The USB REFERENCE I cable has data conductors made of 7N silver solid core teflon insulated conductors with low dielectric constant insulation that allows the travel of digital data with an high propagation delay and reducted jitter.
The conductors used for the power supply are shielded and spaced from the conductors used for digital data transfer in order to avoid every possible cause of disturb in the data transmission. Then has a second great coverage shielding against EMI/RFI that could disturb the digital signal transmission. The cable is assembled with particular tecniques to eliminate vibrations and mechanic troubles that usually affect usb cables. Impedance 90 Ohm.
The USB REFERENCE I cable allows a reproduction that permits to discover details, nuances, timbres and ambience that other cables don’t reproduce. It also has great dynamic and a huge soundstage with great depth.
A must for all audiophiles looking for the best reproduction possible from audio PC.
- impedence 90 ohm
- silver solid core UP-OCC 7N teflon insulated conductors
- double shield
- Mu Metal shielding on plugs
- AST: asymetric conductors techology, special proprietary geometry with asymmetrical signal and power supply sizing
- SCDPS: signal cotton vibration damping system in untreated cotton
- CMDS: connectors mass damping system with the use of special resins
- soldering with tin in CARDAS eutectic alloy.
The Italian cable is very resolving. I have no doubt that it conveys more information than Curious and Acoustic Revive. The difference manifests itself with more detailed and better controlled presentation. The latter feature is most obvious in the low frequencies, because the Reference I accentuates a start and stop of each sound more accurately, and also more precisely presents an acoustic environment in the recording.
With Curious the lower end seemed overblown, with decay that was not that well controlled. The Italian cable disciplined the bass and above all it improved coherence of the whole band.
If we want to know more about what’s going on in the recording, but without artificial highlighting of details, without treble being too bright, then Reference I will be a better choice.
This cable offers a clear, yet saturated, well-balanced sound that clearly allows system to take its performance a step up.
If that’s what you expect from you cable, i.e. a “tube”, which is able to passed as much information as possible from the source to the receiver, then the Italian cable will be an excellent choice. It will let you to hear more music.
Wojciech Pakula – High Fidelity Poland – read the review
The Reference I is a highly detailed, full sounding and very musical sounding cable. It is quite smooth too, with a fluidity that is totally free from grain.
Low frequencies have a nice bloom and wetness to it.
Both the midrange and high frequencies of the Reference I are balanced, with a highly detailed and controlled sound. There is a sweet and effortless presentation that makes vocals very easy to listen to. Imaging is well-sorted out.
Conclusion : it is really easy to like the Reference I – it’s relaxed, sweet and very natural sounding. It has a wholesome sound that is highly detailed yet effortless. It’s certainly not a cheap cable, but I consider the asking price to be well justified by it’s performance – Recommended.
Eric – Eric’s Hi-Fi Blog, Singapore – read the review
On request all our cables can be realized longer and with different terminations.