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Silvergarde SX - CIEM replacement cable - revised stranding and TPU - 4 x 21awg - pure silver occ litz (cotton core)

Silvergarde SX - CIEM replacement cable - revised stranding and TPU - 4 x 21awg - pure silver occ litz (cotton core)
Brand: Norne
Product Code: SilvergardeSXCIEM
Availability: In Stock

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Newest version (2018), now with TPU, Silvergarde SX and revised stranding

Introducing the Silvergarde SX CIEM / IEM replacement cable.  Brandishing a very large 21awg of the highest quality and purity silver occ litz per polarity (21awg x 4 wires), this cable is for the true enthusist that wants to unleash the full capability of their ciem/iem.  Now also using TPU clear jacket for ultimate possible comfort and flexibility with the given lareger gauge.  Designed for the audiophile wanting the most quantity and quality of highest purity silver occ litz you can pack into a ciem cable while staying manageable.

For the audiophile that wants a break from the normal small 24awg/26awg/28awg ciem cables, and does not mind a little more size, the Silvergarde SX s definitely the choice.  Posessing this large silver occ litz in our perfectly tweaked stranding and design, the Silvergarde ciem repalcement cable truly unleashes ultra rich, powerful and transparent sound.  The Silvergarde's goal in design was to achieve a ciem replacement cable that is able to let everything flow without limitation, not only the best detail and micro-detail but also the best possible deep textured bass.  

Why our Silver occ litz?  We want the very best there is in purity and metal for our cables, as such we pay the highest costs for our pure silver occ litz sourced from the very best of proven occ manufacturers. 

The design utilizes a large number of the purist occ litz strand bundles precisely wrapped around a carbon infused stable center core.  This design allows for all strand bundles to be formed in an exacting tubular shape, keeping silver out of the center deadspace. 

Finally we utilize a quad round braid for efficiency and flexibility.

Ultimately our combination of design, experience (industry first in occ+litz for headphone cables) and highest purity silver occ litz yields a cable that is unmatched.  With our low risk 30-day money back policy and lifetime transferable warranty, compare it to your current ciem

cables and realize the difference. 




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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.

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.  

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