All our products are made from materials that are treated with the unique IST technology (Interference Suppression Technology). This applies to all materials, i.e. not only conductors, but also dielectrics, braids, etc. As a result, the materials and product components we use acquire unique properties, which ensures not only their perfect synergy, but also resistance to unwanted phenomena. The improved sound properties of the materials are manifested not only in reproduction but also in sound recording. The modification of material properties by means of IST technology is related to electromagnetism and resonances. This processing leads to better 3D sound stage feeling, micro- dynamics and involvement of a listener to musical masterpieces. Anyway, the best way to find out how do our cables differ from the competition is to listen to them.
Yes, our cables are directional and very audible. We achieved the directionality of the cables in the required way, i.e. to have an easily perceptible effect on the reproduction, thanks to our IST technology. Connecting our cables in the right/wrong direction should be able to immediately identify during a listening test even a less experienced listener. For this test, it is possible to use any of the cables with the same end on both sides, for example RCA connecting cables, Ethernet cable or speaker cables. It is therefore important to connect our cables with the same terminals on both sides in the correct direction. The directionality of the cable is indicated by an arrow on the movable metal tube with the logo and the name of the series. As for the directionality of cables in general, it is a complex issue to which we devoted a long period of our research and we arrived at new knowledge in this direction, which we used in the development of IST technology for processing materials and subsequently also in the development and manufacturing of our products.
IST is a unique technology that we have been developing and perfecting for several years. We based this on our own research of the material properties, primarily with the regard of electromagnetic forces. As part of our research, we developed it with the aim of not only resisting various disturbing influences in the transmission of an electrical signal from its source to the final output in the form of sound reproduction, but also to absorb and eliminate negative phenomena, especially in connection with electromagnetism and resonances. By means of IST, we process all materials in order to modify their properties. Thanks to this, we are able to eliminate unwanted side effects arising from the mutual interaction between all materials used (also non-metallic ones), which ensures their perfect compatibility. The result is an “authentic audio image” with inimitable characteristics, with a significantly positive effect not only on reproduction, but also on sound recording in all audible parameters, in a balanced way, i.e. not via a compromise on a quid pro quo basis. The accuracy and resolution of acoustic instruments do not come at the expense of the tonal balance and characteristic timbre inherent to a particular instrument. Due to the fact that this is a unique and revolutionary approach to the processing of materials, which is also labor intensive, it is not in our interest to fully reveal the entire know-how. However, with the help of IST technology, we produce not only AAI cables, but also anti-resonance pads and other products from our portfolio. IST technology to suit the specific length of the cable. Of course, this also applies to our connectors, which have a significant impact on the overall performance of the cable.
We do not recommend to shorten our cables or intervene into their construction in any way; this also applies to replacing connectors and the like. Any of the mentioned interventions degrades the quality of the signal transmission, because all the materials we use in production are modified by our unique IST technology to suit the specific length of the cable. Of course, this also applies to our connectors, which have a significant impact on the overall performance of the cable.
As conductors, we use silver-plated copper and pure silver, which is a kind of standard in this area. But what makes our materials different from the competition is the fact that not only conductors, but also all other materials go through a treatment process. For this purpose we use the previously mentioned unique technology IST. In short, any conductor, whether made of silver-plated copper or pure silver, after treatment with our technology acquires unique properties, which is ultimately signed in a unique and inimitable way, not only in reproduction, but also in sound recording. The positive effect is so distinctive that it can be identified by ordinary listening in any system.
The optimal time is approximately 150 hours; however, this time can be effectively shortened using a “burn-in” device. For this purpose, it is possible to use e.g. Blue Horizon Proburn.
Each of our individual products connected to any system can be immediately identified by a cultivated hearing as an overall improvement and bringing the sound “image” closer to reality or authenticity. Of course, the more our products are connected in the chain, the more authentic the sound “image” becomes.
In principle, there is no problem with the combination of our cables from different series, but we recommend using power cables from the same series in the mono power amplifiers.
The connector, like any other part of our products, represents a certain type of “active device” for us; paradoxically, Furutech connectors as well as several other well-known brands did not prove their abilities in combination with our other materials. Since our research is also focused on materials, especially on their specific properties associated with electromagnetism, it is important to test the compatibility of mutual combinations of different materials. Based on this knowledge, we decided to have connectors made for our specific requirements, which we modify through our IST technology. This ensures that they work in perfect synergy with the cable in terms of impact on sound.
We do not use strand cables because – based on our experience – they are problematic in relation to the electromagnetic interactions between individual strands of conductors.