In order to maximize the potential of material, we believe that it is necessary to have the highest level of technology and method on the basis of the experience and the data. We conceived of the idea of making a cable using pure silver which has the highest electrical conductivity of all metals.
The FTVS-408, a coaxial cable, was designed to be mainly used for digital signal transmission. Although it was produced as a limited production model, it became a regular product in our lineup due to strong to customer demand.
Doing further validation of FTVS-408, we devoted much energy to providing the finest 5N silver and researching the perfect insulator and shield for the silver conductor. As a result, we achieved to produce FTVS-510 which was designed to be used for antenna, digital signal transmission.
To enhance electrical conductivity of connectors as well as cable, we attached SLSB with pure silver contacts for perfect digital signal transmission by pure silver.
DB-510 represent the ultimate purity and transparency that we have pursued for the finest digital cable.
Pure silver is the best material for high-speed transmission due to its excellent electrical conductivity which is far superior to high-purity copper. However, the price of silver continues to rise ever higher making it one of the rare metals.
For the core of FTVS-510, 5N (99.9995%) pure silver is installed. After being melted in a ceramic crucible, it is molded into 15mm diameter round bars. It is further reduced in diameter by means of 19 repetitions of the cold rolling process.
Although the conductor is the most important factor in signal transmission, the insulator is also significant in enhancing the transmitting capabilities of the cable.
For the purpose of lessening signal loss, around the silver conductor, we employed PFA which provides excellent electrical isolation and low electric permittivity.
For the second insulation layer, we selected formed PE (Polyethylene) which keeps permittivity to a minimum and enhances the flexibility of the cable. This layering of these different materials not only enhances the conductor's electric capabilities but also attenuates internal vibration by altering the resonance point.
When signal flows in a cable, it generates ultra weak vibration by which cause the discharge of an electric corona.
In order to solve this problem, we installed Carbon PE as a semiconductor layer. By surrounding just the outside of the first insulation layer, its semiconductor layer helps to discharge static buildup from the PFA layer in an orderly fashion.
The ultra silent background of the FTVS-510 is provided by a triple-layered shielding structure.
The first semiconductor layer attenuates static noise and electric micro waves. The second copper foil shielding protects against high-frequency noise. The third, silver plated mesh shielding, protects against low-frequency noise. It also protects against high-frequency noise by means of the skin effect on the silver plating.
The terminal connectors are very important for a cable component. To enhance electrical conductivity of connectors as well as cable, we attached SLSB with pure silver contacts for perfect signal transmission by pure silver.
Plugs and cables are soldered with "SS-47", a lead-free silver solder specially designed for acoustic use. Ordinary solder has a tin purity of about 99.9% (3N) due to cost considerations." SS-47" is made of high-purity tin that is 99.993% (4N) or higher, eliminating impurities to the utmost limit. In addition, silver and copper are added to improve conductivity and prevent solder from being eaten away.
Furthermore, the ratio of silver in a normal alloy solder is 3 to 3.5%, but in "SS-47" a whopping 4.7% is used without hesitation. In addition, SS-47 contains 1.7% copper, which has the second highest conductivity among metals after silver. This ratio dramatically improves the conductivity, and we succeeded in setting the eutectic point at 217 degrees Celsius. Of course, these blending ratios were not determined by numerical data and workability alone.
We believe that sound quality should be the top priority for a product to be labeled as an audio solder. SS-47" is the result of numerous listening tests of prototype models with various mixing ratios.
|Cable||FTVS-510（5N Pure Silver Core - 75Ω Coaxial）|
|Plug||SLSB BNC Plug (w/ Pure Silver pin）|
|Available Lengths|| DB-510 0.7m |
|Release Date|| 0.7m/1.3m 2005/11/15 |