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Draugur Silver - 12-wire - 23awg x 4 - Silver occ litz - TPU - Tri-conductor geometry - cotton cores
The little brother of the Draug Sllver, sized at 12-wire and 23awg of the highest purity silver occ litz in classic Norne tri-conductor geometry. The Draugur allows anyone to get the ultimate silver occ litz transaprency and micro-detail for their systems. With incredible clean and deep bass, and top micro-detail, the Drauger will bring any system (portable or home) to the next level and well beyond the capability of copper. Further enhanced with our tri-conductor geometry as well as the new clear TPU jacket, comfort and flexibility is also unmatched.
Please see the below image for our custom barrel options with Eidolic 3.5mm, 4.4mm, 2.5mm connector. You can select from Black (brass ring), Black (brass ring/silver ring), Black (black carbon), Black (black metal ring), Titanium (brass ring), Titanium (brass ring/silver ring), Titanium (black carbon), Titanium (black metal ring) and Titanium (silver carbon ring). Please simply mention in checkout notes which barrel you would like. Currently a free upgrade for Black Friday 2018.
Every Silver occ litz headphone cable from us ships with a free Eidolic carbon fiber cable bage ($49.95 retail value, shown below).
Please watch the above animation if you prefer a quick visual overview.
IACS (International Annealed Copper Standard)
The IACS rating is the metric used to describe a metals conductivity as compared to the standard of copper.
First take a look below at pure metals conductivity ratings.
(1) OCC Pure Silver - 107%
(2) OCC Copper - 103%
(3) Copper (common grade) - 100%
(4) Gold - 73%
Silver is the best there is, in pure form, period.
If you take a 1"x 1"x 1" cube of pure silver and compare its conductivity to an identical 1"x 1"x 1" cube of gold, the gold is considered 32-35% less conductive than the pure silver.
An alloy, by definition, is less pure than the original pure metals it is comprised of. Alloys are in existence largely for strength / hardness properties and are not meant for high end audio cables. When you alloy a metal, say gold with silver, you quickly decrease its purity and IACS rating. Even at just 1% gold alloyed with silver the IACS rating drops down well below plumbing grade copper. Alloys in the audio world came about purely as competition increased and there was desperation for new ways to try and market a cable to the uneducated masses.
Norne Audio will always utilize the purest form of a metal and will always use pure silver occ litz, pure copper occ litz, spc occ litz or mixes thereof. Our goal is the design that possesses the absolute top specifications of the highest possible quality.