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The ORCHID (halogen free)

“Like a flower is born by its stem, musical beauty can only be conveyed by using the very best of cable technology”.

The ORCHID is our first audio interconnect cable to employ our newly developed “Tunnel Technology”: a clever combination of physical concepts which oppose the signal level and frequency dependent behaviour of electrical signal transfer in cables.
Our Tunnel Technology’s underlying philosophy is that the longer the distance of - and the better - the path is along which the signal carrying electrons and their related electromagnetic waves can flow unimpededly in an audio cable, the less disturbances the signal and sound will undergo.

As the result of its applied Tunnel Technology, its high quality materials and its meticulous manufacture, The ORCHID provides an exceptional dynamic range and frequency response. The ORCHID furthermore is characterised by its impeccable preservation of resolution, ambience and definition, its unbelievable reproduction of space and distance as well as its extremely natural, open and nonfatiguing sound. An excellent choice for the demanding audiophile!

The anatomy of a flower:

The ORCHID is a slim but very robust, 2.9 mm diameter, three conductor (balanced) interconnect equipped with a solid core centre conductor designed for maximum sonic performance. (The cable’s construction ensures that the core is virtually unbreakable).

In The ORCHID only the highest quality materials are used:

  • The purest and most carefully processed dense Silver coated Matched Crystal Oxygen Free Copper conductors.
  • Lossless and extremely stable insulation materials.
  • A rugged HULLIFLEX ® jacket.

The cable’s so-called triaxial construction embraces a dense braided 80 strand shield, a similar underlying 48 strand second shield/signal conductor and a solid signal core. The internal insulators furthermore are Linear Structured Carbon ® treated.

This has several advantages:

  • An improved shielding factor against high frequency interference.
  • Microscale bridging of conductor surface imperfections.
  • Extra anti-corrosive protection of the conductors.
  • Avoids cable microphony.

Next to its application as a balanced or unbalanced audio interconnect, the slim 2.9 mm diameter ORCHID is excellently suitable for high quality equipment internal wiring (e.g. mixing consoles and other audio equipment) and as a microphone cable.

With its balanced configuration The ORCHID is available in both RCA type connector terminated version for single-ended (unbalanced) audio connections as well as in XLR terminated version for balanced connections in 0.8, 1.0, 1.2 and 1.5 meter lengths. (Larger lengths can be made on special request).

The ORCHID is not available on reels or in specified lengths without connectors for do-it-yourself cable making.

 

specs
The ORCHID (halogen free)
material Tunnel
product category interconnect - Balanced, Unbalanced, Analogue, Digital, High-end
cable type Triaxial (Balanced)
conductor material High purity dense Silver coated high purity Matched Crystal OFC
design purpose Interconnect for balanced and unbalanced signal transport at highest quality level
eff conductor Core: 0.0452 mm˛; Intermediate conductor: 0.241 mm˛; Screen: 0.226 mm˛/ Core: AWG 30.5; Intermediate conductor: AWG 23.3; Screen: AWG 23.6 / Core: 1; Intermediate conductor: 48; Screen: 80
external diameter 2.9 mm.
jacket colors Classic pink
resistance Core: 38.1 Ohm/100 m.; Intermediate conductor: 5.64 Ohm/100 m.; Screen: 3.37 Ohm/100 m.
capacitance Core-Intermediate conductor: 100 pF/m.; Intermediate conductor-Screen: 338 pF/m.
characteristic impedance 60 Ohm
insulation

Core: PTFE; Intermediate conductor: PFA; Jacket: HULLIFLEX ® / 3 kV DC

connector types

Our RCA type C - 3.0; Neutrik XLR; Mounted on ordered lengths.

standard sales units

Stereo pair packed with RCA (unbalanced) or XLR (balanced) connectors in 0.8, 1.0, 1.2 and 1.5 m. lengths.
Other lengths: please consult your van den Hul dealer or the van den Hul distributor in your country.

remarks

Connectors need to be factory mounted.

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