A new world with ESSENTIAL

Some time ago, the persuaders of Loftsound gave me a Schnerzinger Essential speaker cable. It took less than 5 minutes to decide. Yes, it hurts the wallet incredibly. But really only the wallet. It flatters the music soul every day. In the meantime, an Essential RCA cable was added.

Why am I writing these lines now? My enthusiasm for these Schnerzinger products knows hardly any bounds. Here, no resolution is bought over an annoying high frequency range. Everything is just right. Everything seems so incredibly natural. To test the cables, you only have to reconnect them once. There is no rewiring to hear any difference. It is simply striking. This is not about partials. It's not about a piece of the pie, it's the whole bakery. Yes, there's more to it. But only if EUR is perceived as three letters.

To be clear, with these cables you want to relive your entire music collection. On practically every album you discover something new.

At first, you only see the white cables and think, why this "color choice"? A short time later, you close your eyes and it doesn't matter at all. After switching off your own system, that changes again. Looks bad, but still does incredibly well.

Before switching to the Schnerzinger cables, I was actually quite satisfied. I just wasn't aware of what else was possible here. Again, a big thank you for opening my eyes to the Loftsounder. Have already met a few dealers in the course of my hi-fi life. I actually feel like I'm in good hands here. Does that sound too slimy? I really mean it though.

One final warning: Borrow the cables at your own risk. If you just want to listen, you should look at your bank account beforehand. After testing, there is no going back. Whoever is about to decide on an upgrade of the components should definitely think about the ugly white cables beforehand. If the chain is basically right, a new world opens up."

(Nico K.)

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ATOMIC BONDING vs. Monocyrstaline OCC / UPOCC Conductors

In contrast to the often only temporarily effective advantages of established treatment and manufacturing processes on the reproduction quality of high-quality audio cables, e.g. cryogenization or OCC or UPOCC casting processes, SCHNERZINGER cables with ATOMIC BONDING conductors enable an audibly purer and unrivaled true-to-life signal transmission - and this permanently! 

In order to recognize the essential advantage of the SCHNERZINGER ATOMIC BONDING technology compared to conventional methods, some background knowledge about the industrial processing of wires used as conductor material in the audio sector is required:

CONVENTIONAL CASTING METHODS:

To manufacture the conductor material in most audio cables, thick copper or silver strands are repeatedly drawn through so-called drawing dies until the wires are thin enough for further use. Every drawing process means enormous mechanical stress, which causes the crystalline grain structure of the wires to disintegrate into many crystals. In a sense, the audio signals have to find their way through many of these grain structures. The flow through the grain boundaries from grain to grain creates an enormous resistance potential every time, which is known to cause slowed signal transport.

The more complex casting process is therefore often used for higher-quality audio cables. Here, liquid copper or silver is continuously poured into molds, which results in longer grain structures. In the even more complex monocrystalline OCC or UPOCC (Ultra-Pure Ohno Continuous Casting) process, the molds are even heated and slowly cooled to prevent the material from solidifying too quickly. This process was developed by Prof. Ohno in the 1980s for industry so that fewer cracks occur in the sheet metal when the copper strands are rolled out

INNOVATIVE APPROACH WITH ATOMIC BONDING:

SCHNERZINGER ATOMIC BONDING, on the other hand, takes a completely different approach:

To easily get the idea of the innovative development approach ATOMIC BONDING, simply envision a conducting wire as a pipe filled with ice cubes, whereby the ice cubes symbolically illustrate the inner grain structure of the wire.

Since long-chain metal structures are quite sensitive and easily disintegrate again after the manufacturing process, e.g. due to vibrations and bending processes, ATOMIC BONDING is a technologically extremely complex process which does not aim at bonding individual ice cubes to form a closed, long-chain monostructure, but on the contrary at crushing the cubes. This results in the smallest ice structure components, which can subsequently be compressed into a stable, homogeneous ice mass with very high cohesive forces in the tube.

A compacted, fused mass of ice has a closed, extremely stable structure - without any gaps. This fact forms the basis for a highly pure and perfect impulse chain - for a true-to-life signal transmission.