Esprit High-End Audio Cables

Esprit, a French cable company celebrating its 20th anniversary, was represented by Richard Cesari. Now imported by Source Systems Ltd., the cables are all handmade. "It takes 16 hours to make one cable," said Cesari.

Almost the entire Esprit line is now available in the US. The company pays special attention to shielding, and uses lithium-ion batteries in its top four lines. All connectors are 14-micron silver-plated copper. Other special features include the use of long-crystal, ultra-pure copper, a silicon dielectric, and Kynar (polyvinylidene difluoride, a thermoplastic fluoropolymer) for noise isolation. If I've garbled that a bit, please chalk it up to English as a second language.