Cynosure v2 USB Cable
We are proud to announce the v2 version of the Remarkable Cynosure USB cable.
Over the past 4 years of building USB cables, I have learned a great deal, and am now applying this knowledge to improve the already stellar performance of the Nucleus and Cynosure USB cables. The v2 version of both is available now.
The Cynosure v2 is a statement on ultimate USB cable design. The ultimate realization of my USB cable construction philosophy using a core of my custom manufactured braid of my customer ultra pure CFDCT-UP-OCC-Ag conductors. This new wire is a great step up from my previous efforts, and allow the “sould” of the original Cynosure to stay intact, while allowing the cable to be even more quiet than before, and reveal even more inner details. As in the previous version, I surround the core with multiple layers (how many=proprietary) of damping and shielding. The layers consist of cotton, carbon fiber, Teflon, Mylar, Nylon, silver plated copper braid, and many more materials that I will not reveal. All Cynosure’s are hand built, burned in, and evaluated in one of my reference systems, by me personally.
Locus Design was one of the first, if not the first, to come out with an “audiophile” USB cable. The Cynosure v2 utilizes many of the new techniques I have learned, tested, and proven, over the past four years about USB cable design.
It all starts with raw materials, I have a vendor partner who I have have taught (and wasted more money than I want to think about teaching them) to make my wire exactly like I want it made, and exactly to my specs, which I then treat with my CryoFreeze™ process as soon as I receive it. So, the raw materials are without peer.
I then braid this masterpiece of a wire into a proprietary braid so that the conductors are evenly spaced, and arranged in the configuration I want them to be.
Around this core, I then add many different layers of shielding and damping. Some of the materials I use are carbon fiber, cotton, SPC braid, ERS fabric, Nylon, Teflon, and many more. This damping/shielding arrangement ensures that the inner cores that carry the data and VDC lines are isolated not only from each other, but from any external influences to the cable, be they mechanical, or electrical. In addition, these layers damp the conductors themselves, and prevent micro vibrations inside the cable from affecting the signal. These layers are one of the reasons that the cable takes a while to “settle” back in after it has been moved, or unplugged.
I use two of these “assemblies” above, one carries the VDC and ground, the other carries the data +/- signal. These two assemblies are then braided around a core of different materials to further damp them, space them, and isolate them from each other.
Over the whole tri-braided assembly I then add more layers of shielding and damping in order to damp the whole internal build of the cable, and further isolate the inner assembly from the outside world.
Everything about the Cynosure is custom, the connectors, the wire, the way I damp and shield it, and even how I terminate it with the best Mundorf solder and a special adhesive material that not only does not negatively impact the sound, but makes the ends very strong and durable.
All of the above took me a great deal of money, listening time, and experimentation to find the optimum balance to build the finest USB cable I currently know how to build. The Cynosure is incredibly labor intensive, all of the materials are of the highest quality and very expensive, and the development took quite a long time. So, while the cable is expensive, the price is what it is, and if one wants the best, well…
For those who demand the very best, and have the means to acquire it. E-mail for details.
Starting at $3549 for 3FT.