Graham Slee Lautus Interconnect Cable
The Graham Slee Lautus Interconnect Cables
These cables are superb, tried and tested by ourselves - in fact we own some of these for our Demo DAC.. they seem to add nothing - and take nothing away, which is exactly what we need for our auditioning set-ups. The Lautus cables get superb reviews, whether from forum members or music and HiFi professionals. Just go to www.hifisystemcomponents.com to check out the accolades!
All in all these are superb value for money when you consider the heritage of the company and the cost of other premium brands on the market!
As with all Graham Slee products these are handmade to order by by the nice chaps at Graham SLee and it does usually take a couple of weeks to get these to you. However! It is well worth the wait in our opinion!
Better For Bass?
Yes! In our (Graham Slee's) opinion Lautus interconnect cables will make a difference to your bass (keep reading—all will be revealed!).
It's not only a wonderful sounding stereo audio cable - it will also keep interference at bay* and will give you a really well-balanced sound quality. And compared with some interconnects the Lautus is terrific value for money.
Available in stereo "dual-mono" pairs as an RCA to RCA interconnect from 1.5m to 3m in length – a single cable is also offered which is suitable for 75Ω coaxial S/PDIF use. There is also a 1.2m long USB-Audio version, and a "Power-Wire" suitable for the Bitzie USB DAC (click through for details).
Instead of an RCA cable with RCA/Phono plugs at both ends (as pictured above), the Lautus audio-interconnects can be configured with different connectors at source and receiving ends—Examples:
RCA/Phono >> XLR 3-pin Male: to connect a 'single-ended' output stereo preamp to our Proprius power amplifiers
TRS Jack Plug >> RCA/Phono: to connect a Majestic Pre/DAC balanced output to a 'single-ended' input amplifier
XLR 3-pin Female >> RCA/Phono: to connect a balanced stereo output to one of our 'single-ended' input headphone amplifiers
(TRS Jack Plug looks like a stereo jack plug and is used for balanced audio on equipment which hasn't the space for an XLR connector).
NB(1). The pattern in the braided jacket may vary between batches.
NB(2). Single-ended means single phase, or in Europe: "asymmetrical".
* because of their shielding
[Lautus USB] Impressive response seen in bass like never before. Lows now go very deep, and are full bodied & very accurate when heard on K702. . . The level of details & transparency. The Lautus simply disappears from the chain, simply delivering an extremely clean and very transparent signal to the DAC. Due to this, a lot of power is being saved at volume knob, previously I used listen to my headphones at 12 o’ clock on volume knob, and now I feel same level of loudness is achieved a little earlier. . . Especially Depth & layering have increased. Increment in imaging, & placements across all frequencies when heard on high end headphones. These improvements are at the margin of about 20-30% more when compared to basic or stock cables. . . The Lautus USB cable from Graham Slee is a very well performing and well built cable, which serves its objective of delivering the signals from end-to-end with superior transparency. This cable is a great introduction to the sonic upgrades caused by well performing cables.
- Head-Fi, June 2015
|Coax stock cable diameter||6.5mm|
|Inner conductor||1mm diameter solid soft annealed copper; DC resistance: 0.026 Ohms per metre|
|Shield||Annealed copper braid over 100% copper foil wrap; DC resistance: 0.015 Ohms per metre|
|Dielectric||5 cell semi air-spaced|
|Velocity ratio||0.82 (82%)|
|Capacitance||55pf per metre|
|Characteristic impedance||75 Ohms|
|Shielding efficiency||Better than 65dB|
|Lay-up stereo pair||Separated stereo pair overall flexible PVC braided with welded ends|
|Direction||Marked as "run of the mill"|
|Min safe bend diameter||150mm (6 in)|
Locking phono (RCA) plugs with gold plated contacts
|Single Wire or Pair||Pair|
|Warranty||2 Years Manufacturers Warranty|