Taking high-end sound along with you
Innovation, development and striving for perfection lie at the core of every challenge Crystal Cable takes on. Not only do we see challenges in the hifi products we create, but also in the market we create them for. This market is ever changing and with the insurgence of the portable high-end audio market, new opportunities arise for traditional high-end- and home-audio producers. With Crystal Cable Portable DUET we take on the challenge of highend in portable products.
DUET is the first portable cable in the Crystal Cable product range and the name derives from:
- Combining black & white, the 2 basic colors of nature.
- Combining the portable high-end and home high-end world.
- Combining super high purity gold and silver conductors for deep bass and extremely detailed sound.
- Combining high-tech technology with eco-friendly materials.
- Combining extreme durability with ultra flexibility.
- Combining high-end Oyaide connectors with all kind of headphone and IEM termination.
The superb conductivity, shielding and high-tech insulation materials used by Crystal Cable are perfect for the low-signal level and low-power applications which are typical in portable hifi audio systems; flexible and thin but also very strong and extremely musical. Its high-end Oyaide connectors can be combined with all kind of headphone and IEM termination making sure Crystal Cable’s trademark qualities are aligned with the same philosophy; to bring live music to the listener, be it through an audio system at home or one that you take with you.
DUET from Crystal Cable Portable is using the visual balance of black and white, leading to powerful messaging. Black’s most common association is power, authority and strength, while white is righteous, good and peaceful. In music, both these worlds are present – DUET is translating music as pure and natural as life.
Crystal Cable Portable DUET can be terminated with almost all types of in-ear and over-ear headphone connections.
Amongst others, DUET is available with:
IN connectors: 2.5mm jack, 3.5mm jack, 4.4mm jack (for Sony player), 6.35mm jack, 4-pole male XLR, and 2 x 3-pole male XLR
OUT connectors: IEM 2-pin, IEM MMCX, 2.5mm TS, 3.5mm jack, Lemo for Focal Utopia, HD800, Mini-XLR 4-pole (for Audeze)
“The Hi-Fi journalists lot in life is that you simply can’t listen to everything on the market. Which prevents you from reaching defnite conclusions. So all I can say is that the Crystal Cable Portable is the best series of headphone cables that I have actually listened to. On a personal note, however, I would like to add that I fnd it most unlikely that there is something better to be found. These cables aren’t cheap, but with a good pair of headphones they are simply sensational. The improvement from the Crystal Cable Portable Dream Duet is quite addictive, once you fgure it out. And when you have heard and understood its beauty, it will be very hard to return to a ‘lesser’ cable, unless that’s a Duet or a Double Duet – if you don’t mind using the latter on an IEM as well.” — Max Delissen (Artexcellence)