The Red Dawn Interconnect represents the performance pinnacle of the Leif Series. This cable yields the best performance possible in an interconnect without using Micro Mono-Filament/TSC cable design. But despite its relatively conventional appearance there’s more to this cable than meets the eye.
The Red Dawn Analog Interconnect uses a fully-shielded design that can be terminated for balanced or single-ended connection. It employs six, heavy-gauge 24 AWG, silver-plated 99.9999% OFC solid core conductors, precision wound in a minimum cross-section configuration that eliminates unnecessary fillers or padding elements. The insulation used is high-grade FEP, selected for its superior dielectric performance, while the elegant minimalism extends to the carefully selected low-mass connectors and differential grounding. Like all Nordost cables, the Red Dawn LS Analog Interconnect is manufactured and hand-terminated in the USA, enabling us to further guarantee consistent performance. The result is a high-speed, low-loss interconnect that fully preserves the sense of musical power and momentum, scale and drama, delivering your recordings with delicacy on demand. You will be shocked by the life and vitality that Red Dawn LS brings to your system and your music.
- Insulation: Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP)
- Construction: Mechanically tuned lay
- Conductors: 6 x 24 AWG
- Material: Silver-plated 99.9999% solid core OFC
- Capacitance: 60.0pF/ft
- Inductance: 0.035μH/ft
- Overall Shield Coverage: 95%
- Velocity of Propagation: 80%
- Termination: Gold-plated RCA or XLR
Nordost’s Red Dawn range is the top tier of our entry-level, Leif family. Thanks to Nordost’s core cable design, including silver-plated, solid core conductors and FEP extrusion, as well as patented Micro Mono-Filament technology integrated throughout the line, Red Dawn cables provide a natural and articulated performance from your home audio system. Red Dawn cables allow your system to take that final leap from creating enjoyable music to experiencing a true performance that will make standard cabling seem intolerable
Nordost’s entry level cable ranges are perfect examples of quality cabling set at an affordable price range. The Leif family uses scientifically proven methods and technology derived from the development of our Valhalla and Odin ranges and applies their basic principles to create cables which evoke dynamic, low-loss and realistic performances from even modest components and Loudspeakers.
Leif cables are constructed using silver-plated, OFC solid core conductors, which form the basis of Nordost’s great sound. The conductors are then treated with Nordost’s innovative precision FEP extrusion process, where each conductor is individually enclosed in FEP insulation. This technique greatly reduces the dielectric properties of the cables in order to increase signal speeds and accuracy in signal transfer.
To build upon this foundation, Leif cables are designed with a mechanically tuned construction that optimizes the dimensions and spacing of conductors to reduce dielectric effects even further.