Entreq Infinity Cables

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Our new cable lines. The story!

The first time I encountered braided cables was at the end of the 80s, beginning of the 90s.
I was browsing an old HiFi Musik from 88 where they tested different ways of spinning, twisting and parallel wiring the electrical conductors. Their conclusion was that a construction with 4 conductors that was braided was the best. That construction is said to have its origin all the way back to the 1920s with phone companies in the US using it for telegraphists headphones.
 

Argo

With our new Argo Line you will get high performance for the price. Another tech and another price but same typical Entreq sound. Quiet back-ground detailed and musical.
A worthy successor to Konstantin.
Argo Power

Triton

We are proud to replace our loyal companions Challenger and Apollo with something so much better. Triton, built in Sweden with Infinity and Tungsten Tech.
According to us Triton only has one superior, the Olympus Line.
Triton XLR










Argo XLR

Argo RCA










Triton Speaker Spade










Triton Digital RG 45.

Argo Digital RG 45

Argo Speaker Spade

Triton Power.

Triton RCA

One person that embraced, and held on to, the idea was known Swedish audiophile Josef Svalander. He advocated it through fail and foul over the years and today in Sweden it is called the Svalander Braid. According to Svalanders philosophy the best result is achieved with thin silver conductors. Because it’s a complicated construct, mainly DIYers have used it. I know no professional manufacture that used this construction over the years.
The thought gnaws at me. What would happen if we use our cable philosophy we used since Konstantin as a Braid. We tried, and it worked very well.
Konstantin, a unique cable that have followed us for almost 15 years. The mother for all our cables, matched with a more than hundred-year-old technique that’s not used because its to complicated. Each good at its own, and together!!

 

Olympus Line. The best cables we ever made.


There is no way back for you once you try / test a Olympus cable. You will keep it!
Olympus USB for example, is the only USB cable I stand listening to myself. All other USB cables have a kind of digital edge in my opinion.                                                    Olympus USB sounds analog! If you have a good source it´s like use the best XLR cable from a analog source. Organic and Analog.
And the Olympus RG 45 working together with Olympus DC Power make every streamer to be King of Internet.
And it´s the same with all Olympus cables. The tripple EEDS and the carefully chosen materials gives the cables their own soul and attitude.
No matter which cables I connect to the Assoluta system, after a few weeks I´m back with the Olympus. For me personally I wonder if I ever will be able make a better cable line. I don´t think so.
The Olympus AC Power will never allow me build something better.
I can´t imagine how it should be possible and how it should sound like.

Olympus Eartha with bayonet.

Eartha bayonets give you the opportunity change connector on your Eartha cable with a “click” This option we think are most useful for dealers but also for you who use more than one system and move cables between them.
Bayonet is available for Eartha Silver, Apollo and Olympus

In the Olympus line we have refined the EEDS further with a tripple  drain system.  For get the full potential from the Olympus cable use a Olympus Infinity T groundbox and Eartha Olympus

Common High End Cables

With a common Cable the screen is connected to both unit A and B. The shield surrounding the Cable will travel into both A and B.
This results in RFI/EMI floating around in the chassis of both A and B. The signal in the Cable is Clean and well protected, but once it hits unit B
the signal will be mixed with "dust" from the shield.

In a semi shielded Cable unit B are not connected to the shield  wich will make RFI/EMI drain to unit A. Going against the positive signals direction. 
Thus the signal will be mixed up with distorsions.

Entreq EEDS Cable

To avoid this problems we introduced the EEDS, Externa Earth Draining System, with our first Cable line Konstantin.
This drainwire system are not connected to Unit A, but instead starting right after the connector and then follow the positive conductor and signal.

Rigth Before Unit B the drainwire swap over to the negative conductor and follow the signal back to Unit A. Before reaching Unit A again it will leave the
cable and connect to a groundbox which eliminate the RFI/EMI. This while always following the signals direction and keep signal protected, but never mix signal with noice, either in unit A or B. 

With this EEDS function we minimizes the use of metal and avoiding plastic materials, creating and easy flowing clean signal and outstanding performance.



Below we have listed 10 unique Characteristics of Entreq Cable Design
 

1 Separate cable for positive and negative signals 
This allow us to optimize positive and negative conductors for best performance.
Positive and negative conductors have different demands. Many means that they should have same construction for best phase stability, but the benefits with optimize them separately for their job are in our opinion far bigger.  


2 Asymmetrical design

With our construction we can choose different metals as well as the dielectric material for positive and negative conductors. The fact we can use different dielectric means that we can optimize the polarization effect, so it has so little impact on the signal as possible. Also, we can use different length on the conductors for positive and negative conductors and that allow us to minimize the impact on the signal from the magnetic fields.

3 Positive and negative cables are spun clockwise and anticlockwise respectively.
This together with different length and material on positive and negative conductors/cables give the magnetic fields around the positive and negative cable different shape. This way we reduce the cross talking betwen the cables and signal flow easier.
 

4 Adapted lengths to minimise the antenna effect.
All cables act as antennas. Some length act as “better” antennas then other lengths and pick up a lot of signals and radiation. In our opinion the optimal length for a cable is 4,40 m. We think that length is the worst antenna that pick up less radiation. However, that is not a practical solution to have all cables in that length and also there will be many other negative influences with long cables. Our cables are in step of 0,55 cm lengths, 1.1m, 1.65m, 2.2m and so on.  

5 DIC Dedicated integrated contacts.
We make sure that the area and the mass of the contacts area correspond to the cables area.
In our opinion it´s very important to keep the signal path as straight and clear as possible. We should avoid bottlenecks and big squares for the signal because it will cause time delays for the signal and the result will be muddy sound. We have also found that it´s give big benefits if we use silver for the positive signal and cupper for the negative. There are also big differences between solid pins or tubes in the connector. A tube gives better flow for the signal compared with a solid pin. 
Think of the cable as a Highway. If the access and slip roads are well constructed and in good condition the traffic will flow easy. If it´s the opposite, you will get traffic jam and accidents, no matter how good and well-constructed the rest of the road is.

6 Wood in the contact framework. Non-magnetic and non-conductive.
All metals are magnetic in one way or another. Even metals/plastic that we say are non- magnetic are
 “paramagnetic” and have influence on the signal. Wood have no impact on the signal and let the metal in the connectors signal path work the way we expect.

7 Only pure copper or/and silver in the signal paths. No alloys
 And no metal just for good looking!! You never see any metal on a Entreq cable if the metal not cary signal. Many other brands use big shiny metalparts on the cables for the good look. But this will be a part of the dielectric and affect the soundquality.

8 Drain wire instead of shielding in order to connect to a pure earth point (External Earth Drain System)
A common shield of aluminium ot cupper will also be a part of the dielectric and give undesired results.
Instead we use Infinity treated drain wire of Cupper or Silver wich have less affect on the signal, but still protect against radiation.The high pressure treated drainwires (Infinity system) are superior comparing with all other kind of wires or shields. The Infinity treatment makes the drain work in much higher frequences.

9 EEDS External Earth Drain System
This entails the shielding / drain wire not being connected to the device’s negative pole that is the common way. When uou do it that way you mix the signal and the pollution just before it enters the device. The result will be that you get it all in the signal/device. 
With our EEDS system you keep pollutions and signal separated all the way, from source to receiver. Since the drain wire with the pollutions are connected to another external earth point, (One of our ground boxes is suggested. And here we recommend you to carefully choose Eartha cables and ground box for best result.) the pollutions go to groundbox and the signal go separated and clean to the device. This way, we drain off the interference/noise that the shielding absorbs to the groundbox outside of the signal paths. A big improvment when we keep it separated instead of mix it together just before the process in the recieving device.

10 Cotton covering instead of synthetic materials
The sleeve automatically be a part of the dielectric. If using plastic sleeve, you add characteristic to the cables. Some manufacturers want this, but we prefer to add so little features as possible.