The OCC Silver Dart is the culmination of 3 years development and testing using our H-Wound™ stranding technique on large gauge conductors coupled with our newly developed Graphene doped conductive dielectric. Utilizing our H-Wound™ stranding each power core is guaranteed “Zero Strand Loss” during assembly as the final horizontal silver OCC layer not only allows for perfect pitch across the conductors but also acts as a barrier layers to prevent fallen or clipped strands during the assembly process. What this means is 100% identical cores before they are secured in our Audiophile Grade power connectors.
The Silver Dart’s OCC conductors are Cryo-Treated before extrusion and then undergo our thermal cleaning process to remove any external dirt, oils, and drawing residue from the conductor surface. This high voltage cleaning also puts a continuous voltage through the cable giving the Dart a sound and performance of a cable, which has been run-in for many months.
Our newly developed “Graphene Doped Dielectric Shield ” adds one more additional layer of shielding to our cable, which is lightweight, further reduces EMI and RFI without choking out the power distribution, which can happen, by adding additional braiding.
Silver Dart also uses our spaced layer “cable in cable” technique insulating this cable to an overall diameter of 23mm using a power cable inside a power cable design that is uniquely our own and adding it’s signature sound.
The optimal pairing for Dart are large power amplifiers, tube amps, and high power flow components, mono-blocks and wall to IEC power bars and conditioners.
The performance of the Dart is unrestricted, raw power transfer without adding coloration to your components while protecting and enhancing the true performance of your equipment.
Excerpt from Novo Hi-Fi review
The 1.5m Silver Dart™ power cord I reviewed had a gorgeous snakeskin-silver outer jacket. The cable’s 1.25 inches thick and it’s as stiff as a Keanu Reeves monologue. Be forewarned: you’ll need at least 18” inches of space behind any component to plug this power cord in. Although it isn’t too heavy, this PC’s also difficult to rotate along its torsional axis.
An electrical anomaly known as the “skin effect” occurs when electrons move through any solid core wire. Higher frequencies travel along the outside (the skin) of the conductor faster than midrange and lower echelon frequencies. This results in hazy PRaT, muddled instrumental timbres, and an unnatural sound.
To negate the skin effect, Zavfino’s patented H-Wound™process twists thin silver stranded wire tightly around thicker central OCC copper (Cu) solid-core conductors. They refer to this construction as a ‘cable within a cable’ and claim that it achieves “perfect pitch”and superior PRaT.
Instead of only using a copper (Cu) braid or a Mylar wrap as a dielectric shield, Zavfino extrudes a ‘graphene’cover over a Mylar shield/drain to insulate the Silver Dartfrom EMI and RFI.Graphene is an allotrope of carbon which, at the molecular level, forms a two dimensional hexagonal lattice in which one atom forms each vertex. It’s the basic structural element of various other allotropes, including graphite and charcoal.
Noise is to audiophiles what toenail fungus is to lesbian shoe enthusiasts: a hell-spawned thing to be feared and loathed like the black plague. The Dart’sgraphene dielectric shield rejects EMI and RFI noise like an Amish tech-support rep ignores phone calls; it just ain’t gettin’ through.
Graphene is the strongest material ever tested. Its tensile strength is about 200 times greater than that of the strongest known steels. It is also the best conductor of electricity yet known. Studies have proven electron mobility through graphene at values exceeding 15,000 cm²·V-¹·s-¹. These physical qualities are what make it so valuable to audio applications.
Most cables using OCC metals take months to burn-in. Zavfino cryo-treats and pre-burns all of their conductors beforethe insulation is extruded over the conductors. They claim that their patented Ultra Sonic 7™process creates a unique break-in effect that sounds like the cables have had 40 hours of current run through them.
One thing is clear: Zavfino has invested more R&D into the Silver Dartthan the US put into their space program in the 1980s. This power cord uses a half-dozen new technologies which, in theory, should improve its sound quality. So… how does it sound?
No matter what component I plugged it into, the OCC Silver Dart brought an organic warmth, textured resolution, and incisive musical insight into Octoberthat raised the listening experience from merely hearing the music, to being thoroughly involved with the songs on an emotional level.
Saxon’s Wheels of Steel:
Released in 1980, Saxon’s landmark Wheels of Steelis a vainglorious NWoBHM album. If you like Motörhead or Maiden, you’ll love this hard-charging music.
Showcasing roaring songs like “Motorcycle Man”, “747 - Strangers in the Night”, “Freeway Mad”, “See the Light Shining”, “Machine Gun”, and the anthemic title track “Wheels of Steel”, this album kicks like an injection of 100 CCs of nitrous-oxide.
With the Silver Dart, I immediately felt the swaggering command of Biff Byford’s über-confident vocals. The percussive accents from cymbals were detailed without any high-band ringing or artifice. The tone and texture of the twin rhythm guitars was warm and natural sounding. Unlike a lot of posh power cords that make bass notes sound like constipated buffalo farts, the Dartdelivered superb timbral accuracy across the lower frequency registers.
The two main things I want to hear from cables are: one, incisive high-frequency resolution that doesn’t induce ringing fatigue; and two, a palpable richness of texture, tone, and timbre that isn’t slow or coloured. While listening to Wheels of Steel, it occurred to me that the OCC Silver Dartdoes both.
Sorry Suave, but I’m keeping the review samples. Why…?Unlike most OCC cables which take months to burn-in, the Silver Dartcreated stellar sound in 24 hours. I’m calling this the “5 minute jeans trick” of audio, because getting any OCC power cable to the heights of musical ecstasy after only a day or two—instead of a month or two—is a rare and wonderful thing.
In my audio systems, the Dartconsistently created a much deeper emotional connection with the music I love. Even on discs I’ve been listening to for decades, this AC cable unveiled layers of sound which I honestly didn’t know existed.
I bought a few Majestics and liked them so much that when a Silver Dart appeared used I immediately bought it. The improvement l got from connecting this cable to my power amp is stunning. I’ve been running through cables for a while and I’ve finally found the ones that are best for me. Thanks, Zavfino, for superior products at decent prices.
I replaced a very good power cord with the OCC Silver Dart and the first impression was positive. After about 40 hours of playing the sound has really improved . The cord has reduced the noise floor that the music notes really jump out clean and clear. The high is silky and the bass is tighter with layers. The vocal becomes three dimensional as if the singers are in my listening room.
The construction of this cable is impressive and the finishing can compare with any expensive cable, but it is selling at a very reasonable price considering its performance. I highly recommend it and thanks to the Zavfino team for this wonderful product.
Amazing VFM!! Exceptional cable at a fraction of hi-end costs.
The effect is instantaneous. The sound presentation is laid back with a general feel of overall stress relief in the soundstage without degrading anything from the sound details, clarity and micro dynamics. The bass is punchy and precise with great timing and zero smear. Vocals and mid range is superbly clear and natural.
I have experienced a great deal of cables over the years, both as an audio reviewer and as a privet audiophile, power cables among many of them. I was tempted by the Silver Dart out of curiosity alone. I have yet experienced such a supperb performance by a single power cable in my system, none the less at this cost range.
Very highly recommended!!
The purchasing experience with Raymond of Zavfino USA was entirely via emails. Kind, patient and excellent client service. I received my order over seas from several thousand miles away within a few days at my doorstep. Couldn't ask for more.
Thanks Zavfino and thank you Raymond!!