VOVOX® sonorus patch cable

The sound quality of VOVOX® sonorus patch is exactly the same as VOVOX® sonorus protect A. We merely adapted the geometry of the cable to be better suited for the fabrication of very short cables.  The capacitance of 75 pF/m is very low, therefore it has excellent technical requirements for optimal sound quality.

      • solid core conductors for signal and ground
      • conductors made of the purest available copper
      • natural fibers netting around every single conductor wire
      • capacitance of merely 75 pF/m
      • VOVOX-typical cable construction with screen and separate conductor for ground

Connectors for VOVOX® sonorus patch

For patch cables, plugs have a special importance. For our patch cables we also use the VOVOX® phone plugs with pure copper contacts, that are optimized for sound quality. But, in order to minimize the dimensions, in this version the housing is directly molded around the assembled cable. The trick: although the cable has a noble diameter of 8 mm, the plugs of the VOVOX® sonorus patch are 15 - 30% smaller in all dimensions compared to the instrument cable. The utilized polymer of polyurethane is very robust and handy. 

Made in Switzerland

VOVOX® sound conductors are hand-assembled in Switzerland. The cables, including the solder, are lead-free.


Product Range VOVOX® sonorus patch

Length [cm/ft] Connector signal source   Connector signal receiver Item number
25 / 0.8 angled 1/4" phone plug angled 1/4" phone plug 6.5701
25 / 0.8, set of 4 angled 1/4" phone plug angled 1/4" phone plug 6.5702
50 / 1.6 angled 1/4" phone plug angled 1/4" phone plug 6.5703
100 / 3.3 angled 1/4" phone plug angled 1/4" phone plug 6.5704

Highest quality conductor materials

The selection of the right conductor material is crucial for the sound. The basis of all VOVOX® sonorus cables are solid core conductors made from ultra-pure copper. Each wire is covered by a netting of natural fibers. This prevents from so called triboelectric noise and further enhances sound quality.

Ultra-pure polymers

VOVOX® sonorus sound conductors are covered with high-tech polymers. Although plastics are not directly involved in the signal transmission, they do have an effect on the sound quality. VOVOX® doesn't use any PVC. Only ultra-pure plastics without plasticizers are used. Even the use of colour pigments is almost completely avoided.

Additional conductor for ground

The conductors within a cable must fulfil several functions. The shield has the main function of protecting the signal conductor from interference. In most cables, the shield is also used as the return signal conductor. VOVOX® consequently separates these functions. This may be a more complex construction, yet it results clearly in better sound quality.

Optimal protection from microphonic noise

When a guitar cable is moved or stepped on, small electrical signals are created due to the change of the capacitance or due to electrostatic charges. This effect is called microphonic. It creates a disturbing crackling noise. Usually this phenomenon is avoided with the help of conductive plastics. Howevery, like this also sound quality is negatively affected. We have found our own technique to solve the problem of microphonic noise using natural materials - without compromizing sound quality.

Very low capacitance

It is impossible to judge the quality of an instrument cable just based on its capacitance. Nevertheless, to have a low capacitance is a precondition for a cable to transmit the whole frequency range. VOVOX® sonorus protect A has a very low capacitance of only 75 pF/m.

Directionality

VOVOX® sonorus patch cables have a directionality as well. The difference in sound quality is only minimal. Nevertheless, in order to get optimal results, connect the plug with the VOVOX® logo to the signal receiver. If you visualize the signal flow as an arrow, the logo is located at the tip of the arrow.


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Melvin Lee Davis (Lee Ritneour, The Pointer Sisters; Bryan Ferry) and Jesse Milliner, on tour in Switzerland with Chaka Khan, meet us at the VOVOX workshop.

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In this video, we meet with Guitarist/producer/composer Dave Wood and we talk about why he uses VOVOX cables.

(Video produced by Audio Plus Services)


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In this video, we meet with keyboarder / composer / arranger Jesse Milliner (Chaka Khan, Lee Ritenour, Larry Carlton, Trilok Gurtu and many more) and we talk about why he uses VOVOX cables.

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The sound samples were recorded for us by Hank Shizzoe. We purposely used a very simple set-up with only few components. The different takes were recorded separately, therefore there are small variations in the audio material. The sound character nevertheless becomes apparent.
 

Lap Steel Guitar clean

  • Instrument: Weissenborn Acoustic Lap Steel
  • Pickup: Sunrise Magnetic Pickups
  • Signal path: Instrument - cable (3 m) - A/D converter (Apogee MiniMe) - DAW 24 bit, 44.1 kHz
  • Effects: none, except of some reverb (Digidesign AIR-Reverb)

 

Distorted Electric Guitar

  • Instrument: Gibson Les Paul Standard, 1998 all stock
  • Signal path: Instrument - cable (3 m) - A/D converter (Apogee MiniMe) - DAW
  • Effects: Line6 POD-frame Plug-in, VOX AV-30 Emulation with Echoplex Tape Echo
Lap Steel Guitar / VOVOX link protect A
Cable capacitance 90 pF/m

Lap Steel Guitar / VOVOX sonorus protect A

Lap Steel Guitar / Instrument cable of good quality


Lap Steel Guitar / High-End cable


distorted E-Guitar / VOVOX link protect A


distorted E-Guitar / VOVOX sonorus protect A


distorted E-Guitar / Instrument cable of good quality


distorted E-Guitar / High-End cable