Celebrating 20 Years, Silversmith Audio Announces a Revolutionary New Line of Speaker Cable: FIDELIUM™
New Cable Line Represents a 330% Performance Increase Over Previous Top-of-the-Line PALLADIUM at 1/10 the Price
Springfield, VA — January 23, 2020: Silversmith Audio today announced the launch of a new line of speaker cable that offers the audiophile community industry-best performance at surprisingly affordable prices.
An evolutionary BREAKTHROUGH: The skin-effect characteristics of Silversmith Audio’s FIDELIUM alloy are up to 33 times superior to those of copper or silver. The FIDELIUM speaker cable, already at less than a thousandth of an inch thick, performs as if it were 5.5 times thinner, thus experiencing less frequency dependent attenuation and phase distortion than even a .00018 inch thick copper or silver ribbon or 64 gauge wire. The speaker cable design gains further sonic advantage by avoiding the significant sonic degradation caused by traditional spade and banana connectors. As a simple yet elegant solution, the cable itself is notched to facilitate connection to most binding posts.
A REVOLUTIONARY CHANGE: In a world where performance improvements are almost exclusively followed by an obligatory price increase, Silversmith Audio boldly reverses course. Geometry and alloy advancements contribute to the new FIDELIUM cable’s 330% performance improvement over the previous top-of-the-line PALLADIUM, yet FIDELIUM is only 1/10 the price. It is also less than half the price of Silversmith Audio’s original SILVER speaker cable line. FIDELIUM speaker cable is offered in lengths and prices from 4ft at $795 to 10ft at $1395.
“I’m excited about FIDELIUM’s potential to forever change the audio cable industry,” said Silversmith Audio owner and cable designer, Jeffrey Smith. “The underlying physics used to design this cable shows that FIDELIUM is the most accurate audio cable ever made. True to life macro and micro dynamics and tonality, endless detail and decay, holographic imaging – I’ve not heard anything that approaches the musicality of FIDELIUM. Its performance alone is groundbreaking, and its potential to reshape the industry is amplified by its affordability. Starting at well under $1000, FIDELIUM is easily within the budget of most audiophiles.”
For years, frustrated audiophiles have described high price, high performance, and exotic or precious metal audio cables as Unobtainium. Today, Silversmith Audio made Unobtainium obtainable by all.
To commemorate its 20 th anniversary and the launch of FIDELIUM, Silversmith Audio is offering a 20% discount on FIDELIUM speaker cable through Leap Day, February 29, 2020 with coupon code FIDELIUM20. To purchase, or for additional information, visit Silversmith Audio’s website at https://silversmithaudio.com.
About The Silversmith Audio Group
Founded by Navy Officer and engineer Jeffrey Smith in January 2000, Silversmith Audio is a Veteran-Owned company, an award winning manufacturer of audiophile cables, and a recognized leader and innovator in both the geometry and metallurgy of audiophile cable design. Jeffrey’s design goal is to apply established principles within the disciplines of engineering electromagnetics and electromagnetic wave physics to create an audio cable capable of conveying an electromagnetic waveform without errors or other alterations. In 2003, Silversmith Audio introduced PALLADIUM, the world’s first palladium alloy speaker and interconnect cables which combined the ideal ribbon geometry with state-of-the-art metallurgy to dramatically reduce skin-effect related signal distortions.
Dodson Audio began manufacturing audiophile quality, award winning Digital to Analog Converters (DACs) in 1993 when founder and General Dynamics digital engineer Ralph Dodson transitioned from the world of fighter aircraft and cruise missiles to the world of music. Though unimpressed by the first generations of CD players, he recognized the potential and was determined to improve the technology. Ralph's quest to optimize digital playback culminated with the model DA-218, which up-sampled and over-sampled a variety of Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) bitstreams, including those from Compact Disc (redbook) and DVD-Audio players, to a 24 bit word length and 768 KHz sampling rate.
Silversmith Audio acquired Dodson Audio in May 2006 and released Dodson Audio’s current DAC, the DA-218 PALLADIUM, which incorporated Silversmith Audio's PALLADIUM internal wiring, low mass and hollow pin connectors, and other upgrades.
Today, the Silversmith Audio Group continues to offer a new generation of industry leading audiophile products with the new FIDELIUM speaker cable and the Dodson Audio DA-218 PALLADIUM Digital to Analog Converter. FIDELIUM speaker jumper cable, single-ended and balanced FIDELIUM interconnect cables, and a line of RCA and XLR connectors are also planned.