ALO Audio – Pure Silver Cable
ALO Audio has designed a brand-new pure silver cable to deliver the best sound possible from your earphones. The pure silver conductors add resolution and refinement to an already outstanding sound.
This cable is also twisted to reduce tangling and microphonics. This cable, with a 3.5mm stereo plug, fits the standard headphone jack of portable audio players.
Custom Beryllium Copper MMCX eliminates the connection’s traditional flaws while maximizing its benefits. Beryllium Copper provides a strong mating mechanism, which is usually made of soft brass. The use of a more durable material extends the life of the component and the earphone.
Aesthetic Build Quality
“Pure Silver” (material) and Litz are two important technologies used in Silver cable (internal cable structure). Litz is a type of multistrand cable that is designed to reduce skin and proximity effect losses in conductors operating at less than 1 MHz.
It is made up of many thin wire strands that are individually insulated and twisted or woven together in one of several carefully prescribed patterns that frequently involve multiple levels (groups of twisted wires are twisted together, etc.).
As a result of these winding patterns, the proportion of the overall length over which each strand is at the outside of the conductor is equalized. This causes the current to be distributed evenly among the wire strands, lowering resistance.
The “N” number in 4N denotes the degree of purity of copper. 4 denotes four nines, as in 99.99% pure copper (5N would mean 99.999 percent and so on).
Pure Silver Cable is filigreed: it is thin, light, and unobtrusive. The braid is a little sloppy. The wire is covered in PVC, which softens and pliable the cable, and the shiny outer material appears to repel dirt and grease.
MMCX connectors are high-quality. Memory wire is also thin and of medium tension. The wires were snug around the ears. The headphone plug is also sturdy, and the chin slider is useful.
The memory wire fits snugly without putting pressure on the ears, and the cable is as light as it gets, making the Pure Silver Cable as comfortable as it gets – it is also comfortable against the skin. The chin slider aids in keeping the cable in place.
When compared to Cascade’s silver-plated copper Litz cable with a cloth jacket. It is not an exaggeration to say that the Headphone Cable truly unleashes the potential of the headphones. Lives up to ALO Audio’s claim that the cable was specifically designed for Cascade.
The ALO Audio – Pure Silver Cable has a distinct warm-sounding signature that takes the “open” sounding Cascade to the next level. The cable has a clean sound with excellent layering from low to high frequency, resulting in the Cascade’s ideal combination of details and clarity.
The Cascade had kept me entertained with its abundance of sub-bass and energizing treble. The Cascade is undeniably well-tuned and demonstrates the benefits of a dynamic driver configuration. The Cascade is clearly V-shaped and exhibits coherence across the frequency spectrum.
The Cascade’s sub-bass is distinguished by its precise reverberation, which is combined with a more conservative mid-bass. An upper-bass that is somewhat neutral to allow it to be more than just a thud.
The Cascade’s low-end is full-bodied and punchy, with plenty of ambiances, volume, clarity, and just the right amount of decay.
The Cascade is defined by its sub-bass extension, which is one of two key characteristics of its sound signature. An example of the company’s tuning mastery.
The Cascade’s midrange is transparent and slightly bright, with a minor bump at the lower midrange and center midrange to compensate for the headphone’s superior bass.
Campfire Audio, in my opinion, has achieved a balance that allows both male and female vocals to be well-presented, with a slight bias toward vocals over instruments.
While maintaining excellent tonality, slight discoloration to the body and coherence were sacrificed. This has also allowed the headphones to layer well, allowing for high-resolution background detail retrieval while also refining the midrange.
The Cascade’s treble is resolving and transparent, with a slight dip between the upper-midrange and lower treble that is later elevated at mid-treble, aiding airiness and sparkle. The second distinguishing feature of its sound signature is its mid-treble elevation.
Cascade’s spacious soundstage has an all-around presentation, exhibiting airiness, and excellent treble extensions. Coherent sound imaging in terms of width and depth.
Final Thoughts ALO Audio – Pure Silver Cable
This one sounds very neutral but also very dynamic, so the name Reference seems appropriate. With great dynamic range, and a laser-like focus on clarity. Plenty of welcome air, it excels in improving the technical aspects of your monitor’s performance.
It also appears to be a step up from the older Taurus and Libra creations. Those Ti barrels should last a long time, and the Litz construction should keep the silver shine from the wire from turning a dreaded green.
Anyone with a capable monitor who wants to maximize the core performance of a high-end IEM while avoiding the compressed low-grade sound of stock cables like the Plastics One. A cable that is still surprisingly common, packed with high-quality customs and some pricey universals.
ALO Audio – Pure Silver Cable Specification:
- Earphone Connection: MMCX
- Cable Termination: 2.5 mm, 3.5 mm, 4.4 mm
- Plug: 4 Pole Balanced, Stereo, 5 Pole Balanced
- Number of Conductors: 4 Conductors of Litz Wire
- Material: Medical Grade PVC jacket
- Strand: Pure Silver Strand