Yter speaker cable 4mtr

YR SC 4M
NZ$ 1,995.00 pr (incl. GST)
Yter

materials solution with properties designed to handle bandwidth frequencies and power levels

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"Each cable is hand made to request at time of order by the artisan, Massimiliano",

After numerous auditions of many reputable brands, Yter interconnect and speaker cables were unanimously chosen by the Auckland Audiophile Society as their reference cables for use at their music evenings.

"I just know that what I hear Is a much more musical and detailed sound than I had with perviouse cable"  ......Gav 

"Hi, they are extremely airy and transparent, fast pace bass response... to the extent that some may mistaken them for lack of bass extension. .Prior to Yter, tried Siltech classic & top signature range, tara labs, MIT, Crystal cable, Van den Hul, kimber, audio note, Pure Silver Sound, homegrown, ASI , audioquest speaker cables over the past 10+ years. Have not owned, but have heard Harmonix, PAD, Cardas, Nordost cables on system I'm familiar with.  I've compared it side-by-side with the previous Siltech Eskay Creek Signature SC. Yter has better agility and attack over the siltech, also with better detail, depth and layering.......Yter stood out on more extended and pleasing timbre,.....In the end, I've settled with Yter., I am thoroughly satisfied with my current cabling now "........Luv4nature - audiophile 

To intervene at a metallurgic level to obtain order and homogeneity of the conductor's crystalline structure, thus providing greater compliance of the music signal within the signal path.

Pairing Silver(Ag) and Palladium(Pd) using a new three-phase fusion process is the basic element of the alloy.

The crystalline homogeneity of the special alloy is the basis for the metallurgic harmony found in our conductor, almost as if it were a metal "tune".

It's all in the process: Well Tempered Argentum Alloy.

The result of this development is a speaker cable (YTER) that ensures metallurgical coherence in the path from the amplifier to the drivers.

All the processes from the melting, to the drawing, and finally the manufacture of the product, are exquisitely handcrafted at Laboratorium 

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Reviews

Features

Conductor in Ag-Pd alloy, three phase melting process in electrostatic balance with no sharp edges, Gaussian shape.
Cold extrusion in water bath.
Dielectric with high-density polimer.

Reviews

a David besting a number of other industry Goliaths.
Martin Colloms - Absolutesounds

MARTIN COLLOMS TRIES OUT AN INTRIGUING NEW CABLE CREATED BY LEGENDARY
SONUS FABER DESIGNER FRANCO SERBLIN

The provenance and technology of this new speaker cable are particularly interesting. It’s the creation of Franco Serblin, who founded luxury Italian speaker brand Sonus Faber back in 1980. He developed this unusual single-strand speaker cable with help from his metallurgist son-in-law Massimiliano Favella, at the latter’s Laboratorium workshop, which also has a foundry.

I had been very impressed by the almost breathtaking transparency of Franco’s loudspeaker masterpiece, the Sonus Faber Stradivari Homage, and he had explained that a specially designed internal cable was an important component in the mix. Laboratorium experimented with various metals and alloys, seeking a formula which would provide the desired audio performance, in conjunction with other requirements like the choice of insulator (dielectric), the geometry of the conductor, and construction of the cable.

Many designers favour silver conductors. although the pure metal is fairly soft and develops a sulphide tarnish with time. Laboratorium experimented with various alloys,including a doping of Palladium – not a high proportion, as Palladium is very costly, but a low proportion eutectic of stable molecular structure toughens up the silver, confers high resistance to corrosion, and also sounds good.

A special three-phase melt process was devised to create the eutectic alloy reliably. Dubbed Argentum, the resulting billets are formed ready for tempered colddrawing down to a slim 2.4 x 0.4mm ribbon conductor, a Gaussian geometry (thickness, surface area, shape) which is said to have a balanced electric and magnetic field, and low skin-effect losses. This optimised ribbon conductor is it; no multiple strands are used. Given a gentle twist in manufacture, the conductor is firmly located in a largely air-spaced PTFE hollow tube insulator, externally decorated by a woven black polyester sleeve. A pair of these wires is lightly twisted together at a low number of turns per meter, just sufficient to hold them firmly and neatly together. The ends are cold-welded to specially made, high force split-barrel 4mm plugs in solid palladium silver. Matching spades are supplied which fit them tightly, resulting in temporary cold-welds to the 4mm plugs of very low resistance. A small tool is provided to bring back the tension for those 4mm plugs should a matching socket be
oversized, or if repeated use should loosen them. No solder is used, or any intermediate plating on the hardware, the same conductor alloy being used right through the cable assembly. This makes good sense, as every intermediary does have an effect, and these effects are cumulative.

This cable is relatively light and thin and comes in a stylish leather wallet – pure Italy. On the test bench a 5m length has an average loop resistance of 0.185ohms, and a very low 73pF of capacitance, which won’t upset anything. Inductance is a modest 0.45uH, and dielectric loss at 10kHz was very low with a ‘D’ value of just 0.0032. It was more immune to vibration than most, and mechanically quite well damped. By comparison the resistance of that massive Transparent XL REF is 0.035 ohms for 5m, while the rather ethereal new DNM cable is rather greater than Yter at 0.6 ohm per 5m loop when used bi-wired.

A 7m long pair of these improbably lightweight Yter cables was used into Avalon Eidolon Diamonds and 15ohm LS3/5as. During an initial running in period into
the Eidolons, some initial mild grain and upper range brightness was obviously burnt off within a few hours of use; I have never heard this effect so clearly before, nor such a clear of restoration of normality.

The exceptional degree of bass slam, dynamic grip, and focus precision of XL REF was not wholly replicated, but this Italian cable had nothing missing in the way of detail or bandwidth, and had no trouble at all in creating a massive soundstage with fine power and satisfying dynamics throughout the frequency range. Early on I was aware of explicit clarity and transient definition in the high frequencies, but then recognised that this quality was present in the midrange and bass too; the sound was slightly forward of the soundstage, a little more vivid than usual, married to very good low level detail, and a
fine recovery of recorded ambience. Midrange percussion was open and crisp, and voices were articulate with clean well-enunciated sibilants but no hardness, excess sibilance or coloration. The fine quality seemed to be well balanced throughout the audio range, and one quickly became acclimatised to the faintly ‘Technicolor’ presentation of timbre. The complementary match to the Stradivari Homage loudspeaker is clearly seen in our results, as the speaker exhibits much of the same performance elements.

This cable seemed more open sounding than most, and was upbeat and entertaining, a David besting a number of other industry Goliaths.

The subsequent LS3/5a test was a breeze, the speaker sounding just as it should and clearly not making any significant demands on this cable, though it did seem to sound a little more vibrant than usual. The HIFI CRITIC sound quality score is 85 – outstanding at the price and ensuring firm recommendation

......MARTIN COLLOMS

And Cavi Sounds Sexier than Cables, too...If you want a pedigreed cable at a sane price ….investigate the Yters.
Ken Kessler

I almost forgot the chic part: The Yter wires come supplied in utterly gorgeous, black leather portfolios that are so Italian it hurts. The best surprise of all emerged from a third, tiny wallet: a set of Yter's fabulous silver banana-to-spade converters, which come with a special tool for spreading the banana's socket end if it's too loose. They've thought of everything. I guess we have to look on the Yter wires as the Armani suit of the cable world. 

Franco Serblin - (Sonus Faber)
Franco Serblin - (Sonus Faber)

During my last challenging project, the "Stradivari Homage", I felt the need to use an internal wiring conductor which was not another product derived from the telecommunication industry with solutions based in radio frequency theories, but a materials solution with properties designed to handle bandwidth frequencies and power levels.

So emerged a new conductor based in conceptual and structural terms, on the following premise: the transfer of the audio signal from amplifier to speaker, and in particular those at the micro signal level, depends more on the physical structure of the metal than on the absolute value of conductivity in the wire.

The result is a Reference speaker cable fit not only for the now famous Sonus Faber Stradivari Homage, but all other fine loudspeakers of the world.

.....Franco Serblin

During my last challenging project, the "Stradivari Homage", I felt the need to use an internal wiring conductor which was not another product derived from the telecommunication industry with solutions based in radio frequency theories, but a materials solution with properties designed to handle bandwidth frequencies and power levels.

So emerged a new conductor based in conceptual and structural terms, on the following premise: the transfer of the audio signal from amplifier to speaker, and in particular those at the micro signal level, depends more on the physical structure of the metal than on the absolute value of conductivity in the wire.

The result is a Reference speaker cable fit not only for the now famous Sonus Faber Stradivari Homage, but all other fine loudspeakers of the world.

.....Franco Serblin

Yter website
Yter website

To intervene at a metallurgic level to obtain order and homogeneity of the conductor's crystalline structure, thus providing greater compliance of the music signal within the signal path.
Pairing Silver(Ag) and Palladium(Pd) using a new three-phase fusion process is the basic element of the alloy. The crystalline homogeneity of the special alloy is the basis for the metallurgic harmony found in our conductor, almost as if it were a metal "tune".
It's all in the process:Well Tempered Argentum Alloy. The result of this development is a speaker cable (YTER) that ensures metallurgical coherence in the path from the amplifier to the drivers. All the processes from the melting, to the drawing, and finally the manufacture of the product, are exquisitely handcrafted at Laboratorium.

Laboratorium is dedicated to the entire manufacturing process for this new project. First, there is the melting of Silver and Palladium to create our alloy. We then cold extrude our special alloy in a water bath to form an electrostatic balanced, Gaussian shaped conductor. The component connectors are then realized using our same special alloy. Finally, conductor and connector are cold fused with a mechanical weld where solder is neither desired nor required. With the finished speaker cable product, the music signal passes through YTER and only YTER.

....Massimiliano Favella

To intervene at a metallurgic level to obtain order and homogeneity of the conductor's crystalline structure, thus providing greater compliance of the music signal within the signal path.
Pairing Silver(Ag) and Palladium(Pd) using a new three-phase fusion process is the basic element of the alloy. The crystalline homogeneity of the special alloy is the basis for the metallurgic harmony found in our conductor, almost as if it were a metal "tune".
It's all in the process:Well Tempered Argentum Alloy. The result of this development is a speaker cable (YTER) that ensures metallurgical coherence in the path from the amplifier to the drivers. All the processes from the melting, to the drawing, and finally the manufacture of the product, are exquisitely handcrafted at Laboratorium.

Laboratorium is dedicated to the entire manufacturing process for this new project. First, there is the melting of Silver and Palladium to create our alloy. We then cold extrude our special alloy in a water bath to form an electrostatic balanced, Gaussian shaped conductor. The component connectors are then realized using our same special alloy. Finally, conductor and connector are cold fused with a mechanical weld where solder is neither desired nor required. With the finished speaker cable product, the music signal passes through YTER and only YTER.

....Massimiliano Favella

And Cavi Sounds Sexier than Cables,
Ken Kessler

I almost forgot the chic part: The Yter wires come supplied in utterly gorgeous, black leather portfolios that are so Italian it hurts. The best surprise of all emerged from a third, tiny wallet: a set of Yter's fabulous silver banana-to-spade converters, which come with a special tool for spreading the banana's socket end if it's too loose. They've thought of everything. I guess we have to look on the Yter wires as the Armani suit of the cable world. 

Despite my avowed hatred of cables (see the August 23, 2005, eNewsletter), it is my duty as your faithful reporter to alert you to new wires of interest. Throw in such words as hand-made, affordable, and chic, and you can see why my interest was piqued in the new and terribly named Yter Audio Cables. And if I tell you that these cables are Italian, you'll understand that the use of chic may not be so farfetched. There are two other words to consider: credibility and heritage, for—surprisingly—this all-new cable possesses both. 

Because one would assume that credibility and heritage are acquired only as byproducts of long experience and the passage of time, it should be revealed at the outset that the Yter cables (I won't even ask what Yter means) come from an impeccable source: Franco Serblin, of Sonus Faber fame. As I learned at Milan's TOP Audio show in September, Serblin is now in a state of semiretirement, having concluded his life's work with the sublime Stradivari Homage loudspeaker for Sonus Faber. While still connected to the firm, he has decided to branch out into another field, this time with his other son-in-law, Massimiliano Favella. (Cesare Bevilacqua, president of Sonus Faber, is also married to one of Franco's daughters.) 

Favella's background is in metallurgy, Serblin's in audio. You know what happened next. Serblin had been experimenting with wire for some time, and Favella's knowledge has helped him realize the wiring he's always wanted to employ over a quarter-century of designing speakers. As it turns out, Serblin's last great speaker design (which is not to say that he's given up speakers entirely) used internal wiring that so captivated him, he tried it outside the speaker. 

"While designing the Stradivari Homage, I wanted to use internal wiring which was not merely derived from the telecommunication industry, solutions based on radio-frequency theory. Instead, I wanted wiring designed to handle wide-bandwidth frequencies and high power levels. So Massimiliano and I sought a new conductor based on this premise: the transfer of the audio signal from amplifier to speaker, especially at extremely low levels, depends more on the physical structure of the metal than on the absolute value of conductivity in the wire." 

Serblin and Favella have developed the Well-Tempered Argentum Alloy to fulfill their desire to "intervene at a metallurgic level to obtain order and homogeneity of the conductor's crystalline structure, thus providing greater compliance of the music signal within the signal path." It combines the elements silver and palladium through a new three-phase process of fusion and melting, and the resultant wire has no sharp edges and a "Gaussian" shape. The company controls every stage of the wire's manufacture, from melting to drawing to, finally, construction. All wires are entirely handmade by Massimiliano Favella at the Yter Laboratorium. 

So far, only two Yter cable models are offered, and neither Serblin nor Favella suggests that new models will follow in the foreseeable future, due to the laws of supply and demand: Favella can make only so many per week. The speaker wire is available in standard lengths of 3m (about 10') and 5m (about 16'). Its single silver-palladium conductor is encased in a high-density polymer dielectric and terminated with banana plugs of the same alloy. The matching interconnect, in a standard 1m (39") length, is constructed identically but terminated in silver phono connectors made by WBT. 

While I want to avoid turning this into a quasi-review, suffice it to say that I was entirely seduced: Sonus Faber users will recognize the firm's finesse and delicacy. Physically, the cables are highly flexible, eschewing the whole naval-hawser macho bullshit. I loved that, too. They're positively svelte. And when I learned that the prices were, at worst, manageable—hundreds of euros rather than thousands—I decided to add them to my review system. 

Franco Serblin said that talks were underway with a US distributor, still to be appointed at press time. If you want a pedigreed cable at a sane price that doesn't require a stevedore to bend it into position, investigate the Yters. 

I almost forgot the chic part: The Yter wires come supplied in utterly gorgeous, black leather portfolios that are so Italian it hurts. The best surprise of all emerged from a third, tiny wallet: a set of Yter's fabulous silver banana-to-spade converters, which come with a special tool for spreading the banana's socket end if it's too loose. They've thought of everything. I guess we have to look on the Yter wires as the Armani suit of the cable world.