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.
The cables are so good I'm going to buy another pair.
I have been listening to Zavfino Arcadia OCC Interconnects for 2 months now and after weeks of A/B comparisons to cables costing $1K+ more, the Arcadia are keepers! These Arcadia cables are more open/transparent, natural sounding with a wide and deep sound stage and imaging is tightly focused, holographic and precise while maintaining a relaxed presentation without obscuring any low level detail. The asking price of the Arcadia is a bargain and the performance is quite amazing regardless of cost…
I've only had this cable in my system for about a week. The DAC (Denafrips Pontus) and Amplifier (Willenston R8) are brand new as well. My Tekton Perfect SET 2-10's are giant killers. My new gear is still running through it's burn in period. And I've not compared this cable to any others. That said I'm very happy with the SQ so far (with only better results to come after the burn-in is compete). Out of the box the Arcadia PC-OCC Interconnect Cable has proven a great synergy. My music is holographic with loads of detail. The bass is strong (the best I've heard in my home ever). The tone of the mids (vocals) are true to life. And the highs are airy and spacious. I'm a happy camper. I would definitely recommend this cable to my friends.
I have used the Arcadia interconnects for several months.. They are of very high quality.. I switched from a big brand name today and bought the Zavfino phono interconnect..
Was a bit skeptical since I haven't heard much about this company except in a few reviews. The specs of the Acadia cable was what interested me. It has all the elements that I was looking for PCOCC, 2 shields, teflon dielectric, locking OCC connectors. Best of all the price was right. I see similar cables costing twice or more. The cables came in nice package and I quickly changed my old interconnects between my CD (transport) and DAC and the sound was like night and day! Played my go to track by Norah Jones (Don't Know Why). Good highs and mids. Soundstage more open compared to my old cables. Wow and thanks!