Solfonn Analogue Interconnects

The Vertex AQ Solfonn Analogue Interconnects carry on the theme of all our products with acoustic absorption being the main feature. They are all built to an extremely high standard using excellent materials and offer exceptional performance at their various price points. The acoustic absorption is housed within a 120mm x 60mm x 30mm extruded aluminum box, with the cable leading out each end through a high quality cable gland. Interconnects over 2.0m long have two acoustic absorption modules on each cable.

Phono and balanced leads come as a pair, each independent lead fitted with its own acoustic absorption module (2.0m+ – two modules). Tone arm leads are also effectively a pair and only made common into the bayonet connector at the tone arm end (where required, eg SME bayonet). DIN leads are a single lead (L and R channels combined into the single lead) fitted with one acoustic absorption module (2.0m+ – two modules).

HR Solfonn web smallA 2.0m pair of HiRez Solfonn RCA interconnects with four modules in total

At the higher performance levels, solid-core silver conductors are used and RFI and EMI reduction also becomes an additional feature by employing our EMI absorptive compounds within the modules and our proprietary EMI absorptive tubing. See all the details on the different features and performance levels using the menu to the right.

The Priorities for Interconnect Upgrading

It is vitally important to understand the correct priority of interconnect upgrading in the context of proper system building. Often we find that customers gravitate towards upgrading interconnects at far too early a time in the upgrade sequence.

Vertex AQ Solfonn Analogue InterconnectsCloseup of a stereo DIN Solfonn interconnect

We instinctively believe that the signal going through an interconnect would benefit from a better cable, right? So surely it’s logical that we’ll hear an improvement if we upgrade to a vertex analogue interconnect first, and that will be a good upgrade. Well, perhaps it sounds a strange thing to say, but no!

To understand this fully you should study the Systematic Approach section. But in essence you must upgrade in the order of energy levels, and sources of damage. High levels of RFI on the mains, structural acoustic energy in bad supports, and the energy between speakers and amps all need dealing with appropriately before you consider upgrading to Vertex interconnects. Once the control and transparency in those external parts of the system is achieved, then you will be able to reap the benefits of reducing the relatively smaller amounts of energy and RFI that effect your analogue inputs and outputs. But then the musical rewards are significant – the extra detailed structure in the analogue signals now produce a sense of realism that is outstanding. Just make sure the rest of your system is transparent and controlled enough to reveal it.

HR Solfonn closeup medCloseup of HiRez Solfonn modules