This is the most popular cable in the Jade Audio line. Please read below for full explanation of all our cables.
RCA one meter $2250.00 (Standard with Furutech rhodium RCA connector)
XLR one meter $2700.00 (we recommend the premium Furutech rhodium XLR connector for $300 additional)
In September of 2006, we placed our first ad for Jade Audio interconnects. Since that time we have placed orders in over 100 countries, on six continents, had countless praise from customers here on Audiogon as well as most of the other audio forums as well as our first printed review in Hi-Fi News magazine.
Yet there are many who still do not know who we are, or are confused by what we offer. Therefore I am re-submitting our earlier ads where a full disclosure was written to help people understand what we offer and what they can expect. Please look over this information, visit our website at www.jadeaudio.com or call the owner (JD) directly. We still offer a fully thirty day, 100% refund trial period, so you risk little to try our cables.
These interconnects are the culmination of countless designs using different wire configurations, wire types and gauges which have culminated in three different levels of performance. The Vermeil Gold (99.99% pure gold plating over 99.99% pure solid silver wire), The Hybrid Gold which uses exclusively 99.99% pure solid gold wires in the positive conductor and both 99.99% pure solid gold and Vermeil Gold in the negative conductor. The top of the Jade Audio line is the Reference Solid Gold and the Reference Solid Gold/Platinum cables. As the name infers, all the wires are 99.99% pure solid gold in both the positive and negative conductors for the Reference Solid Gold. The Reference Solid Gold/Platinum cable uses all 99.99% pure solid gold and 99.99% pure solid platinum wires in all conductors.
Because we use 99.99% pure gold in every product we make, our cable pricing is not some artificially created price point we decided to charge; rather prices are based on the actual material costs used in Jade Audio cables. As an example, the Hybrid speaker cable uses over 1.5 ounces of 99.99% pure solid gold per foot of positive conductor. This is the melt value of the cable, yes melt value. Next time you talk to a cable manufacture ask them for the melt value of their cable.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT JADE AUDIO CABLES
The design philosophy incorporated in Jade Audio was to receive the best of the interconnects I had been using over the prior years. I was looking to match the bass extension and speed of Nordost Valhalla without suffering the thinness and brightness. I hoped to receive the midrange body and warmth of Purist Dominus without the roll off of the highs and the fuzziness in the bass. I also wanted the neutrality and naturalness of the Kubala-Sosna Emotion cables. As tall of an order as this was, I was able to exceed the objective in every category and receive a clarity that was beyond every cable I have ever experienced. This statement is true in all three levels of our cables.
The bass is fully extended with the best most solid focus I have found ever. The upper bass and lower mid-range is rich, deep and solid. The natural decay and resonance of instruments like piano and violin are extremely accurate and tonally pure. Midrange is absolutely phenomenal. The hues and texture of the human voice has limitless texture and tonality. The clarity of this cable allows you to see deeper into the pallet of color. These are warm without bloating, and they are not artificially exaggerated in the midrange frequency. The trebles are fully extended, transparent and tonally perfect. Despite the extension there is none of the thinness or roll off that is often associated with strong midrange. Regardless of this full treble, there is not the glare, edginess, fuzz or fatigue that seems to follow electronically created treble.
These cables design is without a weakness, as long as your system has no glaring flaw. What I mean by this is because this cable is so pure and accurate; it will show the weaknesses you may have in your system. Notwithstanding this fact, even on a couple of the high school kids systems I have tried these on, the improvements were stunning!
OVERVIEW OF JADE AUDIO PRODUCTS
VERMEIL GOLD: This is a gold plated silver wire specifically developed for my interconnects. The silver wire is a 99.99% pure soft temper annealed silver wire. 99.99% pure gold plating is applied to the surface of the silver conductor in various thicknesses depending on the wire gauge. The finer wire has the thicker gold plating, allowing for more gold to be caring the treble signal, thus greater color and hue in the treble notes. The heavier gauge wire has thinner gold plating, allowing the bass signal to benefit from the power and slam of silver.
This allows for the unprecedented coefficient of resistance only found in silver while providing the sonic richness and naturalness of gold. Not only does this create a conductor beyond the performance of any other material, but due to gold’s resistance to corrosion, these wires are not prone to tarnish and any associated drop in performance. The other benefit is of course cost, for a fraction of the cost of solid gold, Vermeil wire provided 90% of the performance and 1/5th the cost.
HYBRID GOLD: The Hybrid is my best selling interconnect and is a cost conscience design using 99.99% pure solid gold wire for the positive conductors and 99.99% pure solid gold and gold plated silver wires used in the negative conductors. The Hybrid is a full level beyond the Vermeil Gold, and for me, it was the first jaw dropping experience in my system since my first Plinius amp fifteen years ago. Every aspect of the Hybrid is beyond belief; the bass is tight, fully formed with a very sharp leading edge. On my Dunlavy Iva’s it sounded like I had added a sub-woofer, or had larger drivers. It is that good! Clarity is even better than the Vermeil Gold, as if layers of haze or fog have been removed from the background allowing you to see deeper into the music. Soundstage depth, width and imaging are the best I had ever heard. The midrange is to die for. Rich, harmonic, smooth, glowing, hues and texture are all simply perfect. The highs are transparent, extended and open all with a silky smooth liquid quality that is very much like live un-amplified music. Nothing is lacking, and yet these are completely free of edginess, brightness or grit. In fact the sound is so pure with a dead quite background that every note within the full audio spectrum is holographic. These cables are the best cable on the planet, I mean it.
REFERENCE SOLID GOLD AND REFERENCE SOLID GOLD/PLATINUM: The Reference line is our attempt to see what is possible if cost is no object in cable design. These cables use exclusively 99.99% pure solid gold and/or 99.99% pure solid platinum wires throughout the cable. A one meter RCA cable uses over one ounce of metal as the conductors, so the costs actually change with the commodities market. Everything stated above when comparing the Hybrid Gold to the Vermeil Gold stand true when comparing the Reference with the Hybrid. It is just plain dumbfounding how good a cable can get. The signal is so clean and grain free, the notes just float effortlessly from your system. Even the most complex passages are understandable and sound as pure as live music. The midrange is as perfectly rich and inviting as possible, making small ensembles simply magical to hear. THIS IS THE PERFECT CALE.
The difference between the Reference Solid Gold and the Reference Solid Gold/Platinum is subtle but significant. I would make the comparison from solid state to tubes. Both can be rich and effortless, but the final slam of bass will always go to the solid state. It is in the bass that the differences are most significant. As to my recommendation I feel the Reference Solid Gold matches best with a solid state system and the Reference Solid Gold/Platinum best fits a tube or tube/solid state system.
JADE AUDIO PROVIDES MANY UNIQUE DESIGN ATRIBUTES
Jade Audio received US Patent No. 7,763,803 on July 27, 2010 for its unique design. The conductors are sleeved in an unbleached cotton dielectric, this allows for less than 5% of the wire surface to be in contact with the cotton leaving the remaining 95% contacting air. Cotton is second only to air as the best dielectric (meaning the least energy storage possible) so these wires are in effect given a perfect electrical potential. The cotton sleeved wire is then sleeved in a Teflon tube which allows for better strength to the fragile gold wires. Teflon is used by most cables now, but we discovered a micro vibration was picked up through the conductor being in contact with the hard Teflon surface. This causes a sonic high frequency ringing that causes fatigue. The cotton elevates this problem.
The next unique design feature is we do not twist our conductors together, in fact we keep the positive and negative conductors ¾” apart from one another. This is achieved using an unbleached cotton cord that is the “core” of the cable. We then wrap the entire assembly in an unbleached cotton fabric to add protection and finals sleeve the cable in a carbon fiber jacket.
We now use Furutech gold plated RCA connectors on our Vermeil Gold, and Furutech rhodium RCA connectors on our Hybrid Gold cables. We use a Furutech gold plated XLR connector as a standard and recommend the Furutech premium rhodium XLR connectors for the Hybrid cables.
Our reference cables use Bocchino B-11 RCA as a standard connector and the Furutech premium rhodium XLR standard. These have proven to be the clearest, smoothest presentation on the market and without any question is the most perfect match to our cables.
Guaranteed satisfaction: If for any reason, however unlikely you are not happy with these cables I will refund 100% of the purchase price if they are returned undamaged to me within 30 days of receipt. I do not expect I will be refunding any money, I am that impressed with the performance, and for the price I assure you nothing will touch it.
Boring disclosures: These interconnects by design are extremely minimalist in material. Because of this, the design is inherently subject to abuse and over handling. I strongly urge that these cables are not used to A/B in a method that exposes them to continued plugging and unplugging. Not only is the wire very fragile by nature, but the Eichmann Bullet plugs are also very fragile by design. Because of these issues, I am not able to warrant these cables, but I will attempt to repair any cable that breaks. Assuming the break is in the wire at the plugs, I should be able to repair them for little or no cost. If however the break happens in the middle, I would need to use new wire, and depending on whether it is solid or vermeil gold will have a profound effect on the price of repair. SO PLEASE TREAT THESE WITH RESPECT!