With ever continuing technical improvements, it was logical to upgrade the original D -102 - which has been on the market since 1982 - with an actual Hybrid version naturally called D-102/111 HYBRID. The same Linear Structured Carbon® technology as used in 'THE SECOND®' is applied ito the D-102/111 HYBRID.
The D-102/III HYBRID is a very flexible balanced interconnect with a triple layer shield delivered in a warm yellow-orange coloured outer casing. The sound is best described as pure, clean and very three dimensional with an extremely high resolution. This is a clear over-all winner and also an excellent solution for multi channel audio applications.
The two centre conductors are made of 40 dense, and very pure silver coated strands made of a very high grade Matched Crystal (MC) OFC. Over each centre conductor an extra Linear Structured Carbon® (LSC) saturated layer is applied. This extra layer of LSC highly improves the quality of the signal transmission by performing electrical bridging on micro-scale and by converting the external magnetic field close to the conductors into an electrical signal again.The capacitance between the two internal conductors is a very low 37 pF/meter; so in balanced operation, even in rather high impedant circuitry, the overall losses and/or phase-shift remain very low.
What Is Linear Structured Carbon?
Linear Structured Carbon® (L.S.C.) is an uninterrupted chain of carbon atoms, perfectly aligned in multiple individually insulated fibers. It makes a thermally, chemically and mechanically extremely stable conductor, superior to any metal. It’s sonic properties remain, unlike any metal conductor, the same over time.
With the application of L.S.C. in VDH products we avoid harsh sound and, in doing so, support the spatial information. Very smooth mid-band articulation and extremely high resolution are the result. VDH apply L.S.C. both in combination with metal conductors (Hybrid) as well as a “solo” conductor (like in the The First® Ultimate interlink and our THE THIRD® speaker
The insulation of the two centre conductors is made of polyethylene foam; one in white, the other in brown. Surrounding the centre conductors, special treated artificial filler fibres provide a perfect protection against losses caused by increased humidity over a longer period. The triple shielding consists of 2 helical layers with a total of 180 dense and very pure silver coated strands made of a very high grade of Matched Crystal (MC) OFC with an extra layer of LSC saturated tape in between.
The warm yellow-orange coloured jacket is made of HULLIFLEX®.
- XLR To XLR Interconnect Lead.
- Conductor Material: HYBRID: High purity dense Silver coated high purity Matched Crystal OFC + Linear Structured Carbon ® saturated layer(s).
- 22 AWG - 40 Strands Per Conductor.
- External Diameter Dimensions: 7.25 mm.
- Resistance 20 °C / 68 °F: Cores: 5.5 Ohm per 100 metres.
- Capacitance: Core-core: 37 pF/m.
- Insulation: PE Foam Insulation.
- Test Voltage: 300 Vrms min.
- Outer Jacket: HULLIFLEX.
- Outer Jacket Colour: Yellow/Orange.
- Manufacturers Warranty: 5 Years.