Signals from MM (Moving Magnet) and – even more so – from MC (Moving Coil) cartridges are highly sensitive to hum, noise and various forms of interferences.
The PhonoLink between the cartridge and preamplifier must ensure that the minute signal of the cartridge is optimally transferred to the preamplifier and at the same time must reject any unwanted signals from entering the signal path. In most cables, even very expensive ones, this is not taken sufficiently into consideration.
After most thorough analysis of these specific requirements we have designed a High End phono cable which meets all the requirements of the best phono cables in the world. The PhonoLink and Interlink use conductors which are made out of 99.999% pure OCC** silver and are cryogenic treated. Maximum shielding will prevent microphonic influence and cross-talk problems. This has resulted in a phono cable which sounds rich and precise with a full bodied midrange. In other words: musical addictive. The new PhonoLink is available as phono cable with 5pin DIN connector or as InterLink with both sides WBT cinch connectors. A balanced XLR version is available as well.
** OCC (Ohno Continuous Cast) is the name given to the casting process developed to help defeat annealing issues and virtually eliminate all grain boundaries in copper or silver with a unique patented process. The OCC casting method uses specialized heated moulds in order to draw a single crystal up to 125 meters in length. With only a single crystal in very long lengths, there is an unimpeded free path for the best possible signal transfer. Along with this superior single long crystal structure, OCC provides copper and silver with the least possible oxides and other impurities.