Type 4 litz OCC Copper IEM Cable
Pure OCC copper litz "Peptide"
The Symbiote SE is a beautiful and compact IEM cable. It features an all-new, custom pure OCC copper litz wire and performance that will amaze and surprise you, in an ultra-flexible, ultra-light package that demands to be seen. It is just as compact as Fusion and Silver Peptide, our new reigning champions of compactness, with a 25awg wire size making a four-wire braid the optimal configuration for travel & ergonomics. The third generation V3 Symbiote SE features a brand-new type 4 litz with a pure cotton core for ultimate refinement.
Includes options to fit standard 2 pin CIEM, MMCX IEM, or Fitear. Do not order for silicone deep-socket Spiral Ears or for UE TF10 or other 0.75mm pin IEM.
We prefer the Eidolic mini plug with gold or rhodium plating.
We offer balanced terminations for RSA SR71b, ALO RX MK3, AK240, iBasso, and more
The essence of the Symbiote SE is our newest litz wire series, the Peptide v3. This wire is absolutely neutral while also being laid back and non-fatiguing.
Peptide v3 is an even more compact, 25 awg wire that we designed from the ground up, matching the feel of our flagship IEM cables with the same layout and a very efficient insulation design which prevents excess bulk. The strand size is the smallest featured in IEM cables for maximum flexibility and surface area, with one of the highest strand counts in a IEM litz wire. The polyethylene insulation has a silky smooth feel and flexibility while minimizing microphonics. Each strand is made of ultrapure OCC copper, coated with an invisible, razor-thin layer of enamel, preserving the integrity and beauty of the wire's surface forever.
Peptide v3 has a industry-first design to extract maximum performance - a type 4 litz - you see it here first! Our type 4 litz consists of six spiraling bundles of OCC litz strands wrapped around a newly developed core of pure cotton, chosen for its lack of triboelectric interaction with the litz wire's enamel coating. In this way we endeavor to avoid the formation of electrical charge on the wire's surface. Type 4 litz reduces mechanical vibration between the strand bundles and avoids allowing the signal to exist in the electrical dead spot at the center of a wire. This sort of litz construct is used in communications and electrical systems in only the most sensitive applications.
The strands are arranged in bundles with a specific configuration designed to expose each strand equally to the center of the wire and the outside of the wire. This keeps the wire's impedance more consistent, and the individually insulated strands function as one massive surface for the signal to travel upon. Litz design as a whole makes skin effect and AC losses non-issues. The wire is cryogenically treated by the manufacturer for enhanced strength and electrical performance.
We have extensively tested this wire with a variety of equipment from home gear to portable. Peptide v3 offers an incredibly intense listening experience without fatigue. Treble detail and bass impact are heightened with this design and soundstage gains in all dimensions. Its physical attributes are optimized for portable and IEM cables, but it is great in all audio applications.
Our "Capsid" carbon fiber-trimmed CNC-machined aluminum y-splitter is a free option on our IEM and headphone cables now. This splitter is very small, weighing next to nothing, and exists to make our cables look and feel awesome. We still offer DHC logo heatshrink if you would prefer an even smaller & lighter option.
DHC Capsid splitter: 2.8 grams
Eidolic micro splitter: 1.5 grams
DHC logo shrink: 0.7 grams
All options weigh very little. The weight of the splitter is in between a US penny and a US nickel in weight.
Capsid original y-splitter (fits all cables, best for 8 wire)
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 14 November, 2012.