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 Arcadia cables are a great value with a nice warm sound without lacking depth or clarity. All audio gear is dependent on the gear. As a audio enthusiast who likes NAD with Wharfedale Speakers, these cables are synergistic with the British sound.
Custom ordered (length) an Arcadia RCA and it betters the higher-priced AQ Sydney that sat between my DAC & Preamp. Superior soundstage and overall bettered the presentation through my hi-fi gear. Zavfino cables are exquisitely made and perfectly packaged.
It brings out the midrange and bass very well but lacks a little on the top-end but I only have about 10 hours of burn-in on them at this time but they are opening up more as I put more time in to listening to them, But so far they are opening up more, they are very good cables and I have no regrets on purchasing them.
This is the best interconnects I ever have.plus the package arrived on time and in excellent condition I recommend this seller
Workmanship is fantastic for a cable at this price. One complaint I have is the lettering used to differentiate left or right. It is too hard to see especially when you are reaching to the back of equipment . I have recommended to Raymond that one of the tips should be red to make it easier to be seen.
The cable has a great mid range. It can use a bit more highs and better controlled bass. Let's see what happens when the cable breaks in more. Regardless, still a fantastic cable at the price. I already ordered more Arcadias.