Affordable Cable Excellence
All the wire used in DH Labs's products is manufactured in the USA; cables are manufactured in the same facility that manufactures for NASA. At least 11 major recording studios use the company's cables, and others will soon join the list. This, along with the nice sound albeit not ultimately detailed sound they were getting from their modest display system certainly suggests that they're doing something right.
DH Labs began in 1992 when designer Darren Housepian (hence the DH) began designing mike cables while still a student at the University of Michigan. The other major players, VP Greg Housepian and business and sales rep Terry Rossen (both shown in the photo), have been with the company since the early days.
The DH boys were touting their new Q-10 Signature speaker cable. Featuring four strands of pure copper with heavy mirrored silver coating, the cable contains two 12-gauge conductors and two 14-gauge. If not used in bi-wired configuration, this is equivalent of 10-gauge. An 8' stereo pair costs $304, with additional cost for internal and external biwiring. There is one line of speaker cable higher up: Revelation SP. With extra quality comes cost: an 8' stereo pair costs $3850, or $7700 in biwired configuration.
Also new is their top-of-the-line Red Wave Power Cord, which contains 1386 strands of triple-shielded copper with mirrored silver plating and Oyaide connectors. It is so hard to squeeze these connectors into the connector that a single termination takes an hour. The cost is $799/ 2 meters. By way of comparison, their Power Plus Studio Reference, which features double shielded 12 gauge conductors. It costs $250/2m, All DH Labs power cables feature noise-canceling geometries.