The Indigo Digital uses Tuned ARAY conductor technology, capable of carrying extraordinary levels of detail with what is, frankly, a level of temporal accuracy that few, if any other cables can manage.
What this means is a sense of rhythm and timing that turns a good hifi system into an extraordinary system that plays music with a level of involvement and detail that brings music to life and turns everything you listen to into a genuine musical performance.
In terms of construction the Indigo Digital Tuned ARAY cable is a close cousin to the extraordinary cable used in the Sarum Digital Tuned ARAY.
There is a single core of polished silver-plated copper surrounded by PTFE insulation and then a combination shield of high density silver-plated copper braid and heavy gauge silver-plated foil. The outer jacket is PTFE and the cable is built to an extremely precise standard in order to minimise mechanically induced noise.
The configuration of the conductors is identical to the one used in the Sarum Digital Tuned ARAY, with separate conductors for signal and return and an additional conductor. This is tuned to optimize performance with digital cables. The effect this has on performance can be transformational.
Vibration control is further improved by the use of our vibration controlling plug surround. Precision machined from acrylic, the plug casing surrounds ultra low mass, PTFE insulated signal pins and shrouds, dramatically reducing mechanically induced noise. Another major advantage of the acrylic RCA plug design is that it avoids compressing the cable in any way, and whilst this is important in analogue cables, it is critical in digital cables where any change to impedance can have a marked effect on sound quality.
We can also supply the Indigo Digital Tuned ARAY fitted with high performance 75 Ohm silver-plated BNC plugs. The fitting of these again avoids any compression of the conductors.
Use it with
Tuned ARAY digital interconnects rather upset the equation of cost of component and cost of cable. Even worse, there are some stunning digital to analogue converters available at what amounts to bargain prices, offering a level of performance that would have cost an awful lot of money a few years ago. So the answer here is if you’ve got a decent DAC then go have a listen. The results may well be rather surprising.
The differences between the original version of Sarum and the Tuned ARAY versions was pretty profound; it wasn’t just more detail or better dynamics and separation, it wasn’t just a better sense of space and separation, or a far better image and depth. What made it so compelling was the huge step forward in musical coherence - and with that, the sudden ease of emotional involvement with whatever music you listened to. Truly a music lover’s cable.
The improvements that Super ARAY technology bring over Tuned ARAY are of about the same magnitude; pretty profound - and that sense of increased musical involvement is illustrated perfectly by the Sarum Tuned ARAY digital cables.
Everyone who’s heard the Sarum Super ARAY digital says the same thing “The system sounds so much more musical”. That’s probably the best way of describing the improvements that the new Sarum Super ARAY digital cable brings. It makes it so much easier to appreciate and get involved in the performance rather than the recording.
What makes the Super ARAY cables so important is their ability to completely transform the performance of the equipment they are used with, and in a way that you instantly know is right. That ability to let you hear the real performance of your system can border on the spectacular. That makes a compelling case for listening to the Sarum Super ARAY cables in your system and with your choice of music. For a music lover they might be the best purchase you make.
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