SYNAPSES is a high performance semi-balanced directional multithreaded and multi-section signal cable completely hand made with top quality material.
The SYNAPSES is designed and built with care for the geometry and quality of the conductors, the shielding from disturbing electromagnetic fields, radiofrequency and electrostatic, mechanical damping and the quality and stability of mechanical connections.
It has a semi-balanced structure. In other words the hot and cold poles have the same structure; but most of all the cold pole it is not used (like with coaxial cables unfortunately widely used in expensive signal cables) both for the shielding and for the signal ground loop. That is why the SYNAPSES has three electrically independent conductors.
Synapses is a directional cable. The signal direction arrows are carved on the wooden Synapses logo, cased in the beautiful red anodized ERGAL plaques.
The geometry of the cable coil has been studied to have the best combination of the parasite parameters of the cable (it would be nice to void them all but physics doesn’t let us…) in order to maximize the propagation speed of the signal going through it.
In the SYNAPSES hot and cold poles are made of the parallel of 5 + 5 conductor cables with differentiated section.
The sonic balance of the cable has been achieved by experimenting and listening and then fine-tuning the total section of the copper as well as the ratio between the various section conductors. The conducting material is annealed silver plated copper with Teflon insulation. Around the core there are 3 layers; one for mechanical damping, one for shielding and one for protection/finishing.
The cable shielding is achieved through a copper sleeve which protects the cable from possible disturbing electrical fields within which it might happen to work.
Red anodized ERGAL damper pads are applied in the middle of the cable. They dissipate the vibrational energy captured in the environment and they are also the seat for two laser printed wooden plaques; one has the Clinamen logo and the other the name of the cable and the direction arrow for the audio signal.
The terminations are carried out with top of the range connectors. We use the SHARKs with rhodium central pole, in SPARKLING setting. The solidity and quality of connection of this RCA is in our opinion the best of the many connectors we have tested.
All the soldering is carried out with 4% silver WBT. 30 hours breaking in are required to have maximum performance of the cable.
The external sleeve of the SYNAPSES cable is very elegant black nylon with red lacquered copper thread inserts.
The cable is delivered in an elegant laser printed wooden box.
The price for the Synapses stereo 1m cables is 780 Euros, for the 0.7 m version is 600 Euros.
Like its elder brother DNA , the cable is very balanced in the whole spectrum of frequencies. The low range is extremely articulated, perhaps more powerful than the DNA’s; the latter tends to be more refined and to have less grain in the high spectrum of frequencies.
It has the utmost timbral neutrality and respect of the harmonious whole. The imaginary stage is very developed in height and width. The depth is cleared both behind and in front of the loudspeakers.
It is not a cable to be used as an equalizer; in the Clinamen philosophy each component must be intrinsically balanced. This is the only way to reach a Natural reproduction and the highest emotional involvement.