Wylde RCA Interconnect
Wylde RCA Interconnect
Zu Wylde-RCA is an interconnecting cable designed for the analog transmission of single-ended line-level signal. Wylde cable assemblies are made to set lengths and are exactly matched. The design and processes used to create Wylde yield a very consistent high tolerance interconnect with a very flexible hand. “Sound”of Wylde-RCA is bold with excellent weight and attack but without being mellow or warm—it is very open and neutral, clean and effortless.
Manufacturer: Zu Audio, Ogden, Utah—USA
Design: helical Tesla/Litz coax
Signal Metals: pure silver & copper
Ground Metals: pure silver & copper
Rs Signal: 0.065Ω
Rs Ground: 0.008Ω
Bend Radius: 1/2" [13mm]
Life Expectancy: 100 years
Warranty: limited, lifetime
Price is for a matched pair (one left/one right). Singles are simply half price.
Wylde Direction of Signal Propagation
Zu Wylde interconnects are marked with a directional arrow next to the product label. Wylde is not a permanently directional cable and can be used in either direction, however, we pay close attention to direction of manufacture of all points, from wire to cable, and identify direction by placing the labels at the source end, with the text reading in the direction of recommended signal flow. “Wylde” as printed would read away from the source (transmitter) and toward the load (receiver). Example: player > Wylde > preamplifier. Connecting it with the labels at the source ensures matching channel fidelity, increased burn-in speed and allows the user to easily identify direction after cable or gear swapping.
Wylde, being all Teflon® insulation, will require play before it’s fully burned in, roughly 400 hours. We do not recommend any burn-in devices or special recordings. We do recommend music you enjoy, preferably upbeat full spectrum recordings: rock, roots, full orchestra, big band.... We do not recommend any burn-in devices or special recordings, simply play the music you enjoy, preferably upbeat full spectrum recordings: rock, roots, full orchestra, big band.... For the possible how and whys about burn-in please see our Answers section.
No maintenance is required for the cable or the connector. The connectors on Wylde are heavy gold plated, high copper brass alloy. They are very unlikely to ever need cleaning. Regarding contacts generally however, we offer the following information.
If the contacts of any connector become dull or tarnished you will need to clean them. This is likely to never be a problem with nickel, gold or rhodium platted connectors. Pure copper or silver contacts that are not plated may require cleaning. If your connector contacts are nice and bright, don’t worry about it; and the only time you need to check them would be if you disconnect the cables. In fact, anytime you are making an electrical connection make it a habit to inspect the contacts and clean them if they are tarnished or dirty. Cape Code™ is one of our favorites.