The LS-804 AIR harmonizes perfectly and provides relaxed music enjoyment.
Made in Germany
in-akustik is situated in the middle of Markgräflerland, in Ballrechten-Dottingen. It is halfway between Freiburg and Basel, tucked in between the Rhine and the Black Forest. (Further down you will find a map, and a route planner will follow soon.) With pride, we name this region "Tuscany of Germany".
Inakustik’s unique AIR-technology impressively demonstrates what high-end cables can achieve in terms of sound.
For the entry into their Reference class, the sophisticated Air technology is now available for the first time in a flat “ribbon” construction. The Air-Ribbon technology has made it possible to achieve an exquisite sound very efficiently by changing the cable architecture.
In the new Reference LS-804 AIR speaker cable, four wires run flat and not helically next to each other, as in the Air Helix cables LS-1204, 2404 and 4004 AIR. In this way, the electrical parameters (capacitance and inductance) are yet again finely tuned to each other. The division into several smaller, separate conductors also reduces the skin effect.
In conjunction with Air technology – i.e. the “omission” of insulation material, which would “absorb” part of the energy like a sponge – even the Reference LS-804 AIR is capable of following very fast impulses. The sophisticated details of the Air technology counteract unwanted cable effects and make it an extraordinary loudspeaker cable.
The LS-804 AIR harmonizes perfectly and provides relaxed music enjoyment. Like all loudspeaker and audio cables of the Reference series, the Reference LS-804 AIR is completely manufactured in Germany.
- Air-Ribbon structure
- Extremely low capacities thanks to air dielectric
- 4-fold Cross Link Super Speed waveguide
- Cross connected
- Tellurium Copper (BFA & Spade)
- Rhodium-coated contacts
- 3.0m pair
AIR RIBBON TECHNOLOGY
With the so-called Air-Ribbon cable, four wires run flat and not helically next to each other, as in the Air-Helix cables LS-1204, 2404 and 4004 AIR. The wires of the LS-804 AIR are also held in position by specially developed clips and cross-connected at both ends of the speaker cable. In this way, the electrical parameters capacitance and inductance are yet again finely tuned to each other. The division into several smaller, separate conductors also reduces the skin effect. In this way, the entire conductor surface area remains usable even at high transmission frequencies.
In combination with the Air technology, i.e. the "omission" of insulation material, which would "absorb" part of the energy like a sponge, even the Reference LS-804 AIR is able to follow very fast pulses. The sophisticated details of the Air technology counteract unwanted cable effects and make it an exceptional loudspeaker cable. Especially with less monumental amplifiers, the LS-804 AIR harmonizes perfectly and provides relaxed music enjoyment.
ELECTROSTATICS AND CAPACITY
Everyone knows this effect when you take off a sweater with a high synthetic content and it crackles and sparks. The reason for this is that the integrated plastic material stores electrical energy, which is then discharged again. The same happens in the dielectric, the insulation material of a cable. It "absorbs" electrical energy like a sponge and then releases it again later. With an audio cable, however, these are parts of the audio signal.
A dimension for this is the cable capacity, i.e. the unwanted storage capacity of the cable. While capacitors are supposed to store energy and have a correspondingly high capacity, the capacity of the cable should be as low as possible. It significantly influences the transmission characteristics through losses and also leads to interactions with the connected electronics. The ideal solution is therefore an air insulation such as the one implemented with the Air-Technology, as this separates the "capacitor plates" of the cable and thus reduces the capacitance.
CROSS LINK SUPER SPEED WAVEGUIDE
The conductor material also plays an important role. Like the Air Helix models, the Reference LS-804 AIR consists of high-purity copper wires braided onto a PE core. A wafer-thin varnish layer on the wires prevents eddy currents within this conductor and additionally protects the copper from oxidation. Another sound-relevant advantage is the bifilar structure of the conductors, which is also realized in air-ribbon technology. It ensures that the magnetic fields generated by the current are partially compensated. This proven design ensures that the conductor behaves neutrally over a particularly wide frequency spectrum.
HANDMADE IN GERMANY
Like all loudspeaker and audio cables of the reference series, the Reference LS-804 AIR is completely handmade in Germany. The clips are assembled and the conductors are threaded by hand with great care in the in-house factory. The resulting AIR-Ribbon-Structure is then also manually fitted with the PE network jacket before the high-quality connectors are fitted and the cable is checked for proper function.