CaracterísticasThe INSPIRATION HYBRID
Cable Type: Screened 5 conductor
Conductor Material: FUSION TECHNOLOGY: amorphous Cu/Zn/Ag alloy + HYBRID: Linear Structured Carbon ® saturated layer(s)
Design Purpose / Application Area(s): Highest quality loudspeaker cable / Exotic DIY interconnect
Eff. Conductor Ø / Eq. AWG No. / Strands: Each signal lead: 1.97 mm² / ~AWG 14 / 98
Ground lead: 0.56 mm² / AWG 19.6 / 7
Screen: 4.45 mm² / AWG 10.7 / 252
External Diameter / -Dimensions: 11.5 mm.
Resistance (20 °C / 68 °F): Two red or blue signal leads combined: 1.4 Ohm/100 m.
Central ground lead: 3.2 Ohm/100 m.
Screen: 0.45 Ohm/100 m.
Capacitance: 318 pF/m.
Characteristic Impedance: -
Insulation / Dielectric Strength / Test Voltage: Cores: HULLIFLEX ® 4; Jacket: HULLIFLEX ® 4 / 300 Vrms min.
Connector Types Suitable: As twin lead loudspeaker cable: Our 5.0 mm. Ø cable entrance diameter Universal Speaker Connectors; Custom mountable on any length ordered;
As biwiring loudspeaker cable: Our 3.0 mm. Ø cable entrance diameter Universal Speaker Connectors; Custom mountable on any length ordered;
For a DIY interconnect our C - 12.0 RCA type connector is applicable.
Jacket Colour(s) Available: Gold tone
The two internal red leads should be combined to form the loudspeaker + connection.
Likewise, the two blue leads should be combined to form the loudspeaker - connection.
If applicable, the black central ground lead should connect between the power amplifier and loudspeaker’s dedicated ground terminals. (Else it can be left disconnected).
The cable screen should be connected to the power amplifier’s dedicated ground terminal (or chassis) and should be left disconnected at the loudspeaker end.
If it is impossible to connect the screen to any ground terminal (or chassis screw) at the amplifier, the screen should be connected to the amplifier’s loudspeaker - terminal of the channel in question.
When to be used as an interconnect:
Red leads combined form signal +; Blue leads combined form signal ground; Connect shield to signal ground at signal source side and leave disconnected at signal receiver side; The black central ground lead can be left disconnected.
Related Articles & Papers:
“Van den Hul The INSPIRATION HYBRID”; A short product review of our The INSPIRATION HYBRID loudspeaker cable. Translated from German magazine Image HiFi, issue 3/’02.
The FUSION SERIES; A short paper introducing our newly developed highly advanced FUSION TECHNOLOGY conductor material which forms the basis of our new FUSION SERIES of loudspeaker and interconnect cable products.
Our unique CARBON & HYBRID TECHNOLOGY: In this interesting “question and answer styled” article A.J. van den Hul discusses the vulnerable properties of metal audio cables in general and goes into great detail about his newly developed HYBRID and LINEAR STRUCTURED CARBON ® audio cable technology. This article answers many important and often posed questions about van den Hul’s audio cable technology and philosophy.
Our CABLE FAQ: In this interesting and comprehensive “question and answer styled” document, A.J. van den Hul treats a wide field of frequently asked cable issues in high-end audio and video as well as many other related applications and subjects. A treasure of useful information for anyone dealing with cables in any hi-fi situation. Browsing through it will certainly give you new ideas and insights...
DESIGNER TIPS; A.J. van den Hul gives some helpful hints on getting the best results from your speaker cables and interconnects. A short article from What Hi-Fi, October 1999.
TIPS & HINTS (Designer Tips 2); A longer paper giving yet more helpful hints on getting the best results from your speaker cables and interconnects.
Our AWG to METRIC conversion chart converts American Wire Gauge numbers to metric diameter, cross-section area and resistance. Some rules of thumb helping you to learn AWG resistance and diameter by head are included.
Hi-fi News & Record Review’s A VAN DEN HUL PROFILE interview, though dating from 1990, provides excellent background information on van den Hul’s patented LINE-CONTACT PHONO STYLUS, its invention and philosophy. Furthermore, van den Hul’s AUDIO CABLE PHILOSOPHY is discussed in detail.