Hosa Technology introduces a significant upgrade 05-Apr-12
Hosa Technology has introduced a significant upgrade of the company's popular Elite Series guitar cables. They say that, now available with Neutrik X-Series straight and right-angle plugs plus a new nylon webbing over the cable's PVC jacket, the Elite Series takes advantage of the latest technological advances and state-of-the-art manufacturing processes to deliver performance attributes that are every bit on par--if not superior to--more costly boutique cables.
Jonathan Pusey, Hosa Technology's Vice President of Sales and Marketing, told us "We spared no expense in the development of this cable and the enhancements made to this line are significant. With a rich feature set and a highly competitive price, we are extremely proud of this product line. The Elite Series has always been an exceptional product and now, with the addition of Neutrik connectors and abrasion-resistant nylon webbing for a lifetime of dynamic, noise-free sound quality, I'm confident guitarists everywhere will find much to like."
Here's how the company describes the new cables:
A clean, reliable connection to one's signal processing and amplification chain is of paramount concern for any guitarist or bassist and the Hosa Elite Series guitar cable makes this a top priority. The Neutrik X-Series connectors employ precision machined, one-piece contacts designed to provide both signal integrity and structural rigidity. The connectors feature gold-plated contacts for corrosion resistance and superior signal transfer and utilize a zinc die-cast housing for rock-solid reliability. With a polyurethane gland to prevent cable kinking for longer cable life and chuck-type strain relief for maximum cable retention combined with a sleek, ergonomic design for easy handling, these connectors deliver the ideal blend of performance and long-term reliability.
Of course, the cable's quality is an equally important contributor to overall audio performance and here, too, the Hosa Elite Series guitar cable excels. These cables use 20 AWG Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC) conductors that reduce resistance in order to facilitate maximum signal transfer. Polyethylene dielectrics reduce capacitance for crystal-clear high-frequency transmission while conductive PVC reduces handling noise. Further, a 95% OFC braided shield is employed for noise-free signal transmission. Take all this and complete it with nylon webbing over the cable's PVC jacket, which is cut- and abrasion-resistant for a lifetime of trouble-free use, and the end result is a cable musicians can place their trust in.
Pricing and Availability:
Hosa Technology's Elite Series cables range in price from an MSRP of $44.10 (for a 5-foot length straight to same) through $85.65 (for a 25-foot straight to right angle model). These cables are also available in 6-inch, 1-foot, and 1.5-foot patch cord lengths, with MSRP pricing ranging from $38.85 – $40.95. The Elite Series is slated to become available late Q2, 2012.