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(NEW) Drausk Lite - 8-wire (equiv. 4 x 20.8awg) - Pure copper occ litz - TPU / textile sleeves - cotton core - headphone cable

(NEW) Drausk Lite - 8-wire (equiv. 4 x 20.8awg) - Pure copper occ litz - TPU /  textile sleeves - cotton core - headphone cable
Brand: Norne
Product Code: DrauskLiteSeries
Availability: In Stock
$219.99

Available Options


* Headphone Type:

* Length:

* Cable Termination:

* Drausk Lite Sleeve Choice:

Premium Splitter Options (optional):

 
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Drausk Lite (new)

Copper OCC Litz (enamel strand)

8-wire (equivalent 20.8awg per polarity)

Each conductor with our cotton center cores

Flexible TPU jacket on each conductor with many textile sleeve options available

Light weight and comfortable

Shown above:  Navy + Navy with dual metallic copper tracers and copper deep recess logo splitter.  The only copper cable that will have this sleeve as an option. 

Any other dual metallic tracer sleeves are reserved for flagships Silvergarde / Vykari only.    See our sleeve list below for other combinations possible on this series. 

 

Design goal of Drausk Lite:  Top comfort and light weight while delivering the greatest benefits of the best occ litz (enamel strand) copper in our carefully selected strand count and design.

Shown above:  Dark Grey & Black herring bone + Dark Brown & Black herring bone with gunmetal + raised CNC silver inlay (black fill logo). 

 

Shown above are various sleeve options available for the Drausk Lite, if you do not see these in the site page drop down you may

simple specify them in your checkout notes or contact us to request the combination on your cable.  Exclusively for the Celestee we have allowed a Navy Blue and Navy Blue w/ dual metallic

copper tracers on this series (while supplies last). 

 

If there is a particular amplifier or headphone end termination you do not see, odds are we can make it without a problem.  Please just email us via contact form to confirm.  

 

Physical Comfort

Thanks to the more streamlined design and a textiel sleeve slightly larger than the internal conductor, the comfort and feel of the Drausk Lite is fantastic.  Request "no textile sleeve" in the checkout notes

for an ever more streamlined cable. 

 

Exclusive splitter inlays:

This inlays are precisely formed via CNC process and merged with any desired deep recess triangle splitter currently available.  If you want the simplest splitter possible just select the "deep recess logo" model instead. 

Custom Sleeves

We are proud to say that our outer textile sleeves are 100% made in the USA to the highest quality and standard.  Our sleeves are not simply something you can find off the shelf and they have their own extremly nice quality and feel.  The factory we are using in the USA only adhere to the highest standard of quality given their long list of other prestigious clientelle.  Not only possessing a top feel, our sleeves are very durable with a lower level of mechanical noise (microphonics). 

Packaging:

Every Drausk Lite Series headphone cable ships with our custom Black bag and retail box. 

 

Please note:  Page description under construction, check back soon for more details.  See bottom for specs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Why OCC?

Used throughout the high end audio industry in most flagship cable products, occ provides the superior quality copper and silver possible today.OCC (Ohno Continuous Cast) is the name given to the casting process developed to help defeat annealing issues and virtually eliminate all grain boundaries in copper or silver with a unique patented process. The OCC casting method uses specialized heated moulds in order to draw a single crystal up to 125 meters in length. With only a single crystal in very long lengths, there is an unimpeded free path for the best possible signal transfer. Along with this superior single long crystal structure, OCC provides copper and silver with the least possible oxides and other impurities. 

Why Litz?

With each strand utilizing a razor thin enamel coating, Litz based wire provides a cable that will last a lifetime (will not oxidize).  Further with each strand acting independently until joining at the termination point, the design negates any bad effects typically associated with normal stranded wire (skin effect, proximity effect, etc.).  As another side benefit durability and flexibility are both increased.  

Combining OCC (purest metal) with Litz design you really have an end result that is the ultimate cable possible today.  

Why Pure OCC Copper, Silver and Silver coated Copper are the absolute best

We go by the numbers using science as the guideline.  All metals have a conductivity rating as describe by the International Annealed Copper Standard (IACS).  All metals are compared against Copper at the 100% IACS rating mark.  OCC Copper is rated at 103% IACS and Silver 106% IACS.  Gold is rated at 73% IACS or 27% lower conductivity as compared to standard OFC/ETP copper (given the exact same amount of each metal).  Therefore it would take a significant amount more Gold to achievethe higher conductivity rating of copper.  

We will never release anything less than OCC copper and will never release any alloys. So what is an alloy?  An alloy is defined as a mixture of two or more different metals, making the original metal less pure with worsened electrical performance than the original pure metal.  An alloy of 1% gold with 99% silver would yield around 89% IACS rating or 11% less conductivity than standard OFC/ETP copper.  While cables made of metals/alloys that are inferior to copper may alter the sound in a specific way, that is not our goal.  Norne Audio will always seek to utilize the absolute best materials (going by the numbers) in our pursuit of the absolute best cables possible today.  We believe that the cables with the best specifications yield the best possible sound of ones system.


 

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.

example:  
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.  


Alloys

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.  

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