The GS50-50 was designed specifically to offer sound "in between" gold and
silver*: to combine the sweetness of gold and the subjective "air" of silver - but without the typical silver "edge".
GS50-50 cables are NOT a mix of gold and silver wires. Their signal path is made of a
solid core alloy wire - which is manufactured to our special order using the "continuous cast" technology (sometimes referred to as "single crystal").
It appears that the difference in sound between gold, silver and
GS50-50 is not only in the amount of subjective "air" - but also in the bass and midbass where the
GS50-50 cables surpass both gold and silver. The sound has more subjective "body", it's "bigger", more "punchy"
- and "airy" at the same time, plus it has greater perceived dynamics
than either pure silver or pure gold, while keeping the same delicacy and detail the pure gold
(original PGS series) cables are loved for.
The "GS50-50" FEATURES SUMMARY
- proprietary solid core alloy wire (50% pure gold/ 50% pure silver);
- porous Teflon dielectric;
- Three-dimensional matrix geometry;
- very strong Kevlar cable core;
- light colored silver-gold mesh jacket;
The original, early GS50-50, introduced in 2002 and made
through 2004, were enclosed in a heavy black mesh jacket
(with a gold "sparkle" underneath) and were terminated with Cardas "Ultimate" rhodium-over-silver plated, non-magnetic beryllium spring-loaded connectors, chosen for
In October, 2004, the GS 50-50 design received an overhaul: the outer
jacketing became lighter (making cables more flexible) and changed
color to light gold shade - reflecting the cables' "gold-silver"
nature. Until early 2008, GS50-50 shipped with our experimental
Since its introduction, some GS50-50 pairs were terminated
with German WBT connectors,
which have been always available as an option; In March,
2008, the GS 50-50 design was updated again: the WBT Nextgen
connectors are now standard (the latest WBT version, with machined
metal shells - instead of the previous molded plastic shells
); inside the cables, the proprietary gold-silver alloy wire now
rests on a strong Kevlar core, which makes the cables virtually unbreakable.
As the result, the GS50-50 sounds even better than before.
The XLR connectors used with the balanced
GS50-50 have not changed. They are sourced from the World's largest PRO and high-end audio connectors manufacturer: Neutrik of
Suggested retail price for a 1 meter RCA-terminated GS50-50
pair is $2,000, and $2,600 for a 1 meter balanced XLR pair;
gold sounds sweet and mellow; pure silver sounds
"forward" and puts an emphasis on the presence
The revision abbreviations are given for information and
identification of various cable versions only: the cables are not