Whether in grueling tour conditions or a studio, the Prem-XLR cable delivers every nuance of your performance. The high-fidelity Prem-XLR cable transmits the full dynamic range of your music. Using Swiss-made Gotham AG cable stock, Warm Audio cables give you high-end features like StarQuad construction and Double-Reussen shielding without the boutique cable price tag. And with Warm Audio-designed connectors and super-robust construction, they're built to last a lifetime - and backed by a lifetime warranty!
Why Warm Cables?
Warm Audio is serious about recording as an art, and they're always looking for ways to help you achieve your sonic goals. With that mission in mind, they partnered with Switzerland-based Gotham AG - Europe’s top producer of premium cable - to provide the cable stock for their entire line of top-shelf cables.
Well known as the original supplier to some of the industry’s elite manufacturers (their 3-conductor wire was known simply as “the Neumann Cable” for decades), Gotham’s cable construction techniques and technology now represent the current state-of-the-art.
Premier Vs. Pro
Warm makes two lines of cable - Premier and Professional - in order to offer the largest number of options possible in two different price ranges. Both lines take advantage of Gotham’s state-of-the-art construction, offering absolutely stellar audio performance, near-perfect signal transfer and the ultimate in reliability (which is why they both feature a lifetime warranty!). Both cable lines produce fabulous results, but the Premier line adds above-and-beyond features like gold-plated connectors, four-conductor Starquad construction for powerful rejection of EMI and Double-Reussen shielding for increased rejection of RFI. There simply is no better-sounding or more reliable cable on the planet.
What is StarQuad?
A traditional balanced cable uses three cores of wire to carry the audio signals: one shielded core for the positive leg, one shielded core for the negative leg, and an outer wrap that functions as the ground. The idea is that a fully balanced system flips the phase and merges the positive and negative signals together, which effectively cancels out any interference encountered along the cable’s length by throwing it out-of-phase with the audio.
StarQuad construction takes that concept even further, by using five cores instead of three: two cores each for the positive and negative legs and a single ground. This helps to further shield the audio from EMI (electromagnetic interference) even more than a traditional 3-conductor cable.
What is Double-Reussen Shielding?
Most cable construction techniques use an outer wrap of wire to act as the ground. Some manufacturers braid this wire, while others simply wrap the wires in a highly uniform way to shield the interior wires from interference.
Double-Reussen shielding goes much further than more traditional techniques in two ways: First, the cable is wrapped with not one but TWO separate shields, and second, the outer shield is wrapped in a contrary direction to the inner shield. This creates a stronger and more complete shield from RFI for the internal cores, and can result in an astounding reduction of interference. Double-Reussen shielding is a tad more expensive to manufacture, but for those who will accept nothing but the best it represents the pinnacle of current balanced cable technology.