- - Insulation: Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP)
- - Construction: 14 conductors 15 AWG
- - Conductors: Silver-plated 99.9999 OFC solid-core
- - Capacitance: 9.25pF/ft
- - Inductance: 0.17uH/ft
- - Termination: Shotgun only (2-2)
Nordost Leif Purple Flare speaker cable is designed to offer better performance than Leif White Lightening with a range of speakers and amplifiers - available in a selection of lengths with banana or spade plugs. Compared to Leif White Lightning, Purple Flare's increased number and gauge of conductors allow it to deliver greater weight and dynamic range, for even greater musical involvement, drama and impact.
Nordost's original Flatline loudspeaker cable introduced the audio world to both an entirely new level of performance and a unique production technique. The proprietary, extruded FEP cables, with their thin, flat profile don't just look different - their deceptive simplicity is a uniquely elegant answer to the conflicting requirements for low resistance, capacitance and inductance that limit the performance of more conventional cable configurations.
By re-examining the geometry of each cable, we have reduced dielectric effects still further as well as optimizing the physical spacing of the conductors. This results in significant musical gains, increasing musical flow, dynamics and expressive range.
On vinyl, specifically Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘Bewitched’, there was an admirable rendition of the vocal delivery that is tough to do well. The Purple Flares provided that classic presentation but also managed to etch it with emotive detail that gave the song character. There was also enough instrumental separation to present the percussion, which was low key and rather lazy, with enough pace to provide key supportive detail. (What Hi-Fi Magazine)