XLO | Cables
All XLO cable lines feature very low capacitance and inductance making an easy match with a wide variety of components. But no one buys cables for their technical specifications; they just want their system to sound better. And XLO products allow you to hear more deeply and feel more connected to music than ever before!
In the end, this is what XLO delivers: more space, more texture, more 3-dimensionality, more air around the instruments. XLO cables reveal the instruments’ true tonality. They create a barrier to digital and electrical noise, they paint a pitch black background in front of which the performance takes place. All this, to bring the listener more music.
Started in 1991 by Roger Skoff, XLO cables leapfrogged the competition to become know as “best in the world” by passionate users, audio reviewers, and audio professionals alike. Roger’s fundamental take on cables was that they should be neutral – that cables should neither add anything to, nor subtract anything from the signal, and must never distort or modify the signal in any way. To deliver on this objective, Roger’s new cables had to deal effectively with the physics of signal transmission. He applied his background in mathematics to address the fundamental barrier to cable neutrality—the fields of electromagnetic and electrostatic energy and the complex relationship between the two.
To this day, be it digital, video, or analog, absolute neutrality is the design goal for every XLO cable. And within the limits imposed by budget, materials and technology, this has become XLO’s reputation.
XLO cables—Choice of Materials and Geometry
All cables are constructed using three components: the dielectric, the conductor, and the termination. The choice and quality of all three components are a function of budget considerations. Materials and manufacturing processes do make sonic differences-for better or worse. How these three components are assembled is referred to as a cable’s geometry. And at XLO, geometry is key to addressing the physics of signal transmission and key to your best choice in cables-from entry-level to their very best.
The XLO “sound?”
XLO uses the expression “sounds like nothing at all” to explain what they mean by the term neutrality. From their entry-level series to their “statement” line, the greater the realization of neutrality becomes. The less you hear the cables, the more you hear the benefits of your system: the sound of the music, the recording, and the contribution of the other components. You will notice superior detail resolution, imaging, focus, and an improved soundstage, while enjoying total clarity, rich tonality, and powerful bass.