Zavfino 1877Phono Arcadia MkII Interconnect Cable
The Arcadia is a no compromise, PCOCC copper interconnect developed for the most demanding analogue systems of yesterday and today. It’s engineering is the same as Zavfino 1877Phono’s Fusion pure silver interconnect with the only difference being is that it utilises all pure copper strands. The construction consists of a twisted pair of fine strand/ tight pitch PCOCC stranded cores insulated in FEP/Tef dielectric, which are then insulted in PTFE wrap followed by a mylar shield. A 24-carrier tight pitch braid for 100% protection then follows the mylar from outside interference. Following this we jacketed the cable in 105C degree RoHS certified PVC jacket and an anti-static terephthalate(PET) monofilament sleeve.
Although sharing the same construction techniques as our Fusion pure silver interconnect, the all PCOCC copper design gives it a unique sonic signature that is truly it own and the ideal choice for solid state equipment where the pursuit is authenticity.
The Mahone like all of Zavfino 1877Phono’s cables goes through an Ultra Sonic cleaning process where we run the raw copper through a water bath that is super charged to lift away dirt, oil, particles and impurities on the surface of the wire. This Ultra Sonic Bath also has the added unique effect of giving our cables a pre-burn sound that could otherwise take hundreds of hours to achieve through normal use.
Conductor: PCOCC single crystal copper- Ultra Sonic cleaning process
Insulations: FEP/Tef dielectric, PTFE dielectric (wrap),
Shield: Aluminum mylar with silver coated copper tight pitch braid
Connector Male (RCA): 1877 ZXP-9 with OCC copper low resistance connector with Aluminum ground housing
Sleeve 1: Polyethylene terephthalate(PET) monofilament sleeve with anti-static fiber
Deep Cryo™ Treatment
All of the conductors used in our cables undergo Deep Cryo™ treatment before the insulation is extruded over the metals. Our research has proven that the conductor—and only the conductor— benefits from cryo-treatment. Materials such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC™), Teflon™, PE, and Silicon™ can all be adversely affected by cold-temperature annealing. Cryo-treating non-conductors and insulating materials can cause them to break down and become brittle. The purity, size, and molecular structure of each conductor determine the specific temperature within the -186ºC to – a 196ºC range that we cryo-treat it at. Zavfino’s research into cold temperature physics has proven that the absolute lowest temperature is not necessarily the best for cryo-treatment. This is a two-stage process. In the first stage we draw the bare conductor through a ceramic die into an ultrasonic cleaning chamber that bombards the conductor with multiple ultrasonic frequencies. This emulsification process removes all debris from the surface of the wire down to the molecular level and leaves absolutely zero residues.