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"It's my favorite cable." -- Alex Rosson
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New Focal headphones supported - pick "Eidolic universal 3.5mm dual" for Focal Elear (this will fit many other headphones too!)
or "Focal Utopia dual LEMO" for Focal Utopia.
The Complement4 technology is the end of the line for DHC. We created our ideal cable, and surprisingly, it was possible to manufacture it. We offer this cable in a neutral, high-performance pure OCC copper version and an upgraded "Fusion" pure OCC silver + OCC copper version with improved detail approaching that of our Silver Complement4 ultimate cable.
Two forms. Our series4 technology is offered as two different cables: the very light and flexible Complement4 - our most ergonomic flagship - and the fully-evolved Spore4 (only available for Silver Spore4)
Our lineup: Complement4 is our light & flexible flagship, with superior ergonomics to Complement2 and Complement3. We focus on damping and the microenvironment inside the wire instead of heavier metal shielding - the Complement4 design is lightly shielded with carbon-based materials, providing ample refinement. Complement4 in copper is even better than our previous Complement cables while being incredibly comfortable and flexible; the new Fusion Complement4 is among the very best sound we've ever heard our headphone amps produce.
Custom sleeves. These flagship cables offer the best custom sleeves we have ever offered, with many potential styles. Our custom black and silver fiber sleeves are sleek, tough, nonmicrophonic, and eye-catching.
Carefully chosen terminations. Complement4's revisions allow it to be an IEM cable. Complement4 represents our best, most undiluted home cable solution - but it's comfortable enough for most applications. For 3-pin XLR, 4-pin XLR, and 1/4" single-ended connections, we hand-pick our favorite connectors, which are precisely matched to this cable's unique design.
Introducing - the Integrated Wire. An integrated wire offers a complete multilayer construction around each signal wire, machine-made for consistency and hand-finished into a cable built to your specifications. The goal is to create conditions around the internal litz copper or silver strands that allows them to perform to their true potential.
Carbon-polymer outer ultra-light shielding layer. This material, pioneered by DHC, allows us to throughly shield each Integrated Wire without the use of heavier metal shields, for a featherweight, purist flagship cable. It blocks a wide bandwidth of interference while being light & flexible.
Flexible Teflon secondary dielectric layer. This minimal-absorption, high dielectric strength material allows us to maintain the integrity of the inner litz construct while optimizing the cable for the perfect balance of low inductance and capacitance. The evolution of Complement4 to using Teflon helped reduce its size by 60% while improving its performance all-around. Complement4 is now greatly lighter & more flexible than our other flagships.
Cotton primary dielectric layer. A cable-industry first. DHC offers the first ever litz cable with a matrix of cotton braided around the litz strands inside a polymer dielectric layer. The result is a cable with cotton as its true wire insulation - a material that does not add or subtract charge from the strands, damps vibration, and offers superior dielectric strength to practically everything - without the strands or constructs being vulnerable, as the cotton-encased litz construct is protected in the outer layers.
22awg pure OCC copper type 4 litz. Fusion 22awg litz now available - pure OCC silver + pure OCC copper. An unprecedented array of 14 bundles of ultrapure single-crystal cryo litz copper bundles are arrayed into a cylindrical-tube layout inside each Complement4 Integrated Wire. This design greatly reduces skin effect as each strand is kept close to the surface as the bundles twist 360 degrees, equalizing impedance throughout the wire from end to end. Each tiny strand of OCC copper is coated in an invisible, razor-thin enamel layer which prevents oxidation and cross-talk between strands, eliminating diodic junctions and their resulting propensity for energy storage. This is our largest wire to date and is more than ample for all audio systems. Our new Fusion Complement4 uses 7 bundles of OCC copper + 7 bundles of OCC silver to achieve enhanced detail and realism beyond pure copper's capabilities. For the very best Complement4 we now offer a silver true flagship.
Type 4 conductive/damping core. DHC helped introduce type 4 litz with our Peptide V2 type 4 litz wires - an optimized version of the type 2 litz with a core of damping material at the center, keeping the litz strands out of the wire's "dead spot" at its center, and aiding in litz's prime goal of equally distributing each strand between the wire's surface and its interior. With Complement4, we take the damping core type 4 model to another level with our exclusive Conductive Core - a DHC innovation. The Core is made of a proprietary material which absorbs any internal static buildup and converts it to heat, while also allowing vibration damping on all sides of the litz strands - they are "sandwiched" between cotton and this core - the perfect internal environment.
Complement's channel isolation. Each channel's pair of Integrated Wires is isolated into individual sleeves, and we typically do not twist these channel pairs together, providing separate cables for 3-pin XLR models and two separate cables ending in a 4-pin XLR or 1/4" plug otherwise. In this way, soundstage integrity is preserved. Other configurations are possible - email us - but separate cables are ideal.
Interconnect synergy. Exclusive to Complement4/Spore4 customers are the matching Spore4 Interconnects.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 14 May, 2014.