We are pioneers in Braided Audio Cable Technology
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We believe braided cables are the best solution for a noise free audio system.
Braided technology is at the heart of all of Maze Audio’s top of the line Litz, Ref3 and Ref4 audio cables. Braided cables provide a level of noise reduction that is not possible with any other production method.
Braided cables bring a level of performance that conventional cables can not provide when it comes to noise reduction and detail retention.
"Inductance rejection" is the ability of any cable to shed or deflect electrical noise from the environment in which the cable operates. The rear of every component in every audio system is congested with electrical noise. This congestion increases with every component you add to your audio rack. 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. Your expensive audio components pick up this noise at every wall socket in your home.
These are intuitive and intelligent steps to take when you are building your system. But what is possible on a more micro level? How can you produce each individual cable to help mitigate noise?
In the past component and cable manufacturers simply ignored this question. Or they took half-hearted, inexpensive attempts at mitigating it. Common solutions offered such as "twisted pair" Sometimes four conductor cables, commonly called “Star Quad” were and are offered for sale. Star quad is simply two twisted pair in a common cable housing. It's essentially a "twisted quad". While these “solutions” offered some improvement to a standard parallel conductor cable’s ability to shed noise, braided cables vastly improved the results of noise rejection.
Braided cables are not new, and Maze Audio didn't invent them. We are not sure who did, but most likely it was an enthusiast just like you or us. Maze Audio has been using and building braided conductor cables for almost three decades. This technology is not more common in our hobby simply because it takes a lot of labor to produce. For mass market cable manufacturers braided cable is very expensive to produce and to finish. But we can do it for you because we do it for ourselves. Ultimately we are enthusiasts just like you. We personally use these cables in every link of our audio chain.
First, a braided cable creates less noise for other cables to pick up. With its intricate braid, the cable has an ability to stop electrical and magnetic fields before they start. For an electrical field to proliferate, it also needs physical space to develop the electrical field. Braided cables do not provide the space necessary for electrical fields to develop.
Second, when a braided cable meets the electrical field of another cable, it will substantially reject RF and EMI noise much more successfully than any conventional cord. An electrical field that is strong enough to induce into another 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.
As a pleasant byproduct of this construction, braided cables are some of the most flexible cables available. Because the individual conductors have the ability to slide against each other, these cables are many times more flexible than cables built from conventional wires bonded together in a common cable. Maze Audio Litz wire, Ref3 and Ref4 braided cables are easy to use in your system. They connect like any other cable. They will bend easily. They will go where other cables will not. Try them for yourself. We are confident that braided cables from Maze Audio will help you build the quietest possible sound system.
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