1/6/2012Â â€¢Â Ultralink/XLO Products, an innovative and prolific manufacturer of award-winning audio and video interconnects, cables, power products and accessories, is excited to introduce a new cable line called UltraPLUS.
UltraPLUS cables â€“ at dealers in March â€“ are updated replacements for the original and popular Ultraâ„¢ Series and were modeled on the popular Referenceâ„¢ cables using XLOâ€™s effective â€œexoskeletonâ€ Field Balancedâ„¢ Winding Geometry with all-PTFE dielectrics, core structures and jacketing.
UltraPLUS incorporates many of the innovations and technologies that made XLO famous, a new benchmark in quality, affordable, high-performance cables. Rather than 6N â€“ six-nines â€“ laboratory-grade copper UltraPlus is composed of single-filament, solid-core PC-OCC â€“ Pure Copper Ohno Continuous Cast wire â€“ with an attractive black and purple jacket. XLO significantly improved the already low self-inductance of the hand-terminated 24k direct gold-plated RCA or proprietary XLR connectors. Youâ€™ll hear more deeply and feel more connected to music than ever before! And everyone will appreciate their competitive pricing.
Pick up an XLO UltraPLUS cable and take a close look at its winding geometry. These Integrated Field-Balancedâ„¢ surface/diving winding techniques minimizes frequency-related phase-shift by reducing the thickness of each conductor grouping plus the diameter of each individual wire within the bundle to no more than twice the penetration depth â€“ the depth within a wire that signal passes. In this way all frequencies pass through the entire thickness of the wire avoiding the signal-layer stratification effect.
Also notice what XLO calls the controlled â€œquasi-randomâ€ surface/diving winding of each wire bundle. It ensures no wire has what can be called a â€œnormalâ€ position within the grouping thus avoiding any â€œnormalâ€ phase-shift characteristics. Topologically speaking the cable has no surface or center and so frequency-related phase shift is effectively canceled allowing XLO cables to work better with a greater number of components.
UltraPLUS cables include Single-Ended and Balanced interconnects, Speaker cables, a Phono cable (available late Q1 2012), Coaxial Digital, AES/EBU Digital, Prices start at $150 for a half-meter single-ended interconnect.
Try them and youâ€™ll agreeâ€¦ they sound like nothing at all!