The Arcadia is a no compromise, OCC copper interconnect developed for the most demanding analogue systems. It shares the same engineering as the Pure Silver Fusion interconnect but in an all pure copper construction. Its design consists of a twisted pair of fine strand/ tight pitch OCC stranded cores insulated in FEP/Tef dielectric, which are then insulted in PTFE wrap followed by a mylar shield. A 24-carrier tight pitch braid for 100% protection then follows the mylar from outside interference. Following this we jacketed the cable in 105˚C degree RoHS certified PVC jacket and an anti-static terephthalate(PET) monofilament sleeve.
The all OCC copper design gives it an unique sonic signature that is truly it own and the ideal choice for solid state equipment where the pursuit is authenticity.
The Arcadia like all of our cables goes through our new Ultra Sonic cleaning process where we run the raw copper through a water bath that is super charged to burn away dirt, oil, particals and impurities on the surface of the wire. This Ultra Sonic Bath also has the added unique effect of giving our cables a pre-burn sound that could take hundreds of hours to achieve through normal use.
Deep Cryo™ Treatment
All of the conductors used in our cables undergo Deep Cryo™ treatment before the insulation is extruded over the metals. Our research has proven that the conductor—and only the conductor— benefits from cryo-treatment. Materials such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC™), Teflon™, PE, and Silicon™ can all be adversely affected by cold-temperature annealing. Cryo-treating non-conductors and insulating materials can cause them to break down and become brittle.
The purity, size, and molecular structure of each conductor determine the specific temperature within the -186ºC to - a 196ºC range that we cryo-treat it at. Zavfino’s research into cold temperature physics has proven that the absolute lowest temperature is not necessarily the best for cryo-treatment.
This is a two-stage process. In the first stage we draw the bare conductor through a ceramic die into an ultrasonic cleaning chamber that bombards the conductor with multiple ultrasonic frequencies. This emulsification process removes all debris from the surface of the wire down to the molecular level and leaves absolutely zero residues.
UltraSonic 7 High Voltage / Thermal Break-in
This is a two-stage process. In the first stage we draw the bare conductor through a ceramic die into an ultrasonic cleaning chamber that bombards the conductor with multiple ultrasonic frequencies. This emulsification process removes all debris from the surface of the wire down to the molecular level and leaves absolutely zero residues. After each individual wire is processed, we strand it into bundles and then subject the bundles to further treatment. During the second stage of the ultrasonic burn-in, we increase the voltage to a higher level that’s just below the threshold of the conductor. This adjustment in temperature allows us to get a unique “break-in effect” normally associated with cables that have had 30 to 40 hours of signal and/or current run through them.
I am completely happy with my Zavfino audio connects. I have been in this hobby for many years now and this is the best I have ever used.
Spending more will not get you any better
With a hobby like this your system is always evolving. When you finally start getting into very revealing equipment you can actually hear the draw backs of equipment that is not on the same level . When your budget allows you to upgrade you do the best you can to find equipment on the same or better level.
Hopefully at this point you are friends with a good dealer that you can thrust . One that is not a salesman, someone who really knows what’s going on and understands how the equipment is made and what is actually making it sound better. At this point things are getting very expensive ,but you realize that you also need cables and interconnects to bring out the most your system has to offer. Your dealer will have cables that he believes in and they will work with your system and they are also very expensive. The problem is that it doesn’t stop here, you continue to evolve and move on to better equipment. So you trade in some of you equipment to purchase even better equipment. Great!! But when you trade in your cables and interconnects you get 10-20% of what you paid for them. After going through this process a few times you try to look for something that won’t break the bank but brings out the most your equipment has to offer.. I have tried many of the so called budget cable with no luck. You can hear that they are not really made for a very revealing system.
Heard a lot about Zavfino, so I gave it a try. After a long break in period I can honestly say it is a true bang for the buck interconnect. Not as good as a lot of
The big name interconnects , it just doesn’t open up in the high register as well, but it has a huge soundstage and is very easy to listen too.
I am now a proud owner of Zavfino XLR/RCA interconnects making my audio system sound better. I have tried lots of expensive interconnects but they are no match to Zavfino Arcadia interconnects. I hooked them up upon receipt and was very much impressed with their performance. Very high end cables at an affordable price. Satisfaction guaranteed.
I was really skeptical when I bought these. I have a really expensive pair of cables that were loaned out to me from a dealer. They were really good and open but they were harsh on the upper end. With my gear I am running a Mark Levinson to duel mono. And the Cambridge edge edge Nq. They’re both an excellent match. I bought the Arcadia m2 XLR and I was so blown away. The soundstage was huge. Not only was it open and very well balance from top to bottom. Every single instrument was separated like I have never heard. These definitely blue away thousand dollar pair of XLR. I know most people that have Mark Levinson spend at least $3000 on a pair of interconnects. I put a burn in track and put about 80 hours on these cables. And they opened up and separated 3d imaged and holographic. The more I ran the burn in Trac. I give these cables five stars. This is the first time I have actually felt like something was a giant killer.
Fantastic and 1/3 the price of the Cardas IC it replaced.