BLACK CAT CABLE & GRACELINE SERIES CABLES

Graceline is a Passion Project, a way to express certain ideas I have about cable construction, music, materials, processes, and the personal touch of an artist’s hand. It is about effortlessly flowing beauty, musical radiance, and deeply felt connections with the musical artists who fill our ears, our hearts, and our lives with their own passionate expressions.

All of these cables extend as evolutionary improvements from my original Setsuna designs, which surprised everyone – including myself – with how beautifully and effortlessly music can be rendered.

There are three levels of build to the Graceline series, allowing me to introduce different materials in a clear, qualitative progression. These are complex builds requiring of many steps to complete, and also requiring of some delicate skills to execute correctly.

They are built only by myself in my workshop, one at a time, for the authentic music lover seeking ever deeper experiences and intimate connections with Heart of Music.

Enjoy Graceline

~ Chris Sommovigo

All of our cables are made to order by Chris Sommovigo, personally. Please allow 1-3 weeks for shipping.

LEVEL 1 “KIBOU” RCA INTERCONNECT

RCA ONLY

1.0m pair $795.00, 1.5m pair $995.00, 2.0m pair $1195.00, 2.5m pair $1395.00, 3.0m pair $1595.00, 3.5m pair $1795.00, 4.0m pair $1995.00, 4.5m pair $2195.00, 5.0m pair $2395

Level 1 “Kibou” interconnect has a delicate structure combining a triaxial arrangement of open-braided, matrixed wire-tubes separated by layers of insulation, in a termination arrangement that keeps capacitance fundamentally low and velocity reasonably high (due to the air content of our unique AERON insulator). 

  • 2mm core textile cord
  • bare copper matrix
  • Two-Layer AERON nylon insulator
  • bare copper matrix
  • braided nylon interstitial insulator
  • tin-plated copper matrix
  • braided nylon jacket
  • terminated with Lovecraft MINI RCAs

All Graceline levels and models present with effortlessness and continuousness while projecting all of the complexities of the soundstage and audible images with dynamic realism from the micro to the macro – and all areas in between. In the world of High End Audio, these are uniquely accomplished.

LEVEL 1 “KIBOU” LOUDSPEAKER CABLE

1.5m pair $995.00, 2.0m pair $1195.00, 2.5m pair $1395.00, 3.0m pair $1595.00 3.5m pair $1795.00, 4.0m pair $1995.00, 4.5m pair $2195.00, 5.0m pair $2395.00

Level 1 “Kibou” speaker cables have a delicate structure combining a triaxial arrangement of open-braided, matrixed wire-tubes separated by layers of insulation, in a termination arrangement that keeps inductance fundamentally low and mechanical damping fairly high (due to AERON’s natural ability to absorb vibration).

  • 2mm core textile cord
  • bare copper matrix
  • Two-layer AERON nylon insulator
  • bare copper matrix
  • braided nylon interstitial insulator
  • tin-plated copper matrix
  • braided nylon jacket
  • terminated with Lovecraft MINI RCAs

All levels and models present with effortlessness and continuousness while projecting all of the complexities of the soundstage and audible images with dynamic realism from the micro to the macro – and all areas in between. In the world of High End Audio, these are uniquely accomplished.

LEVEL 2 “SETSUNA” RCA OR XLR INTERCONNECT

1.0m pair $1995.00, 1.5m pair $2395.00, 2.0m pair $2795.00, 2.5m pair $3195.00, 3.0m pair $3595.00, 3.5m pair $3795.00, 4.0m pair 3995.00, 4.5m pair $4195.00, 5.0m pair $4395.00

Level 2 “Setsuna” interconnect has a delicate structure combining a triaxial arrangement of open-braided, matrixed wire-tubes separated by layers of insulation, in a termination arrangement that keeps capacitance fundamentally low and velocity reasonably high (due to the air content of our unique AERON insulator). 

  • 3mm core textile cord
  • 1/2 bare copper x 1/2 enameled copper matrix
  • Hybrid two-layer AERON 1/2 nylon x 1/2 ptfe insulator
  • bare copper matrix
  • braided nylon interstitial insulator
  • bare copper matrix
  • braided nylon jacket
  • terminated with Lovecraft Reference RCAs or Neutrik XLRs

All levels and models present with effortlessness and continuousness while projecting all of the complexities of the soundstage and audible images with dynamic realism from the micro to the macro – and all areas in between. In the world of High End Audio, these are uniquely accomplished.

LEVEL 2 “SETSUNA” LOUDSPEAKER CABLE

1.5m pair $2395.00, 2.0m pair $2795.00, 2.5m pair $3195.00, 3.0m pair $3595.00, 3.5m pair $3795.00, 4.0m pair $3995.00, 4.5m pair $4195.00, 5.0m pair $4395.00

Level 2 “Setsuna” speaker cables have a delicate structure combining a triaxial arrangement of open-braided, matrixed wire-tubes separated by layers of insulation, in a termination arrangement that keeps inductance fundamentally low and mechanical damping fairly high (due to AERON’s natural ability to absorb vibration).

  • 3mm core textile cord
  • 1/2 bare copper x 1/2 enameled copper matrix
  • Hybrid two-layer AERON 1/2 nylon x 1/2 ptfe insulator
  • bare copper matrix
  • braided nylon interstitial insulator
  • bare copper matrix
  • braided nylon jacket
  • terminated with XOX rhodium-plated pure copper bananas

All levels and models present with effortlessness and continuousness while projecting all of the complexities of the soundstage and audible images with dynamic realism from the micro to the macro – and all areas in between. In the world of High End Audio, these are uniquely accomplished.

LEVEL 3 “MEZAME” RCA OR XLR INTERCONNECT

1.0m pair $4995.00, 1.5m pair $6495.00, 2.0m pair $7995.00, 2.5m pair $9495.00, 3.0m pair $10995.00, 3.5m pair $12495.00, 4.0m pair $13995.00, 4.5m pair $15495.00, 5.0m pair $16995.00

Level 3 “Mezame” interconnect has a delicate structure combining a triaxial arrangement of open-braided, matrixed wire-tubes separated by layers of insulation, in a termination arrangement that keeps capacitance fundamentally low and velocity reasonably high (due to the air content of our unique AERON insulator). 

  • 0.5 mm core waxed-cotton cord
  • 1/2 enameled copper x 1/2 bare Pure Silver matrix
  • THREE-layer AERON pure PTFE insulator
  • 1/2 enameled copper x 1/2 bare Pure Silver matrix
  • braided nylon interstitial insulator
  • bare copper matrix
  • braided nylon jacket
  • terminated with Oyaide SLSC Silver RCAs -or- Oyaide Focus-1 XLRs

All levels and models present with effortlessness and continuousness while projecting all of the complexities of the soundstage and audible images with dynamic realism from the micro to the macro – and all areas in between. In the world of High End Audio, these are uniquely accomplished.

LEVEL 3 “MEZAME” LOUDSPEAKER CABLE

1.5m pair $6495.00, 2.0m pair $7995.00, 2.5m pair $9495.00, 3.0m pair $10995.00, 3.5m pair $12495.00, 4.0m pair $13995.00, 4.5m pair $15495.00, 5.0m pair $16995.00

Level 3 “Mezame” speaker cables have a delicate structure combining a triaxial arrangement of open-braided, matrixed wire-tubes separated by layers of insulation, in a termination arrangement that keeps inductance fundamentally low and mechanical damping fairly high (due to AERON’s natural ability to absorb vibration).

  • 0.5 mm core waxed-cotton cord
  • 1/2 1/2 enameled copper x 1/2 bare Pure Silver matrix
  • THREE-Layer AERON full ptfe insulator
  • 1/2 bare copper x 1/2 enameled Pure Silver matrix
  • braided nylon interstitial insulator
  • bare copper matrix
  • braided nylon jacket
  • terminated with XOX rhodium-plated pure copper bananas.

All levels and models present with effortlessness and continuousness while projecting all of the complexities of the soundstage and audible images with dynamic realism from the micro to the macro – and all areas in between. In the world of High End Audio, these are uniquely accomplished.

Helping You Build A Better Time Machine
Each of our cables are designed to help you build a better Time Machine, and are personally hand-made to order by Chris Sommovigo, designer & proprietor of Black Cat Cable.
ABOUT BLACK CAT CABLE
In 1992 Chris Sommovigo introduced the first truly precision 75 Ohm digital coaxial cable for high end audio under the name ILLUMINATI legendary designs that have stood the test of time.
BLACK CAT CABLE: A small company with a limited output of specialty cables radiating from the same core ethos: each cable personally built by Chris Sommovigo to ensure that standards are maintained. We don’t produce thousands of cables per month, or provide products to hundreds of dealers¦ we aren’t able to meet such demands due to the highly specialized nature of our processes.
This translates to extremely high-quality cables manufactured to high standards using select raw-materials, unique processes, custom tooling & machinery, and the unmistakable touch of the inventor’s hand.
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All of our cables are made to order by Chris Sommovigo, personally. Please allow 1-3 weeks for shipping.
Coppertone FLATWAVE Speaker Cable: Starting $299.
The Coppertone Loudspeaker cable uses tin-plated copper conductors that are loved by so many for their classic sound and arranges them in a coaxial dual-tube arrangement based on a dual-layer helical wind with braided nylon-multifilament fibers between the layers. Inside the tube is our unique FLATWAVE conductor,
The new Flatwave conductor is a small, pure copper ribbon that we flatten in-house with a precision rolling machine. The flattened conductor is then rolled through our Airwave tooling, shaping it into a sinusoidal form so that it will remain substantially suspended in air once hand-placed within Coppertones thin-walled PTFE tube. Our XOX direct-plated pure copper bananas terminate to the speaker cable for unimpeded signal transfer.
Although this is a very compact design, don’t be fooled by the size! Each pole sums to ca: 15 AWG
The Black Cat entry level Coppertone RCA interconnect and banana terminated speaker cables are simply amazing bargains. We think they redefine the entry level high end cable price to performance ratio. ~ Fair Hedon
From a customer in Zagreb:
Good evening, To whoever might be bothered to read: I am what you – presumably – call a budget music lover. I life time vinyl collector, Detroit techno afficionado from Eastern Europe, I’ve always invested money in black wax rather than “the other stuff”. Regardless, even if when I wanted to invest in something that WhatHiFi and similar would review, or deem worth owning, it’d cost 25 records worth… Which is a no-no in my book. Plus, I am a welder in Zagreb (Croatia), so already buying records is taking food off my table, let alone accessories.
Anyways, as every person who holds their record collection dear, my dream was to provide my precious vinyl with the best possible accessories I could afford. For years, stuff like Nodost or Transparent has been a wishful thinking type of a deal for me. Watching cables cost as much as a bulk of a collection you spent years building seemed ridiculous. Anyways, Mr. Sommovigo and his products have always been there at all the festivals, all the presentations, all the you-name-it as the real, connoisseur stuff once all the hype and glamour is gone.
Well, could be, I thought, but given the fact the man sells cables at a price that exceed my yearly rent, I always thought this stuff would be something I’d always be hearing and reading about, but never touch.
Not to prolong. Today, I am a proud owner of the Black Cat speaker cable and Interconnect, the Coppertone series. I know that to you guys it might be the cheapest thing you’ve ever done, but trust me, you have finally enabled me, if even for a moment, the entrance into this “high end” world. Although I paid through the nose for it at the HD Multimedia shop, I wanted to give you all a HUGE virtual hug and a massive THANK YOU for putting out on the market something for the common man, if you so wish to put it. The cables are first league, top tier material, here’s to another few decades, and I might even move up to the more expensive ones.
Sincerely yours, Martin
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From a customer in Ohio:
AWESOME CABLE!!!!  It’s earned the coveted “Eight Thumbs Up! award.
I have 2 golden-eared audio buddies that are extremely reliable when it comes to listening and reporting exactly what they hear. My wife gets the same description.
We ALL heard the same differences when compared to my [famous cable brand redacted] that have been in place since they first came out “ probably 25 years ago. As I mentioned, the [famous cables] were the highest rated interconnects at the time¦but times, and cable development have moved ahead.
What differences did we hear?
In direct comparisons to the [famous cables], the Coppertones have more air, better transients “ especially above 3khz, better defined instrument locations, and tighter bass response and decay. Better in every conceivable way, actually. I don’t even want to think what your more advanced (read expensive) cables can do …
It really is a significant improvement over my long-loved [famous cables]. I’m actually quite surprised “ pleasantly, of course.
~ Dave J.
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3232 Speaker Cable
Starting $649.
From a customer in New York City:
Hey Chris,
Just wanted to say thank you for the cables and that I hope you are enjoying a fantastic weekend.
… for now, feeding a Chord DAC direct into a pre-production LTA Ultralinear with volume control into even my woefully inefficient backup Spendors and the cables sound great, great, great (and are truly beautifully crafted).
My [famous name] and [exotic brand] cables don’t hold a candle to these. They just sound live. What you do is so appreciated.
Many thanks from a happy customer,
~ Alex
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All of our cables are made to order by Chris Sommovigo, personally. Please allow 1-3 weeks for shipping.
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This is a multilayered cable that begins with a 6mm core of pure cotton rope sourced from Japan. This is central to the cable as a means of creating a core that is mechanically damped. Around the core is a braid of 32 bare, pure copper strands at 30 AWG each (summing to 15AWG), then an interstitial layer of braided multifilament nylon, a secondary layer of 32 braided copper wires – same as the interior layer of wire – and finally an overall braided jacket of nylon.