AR Sound Lunar
Hi-end DIN-DIN interconnect (1m Length). Shipping is $10 USD worldwide.
* A Select aerospace grade cable with Copper silvered alloy and extruded PTFE dielectric insulation.
* Triple multi layered braided shielding with 99.5% coverage ensure full protection from RFI & EMI.
* Pseudo balanced configuration- A floating double screen for extremely low noise floor and superb
* Anti vibration mechanism- An Anti-Resonant polymer treatment for the DIN plug for controlling vibrations
conduction and damping plug resonance’s.
"An Excellent result for those wanting a big hearted, smooth yet punchy prospect"
(David Price, Editor, Hi-Fi World).
Read the full review (April issue) of the Lunar RCA interconnects:
Following years of extensive listening tests to top quality cables used in the aerospace
industries, The cable used to compose this exceptional interconnect, has been expertly selected
In order to achieve the highest possible standards employed by the Lunar interconnect.
The Lunar interconnect contains four 21 AWG main copper alloy conductors.
The main conductor's insulation is made of Teflon™ (PTFE) and fully screened in two layers:
Two primary silver plated copper braids which protect the internal signal hot and return wires from RFI.
A secondary 14 AWG Copper shield which is overlapped over the two internal screened cables (three braided screens in total). A special arrangement was done in order to lower the stray capacitance of the complex shielded cable.
This unique shielding structure ensures that the internal wires, carrying the delicate music signal receive total protection from external influences- RFI & EMI. The multilayer configuration decreases the noise floor and enables the perception of even the most delicate nuances of live music.
Pseudo balanced configuration: The screens on the Lunar cable serve as a genuine shield which directs the picked-up noise to a single point, thus avoiding the noise build up over the return path conductor - a usual occurrence in unbalanced Interconnects.
The Lunar employs two balanced cable construction, allowing the use of first main conductors for hot, and the second main conductors for return, while screen serves as a protective shield.
Triple RFI & EMI protection:
Two main conductors used in each internal cable, twisted to further enhance RF rejection of the cable.
An internal screen withholding RF noises from penetrating the twisted pairs cables.
A secondary screen withholding RF noises from penetrating the whole cable complex.
A 99.5% coverage which ensures full protection from RFI & EMI.
The main pair of twisted conductors in each of the internal cables constructing the Lunar, is made of a special, aerospace grade copper alloy carefully selected after extensive listening tests for its superb sonic qualities and durability. Unlike regular copper wires which tend to deteriorate to some degree after bending, the special alloy maintains its metal structure.
This unique copper alloy has a supreme resistance to oxidation, which ensures the cable's longevity and long term performance quality. In addition, the copper alloy wire comprises a silver content which allows for better bonding to the WBT 4% silver solder used to make this superb interconnect.
The interconnect insulation is made of Teflon™ (PTFE), PTFE is the best insulation material used in the cables industry which has the lowest dielectric absorption.
Using Teflon™ (PTFE) as insulation is a prime consideration in Hi-End interconnects. Teflon maintains an extremely low capacitance and high resistance between the internal leads respectively, which keeps the interaction between channels to a minimum.
The low dielectric absorption of Teflon allows locating the main conductors in the Lunar cable in a very tight configuration - which renders the Lunar a very high bandwidth cable while maintaining a low capacitance. Yet another benefit is that Teflon also bonds very tightly to the metal conductors and prevents the oxidation of the metal over the years. It is only the high cost of Teflon (PTFE) cables which leads manufactures to choose inferior plastics, such as PVC, for insulation.
Teflon is also highly durable and can withstand extreme temperatures variations and mechanical pressure conditions without any risk of deterioration.
The PTFE chosen for the Lunar is the extruded rather than the foamed type, since the former is much more robust and maintains the cable structure through cable bending and other mechanical pressures. All this benefits mean that (Baring severe abuse) the Lunar will not suffer any wear or depletion in sound quality or over many years of usage.
The PREH DIN connectors are filled with a special anti-resonant polymer, selected carefully after listening tests to many damping polymers. The anti-resonant polymer acts as a barrier to reduce the airborne conduction noise from the cable to the connected equipment. The polymer also helps with dampening the plug's resonances and ringing reduction.
The Lunar is directional interconnect: The source side is marked with the logo "AR Sound Lunar"
The Lunar offers a highly open and transparent sound signature with a very deep bass, while highs become extremely natural and crystal clear. It allows for a clean, very fast and solid bass region, free from distortion or time smears.
The multi layer shielding produces an extraordinary dynamic range:
- Exceptionally low noise enables the perception of even the most delicate nuances apparent in live music. In Forte passages the music blooms and opens with a huge dynamic range exhibited by the Interconnect.
- The musical detailing flows effortlessly, in a natural manner, without any emphasis on any part of the frequency audio spectrum. The Lunar exhibits a spectacular sound stage and depth which enables the ear to pinpoint the voices and instruments in the orchestra.
- Superb sounding Mid frequencies - crisp detailed "sweet" vocals enable the listener to hear the correct phrasing and intonation. High frequencies are rendered crystal clear, natural and glare free, while natural brass instruments sounds become devoid of the harsh metallic sound common in many other interconnects.
Main conductors: 100 Centimetres of two 21-22 AWG twisted pairs per each channel.
(total of 0.84 mm square cut for each channel).
primary conductors: copper alloy stranded wires (with silver content).
primary conductors Insulation: 1/16" PTFE.
First Internal shield: silver plated OFC copper- separate shield for each channel.
Secondary shield: 14 AWG tinned copper.
Resistance: 49 milliohms/meter (15 milliohms/feet).
Capacitance: 62 pF/meter (hot to return for each channel).
External Jacket: Fibreglass Polyurethane impregnated.
Outside Diameter: ~7 mm
External colour: White.
"An Excellent result for those wanting a big hearted, smooth yet punchy prospect"
(David Price, Editor, HI-FI World).
Read the Hi-Fi world full review (April issue) of the Lunar RCA interconnects:
"In short, I no longer feel I am hearing reproduced sounds, but much more like the real thing "! (Lunar)
"The sound is fantastic, it is like having an amp upgrade. Top end is very clear, base very accurate and dynamics huge." (Lunar)
"The AR cables have increased our enjoyment of music beyond our wildest dreams. "In a word lucid and able to convey how the musicians were playing." (GreenLink 4s)
"The separation that I can now hear in double bass in jazz recordings is a revelation, it is just perfect." (The writer was a bass guitar player). (Lunar)
"That is a genuine upgrade! We're amazed at what we hear. At its modest cost yet still incorporating quality design and construction, it is--literally--a sterling addition" (Green 2)
"I have had many cables and heard loads of upgrade paths for my Naim system, but nothing prepared me for the sonic impact the Lunar cable had when I first pressed play on my CD5x"
"Vocal separation is stunning, on backing vocals you can almost count how many individual voices make up a note, just amazing" "...the Yellow1 really is a work of sonic art, I will sit back and enjoy my music."
" Die Detaildarstellung und Räumlichkeit sind wirklich erstaunlich. Es ist für mich keine Frage mehr - das Green 2 bleibt!"
“Ciao Avi, ho aspettato qualche giorno a scriverti per rodarec per bene il cavo GreenLink. Detto questo, complimenti per il prodotto di qualità.
rispetto al cavo originale Naim ho notato una maggiore fermezza del basso e una gamma media alta meno sbilanciata verso l'alto. con il cavo GREENLINK IL MIO IMPIANTO E' PIU' EQUILIBRATO! Grazie”.
For more testimonials, including discussions links on Hi-End forums throughout the world, please look here:
Give the AR Sound Lunar a try, if for any reason you feel it does not fulfills your expectations, please return the lead and you'll get a no quibble full price refund. (if returned within 30 days)
All interconnects comes with two years full warranty for normal use and will last many years without any deterioration of the Teflon cable.
Thanks for looking!