For this review I was sent a full flagship Seraphim signal loom made up of RCA and XLR interconnects, a digital coax and speaker cables. The cables looked impressive and the connector quality was exceptional, especially the smooth-fitting RCAs which glide in and out whilst maintaining a solid contact around the sockets. You’ll have to really look to find the very subtle polarity and directional markers which have been designed thus to maintain the cables’ visual elegance. Tiny (and I mean tiny) markings are etched on the connectors whilst the speaker cables—twin runs per side—bear zero clues as to whether they’re positive or negative runs. This is no biggie since once installed, they basically stay there unless you’re a reviewer or chronic fiddler. In my case, a neatly applied thin strip of red electrical tape solved the issue even if it somewhat soiled the cables’ beautiful appearance. But like I said, even without my crude identifier, once in place and connected, that’s it.

Worth noting again is the aesthetic element. The Seraphim cables are true pieces of audio jewellery for those to whom cable appearance is important; and apparently it is to many audiophiles. The gold conductors are visible through the transparent external tubing and the matching gold-coloured connectors make for a consistently holistic and impressive visual facade. Packaging is also rather classy. The cables arrive in large leather (or leather-like) lined flip-top boxes.

To gain more insight and obtain a more complete understanding of the ZenSati mind set from the point of view of the company head, I conducted a short interview with Mark Johansen. I started off by asking that given ZenSati’s aim at complete neutrality, what separates for example the ZenSati #2 or #1 from the Seraphim in overall sound quality. "With the ZenSati Seraphim interconnect, we have seven flat but twisted conductors as a shield around the plus and cold conductors. ZenSati #1 and #2 are not shielded quite as well. The ZenSati Seraphim speaker cable has seven gold-plated conductors instead of the six of the ZenSati #1 and #2. Beside that technical differentiation, there also are the huge benefits of the unique design of ZenSati Seraphim which makes that series outstanding."

What design and manufacturing techniques had gone into the Seraphim cables? "The basic design is a flat purled gold-plated conductor. We use a specific quality of copper and gold for the right balance and speed." I asked further. Given how the Seraphim cables feature seven wide flat copper conductors, how were these terminated to physically fit into the limited space within the RCA barrels or spade connectors?