Wire on Wire is a British company that hand builds tuneable audio cables using its unique REDpurl™ adaptive asymmetric geometry.
We like to listen to live music and we even play a little of it ourselves and we like audio systems that reflect that experience without sacrificing recorded detail.
As Nelson Pass observes on his First Watt web site, "There is no such thing as a perfect amplifier. All audiophiles and their associated equipment have specific needs, but in each case, there is such a thing as a best amplifier - the one that makes you happy."
Similarly the best audio cable is one where its capacitance (C), inductance (L), resistance (R) and geometry match your system requirements.
We thought it would be good to have some control of those settings without changing cables. The key to this is the understanding that the physical arrangement of conductors in a cable modifies these electrical properties.
Manufacturing limits design
Conventional cable manufacturers have two problems when it comes to solving this problem. The first is they can only make what braiding and weaving machines can construct and that translates as a very small number of wire arrangements or geometries.
The second is that once the cable leaves the machine it is fixed so if it’s not right for you and your system you’ll either have to adapt to it or buy another cable.
Adaptive design tuned by the user
Any audio cable capable of adaptability must have a stable core around which reversible changes can take place.
So we developed a braiding technique to harness the electrical properties of carefully chosen conductors, which resulted in our unique REDpurl™ adaptive asymmetric geometry.
Unlike conventional machined products it has an open asymmetric structure without the closely bound conductors and repeating geometries that encourage harmonic modes with their attendant dynamic control issues.
"If wires talk to each other", Wire On Wire's Chris Bell says, "I don't want them having the same conversation at regular intervals along the cable so the organic appearance of our interconnects is a reflection of the asymmetry that prevents this."