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Mavros Ultra RCA–BNC/BNC–BNC

A wide-bandwidth S/PDIF cable, designed to be technically and sonically superior, without the typical noise-related ‘glare’ freqently found in inferior cables, and featuring our dd (‘dual drain’) system. Recommended for use whenever signal integrity is paramount, for example between digital transport and DAC.

A true reference class 75 Ohm digital cable.

The Mavros BNC cable is engineered as a cable with extremely precise transmission and termination standards, incorporating the same microporous PTFE (Teflon™) dielectric insulation as the other Mavros interconnects.

The centre conductor is comprised of a monofilament conductor and 18 strands of super pure copper wire insulated by a thin layer of microporous PTFE. This new dielectric behaves almost like the theoretically perfect insulator –free air – with minimal effect upon the signal being transmitted. The previous highest performance insulator, solid PTFE, has a dielectric constant of around 2.1 whilst the new PTFE (Teflon™) foam improves this figure to around 1.5, providing for a 30% greater signal velocity and better signal integrity, particularly in the area of high frequency timing and stability.

The co-axial double shielding layers are an aluminium Mylar™ foil followed by OFC (Oxygen Free Copper) braiding after which the whole cable is protected by a PVC jacket damped with cotton yarn. Our unique dd system connects the screen effectively to the cable return/plug interface, meaning the cable can be terminated without distorting, twisting or mechanically stressing the precision-laid screen. The benefits are in maintaining a consistent low impedance load to the plug, and a total 360° screening against noise and signal loss caused by RFI (Radio Frequency Interference).

With a termination impedance of almost exactly 75 Ohms at 1 MHz and a low conductor-to-conductor capacitance of around 50 pF per meter the Mavros BNC interconnect perfectly matches consumer digital audio equipment to ensure error-free transmission of high speed digital signals. The result is evident in the timing and dynamic range of musical performances where the temporal ‘smearing’ of lesser cables is absent.

The Mavros is available in two termination configurations; Ultra RCA–BNC and BNC–BNC.

Technology & Specifications

Connector Type

BNC Connector

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Conductor Material

OCC Copper

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Dielectric Material

Microporous PTFE

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MaterialSilver plated OFC
DielectricMicroporous PTFE (Teflon™)
ScreenBraid OFC with Al Mylar,™ 100%
Capacitance54.50 pF/m
Inductance0.462 µH/m
Resistance0.03788 Ohms/m
Impedance76.1 Ohm at (1MHz)
Outside Diameter9.5mm

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