The Hybrid Jr. is a smaller (simpler and thinner) version of our
2001-2005 flagship Hybrid MLT
and offers most of the Hybrid MLT benefits - including the
consistently phased neutral tonal balance - at approximately 1/2
of the Hybrid MLT price.
THE "Hybrid Jr." FEATURES SUMMARY
- solid silver (inner layers) and solid copper (outer
layers) hybrid construction (no
- braided double outer jacket;
- high flexibility (these cables are easy to handle, bend,
- integrated strain relief for the terminated ends;
- advanced anti-skin-effect geometry;
- standard termination: ultra light gold plated beryllium
copper Z-banana plugs, or Cardas Rhodium-over-silver plated
A stereo set of Hybrid Jr. consists of four separate cables: two go to the right speaker, and the other two go to the left; effective gauge of each of these cables is
12 - which makes it 9 AWG per speaker; these cables have
almost non-existent capacitance, low inductance and low overall "Q" factor (very good
resonant properties to prevents cables from "ringing" - i.e. emphasizing any particular frequency in the audio range and far beyond); double measures have been taken to contradict skin effect: for each individual conductive strand, and separately - for the entire cable. The conductive material is
a combination of pure silver (on the inside of each cable) and
pure copper (on the outside of each cable) - insulated from each
other. This combination is chosen to "contradict" the skin
effect for the entire cable* and makes the signal "flow"
and timing uniform along and across the cable and assuring great transparency, neutrality,
good resolution and "fast" coherent bass response (this is the
main reason to employ the hybrid composition and use two
materials: silver and copper).
The Hybrid Jr. is designed to provide the
transparency of pure silver, combined with the subjective "body"
and authority of pure
copper - but without the typical for pure copper "dark" sound,
and without the typical pure silver presence region emphases.
The Hybrid Jr. offers good low bass and treble
extension, good resolution and neutrality - surpassed only by the STEALTH
Dream and Hybrid MLT.
Suggested retail price for a 2.5 meters (8 feet long) set of Hybrid Jr. loudspeaker cables is
$1,700.00 ($2,100 with the STEALTH solid silver spade lugs, $2,140
with the STEALTH silver banana plugs), and
$900 for each consecutive meter;
* the skin effect can be
observed, perceived and measured not only for a single
conductive strand, but also for the entire cable consisting of