Ken Hotte, Teo Audio partner
The physics of Teo Audio cables is different than all other audio cables. Fundamentally so. This is critical, as aspects go. It is not marketing hype to say that the transmission of signal in the Teo Audio cables is fundamentally different and more correct than all others.
Only Teo Audio cables present the signal with a transmission environment that is proper for the signal.
Signal is an ionic plasma, an electron charge, in balance offset, which is what propels it, or drives it.
A plasma is different than a solidus elemental lattice structure, which is what ‘wire’ is. A solidus frozen elemental lattice, this ‘wire’, is only capable of handling one aspect of signal transmission, the transverse wave function, as it is called in electrical physics terms.
The liquid metal in the Teo Audio cables, is liquid at the atomic level. Down to the molecular level. (No gross particle infused design of fluid cable can do its correctly) This means that there is a freedom in flow and organization of the fluid, in the most correct way. That each electron orbital transfer point, from one atomic structure to another, is free to enter into a state of complex rotation, as the electron moves into bridging the gap and transferring from one atomic structure to the next.
This condition of flow, or electron transfer in the fluid metal alloy, allows for the second aspect of gas, plasma, and fluid systems to arise, which is the ‘longitudinal wave’ of electromagnetic theory and analysis.
Due to this the fluid and the signal, for the first time, can act and flow, in some critical ways, as one.
Some of the fundamental and inescapable distortion components that are in wire based signal transfer systems drop away and cease to exist, when the signal is transported in a fluid medium. This is why the Teo Audio cables have such huge bandwidth, into the gigahertz range.
It is the solid lattice structure of wire, as a system of electrical transfer that gives rise to the limits of dynamic correctness, and a multitude of complex distortions when the wire is asked to deal with complex harmonic signals that go from near DC, through the skin effect region, and into the higher frequencies.
Eliminating these very source of these fundamental distortions, is what gives the Teo Audio cables their incredible dynamic clarity and fundamental rich harmonic body of sound. Teo Audio cables are, in all ways, the only known fundamentally correct method of achieving signal transfer in audio systems.
Ken Hotte, Teo Audio partner
Signal is inherently a plasma. Ionic plasma, or an electron cloud, with a pressure differential, with respect to the variant we call an ‘audio signal’.
In the case of an audio signal, one with a widely varying dynamic component.
Solids, or lattice structures, as like that of ‘wire’, for example, are not even close to being the correct environment for a high variance, high dynamic shifting ion cloud.
At DC levels of ‘transfer’, we get all kinds of injected noise, noise injected into the signal, which is also the carrier. That is, the ion cloud is also the medium, the carrier, and the signal.
That wire, by its very nature, gets very much in the way of this signal.
We use wire, as it is more complimentary to signal transfer than air is. That is the basic argument, in case you were not aware of the basics of electrical sciences.
Wire, or elements and alloys of elements are convenient, lower impedance transfer or guides/pathways, nothing more.
They are not perfect mediums, nor are they even close to being the correct medium.
Electricity, as a science and effect, came up this way in the human pantheon of observed and utilized phenomena….. but do not mistake the science of electrical signal as we know it–to be correct.
Do not accept it as dogma, do not accept it as a substitute for the more base and true reality.
The reality is that wire, capacitors, resistors, inductors dielectrics, etc are all notably imperfect applications of imperfect systems.
Wire, as an audio signal transfer system, sounds right at one specific level of dynamic level, and that is the level that has the least interference and least distortion, as heard by the human ear in the given application. One can overload a cable and it will go ‘hard’ sounding. One can under load a cable and it will go dark sounding. A combination of interference compounded by additive distortion, compounded by the Fletcher–Munson curve of human hearing non-linearity, compounded by the given ear on the given person’s capacity to decode all of this.
No two persons have the same hearing ability as no two people have the same running ability, or mental ability with regard to creativity. People have dumb ears all the way to highly intelligent ears. Human hearing, as comparison in individuals.. has as much range in potential for accomplishment and skill…as sports aestheticism or basic intelligence. this is fundamental to remember when you get into an argument about whether cables sound different or not, or the sound of a given amplifier.
If people don’t think cables make a difference, then they have not developed their ‘hearing athleticism’ in that area, or they simply do not have it. You might be arguing with an ear moron. That is an undeniable statement, when you think it through. Not nasty, or rude, just a simple fact of physicality in humans as tied to hearing, just like all other functions, like eyesight-visual acuity, and so on.
Anyone can enjoy music at whatever given level they be at, but do expect the arguments about hearing ability to follow through in the same way that ignorance and intelligence levels of individuals can interfere in all other areas of human discussion and integration.
Back to passive preamps, and their totally imperfect system, same as active preamps and their totally imperfect system.
There is, at this time, seemingly only one way to come close to getting to the perfect medium for this charged ion cloud we call signal.
We need an ‘arc strike’ medium, or level of force, or differential from one end of the arc, to the other. Within the arc, the electrons flow and align so that the differential of impedance, between the two arc end points is as perfectly adjusted as is possible, within the context of each electron’s alignment to one another, dynamically, as a system of flow, in time and motion. But,we don’t want high impedance and then a forced differential high voltage arc strike…. as the differential ends up dictating the shape of the signal, and thus the signal is damaged. If it is too low, then the medium also affects the signal which creates noise and distortion (bumping along electron orbital alignment pathways)…and creates the complexity and interference phase/field splitting mess we call LCR, as we know it. Yes, the elements of wire itself, and the dielectrics as interference, as a set… is what creates LCR.
What we need is something like a highly conductive gas, that has a neutral ground state, when unperturbed, and low mass.
But such a thing does not exist. So we’ll have go down one step further, into potential for interference with the signal cloud.
This one step lower….might just be something like a ‘room temperature liquid metal’.
The only way to get there…is use an alloy of elements. It would need to show the highest level of inherent lubricity, the highest levels of creep, the highest levels of reflectivity, and the widest range of frequency of reflectivity, all as a set. These sort of known phenomena would be reflections or evidence (telltale signs) of it’s capacity to relay signal, with as low an interference as is possible. The kind of lower levels of interference….that handily outstrips the audio signal application of molecular lattice structured ‘wire’.