Kimber Kable AXIOS USB Cable
Kimber Kable AXIOS USB Cable
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USB On-The-Go (OTG) available
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AXIOS USB CABLES
HAND FINISHED HARDWOODS
The USB shells are intricately machined and finished in-house. The front portion is made from grade A+ Gaboon Ebony with the rear portion machined from Cocobolo.
AIR ARTICULATED WRAPPED DIELECTRIC
In most cases, dielectric is extruded over conductors to provide insulation. The AXIOS USB uses wrapped dielectric on the twisted DATA pair. The wrapped dielectric provides a more consistent concentricity between the insulator and the conductor. The concentricity in the twisted data pair improves the differential signaling.
The dielectric on the data pair contains a high amount of air by volume thereby lowering the dielectric constant resulting in high propagation velocity for low delay between transmitter and receiver.
INDEPENDENTLY SHIELDED DATA LINE WITH CIRCUMFERENTIALLY BONDED SHIELD
The data line is shielded independently from 5V power lines via silver plated braided copper shielding with 95% coverage. The shield is circumferentially bonded to the USB shell. This is often overlooked in many low cost USB cables and is critical for shielding performance as it offers low RF impedance to ground limiting radiation into the environment as well as reception of noise.
8 X 24AWG DC POWER LINE
18AWG aggregate per leg -/+. Utilizing classic Kimber geometry on the power line results in immunity to noise by virtue of the low series inductance and high parallel capacitance of the braided geometry. Ample gauge results in low DC resistance for consistent power delivery and low voltage drop even at 6 meter lengths.
I designed the AXIOS USB to be everything I wanted in a USB 2.0 format. A data pair independently shielded from the power lines. Wrapped dielectric on the data line for superior concentricity on the data pair for stable impedance. Low dielectric constant for high propagation velocity/low delay. Eight wire braided DC power line (18AWG aggregate for each leg) for low voltage drop and high immunity to noise (low series induction/high parallel capacitance on the 5v DC) The shield is circumferentially bonded to the connector shell via mechanical crimp and silver doped epoxy for low RF impedance to ground for effective shielding performance. For myself, however, the components that make up my reference grade listening setups go beyond technical specifications and extend into ceremony. I seek to imbue every item I design with a sense of purpose beyond merely the functional. Meeting the requirements for a functional USB 2.0 is very simple. Creating a USB cable with purpose that extends beyond the utilitarian task is a challenge. As an artist, engineer, craftsman and musician I worked to incorporate each of these characters into the AXIOS USB.
I hope you enjoy this handcrafted cable as much as I do.
~ Nate Allen, designer
- AXIOS USB 2.0 format
- On-The-Go (OTG) available for USB-C and Micro-USB B [use with Android devices only]
- Handcrafted in the U.S.
- Woo Audio is an authorized reseller
- Kimber Kable AXIOS USB cable x 1