roksponsmallBlack Cat Cable’s resident artisan, Chris Sommovigo says that there is much more to hear. After nearly a decade of experimenting with a concept that he had codenamed “Superleggera” due to it’s lightness, it seems he’s ready to release the first fruits of his unreasonably long development cycle: Indigo “Silverwave”.

This project runs counter to just about everything folks seem to think when it comes to what makes audiophile cable better, given that they are accustomed to big and heavy cables, as if sheer quantity or heft or girth somehow equates to increases in performance,” shared Chris. “That way is, and always has been, a recipe for madness.”

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“With Indigo the development cycle was very long, labour of love, and it always seemed that I was near breaking through, but never quite there. With the recent development of the Silverwave conductor, and the last iteration of it, all the veils just dropped, and there was everything just hanging right there in the space between and around my speakers. Pure, effortless coherence.” At ¥800,000 per 1.0m pair (+ ¥250,000 per 1/2mpr), Mr. Sommovigo knows that these won’t be flying off the shelves – and that’s just as well, as far as he’s concerned. “The final version of the Silverwave conductor is very difficult to make, as I’ve got to process it in-house using strange tools that I’ve adapted for the purpose. Making pair of these interconnects takes a tremendous amount of time, skill, and patience. But once you hear the result … you can’t un-hear it.”

The Indigo Silverwave interconnect uses RCA connectors that were designed by Mr. Sommovigo especially for the Indigo project, developed under his sub-brand, XOX, and not available on any other cable that he makes. As with his Black Cat Cable products, Mr. Sommovigo personally builds these cables, starting only with raw-materials, in his seaside workshop in Yugawara, Kanagawa, Japan

 

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