Arkana Research uses conductors with high bandwidth and excellent phase / frequency linearity for transferring audio signals. These parameters are provided by the unique body-centered cubic structure of crystal lattice. We believe that this structure is the best for transferring sound range data as it provides high conductivity of micro-current which originally is music data. Reduction of the signal level has no negative effect on our rare metal cables conductivity unlike conductors made of copper and silver. This ensures perfect micro-dynamic resolution is reproduced from the recording.
Key features of these rare metals are the high resistance to surface oxidation in a wide range of temperatures and reduced skin effect in comparison to copper and silver.
The metals we use are paramagnets meaning they are sensitive to surrounding magnetic fields. Paramagnets adapt to the external magnetic field.
Our cables use single core wires made of the highest purity rare metals with carefully checked cross-sections. Each Arkana cable line uses its own specific material (chemical element) for its conductor. In total, current production models use four different metals: tantalum (Ta), niobium (Nb), vanadium (V), and molybdenum (Mo).
All conductors are galvanically and chemically purified, annealed, and polished. Conductors and termination are then cryogenically treated at -196 ºC for 72 hours to improve and stabilize the properties mentioned above.
All of the materials used in our cables are absolutely safe for human and pet health.