ZEN STYX - SILVER REFERENCE SPEAKER
133 SILVER PLATED COPPER STRANDS PER
We make several fine
amplifiers that are benchmarks of transparency. Without this wire to
evaluate sound quality it would have been impossible.
There are several things that contribute to
the overall signature your system and we believe wire should not be one
of them. For this reason we want only the best, most transparent
and neutral wire we can use... cable that you can't hear and that's why
we only offer one kind of speaker wire and one kind of interconnect.
These silver Teflon cables I will happily put
up against any cables made, regardless of price... because I have
been for over 20 years and still haven't found anything I liked
better. I use them today in my reference system.
-Steve Deckert / DECWARE
The most popular and cost effective way to purchase this wire
is with bare ends (non-terminated). This way you can use it with
bare ends or put your own connectors on it as shown in the picture
The cost is 45.00 per foot, which means 4
conductors. So a 10 foot pair of Zen Styx would cost $450.00
These cables have the advantage of being able to be run as separate
conductors spaced apart so that there is no magnetic interaction
between the positive and negative. Alternately, you can run them
together side by side like a zip cord so the magnetic fields collapse
each other. On the same note you can put a gentle twist in the
cable to accomplish a similar result.
While all these configurations will effect
imaging, none of them will make it bad - it's more about how the sound
stage maps out on a given pair of speakers. Even haphazardly
thrown on the floor with no cares I have yet to hear these cables
topped in the imaging department. Over the years I have grown to
trust this wires imaging explicitly.
choose the length, and other options when you add to cart.
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Connectors are usually the weak link of any
cable. For years we offered WBT banana and spade connectors for
those who wanted their Zen Styx terminated. However in the last
couple years the price of WBT connectors has gotten out of hand so we
no longer carry them.
This has forced us to find something else,
and as luck would have it we have found something better. It is a
much smaller (said to be better where connectors are concerned) silver
banana jack that perfectly fits the Zen Styx cable with a solderless
air tight connection. Besides being far more friendly to use, you
can now enjoy your Zen Styx terminated without any dissimilar metals or
solder. This give results that are the same as a non-terminated
cable, which is ideal.
The silver banana jacks are shown in the
picture at the top of the page. We will offer them as long as we
can continue to get them.
would like a custom length, or your wire in a sheath like the picture
at the top of the page, we are happy to oblige however the cable is
custom at that point and non-refundable. If you would like some
other type of terminations you can purchase and send them to us and we
can factory install them on your custom cables at no additional cost.
Adding a sheath (black only) to the cables adds $100.00 To
place a custom cable order please call and talk to DeVon.
- Conductors: Silver-plated copper with 40
microinches minimum coating thickness per ASTM B-298.
- Insulation: Extruded PTFE, nominal wall
thickness .015 (0.4mm).
- Temperature Range: -55C to +200C
- Insul. Flaw Test (Spark Test): 5,700 volts rms
@ 3.0 kHz..
- Min. Insul. Resist.: Meets calculated
- Heat Resistance: +290C for 96 hours.
- Voltage Rating: 1,000 Volts rms.
- This heavy-wall wire, rated at 1,000 volts rms
or 3,000 volts DC, saves both size and weight compared with many other
insulated wires of the same rating.
- Suitable for high-frequency use at elevated
temperatures in high-reliability programs where electrical and thermal
stability are important.
- Passes VW-1 Vertical Flame Test. OSHA
SIZE / STRAND DESCRIPTION
Nom. Dia. of Conductor
in. / mm
in. / mm
.220 / 5.58
.284 / 7.22
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