ZenWave Audio D5 RCA Interconnect Cable
The D5 RCA interconnect cable is designed to be slightly richer and more harmonically dense vs the D4 and will match best with many low-distortion solid-state systems as well as those simply looking for a richer sound. By using my exclusive OCC silver/gold wire the resolution and clarity of pure UPOCC silver is retained, making this cable unique. Usually, to get a richer, warmer sound resolution is compromised, but not with the D5.
The D4 is intended to be perfectly neutral, a reference, and the D5 is just slightly to the warm side of neutral in comparison, and with my tastes and system. However, the experience of neutral with respect to tone or timbre does depend on the system and the listener, so in some systems the D5 may be considered the most neutral choice in terms of what provides the most realistic sounding timbre.
How is this accomplished? I use 33% more signal conductor vs the D4, bringing the aggregate wire gauge to approximately 20g using four separate runs of OCC silver/gold wire. The ground/return leg is changed from 6 runs of UPOCC silver in the D4 to OCC silver/gold alloy in the D5, a total of approximately 18g.
The D5 continues to use the excellent WBT 0102 Ag RCA plugs with ZenWave’s custom damping treatment.
The D3 through D5 have a new jacket design with only pure, unbleached cotton and teflon used underneath the elegant techflex-mesh outer jacket. The new design improves mechanical damping quite a bit while also improving aesthetics and durability.
UPDATE: 7/27/2019: The D5 is now available in XLR! The D4 XLR was somewhere in between the D4 and D5 RCA cables in terms of tone, so they were adjusted to sound more like their RCA counterparts. In doing so I think I’ve provided more choice and a better match for their systems when using XLR cables. Please contact me for D5 XLR info, it is not on my website yet. I will have a new website in a couple months with everything updated.
ZenWave RCA Cables with WBT 0102 Ag RCA plugs will also have a new carbon fiber damper instead of the white viscoelastic dampers. They look amazing! 🙂