We believe four conductor braided cables are the best solution for a noise free audio system.
Four conductor braided technology is at the heart of all of Maze Audio’s top of the line Reference4 audio cables. Four conductor braided cables provide a level of noise reduction that simply isn’t possible with any other production method.
Whether you are talking about power cables, speaker cables or interconnects, braided four conductor cables are heads and shoulders above conventional cables when it comes to noise reduction and detail retention.
Inductance rejection is the ability of a cable to shed, or deflect electrical noise from the environment in which it operates. The rear of every audio system is congested with electrical noise. This congestion increases with every component you add to your system. The more complex your audio system, the more electrical noise is present. Also, every electrical component you have in your house, no matter how far from your beloved sound system, adds to the noise via your audio component's electrical supply.
In the past component, and cable manufacturers simply ignored this question. Or they took half hearted, inexpensive, attempts at mitigating it. Common solutions offered were twisted pair, or shielded conductors. Sometimes four conductor cables, commonly called “star quad” were offered for sale. Star quad is simply two twisted pair in a common cable housing. While these “solutions” offered some improvement to a standard parallel conductor cable’s ability to shed noise, four conductor braided cables have vastly improved the results. Four conductor braided cable is not new. At Maze Audio we have been using it for more than two decades. The technology is not more common in our hobby simply because it takes a lot of labor to produce. For mass market cable manufacturers hand braided, individually jacketed cable is expensive.
Second, when a braided cable meets the electrical field of another cable, it will reject RF and EMI noise much more successfully than any conventional cord. An electrical field that is strong enough to induce into a cable will have a more difficult time doing so when both negative and positive, and in the case of a power cord, ground conductors, are present in a tight space. With braided cables extraneous noise and electrical interference are generally shunted straight to ground.
Try them for yourself. We are confident that hand braided cables from Maze Audio will help you build the quietest possible sound system.
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