Interconnect Cables

We believe IC cables are the most important cable in the system because they are critical for maintaining your system’s resolution, and they can also alter the tone and timbre of your system in major ways. ZenWave offers THREE top of the line choices of interconnect cable: D4, D5 and DSR.

And our more affordable range with the D1, D2 & D3. These ZenWave cables use materials that are a bit warmer in character while still avoiding anything fatiguing. This also makes them more forgiving, which makes sense for less expensive systems or edgy recordings. However, I will say I think the D3 is my best value cable, it uses copper, silver AND silver/gold alloy wire that makes a cable that is pretty darn close to the D4 at a significant cost savings!

D1


D1, this cable also uses UPOCC copper litz wire, but is a hybrid design using silver-plated copper and teflon mil-spec wire for the ground leg. It also use Furutech rhodium plated RCA plugs or FP-700 series XLR plugs for best value. While this cable is the least expensive, it’s also an amazing value and the cable that started ZenWave Audio. It’s a giant-killer of a cable if there ever was one!

from $179


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CABLE COPPER LITZ HYBRID
OUTER SLEEVE Carbon OE Techflex
DIELECTRIC Teflon
PLUGS TBC

D2


D2, a top end UPOCC copper cable made using litz type wire. This is intended for those who prefer a pure copper cable and it retains a lot of resolution and performance by using the litz-type wire, but also has a full, warm and lush sound.

 

from $399


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CABLE COPPER LITZ
OUTER SLEEVE Carbon OE Techflex
DIELECTRIC Teflon
PLUGS TBC

D3


D3, a hybrid silver, silver/gold alloy and copper cable that uses the same design as the D4 and D5, simply with less expensive wire that saves a lot of expense and gets you very close to the D4’s performance level. The main difference is it’s warmer and a little less resolving, but still maintains the resolution necessary to achieve a 3-D, immersive presentation.

from $849


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CONDUCTOR UPOCC CU + AG/AU
OUTER SLEEVE CARBON OE TECHFLEX
DIELECTRIC TEFLON
PLUGS RCA: WBT 0102 AG W/CF DAMPERS
XLR: FURUTECH CF-601/602 CARBON/STAINLESS XLR PLUGS

DSR


DSR, a UPOCC silver ribbon cable with 17g conductors and super low capacitance. This is the clearest and most exciting sounding IC cable ZenWave offers, the pure silver offers a degree of speed and dynamics with crisp leading edges AND a total lack of fatiguing artifacts only UPOCC silver can offer. The massive gauge of the conductors and the ribbon wire design offer you this performance along with more body, more density and tone, plus larger image size vs a round wire, lighter gauge cable. This cable is most similar to top end Wireworld or Siltech designs, but at very reasonable prices, and as it’s built by hand I can use better materials for the jacketing, such as pure, unbleached cotton batting instead of compressed synthetic fiber for filler.

from $1299


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CONDUCTOR UPOCC SILVER RIBBON
OUTER SLEEVE CARBON OE TECHFLEX
DIELECTRIC TEFLON
PLUGS RCA: WBT 0102 AG W/CF DAMPERS
XLR: FURUTECH CF-601/602 CARBON/STAINLESS XLR PLUGS

D4


D4, a UPOCC silver/gold alloy cable with just enough gold added to achieve proper tone and realistic timbre in neutral to warm systems. This is the most accurate cable on offer and is a true reference standard. A great majority of folks who demo the D4 buy it, in fact over 80%, so be careful!

from $1499


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CONDUCTOR UPOCC SILVER/GOLD
OUTER SLEEVE CARBON OE TECHFLEX
DIELECTRIC TEFLON
PLUGS RCA: WBT 0102 AG W/CF DAMPERS
XLR: FURUTECH CF-601/602 CARBON/STAINLESS XLR PLUGS

D5


D5, a UPOCC silver/gold cable with more gold vs the D4 and intended for modern super-low distortion systems using hard-coned drivers and SS amplification. Those with Accuton based speakers including Marten, Evolution Acoustics and more, Magico, YG, etc. may prefer the D5 to the D4 as it’s closer in performance to top end copper cables from Jorma, Audience, Kubala-Sosna, Tara, etc. It is slightly softer and warmer vs the D4, but the warmth of gold produces a more realistic timbre vs copper, and many owners of these type of systems are willing to sacrifice the last drop of detail for a more realistic tone and timbre… if this is the case the D5 may be for you! It’s warmth is a lot like adding a good tube preamp vs copper.

from $1899


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CONDUCTOR UPOCC SILVER/GOLD
OUTER SLEEVE CARBON OE TECHFLEX
DIELECTRIC TEFLON
PLUGS RCA: WBT 0102 AG W/CF DAMPERS
XLR: FURUTECH CF-601/602 CARBON/STAINLESS XLR PLUGS