Bibacord Analog Interconnects

The analog interconnects use a mix of copper and silver solid core OCC conductors (Ohno Continuous Cast). The total cross section is 2.06 mm^2 per channel (1.03 mm^2 for each path). The silver to copper proportion and the diameters of the individual wires are carefully selected to give the best performance.

The two conductor bundles are surrounded by a woven soft filler giving mechanical damping and spacing, then twisted together for noise reduction. The resulting low capacitance gives an open and airy sound.

A special dissipative carbon screen is used for shielding from EMI/RFI. This is not attached to the connector pins in order to avoid having the disturbances enter the signal ground. Instead, the screen is connected to an external female 4 mm banana plug that allows for an independent grounding (either chassis or earth ground). This carbon screen also helps dissipating static charges that build up over time in the cable materials.

Even without external grounding, the floating screen gives a noticeable noise reduction but without the negative influence on the sound that a traditional metallic shield has.

The best result is obtained if the screen is connected to a CAD Ground Control from Computer Audio Design. This brings an enhanced perception of calmness and clarity to the sound.

Connectors are Kryo XLR from ETI Research and WBT 0152 nextgen silver RCA. The interconnects are available in lengths from 1 meter and up, in steps of 50 cm.