Audiolund FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Audiolund cables sound Natural, Balance, Real and Lively. Audiolund cables sound beautifully on good setups by retaining original recorded signals and transmitting them fully. Audiolund cables could sound bad on improper setups with bad sources, sadly no compromise or hiding. Audiolund cables designed using multicore  wires, so it will take very long hours to burn-in.


  • Excellent Audiophile Vintage Western Electric sound, reproduced by Duelund Tinned Copper cables 
  • Excellent Audiophile Modern Pure Silver sound, reproduced by 5N OCC Silver/Duelund Silver Foil cables 

1. Are the Duelund cables used all authentic Duelund cables?

Yes,  all Duelund cables are authentic Duelund cable, directly imported from Denmark. Here is an example for invoice and Bank transfer payment to Duelund Coherent Audio, Denmark 


2. Are the Duelund cables used in your product lines different from other Duelund cables makers?

We are using Duelund tinned copper wire DCAXGA600V in a 600v PolyCast sleeve. There are three types of wires: 12GA, 16GA and 20GA:

  • 12GA: Total diameter for copper core 2.2mm, a total of 63 strands of 0.23mm parallel thin core wires
  • 16GA: Total diameter for copper core 1.3mm, a total of 26 strands of 0.23mm parallel thin core wires
  • 20GA: Total diameter for copper core 0.9mm, a total of 25 strands of 0.14mm parallel thin core wires
  • V1 2.5mm x 0.25mm: Duelund DCA 1.0 AGS Silver Foil Silk/Oil Hook-up wire

Other cable makers mostly use DCAXGA – Tinned copper multi strand wire in a cotton and oil dielectricum. We do not use DCAXGA with oil cotton because DCAXGA oil cotton is only good for bare wire (without shielding) applications. Since we are using multicore cables design, it is not suitable for our design and our applications. Note that the core wires are the same for both PolyCast sleeve and oil cotton, both using the same number of copper diameter and same number of strands and  parallel thin core wires. Since our cable design with multiple shielding and vibration control are much better than the simple bare wire oil cotton, the sound performance is much better.

We added new versions of cable series with Duelund Silver Foil V1 wire, as an option to replace the 5N OCC solid core wires.

 

Duelund Coherent Audio from Denmark:   https://duelundaudio.com/cable/


3. Are there any reviews from Hi-Fi/Audio Forums?

Audiolund cables are still new to many audiophiles, but many customers gave very good reviews on Audiolund.com website. You could find it on the product page itself:

  • Audiolund – Recent Customer Reviews

Well worth the money!

”  To describe Danny and his products would be to use words like artisan, master builder, a true professional in his communication, his build quality and sound quality of his products.

I have changed all of my cables over to Audiolund with no regrets.  

The speaker cables arrived as discussed excellent build quality. They offered better bass, articulation throughout all frequency ranges, super quiet background.

I have used many brands, MIT, wireworld, dh labs, supra and many others, Audiolund equipped with Duelund wire is a bar setting product, an exception to the norm.                 

Well worth the money. 

– James Roseman (USA)

Enjoy music as it was intended!

” After having two pair of Xtreme series speaker cables and jumpers (to hook up my power amps with my Focal Grande Utopia EM speakers), I decided to give a try to another 2 pairs of Xtreme series of XLR Balance Interconnect cables (to hook up my DCS Rossini DAC with my McIntosh preamp and another pair to join the McIntosh C100 preamp with the power amps).

The sound results?…lifelike, colorful, natural tone, realism, full harmonic spectrum, this is not a matter of highs, lows, bass, etc. just to enjoy music as it was intended.

After years trying loads of cables, some of them from some of the most prestigious and expensive brands I realized that with this audiolund cables based on Duelund wires the music experience is all I was looking for since long time ago.! ”    

– Elias Ron Garcia (Spain)


There are some good reviews from Hi-Fi/Audio forum too:

Click here: https://forum.polkaudio.com/search?query=Audiolund&scope=site&source=community

 

Click here: https://www.stereonet.com/forums/search/?&q=audiolund&quick=1&search_and_or=and&sortby=relevancy

 

Click  here: https://www.head-fi.org/search/12822329/?q=audiolund&o=relevance


4. Are you using Duelund Silver cables in your product lines?

Yes. New versions included Duelund Silver Foil V1 wires (2.5mm x 0.25mm: Duelund DCA 1.0 AGS Silver Foil Silk/Oil Hook-up wire), as an option to replace the 5N OCC solid core wires, mainly 15GA (1.5mm). Duelund Silver Foil is a flat Silver in oil wire and silver cotton in oil wire. There are many options of 5N OCC Silver wires, 7 types of different size: 15GA, 18GA, 24GA, 26GA, 28GA, 29GA and 32GA. We use one type of Duelund Silver Foil V1 only.


5. Are your Duelund product lines different from other cable suppliers?

Yes, other cable makers mostly use “single wire” design, and most of them are unshielded, which is relatively a simple design (cable and plugs only). Audiolund designed, and built with multicore of Duelund cables, and also mixed with 5N OCC Silver/Duelund Silver Foil cables. All cables are also properly shielded, isolated with damping material. Unique multicore cables design, awesome sound and excellent values for money. 

Other cable makers:  Most cables are basic and simple design with bare wire. 

                                         

Audiolund Series: For us, we use multiple combinations of Duelund cables, add shielding and vibration control materials to achieve highest quality sounds.

 

Audiolund cables are handcrafted and designed with emphasis on 3 aspects:-

  • Conductors/Materials – build and optimize with multiple combinations of Duelund cables (12GA/16GA/20GA) and 5N OCC Silver/Duelund Silver Foil cables to maximize sound quality.  
  • Shielding/Reduction – with multiple different types and layers of shielding material aiming to reduce electrical noise from affecting the signals, and to reduce electromagnetic radiation that may interfere with other devices (eg. electromagnetic interference EMI/RFI ). 
  • Vibration/Isolation – with multiple different type/layers of vibration control/damping material. The aim is to retain the original signal and to minimize signal transmission loss.

Therefore, our finished cable products are relatively thicker and heavier, which is inevitable to achieve the highest quality sound.


6. What kind of solders used for your cables? 

We use two types of solders:

  1. Qualitats-Elektronik-Lotzinn QEL, a German high-purity high-density top grade audiophile solder wire. QEL is the European solder wire OEM factory for many audiophiles’ solders. Composition: S-SN (tin) 90%, X stabilizer formula 2.4%, Ag (silver) 7.5% Au (gold) 0.1%. 0.75MM.
  2. WBT-0820 0.8mm 4% Ag Silver Solder Wire Germany. The halogen-free flux is gentle on precious metal surfaces. The melting temperature is extremely low at 180 degrees. 4% silver content, good fluidity, easy to weld, solder joint full bright for high-fidelity sound and a variety of precision electronic components welding.


7. What Audio Plugs used in your cable series?

Audiolund use many types of audio plugs, commonly available in audiophile market. These plugs are specially selected for audiolund cable series only. They are all properly matched for best sounds and best fit for the audiolund cable series. All these audio plugs are truly genuine and all are well know brands such as Furutech, WBT, Viborg, Monosaudio etc.


8. Can I change to another branded plugs?

Yes. Note that we matched and tested the plugs used in our cable series. Those plugs are selected with special consideration for pricing, performance and quality. If you want to change to another branded plug, it can be arranged. Please contact us, Email: Audiolund@gmail.com or WhatsApp/Phone: +65-90109019


Audiolund – Some common questions about cable testing

* Cable is not a device; Cable will not produce sounds or make noises. Cables transmit sound only *


1. Why no difference in the sound of the cable?

We believe that Audiophiles should have strong ears to distinguish the difference in quality of sound. Duelund Western Electric sounds and OCC Silver/Duelund Silver sounds are relatively unique sound, that could be easily identified. In fact, the sound should be different from the sound of your existing system, regardless of whether it is good sound or bad sound. Understand that the new cable may not match well with the sound of your existing systems, or you may not like the new sound, but you should be able to hear the difference in sound. However, if you hear no difference in the sound for the new cable, maybe most likely it is due to an unexpected “bottleneck” on one/some parts of your system (could be on equipment, cable, power supply, speakers, etc.) This is a “bottleneck” situation, meaning the ‘performance’ of that item/link has reached the sound limit/peak, it is blocked. So, you will not be able to hear the sound difference whether it is a bad cable or a good cable. If the “bottleneck” in that links could be resolved, then your system could reach another higher level.

Noted that new cables are generally need to burn-in to sound better. Believe that it needs at least 100-200 burn-in hours to sound reasonably good. Burn-in an audio cable is an evitable process for all audio cables.

[This is related to an unexpected bottleneck in the system]


2. Why do I hear noise/unpleasant sounds?

Please remember that “Cable is not a device, it will not produce sound.” A good cable will perfectly transmit the sound signal in the device, transparently from the front end to the speaker. When you hear a noisy/unpleasant sound, it is most likely that the audio source is not perfect, and the noise has been transmitted by a good cable. It is recommended to take some time to find out the root cause, or to examine your audio source. When your audio source is clean and good, good cable will transmit the sound signal perfectly, and you will hear the perfect sound.

[This is related to quality of sound/audio source]


3. Why is the sound of my system unbalanced?

A perfect system is a True Balance system. The sound of Duelund/OCC Silver cable is relatively balanced and transparent with many details. For a typical unbalanced situation, example with front-end equipment/cables are Plus+ Plus+, then back-end equipment/cables are Minus- Minus-, then the overall system equal to balance = Zero (+ + – – = 0). For this case, it is not a true Balance system. So, if you add a balance cable (0), take away the Plus “+”, then the overall system will become Minus “-” (unbalanced sounds). So, it is necessary to find out the root cause to have a perfect balance sound. In a perfect balanced sound system, it will sound awesomely and beautifully.

[This is related to True Balance of whole sound system]


4. Why there is no “feeling” for this cable?

It takes a while for the new cable to burn-in for a better sound. Although it is still possible to fall in love at first sight, it is relatively easier to fall in love over time. Only by slowly testing, slowly matching, and slowly reconciling will there be a good sound. It is unlikely that all cables will sound at its best immediately when 1st plugged in.  There was an audiophile who determined the cable quality within a day (How?). It is inaccurate to judge the cable quality within a day without system matching and without some burn-in process. Burn-in the audio cable is troublesome for audiophiles, however you can slowly experience the fun of burn-in the audio cable.

[This is related to matching of whole equipment/cables, need experience and handwork to achieve this]


5. Why different recordings have different effects? Good recording sound good, but bad recording sound very bad?

If the audio source or recording is good, a good cable will perfectly transmit the audio source signals to the speaker, then you will hear good sound. Conversely, if the audio source or recording is bad, a good cable will also transmit all the audio source signals (incl. bad signals) to the speaker, and the badly recorded signals will also appear in the sound, and you will hear bad sound. A good cable should be balanced and transparent. It should be sending all the signals existed from direct recording, without concealing signals, without adding extra signals and keeping all the signals there. This should be the characteristics of a good audio cable.

[This is not related to cables; Good cables should be neutral, natural, transparent and balance]


6. Why can’t I hear the sound that I like?

Audiophiles are basically divided into two major categories:
1) Go for original sound onlyThose who like the original sound of the original recording, those who like the true sound of all recordings.

2) Go for good sound onlyThose who like good sound only, those who like to have all recordings, incl. bad recordings to sound good too.

1) Go for original sound only

  1. If you belong to the first category who likes the original sound, then our cables can basically meet your requirements. With a balance system, when you use our cables, I believe your system will sounds more transparent and sounds good. 
  2. However, if your system sounds bad, the sound is unpleasant with our cables, personally, I believe your system is unbalanced. When you hear noisy/unpleasant sound, it is most likely that your audio source is not perfect. If you want to improve the sound of the system, you will need to find out the root cause or upgrade your equipment. If you want to keep status quo, for this case, our cable is not suitable for your system.

2) Go for good sound only

  1. If you belong to the second category who likes good sounds, your system should sound better with our cables. A good cable should be balanced and transparent with all details, full bass, sweet midrange and silky high. On a balanced system, you should hear all the good sounds.
  2. However, if you don’t hear the sound that you like (it is a personal preference, not necessarily with right or wrong sound), personally, I believe your sound system is unique. There is no right or wrong to choose the sound that you like. Since it is a unique sound, it is more economical to keep your original cable, otherwise, you may need to change the equipment. If you keep status quo, our cable is not suitable for your system.

[This is related to expectations of individual audiophile]


7. Can your cables increase the resolution, but still maintain dynamics and a good sense of music?

Personally, cables with the highest resolution often ignores the overall balance sound of a cable. It is better to consider the overall balance of the cables in your system, and the overall performance of the sounds, rather than just pay attention to a cable resolution. Cables/Wires are not devices/equipment, so they do not create sounds or generate sounds. A good cable only transmits signals in a perfect balance, without concealing or blocking signals. All system equipment or speaker should be designed to increase the resolution, maintain dynamics with a good sense of music and this should not be the role of the good cables. A good cable is designed to transmit all the signals transparently and naturally without generating different sound. A good cable should be natural, neutral, transparent and balance. It retains the original recorded sounds and transmits them fully with its own cable sound characteristics.

[This is not related to cables; A good cable still needs good equipment to help to perfectly restore the original sound quality/effects.]


Remarks

Cable is not a device; Cable will not produce sounds or make noises. Cables transmit sound only. Bad cable will transmit fewer sound signals with less details or hide signals. Good quality cable will transmit all sound signals with all details, including bad sound signals or noises from the audio source.

Our cables design policy and sound characteristics are based criteria set by most audiophiles. It is understandable if the sound of your system is incompatible with the sound of our cables. There are too many different audiophiles’ setup in the market, we can’t fulfil all the expectations of all audiophiles, so we choose to meet most of it but not all of it. If you cannot hear the sound that you like and want to keep the status quo, believe that our cable is not suitable for your system.