Jade Audio has reverse engineered their revolutionary audio cables to build an entry level interconnect with many of the attributes of their all pure Gold Reference cable at an entry level price point. This resulted in the MoonTails. The MoonTails deliver the rich magic midrange of all their gold cables with a deep and wide soundstage which provides excellent imaging. Bass is tight and deep with superb dynamic transients. Highs are open and fully extended with nice colourful sparkle. Speed and tempo is very good with a well defined leading edge to the notes. The background is dark with very little noise or haze which delivers good separation and definition within the soundstage.
Piano is one of the most difficult instruments to properly reproduce. The MoonTails take on the challenge with excellent results. While the leading edge of notes is tight and well defined, a full body develops followed by a long rich decay. The high notes are free of any glare, yet are fully extended with a realistic vivacity. Midrange notes are portrayed as expected: lush, rich and liquid. Bass notes retain the excellent tight leading edge and pack a deep, powerful punch as the hammer hits the strings. The shape of the note is solid and full with again excellent decay.
Horns pose another tough instrument for electrically reproduced music. The MoonTails reveal a terrific bite and texture to the notes and offer a three dimensional, solid and lifelike image. The midrange truly excels, making for an excellent reproduction with a colourful presentation.
The most important aspect of music reproduction to Jade Audio are vocals. The MoonTails project these with excellence, beyond the competition. Here you will find a lifelike performance with the texture and depth of the human voice. The imaging shows its strength with a solid three dimensional appearance that is properly presented within the soundstage. This is where the true magic of gold comes to light, providing the quality presentation you would expect from Jade Audio.
The MoonTails are constructed using 99.99% pure gold plated OCC copper wire; and 99.99% pure silver plated OCC copper wire. These are used in combination to make up both the positive and negative conductors and are then sleeved and wrapped in Jade Audio’s patented design. Gold plated Furutech connectors are used to provide the best possible connection to your equipment.
Jade Audio firmly believe MoonTails shall become the entry level interconnect against which all other cables will be judged. It is simply remarkable what is possible for a very affordable price of $550.00 for a one meter RCA pair, and $800.00 for an XLR pair.
New for 2014 are the Ultimate MoonTails!
The Ultimate MoonTails are building on the strengths of the original MoonTails. With an already perfect recipe some extra ingredients were thrown into the mix and a whole different dish is being presented. The icing on the cake are the fabulous Majestic RCA connectors from Bocchino Technologies Audio Australia. They give the MoonTails an aesthetic boost while the sound approaches that of Jade Audio's top of the range cables. These interconnects rightly deserve their place on the upper echelons of affordable high-end.
OCC Explained: In 1986 the Ohno Continuous Casting (OCC) process was introduced. The world patent "UP-OCC" (Ultra Pure Copper by Ohno Continuous Casting Process) was developed by professor Ohno of Chiba Institute of Technology in Japan. This technology has been applied to the manufacturing of single crystallized copper with the process of heated mold continuous casting. The resulting products are small rods of OCC pure copper, from which the wire can be drawn and which can have Copper grains of over 700 ft. length.
Because of its characteristics of single crystal, unidirectional, free of impurity, flexible fatigue-resistance, corrosive-resistance, low electric resistance, none-crystal boundaries, rapid transmissibility, perfect in structure, and easy to process, all make it an ideal material for making rapid transmission lines.