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PranaWire's Nataraja (AES/EBU)
Digital: AES/EBU by PranaWire
RCA version is pictured.
Nataraja Series - Winner of Positive Feedback Magazine's Brutus Award for best products of 2003
Inserting a single Nataraja Series cable into your system will uncover new
and deep levels of information in a highly musical fashion. Continuing to add Nataraja Series cables will result in a breathtaking new appreciation of the music you listen to.
When stripped of all noise, all electronic haze, a sound becomes a thing in itself, arising from nothingness, revealing its true nature and dying away.
The Nataraja series interconnects utilize four nines pure silver ribbons that are subjected to multiple chemical and metalurgical treatments and then wrapped with a total of twenty four layers of natural and proprietary space age insulating materials, including four copper foil shields with 51 drain wires on each shield. Construction is painstaking and requires long hours. The resulting interconnect cable is an oval 1 7/8" X 1" in cross section. Avoiding the use of synthetic materials wherever possible is intrinsic to our design philosophy.
Due to the highly robust nature of the materials employed, the Nataraja Series Interconnects are preformed in a curve. They may be further shaped by the end user to fit their particular requirements. The Nataraja Series Speaker Cables consist of two separate 1 1/2" X 1/2" runs per side and are somewhat more flexible. Both speaker and interconnect cables employ reinforced flexible ends for longevity and ease of use. Pure solid silver spade lugs are employed to ensure the tightest fit and greatest transference of energy.
Refusing to accept limitation...
It is our position that a cable either functions properly or it does not. While some adopt the philosophy that one should use cabling to somehow tune out the deficiencies of a system, balancing dark equipment with bright cable etc., we take different approach: Often a given system may sound musical and beautiful in its current incarnation. It is not until we replace the cables in that system that we realize what we have been missing.
Envision the peaks and valleys of a waveform as a landscape. Now picture the peaks obscured by haze and the valleys filled with low lying fog. The haze and fog represent subtle noise (noise beyond the range of hearing) that interferes with the perception of the very finest details - the finer waves riding the larger waves riding the larger waves etc. Before the insertion of properly functioning cables into a system, the listener may think he or she is seeing the entire vista, having only ever experienced it in this fogbound condition. When the sun emerges and the fog burns off for the very first time, the details that define the landscape are revealed. When we have such an experience in nature we are awestruck.
This type of transformation occurs even in systems of rarefied quality. On the other hand, mid-level systems can exhibit higher levels of performance than was thought possible. This experience, repeated over and over again has led us to the following conclusions:
1.) The source(s) of shortcomings in systems are not always obvious
2.) The potential of any given system is generally far beyond what we now experience from it.
3.) When it comes to delivering high resolution and musicality, cables should be considered as equal partners with the other components in a system.
This last point may be considered heretical thinking, but our experience bears this out. This is in no way to belittle the importance of choosing a high quality source and preamplifier. Indeed the higher the quality up front, the greater the potential of the system, but without super high quality cables,
including power cables, much of the greatness of your source, preamplifier or amplifier will be lost before it ever reaches the speakers. One may also find that deficiencies formerly attributed to equipment have been addressed and ameliorated by replacing the cables currently in use.