The Forte Audio Cable

The Forte Audio Cable

Regular price $138.00 USD
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DESCRIPTION

The Forte is a line-level analog audio cable that can be used in both balanced and single-ended applications in the studio and on stage. Faithfully passes music unchanged in a variety of applications for mixing, recording, monitoring, and playback.

We use our proprietary IGL-ECS (Increased Grain Linearity) copper conductors for positive and negative runs for the signal path.

The negative effects of strand interaction are eliminated from the guitar signal by putting an enamel coating over the individual strands of the conductors. This allows the conductors to measure and sound like a single solid-core conductor, yet retain the flexibility and ruggedness of a cable using stranded conductors.

The braided shield provides outstanding noise rejection.

These key differences in design allow what comes out of the cable to match what goes into the cable.

These key differences in design allow what comes out of the cable to match what goes into the cable and feel completely flexible without any trade-offs in usability.

 

DESIGN

High-purity IGL-ECS copper conductors for distortion-free midrange and high frequencies.

The negative effects of strand interaction on the audio signal are eliminated by putting an enamel coating over the individual strands.

20 awg conductor size keeps skin-effect distortions outside the audio spectrum while offering ample cross-sectional area.

High-density shielding blocks noise.

Carbon-loaded extrusion for protection from triboelectric noise.

CONNECTORS

The Forte audio cable comes standard with Neutrik™ connectors. Options include XLR, TRS, and TS plugs. The connectors use a high-copper-content brass and bronze contact points with the perfect balance of conductivity and strength, along with a unique chuck system to keep the cable mechanically attached to the cable for life.

The bronze contact points have a nickel plating, which does a good job of protecting against corrosion.

While gold plating has a higher perceived value than nickel plating, gold offers no conductive advantage and is not worth the additional cost.

The fact that gold plating is done on top of an existing nickel plate to look good only makes the connector sound worse by forcing the signal to transfer through the additional layers and impurities that collect between them.

The connectors are soldered to Forte using TRT Wonder Solder Signature.

IMPORTANT

Break-in

Cables sound best after carrying a signal for approximately 40 hours. This is due to the dielectric forming. As the conductor’s insulation material stores and releases an electric signal, its molecular characteristics stabilize with regard to how they store and release the energy applied by the conductor. Expect any cable to sound its best only after passing a signal for 40 hours. Note that approximately 80% of the change occurs during the first 10 hours a signal is presented to the dielectric. Don’t expect too much after that.

**For any other length or plug requirements please contact us for a custom quote**

 

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