A sister company of Argento Audio of Denmark, Organic Audio now launched a complete line of copper cables. These include Organic Audio interconnects ($995/1m pair RCA, $1075/1m pair XLR), speaker cable ($1950/2m pair), and power cords ($995/2m). By contrast, interconnects in the all-silver Argento range from $2000$9500/1m pair. All products are distributed by Ricardo Reyes (left) of Musical Artisans in Skokie, IL.
Ulrik Madsen (right), who designs the cables and owns the company, was on hand to discuss his products. All Organic Audio cables are derived from Argento Audio’s entry-level Argento Serenity. “I wanted to take advantage of the connectors I developed for Argento,” Madsen explain. “We make all our Organic Audio connectors ourselves from the same metal as the conductors in the cables, which is OFC 99.997% copper. (The more expensive Argento cabling uses silver). There are no solder points; all attachments are made by applying set-screws to accomplish compression.
Because the connectors are composed of all copper, and without brass, means that they are more conductive than many other conductors. “Ours are probably 20 times more conductive than a standard Neutrik connector.” The company also has a patented system to make a tight connection.
Organic Audio cables use a very lightweight fluffy fiber as insulation to hold internal wire in place, which creates a mostly air dielectric. This results in a cable with very low dielectric constant, which results in greater neutrality. In Madsen’s opinion, low resonance cables make for a lovely calmness and increased dynamics. “This is what makes these cables stand out,” Madsen explained. “Everything is made in house; nothing is off-the-spool.
Newly available are Argento Audio’s pure silver XLR sockets, which can be used in equipment. Since silver prices went up 100% last year, the company is still calculating prices for the sockets.