Premium type 4 litz OCC Headphone Cable
Pure OCC copper litz "Peptide" or silver-plated copper litz "Hybrid"
The Molecule SE is a beautiful and compact headphone cable. It features an all-new, custom litz wire and performance that will shock and surprise you, in an ultra-flexible, ultra-light package that demands to be seen. It is perfect for home or travel use, with a larger 23.5awg wire size making a four-wire braid the optimal configuration. The Molecule SE features a brand-new type 4 litz with a core of proprietary dampening material at the center to improve electrical performance and refinement.
The Molecule SE comes out on top in this review:
Headphones & terminations:
Available for most headphones with detachable cables, and most terminations. We use the best Eidolic connectors wherever possible. For the few headphones not covered by Molecule SE, opt for Molecule Elite.
The essence of the Molecule SE is our newest litz wire series, Peptide v3. It comes in two flavors - Peptide pure OCC copper, or Peptide Hybrid, an silver-plated-copper OCC litz wire. Our Peptide Hybrid SPC litz will never make the sound harsh, it is simply a more "forward" sound while our Peptide OCC copper litz is dead neutral and a bit more laid back.
* Pick Peptide pure OCC copper for optimum neutrality *
* Pick Peptide Hybrid silver-plated OCC copper for maximum fun & intensity, great for dull-sounding headphones*
Peptide v3 is an even more compact, 23 awg wire that we designed from the ground up, with a larger wire gauge size than before, optimal for four wire braids, but with 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 been redesigned for maximum optical clarity, silky smooth feel, and flexibility without microphonics. Each strand is made of ultrapure OCC copper or OCC copper coated in a secondary layer of pure silver. The litz strand is then enameled 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 pure cotton core, 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 typicalyl used only in sensitive communications and electrical systems.
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 v2 offers an incredibly intense listening experience without fatigue. Treble detail and bass impact are heightened with this design and soundstage gains in all dimensions.
We offer this cable "naked" for maximum portability or with our signature silver or black fiber sleeves.
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 option.
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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 30 April, 2012.