For Immediate Release
Argentum Acoustics® Cables by Ultralink/XLO™
Elegant Appearance • High Performance • Engineering Truth
Four Language Website • CES Venetian Tower 30-234 & 236
Ontario, California • 11/25/2008 • Ultralink/XLO Products, Incorporated – the industry’s fastest growing manufacturer of audio/video interconnects, cables and power products – feature their Argentum™ series interconnects and cables at CES.
Argentum Acoustics® are designed with solid engineering and advanced materials techniques cultivated over ten years producing cable. They’re designed for high-end, two-channel systems but work extremely well in crossover video installations where sound is paramount. Worldwide demand has been stunning and Argentum Acoustics’ website is now available in four languages.
The Critics Speak
Well, they will any time now! Argentum Acoustics® cables are now under review at the Absolute Sound, Positive Feedback, Dagogo, Secrets of Home Theater and HiFi, with more to come. These include: RCA/XLR MYTHOS™ interconnect, the MILLENIA™ AES/EBU digital datalink, the remarkable PROTEUS-12™ AC power cord, and the AUREUS-2™ speaker cable in single and biwire configuration, all featuring lab-grade UPOCC copper conductors. The ARGENTO™ Digital — a high-frequency 75 Ohm coaxial cable — uses laboratory-grade silver conductors, and the complete line is available in popular lengths.
Being and Nothingness • The Design Brief
Everyone insists that cables must be neutral and totally passive with zero effect on the sound. But the simple facts are that passing current through a conductor — and importantly in the equation its insulation or dielectric — produces well-documented electrical phenomena. That’s why Argentum cables are engineered to be the “active” components they must be to effectively deal with these effects rather than avoiding “inconvenient truths”.
Examples of “active” elements that must be taken into account are many: Current passing through a conductor and its insulator creates surrounding magnetic and electrostatic fields. Then there’s the cable’s characteristic impedance, capacitance, resistance, inductive reactance, plus the capacitive discharge effect that depends on the dielectric constant and its dump or release rate. Visit ArgentumAcoustics.com’s Multimedia page, download the White Paper, and find out more than you wanted to know about cable!
Argentum Acoustics® cables are manufactured with the very best materials, processes and dielectrics available, hand terminated with beautifully engineered, industrial designed connectors and an elegant black jacket. Conductors are 99.99998% laboratory-grade UPOCC (Ultra-Pure Ohno Continuous Cast) copper except for the silver Argento, featuring ultra-low capacitance DuPont™ Teflon™ insulation. The direct 24K gold-plated connections are nonmagnetic and minimal mass ensuring low self-inductance. Speaker cables are terminated with interchangeable 8.0mm billet-cut spade lugs of CDA alloy 101 copper (99.994% pure) directly gold plated with no intervening layer of nickel spoiling the sound. Or choose quality Deltron-style banana plugs. All Argentum Acoustics® cables are cryogenically treated during the manufacturing process.
About Ultralink/XLO Products Inc.
Ultralink/XLO Products Inc., headquartered in Toronto, Canada is an industry-leading manufacturer of high-performance audio and video cables, interconnects and UltraPower AC accessories. Marketed around the world, the Ultralink brand is Canada’s market share leader. Much of the corporation’s growth and significant product innovations are devoted to the world’s transition to DTV (digital television), the popularity of home theater and multi-channel audio applications. In early 2002 Ultralink Products Inc. acquired XLO Electric Co., Inc. a professional and audiophile reference brand of cables and interconnects. Ultralink is a member of PARA, CEDIA and the CEA. For more information on Ultralink/XLO’s Argentum cables call 909-947-6960 or find them at www.argentumacoustics.com.
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