The essence of C03 is our newest litz wire series. It comes in three flavors – Peptide pure OCC copper, Peptide Synergy which has three copper bundles and three silver-plated-copper bundles, and Peptide Hybrid which is a new & improved version of the beloved original Symbiote SE Hybrid – an all silver-plated-copper OCC litz wire. The three varieties offer greater choice for the sound signature, while maintaining accuracy and fidelity. Our C03 litz will never make the sound harsh, it is simply a more “forward” sound while our Peptide OCC copper litz is dead neutral and a bit more laid back.
* Pick C03 pure OCC copper for optimum neutrality
* Pick C03 silver-plated OCC copper for maximum fun & intensity, great for dull-sounding headphones*
* Pick C03 for a balance between neutral and fun*
C03 is a more compact, 23.5 awg wire that we designed from the ground up, with a larger wire gauge size than before, optimal for four wire braids, but with a very efficient insulation design which prevents excess bulk. The strand size is the smallest featured in IEM cables for maximum flexibility and surface area, with one of the highest strand counts in a IEM litz wire. The polyethylene insulation has been redesigned for maximum optical clarity, silky smooth feel, and flexibility without microphonics. Each strand is made of ultrapure OCC copper or OCC copper coated in a secondary layer of pure silver. The litz strand is then enameled with an invisible, razor-thin layer of enamel, preserving the integrity and beauty of the wire’s surface forever.
C03 has a industry-first design to extract maximum performance – a type 4 litz – you see it here first! They consists of six spiraling bundles of OCC litz strands wrapped around a core of proprietary damping material, chosen for its lack of triboelectric interaction with the litz wire’s enamel coating. In this way we endeavor to avoid the formation of electrical charge on the wire’s surface.
reduces mechanical vibration between the strand bundles and avoids allowing the signal to exist in the electrical dead spot at the center of a wire. This sort of litz construct is used in communications and electrical systems in only the most sensitive applications.
The strands are arranged in bundles with a specific configuration designed to expose each strand equally to the center of the wire and the outside of the wire. This keeps the wire’s impedance more consistent, and the individually insulated strands function as one massive surface for the signal to travel upon. Litz design as a whole makes skin effect and AC losses non-issues.
The wire is cryogenically treated by the manufacturer for enhanced strength and electrical performance.
We have extensively tested this wire with a variety of equipment from home gear to portable. C03 offers an incredibly intense listening experience without fatigue.
Treble detail and bass impact are heightened with this design and soundstage gains in all dimensions. Its physical attributes are optimized for portable and IEM cables,.Our fiber-trimmed CNC-machined aluminum y-splitter is a free option on our IEM and headphone cables now. This splitter is very small, weighing next to nothing, and exists to make our cables look and feel awesome. We still offer customized logo heatshrink if you would prefer an even smaller & lighter option.