RENAISSANCE II is a very high quality 18-gauge, solid core 99.997% (4/9s) OFC copper composite with virgin Polyurethane insulation. The cable assembly is ultimately covered with an inert fiberglass mesh to preserve the integrity of the cable and enhance its aesthetic appeal. Renaissance II is terminated with our new custom made silver-plated, locking type RCA connector. Terminations are soldered by hand with Cardas™ silver/copper content solder.
RENAISSANCE II is not fully shielded as we feel as if an unshielded cable is much more dynamic and airy in the top-end. Therefore the stock version is susceptible to interference in areas where high levels of RFI and EMI may degrade performance. However, a shielded version is available upon request if need be.
RENAISSANCE II is meticulously hand assembled to provide superior performance. Please avoid bending 90 degrees or more, particularly near terminations, or you may damage conductors. Avoid cable runs close to AC cords as they are unshielded interconnects. If they must cross, a 90-degree crossing is recommended. Care in handling and dressing will enhance and preserve the sonic capability of your cable.
RENAISSANCE II reaches optimal performance after a burn-in period of at least 72 hours. Suitable burn-in tools are a dynamic/wide bandwidth CD or FM "white noise" heard between stations. CDs made for this purpose are available through various audio dealers. These options provide nearly 95% of the signal necessary for ultimate cable performance. Expect maximum response within 30 days.
RENAISSANCE II is packaged in shielded metalized bags for two reasons.
First, your cable is protected from X-ray and EMI screening processes at UPS, FedEx and other carriers. Second, Luminous Audio Technology's resources are dedicated to cable technology and the best quality in materials available at each cable's price point. We do not believe that you should have to pay for exotic wood, velvet-lined, or other "designer" containers that add substantially to the final retail cost of the cable.
An XLR balanced version of the Renaissance II is available.