This ad is for 1 set of Inakustik LS-1204 Air speaker cables in 3.0 meter
length with Inakustik's Air Helix technology. This set is spade at both ends and for an extra $100 can be ordered bi-wired at speaker connection.
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Breath taking sound at an affordable price
In our quest to find true air insulation, we have certainly set standards
with our Reference series for high end audio. Our unique Air Helix technology leads
the way to unspoiled audio transmission. Now we have added two top notch
Reference Air Helix cables for the high end audiophile that is on a budget. They are
NF-1204 interconnects and the LS-1204 Air speaker cables. They are for every
aspiring music aficionado and they can benefit from this high tech design. Thanks to
air insulation, enjoying hi-fi sound becomes literally a breath taking experience.
References Cables with our innovative Air Helix design has enthralled numerous
high end enthusiasm around the world as well as the trade media. Built for
interconnecting true "reference" high end devices they can certainly
make more than just a small difference the sound of best-in-class audio systems.
The 1204 Reference model is tailored to the needs of many small but yet high end
systems and the budget of their owners. Carefully crafted with outstanding
properties, these cables help any high end system produce the perfect sound.
For better understanding, lets dive into the technical details. It's widely
known that the dielectrics (i.e. the insulating material) of a capacitor plays an
important role for the sound quality of hi-fi components and speakers, therefore our
engineers always select all the parts with the greatest of care, even those
incorporating the smallest amount of the dielectric. On the other hand, a cable of
some length typically might incorporate several hundred cubic centimeters of
dielectric material, mainly the electrical insulation. The dielectric stores an electric
charge or energy, which is perfectly fine with electronic components such as
capacitors. But with cables, the resulting capacity is a "parasitic"
effect and this is undesirable for natural music production because it significantly
affects the transmission properties and leads to interactions with connected
electronics. When it comes to high end audio, air is the best insulator currently available.
Using it allows for achieving low capacities and low dielectric losses, this is
the key factors to unspoiled transmission. Any extra material use on a cable
(e.g. PVC insulation) causes a degradation of its electrical properties. In an
ideal world there wouldn't any insulation material and this is why our Air
Helix cable design is a step towards perfect air insulation. The Air Helix
principal is literally unique. We have designed a special clip to approximate
to air insulation as closely as possible. Inside the cable, a large number of
those clips are arrange to form a special helical support holding the signal
conductors freely in the air while keeping them at an exact distance throughout
the cable. The structure is highly flexible thanks to the two cross pieces that
do not only interconnect the clips but also insure high accuracy spacing.
Obviously, the conductors themselves play a key role in the Air Helix design.
The Cross Link Super Speed waveguide is made of high purity copper wires braided
around a PE core. A very thin lacquer coating on the wires prevents the
formation of eddy currents inside the waveguide. The braided wire design also
produces neutralizing effects by insuring that magnetic fields created by the
current are at least partly compensated. In particular with speaker cables that
carry the highest current into the entire audio path, this design insures
neutral conductor behaviour over the entire frequency spectrum. Just like all speaker
and audio cables from our Reference series, the LS-1204 Air and NF-1204Air are
entirely manufactured in Germany. The clips are meticulously assembled by hand
at on-site factory in Germany. The resulting Air Helix design then receives a
PE network jacket before the finish cable is subjected to a thorough and final
inspection. We have opted for Tellurium copper as the conductor base material
rather than brass. This is because Tellurium copper offers almost twice the
conductivity. Than using custom made machine strips, a complex technique
with lacquer coating on the highly pure copper wires of the Cross Link Super Speed
waveguide is formed. Afterward the bare wires are crimped with a 1.5-t pressure
directly on the connector. This technique prevents the occurrence of contact resistance that often occurs with the use of additional materials such as solder, wire
and sleeves. The connector surfaces are rhodium coated because this is an
extremely robust material that insures optimum contact.
Roman (NF-1204 Air model)
I thought I was just buying a set of cables for my second system but the
$750 Inakustik NF-1204 RCA interconnects are better than my previous $3500
I am ready to order the matching speaker cables and all I can say is that I am a
Andrew (LS-4004 Air model)
The only thing I can say "WOW" if you love bass, this cable will
make you toss your subwoofer out the window. The details, soundstage, deep deep
base and 3D imaging are spot on. Please note this cable hasn't even broken in as I
just took it out of the box. I don't know how much better after 100 hours of play time this cable can get.
Dave (NF-2404 Air model)
These cables really maintained a system's potential for imaging, they have
great separation, air and very high level of transparency that allows you to see deep
into the sound stage. This transparency reveals a great sense of depth and detail
while maintaining a sense of ease and overall organic sound with very accurate tone.
Easy to listen to for hours on end but never soft sounding, everything is just
right. Sold my Synergistic Research cables after listening to my new reference
Rusty (LS-4004 Air model)
I'll follow up with you later but Holy Crap Batman! Want to buy a nice set
of Echloe's? Thank you sir.
I was blow away last night about an hour after putting them in my system. Do
the interconnects do the same thing? Thank you sir, I'm so glad I called.
(LS-4004 Air Model)
Hello Bob, sorry for the late response, I ran the system 5 days none stop
before I started any listening. Now it has a good 100 hours. All I can say about this
cable is "WOW"!
I could not believe how the Inakustik Air cable does it. I played through my
system and the music comes out so much more alive than it did before. Bass
slams deep and the midrange is to die for.
Having a good listen for a few different genre of music, I can hear how
fast, detailed, and articulated the music is during my listening sessions. It
is so much more enjoyable, thank you for your recommendation. I will never look
back and they will always stay in my system.
Jonathan (NF-2404 Air model)
I let the XLR to XLR interconnects you sent me break in for 6 days solid. I
would have gone longergone longer but I have to run tapes for the next 3 to 4
days and if this wire is going to better then what I have, I want to use it with my recordings.
Remember, I listen to my tape copies daily over and over. I know this one copy in line
up as well as anyone can know a focus aspect of their audio system. I have to
listen to it for hours upon hours, daily and weekly. It is what I do for a
I listen to my current XLR wires for a while tonight and then put in the
cables between the 2 tape machines. One plays the master and the other records
it. The Inakustik wire is between the machines carrying the signal. After putting in
the Inakustik 2404 XLR immediately the sound is more real, more natural, more
open and richer in the good sense. No question! I barely listened and I could
hear it. I then got my wife in the studio who knows this one tape of mine by a
Chicago singer over a vintage mic. She immediately said the Inakustik wire was
better. More natural, smooth in the good sense and not so grainy sounding. I
didn't influence her listening nor her descriptive language. In short, the wire
is excellent. I wish you could hear these mater tapes with the wire. So
realistic in a musical sense. The vibes I'm listening to right now are
startlingly natural but present. Most present on other wire (while in most amplifiers
and speakers too) is boosted frequency or some planned aberration. Not the
Inakustik! It is an organic presence like analogue tape itself.
Thank you so much for helping me get the right wire. Jonathan
François Lemay (LS-4004 Air model)
I started by letting the 4004 cables cook for 36 continuous hours before any
Then I decided to make it difficult on Inakustik and I made my first comparison
with the best cables I had heard previous to Inakustik, Stealth Dream. You know how
strict my listening protocol is. Same for known track and unknown. I know I am my
own worst enemy and as any human hoping reality will match expectations, be
aware, always be aware of yourself. So I started with a really difficult track of
Verdi Requiem with full orchestra choral and soloist. I listen to this 4
minutes track 3 times to be sure. I know it in a very comfortable margin,
meaning the fourth listening time does not bring any surprises. Then and only
then I switched the cables. I take less than one minute to swap the cables and
then I returned to my chair. I wait about 1 minute so my activity level settles
down. Push play button... Literally a new recording. Depth, definition,
dynamics and harmonic density. It's like following an understanding or adding a
lot more instruments and choirs. It meant the soloist can now be followed and
more... understood. The Stealth Dream was in comparison flat, boring and lacked
information. The difference is so striking that even on simple music like a
violin duo, the gap is maintained. Both violins now have their own personality
and space. Amazing! So I kept doing this same test protocol with many tracks
with same conclusion every time. It's hard to explain but generally when
listening to songs attention is naturally focus on the singer and we follow the
singer and simple awareness with accompanied instruments. With the 4004, the
relationship between the singer and the instrument is totally different. Each
is totally free to express them self and the listener can now freely dance between
whatever her or she wants to pay attention to. It also means that you can hear
much more detail and I would say a lot more small nuances then ever before.
Indeed, backup vocals now have their own space and time and I have still now listen
with my analogue source: Kronos Pro, Black Beauty arm, ZXT Omega Premium. I
will keep you posted. I have only use my reference two way reference speakers
to do these tests but the electronics were Tenor 350M 240V 130000$, Tenor line
126500$ phono preamp 61500$ and digital source with Inakustik NF-2404
interconnect. And I think I was able to show the total potential of these
And what potential
I am in a way surprise and disturb because Stealth cables were so expansive
but I am so deeply happy to own and use the Inakustik LS-4004 and NF-2404 cables
has my new reference.
Thank you Robert for this discovery.
Bob Visintainer (Full loom of Inakustik)
The Inakustik Reference USB, HDMI, LS-4004 speaker cables and interconnects
are a REVELATION! The built quality is A++++, the price is almost ridiculous for the
sound quality and speaking of sound quality, they will compete with any cable in the
market place at ANY price. Open, extended, rich, full bodied, transparent, you name
it, they do it in spades.
All the best, Bob
Real Inakustik customers that have allowed us to use them as referrals:
Jonathan - [email protected]
Roman- [email protected]
Bob - [email protected]
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