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Contents of this page in order… Black Series Cables, E-MU Series, CPU Series & XRS Series
Build time and status is explained on home page, please read.

BlackSeries Cables

     Black Series cables are continuous internally, but outwardly the dual sleeve helps identify the Series… usually from the plug (or near the plug side of some cables). In this BlackMax photo, the first approx. 6" shown as red dot to dot, (there are no dots on actual cables), is gold under black sleeving. The code is as follows…

          BlackGold……. 12" gold under black
          BlackTop…….. 12" black under black
          BlackCrystal… 12" silver under black
          BlackMax…….. 6" gold under black
          BlackCopper.. 6" black under black
          BlackSilver….. 6" silver under black

My Black Series description thoughts further down page...

     All Black Series cables use (either or both) solid Fine 99.99% silver and/or old school copper magnet wire (like your speaker or driver coils X old school). I am one of the last to actually feed the wire into Teflon by hand. This creates a Teflon/Air dielectric (superior), rather than a fused Teflon. The latter can tend to sound like Teflon. I don't use "off the shelf" cable...

     I do not use silver plated copper, nor stranded wire. From what I've seen, others do. Some are not much different than stock cables, except their pretty sleeving. There's too many doing this, so beware...

     For sleeving I use the softer, more flexible, less microphonic and durable black sleeving for the main run. Some builders use standard microphonic Techflex for the entire run… I don't.

     Cables are available up to 2.0 meters only. I believe there are around 2,058 variations available...

BlackSeries Cables Choose length, Series then style...

Cable Length

0.25 Meter
0.50 Meter
1.00 Meter
1.25 Meter
1.50 Meter
1.75 Meter
2.00 Meter

Cable Series

BlackSilver
BlackCopper
BlackMax
BlackCrystal
BlackTop
BlackGold

Cable Style All are stereo pairs... Common cables have *

RCA Male to RCA Male *
RCA Male to RCA Female
RCA Female to RCA Female
RCA to Mini Male
RCA to Mini Female
RCA to 1/4 Male
RCA to 1/4 Female
RCA to 4-pin Male
RCA to 4-pin Female
RCA to dual 3-pin Male
RCA to dual 3-pin Female

1/4 Male to 1/4 Male
1/4 Male to 1/4 Female *
1/4 Female to 1/4 Female
1/4 Male to Mini Male
1/4 Male to Mini Female
1/4 Female to Mini Male *
1/4 Male to Mini Female *
1/4 Male to 4-pin Male
1/4 Male to 4-pin Female
1/4 Female to 4-pin Male
1/4 Female to 4-pin Female
1/4 Male to dual 3-pin Male
1/4 Male to dual 3-pin Female
1/4 Male to 1/4 Male
1/4 Male to 1/4 Female
1/4 Female to 1/4 Female

Mini Male to Mini Male
Mini Male to Mini Female *
Mini Female to Mini Male
Mini Male to Mini Female
Mini Male to 4-pin Male
Mini Male to 4-pin Female
Mini Female to 4-pin Male
Mini Female to 4-pin Female
Mini Male to dual 3-pin Male
Mini Male to dual 3-pin Female

4-pin Male to 4-pin Female *
4-pin Male to 4-pin Male
4-pin Female to 4-pin Female
4-pin Male to dual 3-pin Male
4-pin Female to dual 3-pin Male
4-pin Male to dual 3-pin Female
4-pin Female to dual 3-pin Female

Dual Mono 3-pin Male to 3-pin Female *
Dual Mono 3-pin Male to 3-pin Male
Dual Mono 3-pin Female to 3-pin Female
Dual Mono 1/4 Male to 1/4 Male
Dual Mono 1/4 Male to Mini Male

Shipping... Please Choose Correctly...

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International EMS Ship (Europe, Asia, Australia, etc)

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     My opinion (brief description) of each Black Series cable… your ears could hear them differently.

BlackGold The best I build. The right design combo to my (and many others) ears of silver, copper, gauge variance and durability. The goods… bottom line. I would recommend for nearly every application, whether headphones or IC's. Five star MOJO factor :-)

BlackTop
Same design internally as BlackGold, but no silver this time (all copper). Like a BlackCopper on steroids, twice the strength or more. Best for headphones, especially Grado and AKG.

BlackCrystal Same design internally as BlackGold, but no copper this time (all silver). For those that want a sturdier all silver cable with the similar benefits of BlackSilver. Best for Senn, or other headphones you want to keep neutral with added strength over BlackSilver.

BlackMax
As with BlackGold, a mixture of copper and silver. Just not as tasty IMO, but the most popular choice for Beyer headphones and peeps seem to love it. Best for headphones.

BlackCopper All copper design for taming some headphones / systems. Nice for replacing a stranded copper cable (most stock and builders) to increase clarity but retain warmth. I use these as stationary patch cables in my pedal board.

BlackSilver Revealing, tighten lows, neutral and never harsh to me compared to other "silver" cables (some builders use silver coated copper or stranded silver). However it's the least durable (if abused) of any Black Series cables. Then again if you follow my proper care of cables guide, should provide many years of enjoyment.

If you invest in a quality cable, treat it as such for long life. Headphile cables should not be bundled, wrapped in a figure eight, wrapped around headphones, twisted over or kinked at right angles. Storage of cable should only be circular, no less than 3-4" circumference. When the cable is shipped to you, it will be in this natural position and should continue to be stored or transported in this way. You can kink a cable permanently the first moment you use it if you don't use my suggestions.

I've seen some cables not stored or used correctly, which could eventually lead to breakage of some sort... or the very least some nasty permanent kinking. This misuse of art can possibly be repaired or replaced for a fee. Quality materials need common sense care and they can last a very long life while remaining looking good. Treat them with this common sense :-)

Replacement Policy… If you are the original purchaser of a headphile cable (I will look it up), you are possibly eligible for a one-time discount to have your cable replaced for up to half current price (plus shipping), or half credit of original price if stand alone cable. Old cable must be returned in it's stock condition (not have been tampered with, modified, or attempted fix) before a build will start. Configuration change is allowed (length, Series, termination), but credit towards that is half of original cable price only... and only up to half the cost of new cable chosen, if it costs less than original.

XRS Series (Archived)

      The ultimate interconnect is none at all, Headphile XRS uses this consideration in our silver reference design. Originally designed for testing different RCA connectors against a reference of not having one at all, this cable comes straight from our testing bench and was not originally intended to be sold. More and more audiophiles seem to be understanding that those beautiful (and expensive) RCA terminators can actually be a hindrance to a line level signal. Thus in order to hear the truest signal and not the plating scheme or the massive chunk of metal in the build of many RCA connectors, we're releasing these to the public and the purists.

       The solid fine silver wire used in this design actually connects directly to your female RCA's by pressure from the sleeve only, no solder, no RCA terminations. Hand molded by us, XRS let's a portion of the wire, make direct contact to your amp/source without the need for a RCA termination, similar to the way the positive makes contact inside your amp/source.  Silver wires are looped and sealed, no loose ends. Cables join at center or end only, to allow twist of connector.

        They slip on just like a regular RCA plug, usually requiring a twist while in place to contact the positive inside your amp/source. They fit snug and won't fall off by themselves, similar to metal plugs fit. Seems like no connectors should cost less, right? These are time consuming, hand built out of layers of military grade adhesive heatshrink and while not the most beautiful, extremely functional for the purpose they were designed. Some dried adhesive may reside inside the boot end, unavoidable in construction and not harmful or seen once installed. Not intended for continuous connecting/disconnecting as it's metal counterpart, but still sturdy enough, probably more than you might think, to do the job and let the signal flow unimpeded by normal terminations. Definitely beyond ordinary…

Discontinued indefinitely...

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