Interconnect Cable Comparison

Interconnect cable comparison shouldn’t be rocket science and this page is here to help. As you go up in price, you get a cable with better resolution and less warmth. These qualities go hand in hand to a large extent, as the warmth imparted by the materials used masks some resolution and makes the sound smoother. I have never chosen to compromise resolution for harshness, and I absolutely avoid any part or material that may cause listening fatigue, so you will find no less expensive 4N silver or silver plated signal conductors in any of my cables. This also makes sense from a system-matching perspective, since less expensive systems match up better with cables with some warmth and smoothness, and the highest end components perform at such a high level that you don’t want to hinder their sonics with a warm cable, and want to hear the extended resolution capabilities which you paid for. The D4 is intended to be a reference-level cable that makes no compromises and has no equals, and as you move down the line the cables get more forgiving, warmer and smoother sounding.

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D1 Interconnect Cable

These cables offer off-the-charts value for the money, you get OCC copper conductors from tip-to-tip in the signal path. This cable is very neutral, it has no “characteristic sound” that will color the music signal in any direction. It has surprising clarity and gives the sonic “images” focus, clarity, separation and detail. It adds no artifacts, harshness, sibilance or glare.

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D2 Interconnect Cable

Everything the D1 cable is, with upgraded RCA plugs and ground wire. It has the same sonic characteristics as the D1 cable, but it does everything better. It has a more lively sound and greater detail, clarity and tone. This cable costs a lot more to build, but is a significant improvement over the D1.

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DD Interconnect Cable

For those who prefer the sound of the best quality silver wiring, Duelund delivers. This isn’t your typical silver wire, so forget about the characteristic sound of silver many people report from lower quality silver wire. This cable delivers on tone, there is a harmonic richness and vibrancy that only the best silver wire has. It is not cold, but rather has a warmth to it… but unlike a warm sounding copper wire, it does not sound closed-in and detail is not sacrificed. Compared to the D2 cable, the DD is not as neutral, but has a richness and warmth to the sound that most people will find beautiful.

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D3 Interconnect Cable

This cable has all the positive attributes of UPOCC silver with a more realistic tone and warmth. Compared to the Duelund cable it is more accurate, precise, and neutral. There is more detail and the presentation is more forward and lit up. It is also not as forgiving or laid back vs the DD cable. A strong point with this cable is tone… UPOCC silver is amazingly accurate but the tone is a little on the thin side, the silver/gold alloy has a warm and amazingly realistic tone that is superior to any other wire I have used. Gauge for gauge this wire is double the price of Duelund silver, and many times the price of most wire on the market today. I was hesitant to even try this wire but I’m glad I did and the high price is justified, as this IC cable is truly amazing.

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D4 Interconnect Cable

This cable has all the positive attributes of UPOCC silver with a more realistic tone and warmth. Compared to the D3 cable it is even more accurate, precise, and neutral. There is more detail and the presentation is near perfect. It is also not as forgiving or laid back vs the D3 cable. A strong point with this cable is tone… UPOCC silver is amazingly accurate but the tone is a little on the thin side, the silver/gold alloy has a warm and amazingly realistic tone that is superior to any other wire I have used. Gauge for gauge this wire is double the price of Duelund silver, and many times the price of most wire on the market today.

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