The Golden Helix, our entry-level speaker wire, is a straightforward single-helix cable incorporating unique design details that interact to out perform almost any conventional high end multi-strand configuration, no matter how complex. Our optimized twisted pair uses thin, ultra high-purity, single strand copper conductors drawn, silver-plated and heat-treated to our specs -- then the + and - conductors hyper-twisted for unmatched field cancellation. After exhaustive listening tests, we developed an insulation that is an incredibly thin polymer (less than .0002'') whose unique low dieletric losses make it better sounding than any other highly touted plastic used for high end wires -- including teflon. Every assembled cable is given 24 hours of a proprietary, crystal-modifying electromagnetic treatment.
The new Golden Helix V.2 upgrade features improved copper purity, even better-sounding insulation and a 25% tighter twist for yet more complete field cancellation. Even more than the old Golden Helix, the new v.2 version is an affordable speaker cable that sounds radically clearer, more detailed and more dynamic than any conventional speaker wire. A true giant-killer, customers report the Golden Helix has bested Audioquest, MIT, Transparent, Kimber, Wireworld, Cardas, Monster, Analysis Plus, Synergistic Research and DH Labs cables costing up to $2000 and beyond.
The PLUS Option: Another Step Up
Golden Helix speaker wires are available with PLUS Upgrade using specially-treated copper conductors with proprietary stress-relieved metallurgy. The PLUS Option yields two primary upgrades:
• Decreases treble grain, edginess and excess brightness without sacrificing detail--and particularly noticeable with digital sources. The breathiness of singers and flutes, the metallic ring of cymbals is more beautifully articulated, sweeter and less abrasive. PLUS significantly reduces listening fatigue.
• PLUS lowers the soundstage noise floor, resulting in a quieter, blacker background. This makes the most difference in quiet passages: held guitar or piano chords sustain longer and resonate more clearly as they fade into silence. Newly discovered details and nuances emerge from the negative space of the music on good recordings.
For fans of well-recorded acoustic music, small group jazz, or chamber music, we recommend add PLUS Upgrade without hesitation. Listening to loud, compressed recordings, the improvements will be audible but much more subtle.