Zavfino 1877Phono The Highlands Pure Silver Tonearm Cable
£355.00 – £365.00
The Highlands pure silver and deep cryo-treated tonearm cable from Zavfino 1877Phono. Truly amazing musical and sound performance at a very sensible price that really knocks spots off most of the more expensive alternatives. Length is 1.5m. Available with either straight or right-angle mini-DIN tonearm connectors, or with RCA plugs at both ends. Free UK Shipping. Please note that we do not offer unconditional home trials on these cables.
What Zavfino 1877Phono Say:
The Highlands is Zavfino 1877Phono's signature series low capacitance tonearm cable, precision engineered for high-end analogue reproduction. Construction consists of 4 independent evenly matched cores of Solid Pure Silver at 99.998% purity utilizing our H-Wound technique of high pitch stranding. Each colour coded core is extruded in FEP/Tef and are spiral twisted followed by an aluminium mylar wrap combined with a silver plated multi-strand tight pitch braided shield for full coverage against stray signal interference. Over the shield are two layers of RoHS certified PVC followed by two Polyethylene terephthalate(PET) monofilament sleeves. RCAs are our newest low mass design, with pure gold plated OCC signal pin, insulated with PTFE/Tef. Finally, The Highlands uses our 5pin high purity, PTFE/Tef insulated DIN connector with gold plated pure OCC connectors, that internally uses our anti-stress pin construction ensuring against conductor fatigue and providing optimum performance for many years to come.
The Highlands was designed for the truly discriminating music lover. Its purist approach reproduces the original performance with clarity, focus and dynamic authority. Brilliantly energetic, its sonic performance is both clean and transparent with accurate imaging and depth while providing a wide yet three dimensional listening area. Superb at every level The Highlands is the perfect choice for the most demanding systems and setups.What We Say: Like the Mahone tonearm cable, the Highlands is a relatively unassuming lightweight and flexible design, impeccably built. It comes in a nice slim wooden box, with the cable itself inside a lovely zipped padded fabric pouch that could easily serve as a travel cover for a small laptop computer. What about how it sounds, and particularly against the cheaper Mahone? Well, this has been a pleasant surprise because the Highlands is not an expensive cable as such, yet it is very clearly in a sonic league above the (already very good) Mahone. What does that mean? In terms of initial impressions on soundstaging, dynamics and detail, the Zavfino 1877Phono 'family' character is there, and more - you get a fantastic sense of being more a part of the recorded space where individual details and instruments are even more precisely placed, and since I listen mostly to classical music, that means instruments in the correct places. It's amazing how a cable can screw up soundstaging and localisation of recorded sounds, but that does happen. Moving on, some people automatically assume that a silver cable is going to sound brighter than copper, but the silver Highlands sounds really delicate and refined, compared to the exuberant Mahone. Delicate and refined does not mean boring - far from it since the Highlands is one of those audio components that draws you into the music and however much you try to listen to 'HiFi' stuff like bass, treble etc, you just sit back and listen, occasionally startled by the sound of a muted brass instrument that was not previously apparent. Then it's time to get up and change the LP. The Highlands tonearm cable is truly wonderful - by far the best sounding and most musical cable that we've used, at any price, let alone the very modest £355 which this thing costs.
Conductor: Pure Solid Silver Litz Conductors, tight pitch construction low capacitance
Insulation: FEP/Tef dielectric, PTFE dielectric, fibreglass braided silicone coated breakouts, R-Flex 105C degree PVC jacket
Shield: Aluminium mylar with silver coated copper tight pitch braidShield: 50cm SPOFC ground wire with 24k gold plated ground clip
Connector Female (DIN): 1877 TAD-2 straight or TAD-3R right angle DIN, 24k gold plated high purity copper insulated in PTFE/Tef utilizing 1877 anti-stress pin construction.
Connector Male (RCA): 1877 ZXP-5 with OCC copper pin assembly in 24k gold,
Sleeve 1: Polyethylene terephthalate(PET) monofilament sleeve with anti-static fiber green
Sleeve 2: Polyethylene terephthalate(PET) monofilament sleeve PET/PET black
- Length 1.5m
Right Angle DIN, Straight DIN, RCA plugs at both ends