Effect Audio LIONHEART Upgrade Cable
Design Philosophy / Journey
The Cables industry has always been rather conservative and kept within working with UPOCC cables against the OFC cables due to present impurities despite UPOCC being less natural, airy and soulful as OFC. This phenomenon wherein the methods of refining a material interests us and drives us in search for a similar sound. As the industry is led and motivated by the Professional Music Scene, "Details" , "Accuracy" , "Transparency" were primary elements that goes into benchmarking the quality of a cable. However, Effect Audio were adamant about "Musicality & Soulful", which audiophile craves, and we have been sourcing indefinitely to achieve that. Wherein - Heritage Series was create for this sole purpose.
Following the erratic and creative designing ideology of "Heritage Series", Effect Audio went back to the drawing block and started from scratch, forgetting every we've ever learnt. Effect Audio went back into sourcing new materials, and for this case they tested out at least 8 different kinds of non-audio industry specific "Copper" before settling upon a specific "Copper" that serves as a core catalyst for "Lionheart". It's by a far margin, the most beautiful, powerful and natural sound Effect Audio have heard in a copper, however not optimised.. therefore, Effect Audio made some in house tweaks..
Geometry / Design makeup
Geometry : (7) Multi-Bundled Litz ;
Materials : " EAGold Plated Copper" & "EASilver Plated Copper"
Insulation : EA UltraFlexi
"EASilver Plated Copper"
To achieve absolute swiftness in sound while having that natural organic sound, the very same category of scarce silver that "Leonidas" is made of , is employed in a generous calculated plating of the Copper.
"EAGold Plated Copper"
Whereas, the sweetness and seducing vocals that "Mars" was famous for, were incorporated by applying a plating of the same grade of gold as "Mars".
Both creation were consider wasteful by industry insiders / competitors however, like " Leonidas " and all those that shalt come after, " Lionheart " is a statement product; a manifest of our best efforts & success examples thus far.
Deep bass with excellent slam and texture. Mids pulled slightly forward when th good weight . Nicely controlled , extended highs. Wide and deep soundstage with excellent imaging abilities. After a 100 hrs or so, it has really excited me on the U12T and the Legends X. More controlled bass with slightly better pacing and texture. Winner at this price
Lovely cable that has a pleasant smoothing effect on everything, without sacrificing detail.