the above would you see a firefly and a flash light trough it at the same

time if you have any reflections whit-in the pipe. Exactly!

 This is called dynamic range and clarity, it is the main goal in our designs. The low level signals are the

texture of the sounds and you will hear them only with a proper transmission system. Voices change,

atmosphere changes. The art is in the silence between notes!

                Thrax Audio Unconventional state of the art audio components

Delivering never heard before reproduced music performance. Thrax audio components are

contagious, once exposed listening to music is not the same anymore.