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 and one of a kind Vygarde Series.
Delivering the greatest benefits of the best fusion silver occ & copper occ litz in our precsiely selected strand count and design. The Vygarde utilizes a peerless
design with three separately designed conductors per each polarity in our tri-conductor geometry. Each of the three conductors were carefully developed
to find the perfect combination of strand counts, strand sizes, occ metal type, materials and overall gauge per polarity. This complex combination is why the Vygarde series
stands apart from others. The Vygarde is also much more difficult for a cable designer to stock given the complexity and multiple different internal wire designs needed, but
we strongly believe this difficulty is worth it for the results.
20.9awg per polarity with a total of 12-wires internally (3 per polarity).
Fusion design with silver occ + copper occ litz (enameled strands)
Each conductor with our cotton center cores + new specialized strand processing (extreme fine stranding)
Each individual wire within each tri-conductor has carefully selected strand counts and composition to achieve our endgame goal for the series
Using different ultra fine strand gauges, as well as different gauges per each wire
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 (uniform flexible bending).
Note: We never use any SPC (silver plated copper) in our cables. Any of our cables with silver utilize 100% pure silver occ lstrands, 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.
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.
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, OCC Silver and True Fusion OCC Silver + OCC Copper
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.