Zu Event Mk.II S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface Format) complies to AES3 Unbalanced specifications and supports all older S/PDIF I/O interface electronics.
Event S/PDIF Mk.II is 75Ω coaxial cable designed from the ground up (standing on the shoulder’s of Tesla, Feynman and others of course) to support the AES3-unbalanced specification. The design ensures the most pristine handling of signal and safeguards the transmitted signal from RF and ESD.
Yes, we think this is the finest S/PDIF cable ever, but it is just a cable and no cable will save you from a poor sounding DAC or system imbalance.
The Magic, The Details
The design and build of this cable is unique in both the electromagnetic function and material pallet. For example the dielectric (space between signal conductor and ground plane) is quite unique consisting of Teflon, carbon, Dacron and air, realizing a permittivity that is significantly less than Teflon alone; all the while keeping the cable physically tough. Balancing materials in the dielectric, along with conductor and ground ratios yields a coax cable with very high (for a coax) propagation velocity. Quality of build and control considerations in the process engineering also ensure a very consistent cable—allowing you to use the length you need while knowing your performance will not be compromised.
Targets we feel we hit from Event S/PDIF Mk.I to Mk.II
- Deeper sense of ease in all tones, textures, phrasing and dynamic shades especially in the treble region.
- Magnified cogency of intelligence and transient—better pop, shove, hit and attack.
- Sanctification of the inner detail—bass through treble, not simply treble hyped.
- Significantly elevated emotional teleportation powers.
You should be smiling about now. Sure, we think this is an amazing cable, but the hype and spiel in the cable world is generally such nonsense. If the Event S/PDIF Mk.II fits your budget we hope you will give it a try, our 60-day 100% satisfaction guarantee makes that easy—trust your own ears, only you know what works for you.
Thanks for your interest, please don’t hesitate to call or email. We love what we create and make and we are here to help.
Digital audio is as nuanced and finicky as analog, some would say even more so. Things you wouldn’t think would make a difference to observed fidelity often do. Even so there are a few basics we have found essential to good design; exceeding bandwidth spec’s with minimum group-delay, high velocity factors and environment RF immunity so long as shielding does not hinder significantly the target measures—true for digitized audio, true for analog audio.