XL Annorum interconnect is a development from our popular speaker cable with the same name. A kind of hybrid construction of XL Annorum speaker cable and Sword interconnect, where we picked the best from both worlds. The construction itself is very similar to the Sword-I while the wire material, damping fillers and the rubberized jacket come from the XL Annorum speaker cable. During the test and development we were dumbfounded by how quiet the cable became, the rubber-based damping material protected the cable extremely well from malignant microphonic effect. The phenomenon is usually volume-dependent and increases with increasing volume, but in our tests we could neither hear nor measure any microphony at all. When you add the Sword construction's transparency and minimal phase-shifting properties, we got a high-end cable at a mid-range price. The biggest difference to big brother Sword-I is its lacquered Litz wires which still makes it perform a notch better but it is also significantly more expensive. Cables with lacquered Litz wires is extremely much more difficult and expensive to solder as each wire has to be stripped, which is not necessary for the XL Annorum Interconnect.
The construction consists of two Bifilar-spun conductors of 6+6 bare-drawn 5N oxygen-free copper wires, spun in 2 layers around a plastic core with a short pitch. This gives good capacitance values and effectively reduces the current restriction (so-called skin effect). Additional construction benefits are PP plastic insulator which is very tight and chemically stable, helping to minimize the audio fatal corrosion of the conductor material. The conductors are twisted together with damping filling material, effectively shielded with Aluminium foil and then embedded in a rubberized outer jacket.
The specification and performance fits right in between our flagship SUPRA Sword-I and EFF-I.