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Solid Aug-Line
Interface LAN cable

Product code: LAN-N-1

Solid Aug-Line Interface LAN cable

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Audio Excellence Award-winning LAN cable

Thorough noise suppression and impossible to produce in mass-production models.

Description
8-core twisted digital cable with "OGLINE+α" conductor, triple blended with high-purity platinum, gold, and silver
PTFE, which has the most excellent properties among Teflon, is used for the insulation material, which has a great impact on sound quality, and Teflon foam, the most excellent material, is used for the secondary jacket.

An 8-core shielded structure was selected after numerous prototypes, and an augmented alloy was used for the shielding material. In addition, shielding with a special electromagnetic wave prevention sheet is used to block high-frequency noise, which is the great enemy of digital signals.

The twisted pair structure, which is the most remarkable structure of digital LAN cables, has achieved an ideal angle of 45 degrees, which is almost impossible to achieve with mass-produced cables.

Under the shielding material, a gold-silver alloy wire twice as thick as the signal wire is encased to strengthen the ground.

Review
This LAN cable is made of "Augline + Pt" alloy material, which is a combination of the gold-silver alloy that gave Augline its name and Platino, with Teflon insulation and even the shielding material is made of Augline. In addition, shielding with a special anti-electromagnetic wave silicate has been added, and it is safe to say that the measures have been taken to the fullest. The classical music has plenty of thickness and reality in each instrument, and the roar of the grand cassa is so powerful that it shakes the entire air in the room. The strings are glossy and lightly extended. The jazz trio's instruments are clearly separated, and the recording space clearly reveals how the engineers staged the recording. The jazz is first-rate because it is not overly analytical, and the music is enjoyed as a cohesive whole. The pops music conveys the feeling that the singer is at ease and is letting her heart be at ease with the thick bass. It is a good listening experience.
*Net Audio vol.15
Mr. Yamahora, a classical pianist, sent us a test report on the OGLINE LAN cable.

Let me change my impression from "I think it is quite good" to "extremely good. I was told by Mr. Mutoh that "aging may not be so important with this LAN cable," but my feeling is that it needs exactly the same amount of aging time as other Augline cables. Yesterday, after three full days, the initial change was finally completed.
The aggressiveness that initially bothered me, as if the player was pushing forward, has disappeared, and it has reached a truly natural appearance. In addition, a large, open three-dimensional space appeared. It is as if layers of transparent glass that I had never noticed existed before have been removed. My SACD transport and DAC are one generation old (made in 2000), but I am honestly surprised that they have such potential. I am in love with it all over again. I am doubly attached to it. Since it is the top of the system, its influence is one of the largest I have ever seen. Perhaps the effect is even greater than the Isis speaker cables. I was wondering if this might be the weak point of the LAN cable (HS-Link), which I had asked you to manufacture first, but now you have completed it, and I am very happy. Thank you very much.
The shortest Accuphase HS-Link cable is 1.5m, so I had been thinking that it was unnecessarily long. See, the back side of the rack is now so much cleaner.
*President's Secret Diary
Source equipment: LINN AKURATE DS
NAS:LaCie Ethernet Disk mini 500GB
Preamp:LINN KLIMAX KONTROL (before upgrading to SE)
Power Amplifier:TRIGON TRE-50MBA
Speakers:PIEGA C8
As you know, the DS series is connected to the NAS with a LAN cable via a hub on the way, and extracts music data from the NAS for playback.
For this LAN cable, we are currently using ELECOM's category 7 (although such category is not exactly defined as a standard) LD-TWS series.
This time, we replaced these two LAN cables with an augmented LAN cable and auditioned the results.
The sound source used for the audition is here.
HOTEL CALIFORNIA and DESPERADO from EAGLES / HELL FREEZES OVER
Emi Fujita / BEST OF MY LOVE and DESPERADO from Camomile Best Audio
Rodrigo Y Gabriela / Stairway to Heaven from Rodrigo Y Gabriela and others
Akiko Suwanai / SIBELIUS Violin Concerto in D minor Op.47
As for the order of listening, first only the section between DS/HUB was changed to augmented line, and then all the sections were changed to augmented line.
Now, finally, the result of the audition... Well, I am in trouble. My system with the Augline LAN cable reproduced music with unprecedented performance, and I am not sure if I can convey the result well. That's how great this cable was. But that is not the beginning of my story, so I will do my best to write it down (laugh). All the songs are very familiar to me, and I feel like, "Yeah, yeah, like this. Now, it is time for the augmented LAN cable. For this moment, I kept the data running almost all day and night and did burn-in.
As I wrote earlier, I first exchanged between DS and HUB, and played HOTEL CALIFORNIA of EAGLES. And then... I was absolutely amazed. What a wide soundstage. What a good S/N ratio. The texture of the music became very smooth, and at the same time, it had instantaneous power. And the sound image was expressed tightly without blurring. The distance between the members of the EAGLES and the cheering audience is now clearly audible, giving the audience a sense of realism that only a live recording can provide. As I listened to the recording, I felt my body heat up. Normally, I would never listen to a song all the way through at a listening session like this, but I found myself finishing the whole song. (And this goes for every song).
Next is DESPERADO. Although the performance had orchestral parts, I could clearly hear the distance between them. Above all, Don Henley's heartrending singing was very moving. Until now, I could not hear the noise, and even if I could hear it, I had a kind of unpleasant sensation.
The excitement was not over yet, and the music changed to Emi Fujita. I often see the expression "you can see her lips move" in audition reports of vocal songs, but it is not like that. You can see the way she speaks. More specifically, you can even hear the movement of her tongue. And as a result, I could feel that she sings differently depending on the song.
Next up was Rodrigo Y Gabriela, a passionate guitar duo from Mexico living in Dublin. I once described their music in my blog as "soul-stirring," but they really play with even more passion and intensity. Stairway to Heaven is played with two acoustic guitars, and from the introductory part, you can hear the rubbing of the player's (Rodrigo) arms. The fingering is almost tangible. You can even feel the texture of the strings. As the piece progressed and Gabriela's percussion-like playing became involved, I was again impressed by the high level of her playing technique. My listening room is not so good, but I never expected to hear such a high resolution.
And then there was Akiko Suwanai's Violin Concerto, which I heard just the other day at the NHK Music Festival. In the first movement, her "Dolphin," once Heifetz's favorite and one of the three most famous Strad instruments, delicately but with unshakable tension drew us into the world of Sibelius' works. In a normal listening session, I would only listen to the first movement until the end of the first cadenza, but I found myself at the end of the last movement.... Her violin sound was perfectly positioned in the center of the stage, slightly to the left of the soloist's position, and each instrument group was clearly positioned with a proper sense of distance. The soundstage is also very wide, and what used to be slightly outward from the left and right speakers is now wider, higher, and deeper. Even the strongest parts were clearly defined, and even the muffled weakest notes were clearly expressed. The beauty of her music is that she brings out the beautiful overtones of the Strad and plays it with great delicacy. As I mentioned earlier, this performance was only a change between DS and HUB. Finally, I changed the connection between the NAS and the HUB to the OGLINE, and listened again to the song I had just listened to. Then, a surprising thing happened. The soundstage width, S/N ratio, and other virtues improved linearly, but the density of the mid-range increased, and the sound pressure rose.
This surprised me so much that I checked it several times by unplugging and plugging in the cable between the NAS and the HUB, and it was true that I had to change the volume by a few steps to compare them under the same conditions. The rest of the experience was already a good override of the impressions I had just written about with each song.
Finally, to finish off the listening experience, I listened to Eric Clapton's Tears in Heaven, which I had not used before. This song is very special to me. Toward the end of the song, I felt a sensation on my right cheek. Yes, that's right. I cried inadvertently. Clapton's sadness in the lyrics and the way he talks to his deceased son to overcome his sadness moved me unconsciously but surely. I am ashamed to admit that this is the first time in my life that I have ever cried listening to music. I am so happy to have had this musical experience. This is the end of my listening report.
*President's Secret Diary