ZEN STYX - SILVER REFERENCE SPEAKER CABLES

 8 AWG SPEAKER WIRE

133 SILVER PLATED COPPER STRANDS PER CONDUCTOR

TEFLON JACKET

SIMPLE.

 


 
We make several fine amplifiers that are benchmarks of transparency. Without this wire to evaluate sound quality it would have been impossible.

There are several things that contribute to the overall signature your system and we believe wire should not be one of them.  For this reason we want only the best, most transparent and neutral wire we can use... cable that you can't hear and that's why we only offer one kind of speaker wire and one kind of interconnect.

These silver Teflon cables I will happily put up against any cables made, regardless of price... because I have been for over 20 years and still haven't found anything I liked better. I use them today in my reference system.

-Steve Deckert / DECWARE



The most popular and cost effective way to purchase this wire is with bare ends (non-terminated). This way you can use it with bare ends or put your own connectors on it as shown in the picture below:
 

The cost is 45.00 per foot, which means 4 conductors.  So a 10 foot pair of Zen Styx would cost $450.00
 



These cables have the advantage of being able to be run as separate conductors spaced apart so that there is no magnetic interaction between the positive and negative.  Alternately, you can run them together side by side like a zip cord so the magnetic fields collapse each other.  On the same note you can put a gentle twist in the cable to accomplish a similar result.

While all these configurations will effect imaging, none of them will make it bad - it's more about how the sound stage maps out on a given pair of speakers.  Even haphazardly thrown on the floor with no cares I have yet to hear these cables topped in the imaging department.  Over the years I have grown to trust this wires imaging explicitly.
 




ZSTYX

Silver Teflon Cable

$450.00

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ABOUT TERMINATIONS

 img2.gifConnectors are usually the weak link of any cable.  For years we offered WBT banana and spade connectors for those who wanted their Zen Styx terminated.  However in the last couple years the price of WBT connectors has gotten out of hand so we no longer carry them.

This has forced us to find something else, and as luck would have it we have found something better.  It is a much smaller (said to be better where connectors are concerned) silver banana jack that perfectly fits the Zen Styx cable with a solderless air tight connection.  Besides being far more friendly to use, you can now enjoy your Zen Styx terminated without any dissimilar metals or solder.  This give results that are the same as a non-terminated cable, which is ideal.

The silver banana jacks are shown in the picture at the top of the page.  We will offer them as long as we can continue to get them.
 



CUSTOM OPTIONS

If you would like a custom length, or your wire in a sheath like the picture at the top of the page, we are happy to oblige however the cable is custom at that point and non-refundable.  If you would like some other type of terminations you can purchase and send them to us and we can factory install them on your custom cables at no additional cost.  Adding a sheath (black only) to the cables adds $100.00  To place a custom cable order please call and talk to DeVon.

 

 

 





SPECIFICATIONS

  • Conductors: Silver-plated copper with 40 microinches minimum coating thickness per ASTM B-298.
  • Insulation: Extruded PTFE, nominal wall thickness .015 (0.4mm).
  • Temperature Range: -55C to +200C
  • Insul. Flaw Test (Spark Test): 5,700 volts rms @ 3.0 kHz..
  • Min. Insul. Resist.: Meets calculated requirements.
  • Heat Resistance: +290C for 96 hours.
  • Voltage Rating: 1,000 Volts rms.


GENERAL DESCRIPTION

  • This heavy-wall wire, rated at 1,000 volts rms or 3,000 volts DC, saves both size and weight compared with many other insulated wires of the same rating.
  • Suitable for high-frequency use at elevated temperatures in high-reliability programs where electrical and thermal stability are important.
     
  • Passes VW-1 Vertical Flame Test. OSHA Acceptable
     

SIZE / STRAND DESCRIPTION

AWG

Stranding

Nom. Dia. of Conductor
in.   /  mm

Nom. O.D.
in.   /  mm

Military Number

08

133/29

.220 / 5.58

.284 / 7.22

M22759/1189S

 


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