Vygarde Fusion (new)
Backed by nearly 12 years of headphone cable design and our 30-day money back guarantee we bring to you the new Vygarde Series this Black Friday 2021.
Delivering the greatest benefits of the best silver occ litz (enamel strand) and copper copper occ litz (enamel strand) in our precsiely selected strand count and design.
20.9awg per polarity with a total of 12-wires internally (3 per polarity).
Pure Copper OCC Litz (enamel strand) + Pure Silver OCC Litz (enamel strand)
Each conductor with our cotton center cores + new specialized strand processing
Each individual wire within each tri-conductor has carefully selected strand counts and composition to achieve our endgame goal for the series
Flexible TPU jacket on each conductor with many textile sleeve options available, including exlusive metallic tracer options (black with blue metallic tracers, see below)
Great comfort, feel, durability and flexibility
Note: We never use any SPC (silver plated copper) in our cables. Any of our cables with silver utilize 100% pure silver occ litz strands, while very costly, it is our opinion that pure silver is superior
to any other utilization of silver in a cable (i.e., silver gold alloy, silver plated copper, etc.). You will only see Copper, Silver or a true fusion of Copper and Silver in our headphone cables. In our view, the best that is possible.
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Shown above: Black + Black with single metallic silver tracer & Caribbean Rosewood (engraved) exotic wood splitter
Shown above: Silver sleeve with metallic silver+copper tracers
Cable above: Focal Utopia + Grey splitter w/ silver raised CNC inlay + Eidolic rhodium 4-pin XLR (gunmetal silver carbon housing)
Shown above: Exclusive Black wtih blue metallic tracer sleeve, only can be had on the Vygarde. The splitters are Slate Blue and Copper.
Shown above: Black + Black/Dark grey herring bone (Copper splitter with black raised inlay, Eidolic 1/4" TRS rhodium gunmetal silver carbon housing)
Please see below for the base color splitter options, you may specify any of these color options in checkout if you do not see it in the dropdown list.
See our sleeve list below for other combinations possible on this series. If not in the drop down, you may combine any two of the below sleeves by putting them in the checkout notes.
1: Black with dual metallic gold + green tracers
2: Black with copper metallic tracers
3: Black with single metallic silver tracers
4: Brown with single metallic copper tracers
5: Black with dual metalli silver + red tracers
6: Red & Blac herring bone
7: Black with metallic blue tracers (exclusive to Vygarde)
8: Dark Grey & Black herring bone
9: Silver with dual metallic copper + silver tracers
Shown above are various sleeve options available for the Vygarde, if you do not see these in the site page drop down you may
simply specify them in your checkout notes or contact us to request the combination on your cable.
If there is a particular amplifier or headphone end termination you do not see, odds are we can make do it. Please just email us via contact form to confirm what you are after
and we will work out the details with you. For example Furutech 4-pin XLR or 1/4" TRS rhodium, etc.
Exotic Wood custom splitters:
Please note that all exotic wood splitters are hand crafted on a per order basis. These custom wood splitters take a lot of labor and will delay an order longer than a metal splitter.
If you are after the quickest shipping cables select the metal splitter option.
Exclusive splitter inlays:
Our custom splitter inlays are precisely formed via CNC process and merged with any desired deep recess triangle splitter currently available (see image above). If you want the simplest splitter possible just select the "deep recess logo" model instead.
You can specify the inlay you also want from the list below in the checkout notes, combined with any splitter shown on this product page.
Available inlays are: 1: Silver raised CNC inlay 2: Black raised CNC inlay 3: Copper flush cutout logo inlay 4: Silver flush cutout logo inlay 5: Black flush cutout logo inlay
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).
Every Vygarde Series headphone cable ships with our custom Black bag and retail black box.
Please note: Page description under construction, check back soon for more details. See bottom for specs.
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.