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Complement4 copper wire from DHC combined with Mimic-Cables customization. Why is this a big deal? Keep reading from DHC!
Complement4 is the evolution of our original Complement cable. It is a no-holds-barred home cable that is still very portable for anyone who wants crazy performance on the go. More affordable than our Prion4 ultimate flagship while compatible with a greater selection of portable terminations, and available for a wide range of budgets in copper, Fusion, and silver embodiments.
Our original model – pure OCC copper litz. Supreme performance and value. 14 bundles of pure OCC copper in our unique Complement4 construction.
Our lineup: Complement4 is our light & flexible flagship, with superior ergonomics to previous Complement designs. We focus on damping and the microenvironment inside the wire instead of heavier metal shielding – the Complement4 design is lightly shielded with carbon-based materials, for a black background and terrific isolation of details. Complement4 exceeds the performance of previous designs, while being much more comfortable and flexible than before.
Carbon-polymer outer shielding insulation. This material, pioneered by DHC, allows us to throughly shield each Integrated Wire without the use of heavier metal shields, for a featherweight, purist flagship cable. It blocks a wide bandwidth of interference while being light & flexible.
Flexible Teflon secondary dielectric layer. This minimal-absorption, high dielectric strength material allows us to maintain the integrity of the inner litz construct while optimizing the cable for the perfect balance of low inductance and capacitance. The evolution of Complement4 to using Teflon helped reduce its size by 60% while improving its performance all-around. Complement4 is now greatly lighter & more flexible than previous DHC flagships.
Pure cotton primary dielectric layer. A cable-industry first. DHC offers the first ever litz cable with a matrix of cotton braided around the litz strands inside a durable, insulated cable. The result is a cable with cotton as its true primary insulation – a material that does not add or subtract charge from the strands, damps vibration, and offers superior dielectric strength to practically everything – without the strands or constructs being vulnerable, as the cotton-encased litz construct is protected in the outer layers.
22awg pure OCC type 4 litz. An unprecedented array of 14 bundles of ultrapure single-crystal litz bundles are arrayed into a cylindrical-tube layout inside each Complement4 Integrated Wire. This design greatly reduces skin effect as each strand is kept close to the surface as the bundles rotate 360 degrees, equalizing impedance throughout the wire from end to end. Each tiny strand of OCC litz is coated in an invisible, razor-thin enamel layer which prevents oxidation and cross-talk between strands, eliminating diodic junctions and their resulting propensity for energy storage. This is our most substantial conductor to date and is more than ample for all audio systems.
Type 4 conductive/damping core. DHC helped introduce type 4 litz with our Peptide V2 type 4 litz wires – an optimized version of the type 2 litz with a core of damping material at the center, keeping the litz strands out of the wire’s “dead spot” at its center, and aiding in litz’s prime goal of equally distributing each strand between the wire’s surface and its interior. With Complement4, we take the damping core type 4 model to another level with our conductive core – a DHC innovation. The core is made of a proprietary resistive material which absorbs any internal static buildup, while also allowing vibration damping on all sides of the litz strands – they are “sandwiched” between cotton and this core – the perfect internal environment.
Complement’s channel isolation. Each channel’s pair of Integrated Wires is isolated into individual sleeves, and we typically do not twist these channel pairs together, providing separate cables for 3-pin XLR models and two separate cables ending in a 4-pin XLR or 1/4″ plug otherwise. In this way, soundstage integrity is preserved. Other configurations are possible – email us – but separate cables are ideal.
Upgraded furutech ends (where applicable) now available.