Originally, the cables developed by Yukihiro Hayashi were only manufactured on request and offered only to professionals, customers of the brand (Luna Sea, L'Arc～en～Ciel, Matt Schofield etc...) They are now available to everyone, so we jumped at the chance! Free The Tone cables are not "everyone" cables. Indeed, these are produced only on order (thus for us!) and manufactured by 3 "master craftmen" experts in this field. It's a typically "Japanese" concept, but once the cables are in hand, we understand that their manufacture is extremely meticulous, down to the smallest detail.
The quality and durability of a cable are conditioned by the quality of the manufacturing process, which is why Free The Tone has chosen this very specific mode. Free The Tone cables combine audio quality, extreme mechanical strength and a specially designed flexibility/weight ratio for maximum comfort.
The CUI-6550 is part of the range - Integrated - launched for the 15th anniversary of the brand. This represents the pinnacle of the brand's know-how in terms of sound with a capital S. The CUI-6550 is a cable with a warm, balanced and above all extremely musical sound. Here, no intensive coloring, no marked sound signature with a part of the spectrum more or less highlighted. Y. Hayashi's desire was to create a cable that respects the instrument by interfering as little as possible with its own sound. The key word is "natural".
The CUI-6550 has chiseled and taut bass. They give thickness to your sound without being messy and remain punchy whatever your instrument. The highs are soft, precise, without being too present and never aggressive. The mids are rich and will flow through the mix with excellent clarity and presence. And since "silence is golden", the CUI-6550 offers top-notch isolation.
The CUI-6550 plug benefits from an original design. The one is equipped with small ripples which offer an excellent grip when connecting/extracting the cable from a pedal for example (even with sweaty hands!) Inside, the connector has a "tab" specially developed to obtain an optimal welding point and a large contact surface for grounding.
Conductor size: 0.50mm2
Build: 50/0.12A OFC (No./mm)
Insulation Thickness: 1.55mm (±0.05mm)
Inner sheath thickness: 0.25mm
Shield diameter: 5.00 mm
Sheath Thickness: 0.75mm (±0.10mm)
Diameter: 6.50mm (±0.20mm)
Maximum conductor resistance (20 degrees C): 32.6≧(Ω/km)
Capacitance (1 kHz): about 80 (pF/m)