Liquid Ceramic Cable Overview
Do You Still Have Wire In Your Wire?
Silver, Copper, and Gold all serve as the foundation of wire technology. They have similar properties with each having some small unique characteristic. They all, however, are metals prone to deterioration, oxidation, hum, Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) and are greatly affected by how they are wound and encased. Teflon and other exotic means are employed to minimize the effects of dielectrics on the performance of cables, but each is designed to address the inherent problems of “wire”, which are the nature of metals. These include time honored design properties such as skin effect, magnetic induction, and capacitance. You can design cables to minimize the effects these properties will have on cable performance, but they will always be inherently unstable signal platforms.

Cerious Technologies endeavored to develop an inherently superior conductor, one that did not share the common weaknesses found in metal based conductors. Research into advanced composites for the defense industry revealed that many failures of ceramic based ballistic armor was a direct result of the inability of ceramics to dissipate high levels of Electromagnetic Forces (EMF) that occur during ordinance strikes. Since traditional ceramics do not conduct electrically, they are unable to disperse and dissipate EMF. Development began on a family of Synthetic Ceramics that when combined as a composite structure, displayed conductive properties far beyond that of metal based conductors.

Enter a New World of Composites

So, what exactly does conduct the signal in Cerious Technology cables? Due to the proprietary nature, exact descriptions are not forthcoming. Essentially, a micro fiber is saturated with a liquid synthetic composite forming the conductor. The micro fibers are extremely fine in diameter and wound under high pressure forming a conductive lattice of conductive elements. This conductor is inherently non-magnetic and does not share characteristics normally associated with metal based conductors, such as skin effects and absorption of RFI and EMF. Further, it is very low in mass which affects its mechanical energy storage properties.

Discussions virtually always focus singularly on the electrical aspects of cables, neglecting what may have an even greater effect on the sonic nature of cables - the mechanical elements of vibration and structural resonance that occur within the conductive bundle. Many aftermarket devices are sold in an attempt to physically dampen these internal vibrations, both in the form of damping “pads” and devices attached directly to the cables themselves. When playing dynamic signals through traditional metal based cables, you can literally feel the cables vibrate or “surge” when passing higher levels of current. Modern physics theory cannot explain the “sound” of cables based on what we know with direct regard to just their resistance, inductance and capacitance, yet the sphere of cable mechanics is rarely even hinted at. Due to the original application for which these new conductive platforms were developed the effects of vibration, both external and internal, were the focus of ground breaking research on the “impact” of mechanical vibration on cable performance.