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.
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.
I've made a few upgrades to my system recently. I've read the reviews of the Zavfino wires and figured, why not. I love the fit and finish of the Arcadia's. Doesn't look or feel like a sub $200 cable.
Right off the bat the bass was way to pronounced and the sound was all over the place. Well, I've delt with break in before. I listened for a while, but just could not take it. I put a cd on repeat for a couple of days and gave them a little time to settle down. I got real busy for a few days and kinda forgot about them. When I came back for a listening session one night, I was surprised to find all of this music coming at me. Nicely populated soundstage with great detail. They seemed to have gotten a little better even after that. I'm looking at other products you guys offer. I'm happy with them and have recommended my audio buddies give then a try. They want to borrow mine to see how they sound in their rigs. Well maybe just overnight.
I've been looking for a reasonably priced smooth with detail copper cables for ages. With my slightly forward integrated these interconnects keeps the music from going over the treble edge that starts to gnaw at me and makes me skip the song. The details are still there, and the soundstage has widened but really enjoy that it keeps me focused on the music discovery and not the gear.
If you need a solid base line interconnect that you reach for first and last in your container of cables, please give these a try.
Had mostly Audioquest cables with the various systems that I’ve owned. Don’t get me wrong. Those are good cables. Once I upgraded to Arcadia‘s, the sound stage widened up. To be more clear the sound stage kind of wrapped around the left and right versus staying from the speakers themselves. The fact that you can buy these cables for less than $200 is amazing. I’m not gonna forget to mention the customer service is great too.
I was using the WORLDS BEST CABLES Mogami 2549 XLR 1.5m pair of cables for the interconnect between my HoloAudio May DAC KTE and my Luxman l-590ax MK II but after reading and watching many reviews I decided to try the Zavfino - Arcadia OCC Interconnect Cable XLRs. The improvement in sound was immediate and has been apparent in every piece of music I play.
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