Cable usage and maintenence

Preparation
  • cleaning
  • contact enhancing
Installation
  • directionality
  • layout
Break-In
Maintenence


Preparation

Before installing your new cables, follow these quick steps to ensure you are getting the best performance out of your audio system.


Cleaning

It's always a good idea to clean your cables' connecting ends before installing into your system. Because our cables and connectors are magnetic, tiny pieces of metal shavings from the manufacturing process tend to get stuck on the connectors. These tiny contaminants introduce problems in your signal path.

Any stray particles can be easily removed by applying our cleaning clay to the connectors. Deeply insert each end into the clay, then quickly remove to pull out any unwanted materials.
Detailed video instructions here


Contact Enhancing

Now that your cables are nice and clean, now is a good time to apply an electrical contact enhancer to the connectors. If your cables came with a sample bottle of Stabilant 22, use this to apply a thin coat of the enhancer to the end connectors. Electrical contact enhancers like Stabilant 22 improve electricity flow between components.



Installation

Before installing your new cables, follow these quick steps to ensure you are getting the best performance out of your audio system.


Directionality

When installing your cables or adapters, note the directional arrows imprinted on the cable sheath or connectors. All of our products use magnetic conduction technology, which is a naturally 'directional' technology. Each cable is essentially a magnet with a north and south pole. Our products have been engineered with this in mind, and must be installed in the proper direction for the intended results.

The arrows on your cables and adapters should always point away from the source and toward the destination or output.


Layout

With regular audio cables that use only electrical conduction, it is good practice to keep your cables separated, and crossing at 90 degrees if they need be crossed. This is to prevent electro-magnetic interference amongst the various cables in your audio system. With High Fidelity Cables and magnetic conduction technology, EMI is not an issue as each cables' natural magnetism counteracts any outside interference.

Keep in mind when placing your cables that there are fewer cable layout restrictions with High Fidelity Cables than with others, allowing you more freedom to customize your audio system's layout.



Break-in

After installing your cables, allow for a period of time for 'break-in'. During hours, days, weeks after installation, the cables' and your system's performance will continue to improve. Your system will sound noticably different after say 30 days of use versus after 1 hour of listening.



Maintenence

It is recommended that you clean and inspect your cables before you first plug them in, and also periodically or when switching out components.


Keeping your cables clean and functional

It's a common problem for small bits of unwanted debris to become stuck in RCA connectors. These bits of material can weaken the electrical connection and disrupt signal flow. With our magnetic connectors, small pieces of metal can easily become attracted to and stuck to the magnetic RCA pin.


Our cables come with a sample of cleaning clay which can be used to clear your RCA connectors of any contaminants. Simply insert the RCA end deeply into the cleaning clay, then quickly remove it. Repeat several times. Any unwanted debris will stick to the cleaning clay, leaving your cables' connectors clean and functional. Video instructions below:



In some situations the cleaning clay may not remove all stray material. In this case, it may be necessary to use a pair of tweezers to finish the cleaning process.