Karma-AV is introducing in-akustik cables to the UK. Guided by a belief that only “physics not voodoo” can deliver the brand’s ambition to minimise signal loss within the cable. By optimising proven electromagnetic relationships with the best materials and meticulous engineering, the company’s line-up has evolved across four quality levels, from Star through Premium and Excellence to its flagship Reference class cables.
The brand’s singular focus on minimising signal loss involves the use of pure silver (in the flagship Reference Air Series) and the purest OFC for highest conductivity; the application of multi-layer shielding to counteract electromagnetic interference, and the adoption of high-quality polyethelene (PE) insulation preventing corrosion and damage while reducing energy storage (capacitance) by a factor of two over PVC. In addition, the design of larger cross-sections reduces conductor resistance across the range and accommodates the brand’s innovative and flexible air-helix structure, available on its Reference cables, which separates the conductors in the air within the cable “for the lowest dialectric losses”.
Karma’s in-akustik profile includes the brand’s esoteric Reference Air speaker cables and interconnects, its Excellence digital, XLR and speaker cables, Premium optical and phono leads and a range of specialised subwoofer cables. Typical UK pricing ranges from £40 to £27,000.