Naim Hi-Line Interconnect
Given the opportunity to start with a ‘clean sheet’ Naim has developed a reference interconnect, with a much improved plug as well as a new cable. The result is stunning!
The Hi-Line Air-PLUG (patented) is designed as a decoupling device to prevent vibrations from one product being transmitted, through the cable, to another product and to stop airborne vibrations picked up by the cable being transmitted to the products to which it is connected.
The cable section of the Hi-Line, exclusive to Naim, is manufactured from twisted pairs of 80 Litz conductors surrounded by PTFE, Kapton and PTFE tape all then enclosed within a semi conductive shield to reduce static charges. This is then wrapped by two spiral wound copper shields and lapped PTFE tape. Two of these assemblies side by side are then wrapped in layers of PTFE tape and finally a rubber outer covering. This gives a two-channel cable where the signal and RF grounds are held in a static position relative to each other negating any difference in field between them.
The Hi-Line is available in the following variants: 5 pin DIN to 5 pin DIN, 4 pin DIN to 5 pin DIN, 5 pin DIN to 2 RCA, 2 RCA to 5 pin DIN and 2 RCA to 2 RCA. The standard cable length is 1.3 metres.