The realization of potential
PA-02 was simply designed to extract the maximum potential from PCOCC-A copper. The traditional balanced type wire structure would be welcomed by not only audiophiles but also sound professionals.
Its halogen-free sheath was specifically developed for audio use. By enhancement of electrical and vibration control characteristic, it provides lossless sound signal.
Furthermore, PA-02TR is equipped with original RCA plugs which diameter is minimum necessary to be applied for various audio equipments with narrow space between terminals. And, for PA-02TX, we employed SWITCHCRAFT XLR plugs which have been well-established by both sound professionals and audiophiles.
With PA-02 you can experience with your own ears what we mean by the excellence of a genuine "Made in Japan" product.
PCOCC copper is a material that includes very few impurities and insures very low levels of signal disturbance. Because of its low incidence of grain boundaries, the signal passes without impediment or distortion. Heating and cooling the PCOCC wire under controlled circumstances yields a densely re-crystallized, highly pure structure called a μ conductor. The resulting product with a mirror finish applied is called PCOCC-A copper. This highly advanced product is made possible by the combined application of high technology and traditional Japanese craftsmanship.
In addition to PCOCC-A conductor, the halogen-free sheath developed specifically for audio applications is applied for PA-02 with assistance of Furukawa Electric. This RoHS compliant sheath has excellent vibration damping property and high transmitting capability by ideal compounding ratio of materials.
For PA-02, we employed traditional balanced type shield wire structure and triple-layered inverted concentric structure which insures maximum density and uniformity of wire structure and infilling of internal space and preventing deformation among the wires.
For its insulation material, we employed formed polypropylene which is a low-dielectric material and insures reduction of loss of signal transmission.
The RCA plug (PA-02 TR)
This new RCA plug was designed to maximize the performance of the PA-02 interconnect cable. It is made from RoHS compliant brass produced by NC machining and utilizes a nanotube structure for the center pin to provide maximum contact area. The contacts are plated with 24k gold. Internal insulating materials are made from low-dielectric PTEE to extenuate the loss of signal transmission.
Each component of PA-02 TR is produced and processed in Japan with confidence in our standard - "Made in Japan".
RoHS compliant brass
24K Gold plated original RCA
PA-02 TR 0.7m (pair) 167 euro
PA-02 TR 1.0m (pair) 184 euro
PA-02 TR 1.3m (pair) 202 euro