Origin Live Linear Flow 2 "Shielded" Interconnect Cable
"Listening to the Linear Flow 2s felt like a box lid had been lifted, allowing the sound to soar forth...do audition this when next you consider upgrading your interconnects; its an excellent cable." - Paul Rigby, Hi Fi World 2011 read more
"it is an extremely ‘right’ sounding at a price that doesn’t leave people gasping for air. Very strongly recommended as a loudspeaker wire, and highly recommended as an interconnect cable" HI FI+ MAGAZINE full review
Linear Flow 2 is an outstanding high performance design. Developed from years of accumalated experience and testing in this field, the cable embodies the best theory and practice.
The cable is a fully balanced design (however it is suitable for both balanced and unbalanced systems) consisting of a twisted pair of leads to minimize inductance. It is unusual in employing a combination of over 5 dielectric insulators to ensure an even response across the audible frequency range. Great care has been taken to optimize key electrical characteristics such as impedance, inductance and capacitance. Experimentation with silver and silver plated strands was conducted but high purity copper was ultimately selected for it's more natural tonal balance.
If phono plugs are specified then Eichman Bullet plugs are fitted as standard. These plugs have an enviable reputation as one of the best available. XLR s can also be fitted to order.
When it comes to listening, the most obvious aspect of the new cable is the sheer tangibility of the sound. There is a completely new level of intimacy and expression added to everything. Vocals are incredibly realistic. Previously un-noticed background musical strands can be clearly followed due to the superb resolution and separation. The ringing and mush present in lesser cables is eliminated.
Shielded & Unshielded Versions
Linear Flow 2 comes in 2 forms - Unshielded and Shielded. The Shielded form is superior to the unshielded version as it protects low level signals from the ever increasing RF interference present on the airwaves. Besides reduced noise levels the most obvious subjective benefit is a midrange clarity. However this is not the end of the story - definition throughout the range is improved along with increased seperation.
The screening consists of a 95% nickle plated copper braid shield with an attached earth lead.
- Highly neutral and very system friendly.
- Well defined bass and excellent overall tonal balance.
- Superb musicality, transparency, seperation and dynamics.
- Fully balanced.
- Low inductance & impedance.
- High purity copper strands.
- Insulated with 4 high grade dielectrics.
- Very high quality phono plugs.