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Eidolic 6.3mm (1/4") plug - red carbon fiber + gold plating


Eidolic 6.3mm Plug

The Eidolic 6.3mm (1/4”) gold connector for headphone & professional audio makes its debut with a brand-new look, formidable build quality, and optimal electrical performance.  The focal point and nerve center of the best headphone cables…  

A design first.

This connector is the headphone world’s first glimpse at new carbon fiber finishes, featuring red-tinted carbon fiber inlaid into a custom-textured black anodized aluminum barrel that combines low mass and high strength.  All contact surfaces are plated with pure gold and the barrel is highlighted by a unique crimson Eidolic icon.  The Eidolic 6.3mm connector stands alone in aesthetics.  

Function over form.

Before Eidolic could offer the most refined 6.3mm connector in audio, a number of variables had to be considered.  The plug barrel features a generous 10mm rear opening that fits an included rubber grommet, obviating the need for heatshrink.  All the inner barrel surfaces are anodized, preventing shorts, and the contact tabs were optimized to easily take up solder with low heat.  The engineering plastic used for insulation can withstand extended applications of intense heat without breaking down & losing form or disrupting the integrity of the signal connection.  The contacts are widely spaced so that any cable design can be amply accommodated.  The needs of the production cable technician are the foremost concern.

Superlative audio performance.

The nonconductive aluminum barrel provides ample shielding for the signal wires and the copper alloy plug chassis is the best blend of rigidity and conductivity.  The connector’s heavy layer of gold plating endures relentless cycles of connection/disconnection without losing plating to abrasion; gold is prized for its combination of conductivity and durability. 

From day 1, Eidolic connectors have been designed with transparency in mind - both in sound quality and in their code of ethics.  These connectors will always be sold with the exact materials and alloy types stated clearly - if there is ever a question, it is met with an unclouded answer.  Many connectors sold today are described as “pure copper” or a “copper alloy” when they are actually tellurium copper (a strong, machinable alloy that is within 5% of pure copper’s conductivity and is 99.5% copper) or brass (a “copper alloy” that is generally about 60% copper).  Sometimes the description gets more creative, mentioning “hybrid” compositions and alloys.  The only way to sell connectors without misleading the public is to call each metal what it is - brass, phosphor bronze, tellurium copper, or pure copper.  There are all sorts of plugs for sale around the world described as “OCC pin” or “pure silver connector” or “pure copper connector” that come back as brass every time - and their “rhodium plating” is nickel - a less conductive look-alike.  There are connectors for which a pure copper assembly is simply impossible, being too delicate and impossible to accurately machine with such a soft base metal.  While no factory would take on such a project, pure copper is what is claimed.  For Eidolic, the truth comes first. 

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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 14 November, 2015.