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Every now and then, we like to focus on one of the key products in the Vertex range, and discuss its features and performance. Here we are looking at one of the greatest examples of our work we feel - its all of our experience and techniques built into a product that is quite simply brilliant to listen to - the HiRez Moncayo speaker lead.
So, as with all our HiRez products, there is a lot more going on with this cable than might first be apparent. Yes, there are 6 solid-core silver conductors per channel, with Teflon insulation. And yes they are fitted with WBT's finest solid-silver connectors. But this is only the start.
Each cable is fitted with two modules along its length (4 per stereo pair) and within these modules is the most advanced application of our anti-vibration and anti-RFI technologies yet. Furthermore, the entire length of the cable is fitted with our proprietary anti-EMI tubing (EMI = Electro Magnetic Interference).
Conventional speaker leads (plus the internal wiring in the speakers) can act like huge radio aerials, picking up RF noise and injecting it back into your system. But the RFI/EMI absorption soaks up most of that RF energy, resulting in a massive drop in unwanted noise that would otherwise be polluting your system. Also there is the high level of vibration to consider - which can pass back from the speakers and cause very high levels of microphonic distortion in the electronics of your system. The advanced acoustic absorption within the modules drastically reduces this effect.
At this point though, perhaps we should warn you of 2 things. Firstly, these cables are far from cheap. The design effort, plus the materials and man hours that go into hand building each pair, is considerable. Secondly, the sound quality improvement they bring to a system is simply staggering - and they are addictive! You have to remember with this product that taking the musical signal from one end to the other is only one element of the solution, the reduction of those other faults between speaker and amp is frankly essential in our view if you want to achieve the highest levels of replay fidelity.
The HiRez Moncayo is truly transformational.
For more information and specs for all the Vertex AQ speaker leads, click here.