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Van den Hul First Ultimate MKII (1 Metre)

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Stereo Interconnect Cable With RCA Plugs

van den Hul The First Ultimate MkII RCA Interconnects

van den Hul The First Ultimate MkII RCA Interconnects
 

Linear Structured Carbon Conductors. 12,000 Strands.


PE Foam Insulation. Heavy Robust Shield.


Awesome Performance. Made In Europe.

Cable Length Selected: 1 Metre
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Product Description

Audio Interconnects -
Make The Best Connection!

More than just an essential accessory, quality interconnects will transform a good system into a superb system. Upgrading from either the ‘freebie’ cables or to something better pays dividends if performance is important. Our advice? Better cables don’t have to cost a fortune, but don’t short-change yourself or your system, as the final listening experience is only as good as the weakest link. Buy a product that will both match your system and meet your expectations. Then you will be happy! For all components $100 to $100,000!

The Van Den Hul The FIRST Ultimate is a threefold heavier shielded version of our highly praised classic The FIRST - the world’s first METAL FREE interlink - and has been designed for highest quality (unbalanced / asymmetric) line level audio connections.

Overview

With Van Den Hul The FIRST Ultimate the sonic results are so different and also so much better than found with any metal product they have discovered with VDH claiming a complete breakthrough in cable technology. Besides the many innovative technical aspects of this product, van den Hul claim its sonic aspects are even more outstanding, especially the lack of dynamic compression on higher signal levels.

The extended low level information and the total lack of any harshness make this cable so different from any other similarly priced product. For critical listeners with high demands on spatial reproduction, this could be your final choice in an Audio Interconnect as the folk from Van Den Hul say there is no other product so far produced, that renders so much spatial information as The FIRST Ultimate.

Conductors: The basic conductor material is Linear Structured Carbon (LSC). The FIRST Ultimate has a LSC centre conductor with 12,000 individually insulated 7 micron strands with a total diameter of 1 mm. The individual strand insulation prevents electrons to cross from fibre to fibre. The direct result is that electrons exclusively move through the 7 micron strands in one dimension. Side movements are virtually impossible. This prevents a lot of audio problems. Sonic result: a much cleaner sound reproduction.

The centre core insulation is made of polyethylene foam to achieve a low capacitance between the inner and outer group with minimal dielectric absorption. In difference to The FIRST, The FIRST Ultimate’s outer braiding, functions as a screen and signal return and is made of 6 (instead of 2) layers of braided LSC fibres. Together 114,000 individually insulated fibres.

Heavy, Robust Shield: Why is The FIRST Ultimate equipped with a heavier shield? With their classic The FIRST connecting to some brands of tube amplifiers in very rare occasions a slight background hum is audible. This weak hum is caused by excessive "ground currents" flowing through the (unbalanced) cable’s resistive shield, adding up to the audio signal. The FIRST Ultimate’s heavier shield exhibits a much reduced electrical series resistance, thus minimizing the risk of experiencing hum problems.

What are these so called “ground currents”? Due to the fact that most audio equipment in your installation is powered by the mains voltage, an unavoidable hum voltage residual is induced on all cabinets and audio grounds. At all audio devices these residual voltages are of different magnitude (or phase) and will balance out by means of ground currents flowing through the shields of your interconnecting cables. Generally, these ground currents are in the same order of magnitude as the audio signal currents being transferred (microAmperes); When using unbalanced interconnects they are likely to interfere, thereby reducing transparency and imaging.

What can be done? With the Van Den Hul Polarity Checker, you can simply fine-tune your audio system to eliminate, or at least strongly reduce, these residual ground currents and thus improve your system’s performance. 

The outer jacket is made of light yellow coloured HULLIFLEX 4 with black type printing. HULLIFLEX 4 provides a superb mechanical protection and exhibits a very high chemical stability.

Summary

The result of all this innovative work is a product that is almost perfect. Tests with many different combinations of equipment have demonstrated clearly detectable improvements and not just with experienced listeners. The FIRST Ultimate performs well on levels of equipment.

All owners will be really happy with their sound reproduction for the first time in their life. Also as a digital interlink, The FIRST Ultimate performs unsurpassed. The typical interface induced jitter-distortion is definitively finished. You will remember the day and hour of your first listening to The FIRST Ultimate.

  • Design: Stereo RCA unbalanced interconnecting cable.
  • Cable Type: Coaxial
  • Conductor Material: Linear Structured Carbon 
  • Conductor Size: Core: 12,000; Screen: 114,000
  • External Diameter: 7.8 mm.
  • Jacket: HULLIFLEX 4 / 300 Vrms min.
  • Jacket Colour: Yellow/Green
  • Resistance: Core: 0.36 Ohm/m.; Screen: 4.8 Ohm/100 m.
  • Capacitance: 61 pF/m.
  • insulation: Core: PE foam.
  • Connectors: RCA type C - 8
  • Length: 1 Metre
  • Manufacturers Warranty: 5 Years.

Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Name Stereo Interconnect Cable With RCA Plugs
Brand Van den Hul
Colour No
Cable Length 1 Metre
Shipping Weight (kg) 0.5000
Price Range $449

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