INTERCONNECTS - Hi-Fi - SWORD-ISL AUDIO
SUPRA Sword Interconnect - The High End
The success with the Sword loudspeaker cable lit an idea of
designing an interconnect according to the same patented design concept.
The cable works as a perfect signal carrier without the side effects of
the traditionally designed cables, which display severe problems with
frequency responce and phase shifting. Sword maintain the signal
integrity with almost immeasurable deformation due to our freedom and
ability to master the electro-physical layout, instead of compensating
with mystery boxes and batteries. It is hard to beat the Sword series,
regardless of price. Available in single-ended (RCA) and balanced (XLR)
What does it sound like?
The best description is nothing - Supra Sword does not sound at
all. Supra Sword passes the complex music signal of an infinite number
of sine waves and an infinite number of levels without causing any
deformations between the source output to the receiver input. No part of
the music suffer delay (phase shift), why the timing of each tone are
exactly the same before and after. If every other hifi device in the
system is capable of equally correct timing and preservation of the
recordings' sound, the speaker setup and listening room acoustics is
optimal, the result is such alive you can truly imagine being in the
studio among the musicians. The Sword's lack of electrical properties
ensures complete transparency. It is sometimes harder to distinguish a
transparent cable from a cable with an apparent "sound lift" that
emphasize certain notes. One will soon know however, when each album in
the music collection exhibits the same sound style rather than the
unique signature of every album/tune.
The Sword Design
The figure to the right illustrates the cable design. In each
polarity conductor there are twelve individually insulated strands
forming two layers, the inner six spun around an inner core, with high
pitch in one direction, the outer six in the opposite direction
separated from the inner layer by an extruded insulation layer. This
strand orientation, efficiently counteracts all unwanted
electro-physical properties, giving all audible frequencies uniform
conditions internally and further, no open window for malicious noise to
enter. The music will pass through sounding exactly the same. That is
what distinguishes a completely transparent cable.
Our best analogue interconnect ever; Supra’s flagship. Sword–ISL
is an interconnect pair with Supra RCA-8 anniversary plugs, made for
analogue single-end applications.
N.B. Sword does no longer include the wooden separator
due to customers requirement. Too many perceived the wooden block to be
an ocstacle when connecting and routing the cable.