- Digital aes/XLR cable -
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DESIGN - BOOMSLANG
Our AWARD-WINNING Boomslang cable - Best of 2018!!
An entirely NEW conceptual design on digital cabling that is outperforming all of those old archaic ideas in every aspect - Musicality, body, detail, life. The Boomslang is truly amazing!
Our Boomslang cables are an entirely new concept in digital cables. They are NOT coaxial! Yes, yes, I know - that's unheard of in digital audio. But, I'm here to tell you that our design not only works, it works extremely well. Some of the initial tests have the Boomslang easily outperforming some of the most expensive cables you can find on the market, hands-down.
WARNING: THIS AINT YOUR DADDY'S DIGITAL CABLE!
Our Boomslang Series of digital cables are hand-crafted one at a time with meticulous attention to detail. We start by taking our own high quality, pure silver (.999) wire. We utilize Single Solid Core wiring - not hundreds of signal-reducing tiny strands. After extensive tests and trials, we've determined that the minimum length of a Boomslang cable is 1.37m. This is to avoid the very common issues of jitter and loss-of-focus that other digital cables suffer from. Magnetically shielded in a multiple pole magnetization pattern, so the magnetic strength is distributed evenly across the surface.
** Note - Photo shown may not represent actual product connectors (bnc/rca/aes)
Please choose this product, if you need an AES/XLR digital cable.
Quick disclaimer: This is a very simplified explanation of the cryogenic process as it applies to electrical components of audio. We know and value the effects this process has on our products. But if you'd like a deeper more detailed explanation, you may have to consult a cryogenicist.
The raw materials used in ANY equipment, whether it's cables or tubes, or razor blades - all contain a harsh degree of residual stress. The process used to make wire itself is very stressful and straining on it's core materials. Then add to it the stresses of manufacturing that wire into a cable, soldering and twisting, etc. A cryogenic treatment relieves these stresses, and allows your equipment to perform above and beyond untreated models of the same. Resistance ratings are lowered and capacitance is improved.
The cryogenic process is well used in the audio world, from components to tubes, to cables, and with good reason. If you've ever seen how wire or some components are made, you can imagine what it's doing to that metal on a molecular level.
A very simplified analogy would be to think of two rows of numbers. The top row has numbers 1 to 5, while the second row goes from 6 to 10. Well, even through all the beating the metal takes, electrons try to stay loyal to the other atoms/molecules where they were connected before. But because everything has been twisted and reconfigured, the electrons might be trying to go from 1 to 7, then up to 2, back to 6, then over to 3, etc. Not a very efficient way to travel.
The cryogenic process utilizes liquid nitrogen, and very slowly lowers the temperature of the metals down to 320 degrees BELOW ZERO. It's actually so cold, that the electrons themselves practically quit moving. After being held at that temperature for a time to completely break any bonds those electrons had previously, the metals are then very slowly brought back up to normal temps. The effect that this has, is that when the electrons start moving again, they connect to the atoms/molecules closest and strongest to them, instead of wherever they were connected previously. Now, your electrons go straight from 1 to 2 to 3 to 4, etc. This results in lower capacitance and impedance. A much more efficient piece of conductive metal, which in audio, gives you better performance in your cables.
How does a cryo treated cable compare to an untreated model? Well, don't just take our word on this - feel free to search for yourself. There are many different accounts out there where a cryo treated cable performs better. The most common benefits attributed to cryogenically treatments are;
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- Much more in-depth, focused three dimensional soundstaging
- Enhanced dynamic range
- Upper range notes are cleaner, more precise with less distortion
- Vocals are much more exact and clear
- Improved bass speed and articulation
All of our cables are custom built, by hand, for each customer. We have no idea of what lengths or connectors people will need for all of the various types of cables, so we do not build up inventory in advance. On average, our build queue is about 5-6 business days out. Sometimes a little longer, sometimes a little shorter. Once a cable is completed, we prefer to put it on one of our curing systems for 200 hours before shipping out to the customer. This significantly reduces the amount of time for "burn in" on your system. This is preferred, but optional. The customer can choose to 'waive' the curing process.
You are always welcome to email us info@SnakeRiverAudio.com and inquire about our current build queue status. Typically, an order is ready to ship approximately two weeks or a little more from the date of the order.
After an order is placed, you will receive an email from us letting you know our current queue status, and when your order will be expected to be built. You can reply to us at that time whether you wish to waive the curing process, or have us complete it before shipping. You will receive another email after the cable is completed, and another when it has finished curing (if not waived). We also include your information with the tracking, so you will also get updates as the cable is en route to you.
30-DAY TRIAL PERIOD
We strongly believe in making your EARS happy! We also understand that it's not always easy to listen to our cables, and the difference they can make, in person before purchasing them. Auditioning products at a show, at one of our dealers, or even here in the demo room at our shop, is great.. but it's not going to match what you have in your own system, environment and setup. So, the absolute best audition is to buy our cables, try them out in your own home for 30 days. If you like what you hear, please shoot us an email telling us so! If you don't, return them within 30 days of receiving them for a full refund. Easy Peasy!! (disclaimer: returned cables will be inspected and tested for any damage, and refund will be minus shipping/handling costs and any credit card/paypal processing fees).
Obviously, to provide this type of guarantee, we are very confident in the quality and performance that our products can bring to your system. This comes from very rarely ever having a product returned. In fact, some recent research of our books showed that about 40% of our customers came back for even more of our cables! We love that feather in our cap!
Yep! It's true.. we offer free shipping on all orders! This just keeps getting better all the time, don't it?
HOW TO BUY
If you have Paypal, purchasing is super simple! Just choose the product you want, click on the drop-down menu to choose the length you need, and click "Add to Cart". You will need to create an account with us, just basic information, so that we can contact you with updates as well as know where to ship your cables.
IF THE LENGTH or design of the cable you are wanting is not in an easy dropdown, please email us info@SnakeRiverAudio.com
Paypal users - You can finish the transaction then and there, easy peasy!
Credit card users - You can now pay with your credit card, through Paypal! You don't even have to create a Paypal account! Just create an account for us here on our website so we know about you, then click through the Paypal process and follow the instructions! Email us info@SnakeRiverAudio.com with any questions you might have.
International customers - Please make sure you've created an account, then email us info@SnakeRiverAudio.com and we will reply with wire transfer information.