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Manufacturer's description follows: Nordost built into their very expensive Valhalla cable by
helically winding a sort of plastic thread over each individual wire, by doing
so Nordost ensured that the majority of the conductor's surface was contacted
only by air, not the polymer jacket surrounding it. So it goes with the
Heimdall line. The Heimdall cable
starts as a solid-core, oxygen-free copper conductor, over which a 60µm layer
of pure silver is extruded. The silver surface is polished, and a thin
monofilament made of a polymer called fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) is
wound around it. Finally, an outer jacket of FEP is extruded over that,
touching only the FEP thread. The Heimdall interconnect uses 26-gauge
conductors and there are four of them. That bundle is wrapped with a braided
shield of the usual sort, then covered with another FEP jacket (outside
diameter: 0.15"). The interconnects are marked for direction, and the
shield is connected only at the source end. For unbalanced cables, the standard
Heimdall connectors are gold-plated versions of the excellent WBT Nexgen RCA plugs.