Black Cat Cable & INDIGO DarkStar

“The takeaway was that Chris Sommovigo’s description of his cables having an “effortless” quality when it comes to sound reproduction is spot on.”

Tom Lyle (EnjoyTheMusic.com)

SPEAKER CABLES

Coppertone FLATWAVE™ Speaker cables

Unequalled performance from the hands of a master…

ALL PRICES EX-VAT // PRICE PER PAIR
All of our cables are made to order by Chris Sommovigo, personally. Please allow 2-4 weeks for shipping.
Coppertone FLATWAVE™ Speaker Cable:
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 Coppertone’s 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

1.5mpr $425.

2.0mpr $500.

2.5mpr $575

3.0mpr $650

4.0mpr $800

5.0mpr $950

3232 Speaker Cable

ALL PRICES EX-VAT // PRICE PER PAIR
All of our cables are made to order by Chris Sommovigo, personally. Please allow 2-4 weeks for shipping.

1.5mpr $1,025.

2.0mpr $1,200.

2.5mpr $1,375.

3.0mpr $1,550.

This is a fairly ideal geometry expressed in excellent materials that runs circles around the usual suspects!

Terminated with XOX rhodium-plated pure copper bananas.

XOX Spade-adapters optional.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~• “My first reaction to this cable was a resounding WOW! I have used many different brands of cables that were in the 3-4k range and these were just far and away the best for clarity and 3-D imaging! It is definitely a “you are there!” soundstage. ~ Guy Bombardier / Quebec, CA .• “The 3202 has raised the bar high and set a new benchmark in its class. BravoIt’s an amazing cable. It doesn’t even sound like it was built at a price!”~ Timothy N. / Singapore.• “… perhaps the [3202]’s greatest strength – unraveling all the information and clarifying musical lines. A congested mass becomes understandable individual players with light on them. Soundstaging is big and spacious with lots of depth.… the effect of my Black Cat wired phono system is mesmerizing.”~ James D. // ON, Canada.• ” …without doubt the best decision I have  made when buying an interconnect. If you are thinking about a new cable then in my opinion don’t hesitate as it just makes you want to play more albums than you possibly did before even right through.”
~ John S. // UK
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• “It all works. I love these and what they do with our music. I can’t recommend these highly enough. A solid audition to those who are looking for the best, but cannot afford the multi-thousand-dollar options. A true reference cable for under $5.k” – Dave Clark, Positive Feedback 

• “The Black Cat Cables 3202 and 3232 are first-class connectors that you should consider for fine tuning between high-quality components – especially when you need resolution, dynamics, precision, and control.

The speaker cable Black Cat 3232 is a real price-performance tip. If clarity and resolution are required, this connector is far ahead of the pack. I would rate the NF cable Black Cat 3202 even a class higher. With their striking openness, detail, unrestrained dynamics and precise control, the optically inconspicuous connectors also play in the top league of low-frequency cables. Again, the price seems more than fair considering the bidding.” ~ MARTIN MERTENS, Fairuadio.de

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“So, thinking about Chris Sommovigo’s cables, think about them in the context of expensive, elaborate systems. That’s where they belong. As I see it the 3202 and 3232 truly deserve out RED Fingerprint.” ~ Wojciek Pacula, High Fidelity

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“I agree with the dealers and distributors who suggested to Black Cat owner and chief engineer Chris Sommovigo that he should somehow find a way to manufacture his products to look more like “giant anaconda-like cables” than the more svelte appearance of his current line of cables so he could charge more for them. I have enough experience with using different cables in my system to conclude that, no, the majority of the more expensive cables that are marketed today are not over-priced, but… the Black Cat cables are certainly underpriced. In fact, I think that Black Cat is selling themselves short. The only conclusion I can come to is that the only reason Black Cat cannot sell their cables for more is because of their appearance. 

In the meantime, audiophiles should take advantage of this situation, and seriously consider sacrificing the ability to dazzle their audiophile friends with cables that are as thick as a garden hose with flashy external appendages, and instead suffer the humiliation of having to show them their thinner, more refined looking Black Cat cables. But they can say that the Black Cat cables have the approval of Enjoy the Music.com Senior Editor Tom Lyle and they will have the experience of hearing with the many sonic benefits these Black Cat interconnect, speaker, and digital cables will impart to their systems. Recommended to all.” ~ Tom Lyle, Enjoy The Music

ULTRANOVA Mk. II Speaker Cable

ALL PRICES EX-VAT // PRICE PER PAIR
SPECIAL ORDER PRODUCT: LEAD TIME = 4-8 weeks

1.5mpr $4,150

2.0mpr $5,100

2.5mpr $6,050

3.0mpr $7,000

ANALOG INTERCONNECTS

Coppertone FLATWAVE™ RCA

All of our cables are made to order by Chris Sommovigo, personally. Please allow 2-4 weeks for shipping.

Coppertone FLATWAVE™ RCA Interconnect:  The new 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 Coppertone’s thin-walled PTFE tube (thereby helping to keep capacitance low and velocity high). Our Lovecraft MINI RCAs terminate to the interconnect.

Terminated with Lovecraft MINI RCA connectors. 

1.0mpr $350

1.5mpr $425

2.0mpr $500

2.5mpr $575

3.0mpr $650

3202 Interconnect

All of our cables are made to order by Chris Sommovigo, personally. Please allow 2-4 weeks for shipping.
A Matrix-32 outer shell forms the signal layer. Comprised of 16 individually-enameled pure copper strands x 16 Sn plated pure copper strands braided into a very fine tube of counter-rotating helices around a thin-walled PTFE (“Teflon”) tube. An AERON layer (nylon/air) is deposited over the matrix conductors, and a nylon jacket is braided over this whole assembly.
A thin copper Airwave™ conductor, Nami-processed to ensure that it remains substantially suspended in the air, is run down the center of the PTFE tube.
(terminated with our “Lovecraft Mini” RCAs or Neutrik XLRs)

1.0mpr $850.

1.5mpr $1,025.

2.0mpr $1,200.

2.5mpr $1,375.

3.0mpr $1,550.

•  Just a quick review on the 3202 interconnect that I received from you. After letting the cables settle for 150 hrs or so, The only thing I can come up with to describe it is, “A Cohesive Oneness of sound”. Truely exceptional soundstage, image placement, tonal balance, the 3202 has it all. ~ Michael G..•”My first reaction to this cable was a resounding WOW! I have used many different brands of cables that were in the 3-4k range and these were just far and away the best for clarity and 3-D imaging! It is definitely a “you are there!” soundstage. ~ Guy Bombardier / Quebec, CA .• “The 3202 has raised the bar high and set a new benchmark in its class. BravoIt’s an amazing cable. It doesn’t even sound like it was built at a price!”~ Timothy N. / Singapore.• “… perhaps the [3202]’s greatest strength – unraveling all the information and clarifying musical lines. A congested mass becomes understandable individual players with light on them. Soundstaging is big and spacious with lots of depth.… the effect of my Black Cat wired phono system is mesmerizing.”~ James D. / ON, Canada.• ” …without doubt the best decision I have  made when buying an interconnect. If you are thinking about a new cable then in my opinion don’t hesitate as it just makes you want to play more albums than you possibly did before even right through.”
~ John S. / UK
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• “It all works. I love these and what they do with our music. I can’t recommend these highly enough. A solid audition to those who are looking for the best, but cannot afford the multi-thousand-dollar options. A true reference cable for under $5.k” – Dave Clark, Positive Feedback 

• “The Black Cat Cables 3202 and 3232 are first-class connectors that you should consider for fine tuning between high-quality components – especially when you need resolution, dynamics, precision, and control.

The speaker cable Black Cat 3232 is a real price-performance tip. If clarity and resolution are required, this connector is far ahead of the pack. I would rate the NF cable Black Cat 3202 even a class higher. With their striking openness, detail, unrestrained dynamics and precise control, the optically inconspicuous connectors also play in the top league of low-frequency cables. Again, the price seems more than fair considering the bidding.” ~ MARTIN MERTENS, Fairuadio.de

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“So, thinking about Chris Sommovigo’s cables, think about them in the context of expensive, elaborate systems. That’s where they belong. As I see it the 3202 and 3232 truly deserve out RED Fingerprint.” ~ Wojciek Pacula, High Fidelity

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“I agree with the dealers and distributors who suggested to Black Cat owner and chief engineer Chris Sommovigo that he should somehow find a way to manufacture his products to look more like “giant anaconda-like cables” than the more svelte appearance of his current line of cables so he could charge more for them. I have enough experience with using different cables in my system to conclude that, no, the majority of the more expensive cables that are marketed today are not over-priced, but… the Black Cat cables are certainly underpriced. In fact, I think that Black Cat is selling themselves short. The only conclusion I can come to is that the only reason Black Cat cannot sell their cables for more is because of their appearance.

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In the meantime, audiophiles should take advantage of this situation, and seriously consider sacrificing the ability to dazzle their audiophile friends with cables that are as thick as a garden hose with flashy external appendages, and instead suffer the humiliation of having to show them their thinner, more refined looking Black Cat cables. But they can say that the Black Cat cables have the approval of Enjoy the Music.com Senior Editor Tom Lyle and they will have the experience of hearing with the many sonic benefits these Black Cat interconnect, speaker, and digital cables will impart to their systems. Recommended to all.”Tom Lyle, Enjoy The Music

SilverStar 88 Flatwave™ RCA Interconnect

The 99.999% pure Silver conductor is flattened into a precision micro-ribbon with our in-house Tungsten-carbide rolling mill until it has been reduced to the desired thinness. It is then shaped into a sinusoid “wave” via our Flatwave process, and then hand-run down the center of a thin-walled Teflon tube with double copper shields.
 
This conductor is terminated to a Furutech FP-126(R) PCOCC pin / Rhodium-plated RCA with Wonder Solder.
 
The SilverStar Flatwave RCA interconnect delivers an experience of music that can only be described as crystal clear, pellucid, alive and breathing. Pay particular attention to the layering within the soundstage from front to back, as this ability of the SilverStar to render such nuances is quite remarkable. The way in which the delicate, pure silver micro-ribbon passes the signal without any sense of strain or editorializing can be breathtaking at times … especially as musicians seem to emerge from the soundscape with unvarnished authenticity and a truly palpable presence.
 
The cinematic landscape of sound is something quite special, as the loudspeakers disappear into a field of sonic delights! Symphonic rendering is outstanding, placing you as a direct witness to the performance. Electronic music, especially of the ambient variety, can project an astonishingly vast soundscape when listening to some of the more ‘ethereal’ compositions, placing you in the middle of a wholly-created world filled with musical and sonic entities to entice you.

1.0mpr $1,275

1.5mpr $1,695

2.0mpr $2,095

ULTRANOVA Mk. II RCA or XLR

SPECIAL ORDER PRODUCT: LEAD TIME = 4-8 weeks
The ULTRANOVA Mk. II started its life out as an experimental build for a closely-knit group of Black Cat friends in Asia – guys who have extraordinary taste, and who wanted more than just a taste of “Stargate” in a less expensive package. I loved the outcome so much that I decided that it was time to update Ultranova to Mk. II status!
Instead of using a pure silver ribbon, Ultranova Mk. II uses 21awg 99.999% pure silver wire that is Nami-processed to create the undulating wave form. Then InterPole™ conductors are carefully hand-run over the undulating silver, supported at the peaks of the sinusoids and, together, form a pseudo-ribbon.
This assembly of conductors is then run down the center a low-density, microporous Teflon/air tube that has a very light-gauge “Faraday Cage” style shield. The entire cable form is jacketed in Nylon multifilament, and then terminated to your preference of RCAs or XLRs.
LOVECRAFT Reference RCAs // OYAIDE Focus-1 XLRs

1.0mpr $3,200.

1.5mpr $4,150.

2.0mpr $5,100.

2.5mpr $6,050.

3.0mpr $7,000.

DIGITAL CABLES

Silverstar! 75 Mk. II Universal

1.0m $350.

1.5m $475.

2.0m $600.

2.5m $725.

3.0m $850.

All of our cables are made to order by Chris Sommovigo, personally. Please allow 2-4 weeks for shipping.In 2010 I released the first-ever Black Cat Cable product, and it was a little 75 Ohm digital cabled named “Veloce” – it quickly gained a wonderful reputation for being a wonderful performer, and was celebrated for being something of a “sure thing” by Srajan Ebaen of 6moons.com when he said: “ … that makes the Veloce a sure thing for all but the excessively monied. Sure things in as uncertain a sector as high-end audio are always welcome. When sure things cost only a little, they become sure things for sure.”

 

“At first I thought I had lost something – and then immediately after, I began to realize the extra information (detail), that the increased smoothness of your cable had initially made MORE, seem LESS. My mistake! It is magnificently musical and satisfying. A huge tonal palette, and bass I never heard before. Wow. You sure know what you are doing. I am so glad I ordered it! …  I was surprised. Seldom does a component create such a totally positive change.”   ~ Lew Wells, customer (Silverstar! 75 Mk. I)Silverstar! 75 was the evolution of the Veloce, and had been a major underground favorite for good reason – it bested some of the most expensive SPDIF cables out there, and was a steal by comparison!SILVERSTAR! 75 Mk. II! The raw cable is manufactured to my specifications by a military/aerospace contractor in the USA that I’ve been doing business with since 1994, and then post-processed and terminated right here in my workshop.

Mk. II now includes a secondary (silver-plated copper shield, addition of RFI rejection material, and an overall braided jacket from multifilament nylon.
Terminated with 75 Ohm BNCs / Includes Black Cat RCA adapters

Digit-110 AES/EBU

All of our cables are made to order by Chris Sommovigo, personally. Please allow 2-4 weeks for shipping.


DIGIT AES/EBU is the trickle-down AES/EBU from the TRØN level digital cables, with single-layer interstitial QuieTex materials and techniques to create an RF and EM insulation in order to help defray the effects of RF/EM from without and within.

Dual-55 Ohm twin-coaxials with outstanding bandwidth. AES/EBU extreme performance, outclassed only by TRØN.


Available with Neutrik XLRs

1.0m $875.

1.5m $1,100.

2.0m $1,325.

2.5m $1,349.

3.0m $1,775.

Digit-USB

All of our cables are made to order by Chris Sommovigo, personally. Please allow 2-4 weeks for shipping.



DIGIT USB is a very different take on the ordinary/mundane USB architecture that you’ll find even in some of the most expensive luxury-level USB cables available. In this instance, it provides twin 45-ohm highly precise micro-coaxial cables with real silver-plated copper-foil shielding (NOT metallized plastic mylar!) for the data lines, run within a PTFE (Teflon) tube. Power and Ground are run in a separate layer in counter-rotating helices using my Matrix-32 Interpole™ system, and then an overall jacket is woven around the whole form.

1.0m $875.

1.5m $1,100.

2.0m $1,325.

2.5m $1,550.

3.0m $1,775.

Mini-TRØN Universal

All of our cables are made to order by Chris Sommovigo, personally. Please allow 2-4 weeks for shipping.

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Mini-TRØN is a direct trickle-down product from TRØN, where I’m using some of our QuieTex materials and techniques to create an RF and EM insulative blanket of sorts in order to help defray the effects of RF/EM from without and within. It’s an electrically precise 75 Ohm coaxial cable with an outstanding bandwidth.

Terminated with 75 Ohm BNC, includes Black Cat 75 Ohm RCA adapters.


1.0m $1,150.
1.5m $1,450.
2.0m $1,750.
2.5m $2,050.
3.0m $2,350.

TRØN Reference Digital Cables

All of our cables are made to order by Chris Sommovigo, personally. Please allow 2-4 weeks for shipping.

TRØN Signature Digital Cables are among the very best in the world, bar none, regardless of price. ALL TRØN digital cables are manufactured with quite heavy-builds of our QuieTex™ noise reduction materials, which entails time consuming processes of difficult-to-work-with materials.

  • TRØN Mk. III SPDIF Cable: highly precise 75Ω coaxial cable surrounded by two full layers of QuieTex noise reducing materials. BNC:BNC standard (direct;y soldered RCAs available as a custom order, please inquire)/
  • TRØN AES/EBU Cable: a twin-run of precision 55Ω microcoaxials are run down the center of a double heavy-build of Quietex layers, resulting in an extraordinarily noiseless performance. Oyaide Focus-1 XLRs.
  • TRØN USB Cable: a twin-run of precision 45Ω microcoaxial data lines are run down the center of a Teflon/Air tube. InterPole™ conductors are braided along the outside of the tube in counter-rotating helices to form the Power and Ground poles. A heavy-build of QuieTex materials ensures black-hole-like noiselessness.
  • TRØN KLØK: Pure, 50 Ohm coaxial cable surrounded by a heavy build of QuieTex layers, ensuring noiseless performance for your advanced, external clocking device.

1.0m $2,300.

1.5m $3,050.

2.0m $3,800.

2.5m $4,550.

3.0m $5,300.

POWER CORDS

All of our cables are made to order by Chris Sommovigo, personally. Please allow 2-4 weeks for shipping.
 Twin-Coax power cord boasts a twisted pair of these: A pseudo-tube braided conductor is separated from an overlaying shield by a densely braided nylon multifilament yarn. The inner conductor is composed of 128 silver-plated copper conductors + 128 bare copper conductors (36awg per conductor) summing to approximately 12awg PER POLE. Shields/ground plane sums to approximately 9AWG. 
OYAIDE 004 Series  (IEC, 15A NEMA, Schuko available.) 
“The PC-1 is part of the Black Cat line which has a strong personality, including this beautiful power cable appearance that brings together essential qualities: meaning detail, clarity and harmonic richness, extended bass, firm and precise, deep silence proving good isolation, in short so many advantages that perfectly justify its price, the even positioning very well in the middle of a competition provided. This black cat will not bring bad luck to your chain, but on the contrary, it will purr with satisfaction in being able to express all its qualities.”

Bruno Castelluzzo // Haute Fidélité

PC-1 Power Cord

 Oyaide 004 (US Plug + IEC) 

1.5m $875.

2.0m $1,325.

Oyaide 004 (Schuko + IEC)   

1.5m $1,100.

2.0m $1,550.

PC-X Power Cord

All of our cables are made to order by Chris Sommovigo, personally. Please allow 2-4 weeks for shipping.
PC-X is a special triaxial arrangement of braided pure-copper strands over a flat cord former. Each ring of conductors is made up of 256 individual strands summing to an overall conductor mass that is equivalent to ca: 12awg for massive current carrying capacity. Interstitial insulators are braided 1680 denier multifilament nylon, and the entire cable is built up from raw materials on our machines right here in our Alpharetta, GA workshop.
OYAIDE 004 Series  (IEC, 15A NEMA, Schuko available.) 

Oyaide 004 (US Plug + IEC) 

1.5m $1,450.

2.0m $1,950.

Oyaide 004 (Schuko + IEC) 

1.5m $1,700.

2.0m $2,200.

PC-2 Power Cord

All of our cables are made to order by Chris Sommovigo, personally. Please allow 2-4 weeks for shipping.
This power cord suspends a fully-annealed (dead soft) 14awg 99.999% PURE SILVER solid-core conductor within an air/teflon tube, at the center of a triaxial arrangement with bare pure copper conductors in the outer valences. Each pole is individually jacketed. The shields are continuously conductive with the ground-plane.
OYAIDE 004 Series  (IEC, 15A NEMA, Schuko available.) 

Oyaide 004 (US Plug + IEC) 

1.5m $2,000.

2.0m $2,500.

Oyaide 004 (Schuko + IEC) 

1.5m $2,250.

2.0m $2,750.

INDIGO

SPDIF

1.33m (75 BNC) $11,999.

1.33m (75 RCA) $11,999.

AES/EBU

1.33m (Oyaide Focus-1 XLR) $14,999.

USB

1.0m 19s 800ms $14,999

INDIGO DarkStar Interconnect (RCA/XLR)

1.0m pr $27,995.

1.5m pr $31,495

2.0m pr $34,995.

2.5m pr $38,495.

INDIGO DarkStar Power Cords

1.0m $18,995.

1.5m $21,995.

2.0m $24,995.

2.5m $27,995.

3.0m $30,995.

INDIGO DarkStar Speaker Cable

1.0m pr $35,995.

1.5m pr $41,995.

2.0m pr $47,995.

2.5m pr $53,995.

3.0m pr $59,995.

EXPERIENCE PERSONALIZED CUSTOMER SERVICE! 

Mike Phalan
Gestalt HiFi
24 Sunlit Dr West
Santa Fe NM 87508
By Appointment
gestalthifi@gmail.com      
808.640.8947