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Oyaide Oyaide Continental 5S USB 1.2m
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Oyaide Continental 5S USB 1.2m

Regular price £375.00

Oyaide Continental 5S USB 1.2m

“Continental 5S” is the premium Hi-Fi USB cable created for audio enthusiasts with concentration by our years of experiences.

As an “Oyaide” product means completely MADE IN JAPAN. Taking any compromises out, we have tried to achieve production based on our continuous analysis and accumulation of technical know-how.

“Continental 5S” is truly a product of the craftmanship of Oyaide Electric and which is represented of 5 core factors:

Special…The plating of the contact parts is double-layered plating which has been applied to many products of Oyaide and proven its effectivity along with our long time experience. The inner layer is silver plating which has the highest conductivity among all metals. The outer layer is rhodium plating which has excellent rigidity and durability.

Silver… The conductor of “Continental 5S” made of 5N jewelry grade pure silver makes high-speed lossless data transmission.

Shield… This multi-layered shielding composed of copper foil shielding to separate signal/power lines and aluminum foil shielding, is applied to attenuate jitter loss and was developed for achieving our goal, unlimited transparency.

Signal… 480Mbps USB2.0(HI-SPEED)compliance. The control of the cable impedance was done by maximally considered design and struck pitch adjustment.

Silk… we installed “silk filament”which prevents rise of electric permittivity by filling layer and enhances its flexibility.

The connection part between cable and connector is where changing magnetic fields and noise interfuse. After soldering cable and plug, it is covered by metal shell before the moulding process. In addition, outer shell made of brass is installed on the plug to protect the contact part from external noise.

Pure silver is the best material for high-speed transmission due to its excellent electrical conductivity which is far superior to high-purity copper.

For the core of “Continental 5S”, 5N jewelry grade pure silver, which is far better than industrial grade, is used. After being melted in a ceramic crucible, it is molded into 15mm diameter round bars. It is further reduced in diameter by means of 19 repetitions of the cold rolling process. Afterwards, the silver wire is further reduced to 1.05mm by a low-speed drawing process.

After the final rolling operation and mirror surface finishing, stress and strain that is generated by the drawing process is slowly removed by a lengthy annealing operation in a high-frequency electric furnace filled with inactive gas to prevent the silver from combining with oxygen. The completed ultra-pure silver wires are immediately packaged in nitrogen gas and are safely stored until the next process.

 Shielding: Perfect Defence from all kinds of noise
When we conceived of the Continental 5S, our goal was unlimited transparency. To achieve ultra silent background, its shielding design was deeply considered to be adopted to all king of noise generated from complicated system enviroments.

The answer is “Signal-Power separation shielding”. The most of existed USB cables, for their signal and power lines, has just twist pair structure which causes jitter-loss frequently due to the fact that noise from power line internally jump onto signal line.

“Continental 5S” has not only twist pair structure for its signal and power lines but also completely separated each line by copper foil shielding which has 100% of shielding ratio. In addition on its outer periphery, it has “aluminum foil shielding layer” and “silver plated copper braided shielding layer” which are strongly effective for external high frequency noise.

 The connection part between cable and connector is where changing magnetic fields and noise interfuse. After soldering cable and plug, it is covered by metal shell before the moulding process. In addition, outer shell made of brass is installed on the plug to protect the contact part from external noise.

This multi-layered shielding might sound overmuch, but we applied it because we know that it is very effective to attenuate jitter loss and was developed for achieving our goal, unlimited transparency.

Made in Japan by Oyaide