Dream Petite V16 and V16-T
The Dream Petite
V16 loudspeaker cables
is a smaller (3/4 size) version of our are our
DREAM V16 speaker cables (relative
sizes are show below: the Dream V16 with spade lugs is in
the middle, and the Dream Petite V16 with banana plugs are left
and right). It took over
two years to develop the full Dream speaker cables, and then
over a year to have the Dream Petite. Many prototypes have been made, and
we listened to them extensively, but
none of the earlier prototypes made it into beta testing -
because none of them sounded sufficiently better than the Hybrid MLT...
As well as the
full Dream, this one does.
There are two
versions of the Dream Petite V16 loudspeaker cables: the
standard V16, and the user-tunable V16-T. The ONLY difference
between the two is the tuning collar*** on the V16-T version.
***STEALTH tuning collars:
Based on numerous listening sessions with various equipment, a
STEALTH “T” cable with a tuning collar in the optimum
position, the overall result (sound) is better than with
the cable without the collar, BUT – with the collar in incorrect
position the sound is not as good as with a cable without the
The best sounding tuning collar position is different for every two pieces
of equipment which that cable connect, thus it is impossible to
point at the same spot (location) of the collar, giving the same
sound as without the collar.
Finding the best position of the collar is a lengthy process and
requires some time and patience. Usually two people are needed
(one is listening, and the other is moving the collar). It is
even better to have several people, and listen together.
So, usually, an evening, or even entire day can be dedicated to
finding the best collar position – for a particular audio
But the result is worth the effort!
In general, finding the best position of the sliding
tuning collar on a STEALTH audio cable is similar in effect to
finding the best position (location) of a pair of speakers in a
room: an audio system sounds MUCH better if the position of the
speakers in optimized, and the same audio system doesn’t sound
good with wrong (incorrect) position of a pair of speakers in a
The Dream Petite V16 stereo set consists of
two round cables - which are 31.75 mm (1 and 1/4 inch) in
diameter. The cables split at the ends into positive and negative
A simplified cross-section is shown
The outer layer
of the Dream Petite V16 cable is made of 12 wire assemblies and
assembly is approximately 6 mm (a bit smaller than 1/4 inch) in diameter, made of 8 individually insulated
solid core wires in our proprietary non-resonant distributed LITZ
configuration; two different thicknesses (gauges) of 99.99%
pure solid core copper, and two different gauges of 99.997%
pure solid core silver are used - per each wire
assemblies are wrapped around a
hollow, flexible para-vacuum* center multi-core (flexible
assemblies being run side-by-side create wire bundles (triple
runs). Therefore, there are two wire bundles (triple runs) in
each Dream Petite cable.
The two wire
bundles (triple runs) are separated by two soft (foam) Teflon dividing runs (spacers).
The spacers have
the same diameter as the wire assemblies, i.e. 6 mm (roughly 1/4 inch).
Using dividers dramatically reduces the overall cable capacitance
and thus assures stability (non-oscillation) of any amplifier.
Suggested retail price for the STANDARD (non-tunable)
Dream Petite V16 is $7,800 for a 2 meter pair, and $4,400
for each consecutive meter.
(1.5 and shorter pair of non-tunable Dream Petite V16 speaker cables is
Suggested retail price for the USER
TUNABLE Dream Petite V16-T is $8,300 for a 2 meter pair, and $4,400
for each consecutive meter.
(1.5 and shorter pair of the tunable Dream Petite
V16-T speaker cables is
bi-wiring for either V16 or V16-T adds $1,100 regardless of the length;
tri-wiring adds $1,650
para-vacuum tube is a hermetically sealed flexible tube filled
with Helium; fist, Helium is approximately 15 times lighter than
air, and therefore its energy storage properties are extremely
good: about equal to that of a 15-fold vacuum; the dielectric
properties of such environment are even better: Helium is inert
and has no ozone or other ionized molecules, and therefore there
are absolutely no leaks of any kind - and this is better than
any realistic vacuum. In addition, being surrounded by Helium,
the wires will never oxidize or deteriorate. And the last - but
not least, sine - unlike any vacuum - the Helium pressure is
exactly the same as the atmospheric air pressure, there is
nothing to force our Helium to leak, plus the tubes remain
flexible, and the Dream cables are user-friendly - unlike all
other "vacuum" cables (which are very stiff and inevitably lose
vacuum with time - i.e. unlike the Dream, need periodical
service to maintain the performance).