ようこそ (Yōkoso - welcome)
IKIGAI audio produces every high-end cable by hand. With a Japanese eye for detail, soberness in design and build quality. Cabling doesn't need to be the weakest link anymore. With IKIGAI cables you will hear your music evolve from your speakers as never before. One of the strongest points of IKIGAI is the refinement in sound. IKIGAI doesn't have an artificial glare some people call air around the instruments. Instead IKIGAI makes it possible to place the instruments in a solid place, firmly textured, with a full body. This all comes without hearing fatigue or stress.
Every cable is build up by using natural materials in the core. From silver in a high purity (5N or 99,999% pure) and 24K gold. These fine materials conduct your precious music signals sonically like you have never heard before. IKIGAI audio uses as much air around these precious metals as dielectric as possible. All other dielectrics have a sonic impact. Another example of good cable topology.
IKIGAI audio has three levels of performance. Starting with the Sugure, to the Kangai, to our top level Kinzan. Every level has the unique IKIGAI character, which makes you want to listen more and longer to music. See our levels page for more information.
This level is very unique. It combines fine Silver (5N) with the unique recrystallization process to form a mono crystal wire. It uses two different shielding techniques to keep EMI and RFI out. This will give you even more refinement and non-fatigue listening. A true IKIGAI audio listening experience.
This level uses labor intensive techniques. It combines 5N Silver and 24KT gold. Treated to a mono crystal wire. It's build up using multipul cores. It also uses Airspace approved shielding. All these techniques are used to keep EMI and RFI out. These features give the cable body and soul on top of the SUGURE.
This level is build up using even more labor intensive techniques on top of our Kangai level. It combines 5N Silver and 24KT gold. Specially treated to form a mono crystal wire. Each type of cable has filigree, or mixtures from filigree to thicker gauge strains of silver. Also pure cotton is used as a dielectric. The cotton is protected against the envirenment to keep it's unique charasteristics constant over time.
For interconnect cables we invested heavily in a new bonding technique. The connector contacts are welded to the wires to form a point to point connection loosing contact resistance and keeping the material properties on a same, high level.