Herald Firewire Cable
After 15 months of development, we are finally ready to release our first FireWire compatible cable, the “Herald”. This cable is compatible with FireWire 400, and available in six pin to six pin termination only.
While we have been producing audiophile quality USB cables for quite some time now, we had to start with a clean sheet design for the FireWire cables. Some of the proprietary build methods and materials from the USB cables were able to be applied to the FireWire cables, however, in order to come out with a FireWire cable that we are proud to put our name on, some new thinking and ideas had to be applied. FireWire and USB seem to be in the same family, but they are very distant cousins, and required quite a different build than our award winning USB cables.
- In order to set a new standard of performance, this is an entirely new design, utilizing my custom manufactured DCT-UP-OCC-Cu wire. Drawn, tempered, and insulated to my specs’s this wire also boasts as integral part of the manufacturing process is our world renowned CryoFreeze™ process, an exclusive to Locus Design/CryoParts.
- Close attention is paid to mitigating mechanical noise and triboelectric effects. The core of the Herald is a Tri-Complect™ braid of ultra pure DCT-UP-OCC-Cu conductors and Teflon air tubes; this precise, reproducible, and expensive computer controlled Complect™ braid is proprietary and only available from Locus Design. This remarkable geometry is designed to mitigate degradation and interference with/to/of both of the data lines from the VDC line and ground.
- For the Herald, we have developed a new special shielding comprised of tin plated copper weave, Mylar, Teflon, and strategic use of ERS fabric. This shielding and damping is designed to isolate the data and VDC lines from any external influence, be it mechanical or electrical. This shielding technique is unique to Locus Design.
- We developed a new method of isolating both data lines from the voltage line and ground for the Herald. We pioneered our novel approach of isolating the +/- data lines from the +/- VDC lines with the Axis USB cable, but have taken it a few steps further with the Herald. Not only is each data line isolated from the VDC line and ground, they are isolated from each other.
$999 3/FT, $80/FT thereafter. As these are custom made, please allow 10-14 days for us to build your bespoke cable.
Coming soon, FINALLY, the long awaited Locus Design Herald FW800 cable.