JOY IN THE LITTLE THINGS
This is where IKIGAI audio wants to help. IKIGAI audio is about giving you happiness thru your music listening. Giving you the motivation to listen more and longer. This will not only give you a short term benefit. Music also has a mindfulness healing. Reducing stresses and anxieties which will have a much longer benefit.
Ikigai does not mean everything needs to be GREAT and XXL. Ikigai means also having and seeing the
pleasure in the litle things of life. This is why IKIGAI audio doesn’t put much effort in the BIG and BOLD bling – bling of the cables. There is no sonic benefit and it raises the prices.
We do believe in the right mixture of measurements and listening.
We use a Sourcetronic precision LCR meter with a bandwidth up to 300KHz and a RIGOL 300MHz scope to preform our measurements before we start listening and finetuning. After finetuning, we do our final measurements before a cable is released.
IKIGAI audio makes for each cable a dedicated logo ring. On this ring you will find some important information:
- It has the level name on it SUGURE – KANGAI – KINZAN
- It has an arrow indicating the direction of the signal
- It has a unique and traceable serial number
The rings are made on a lathe out of aluminum. They are grinded and polished to create a mirror finish. We use a fiber laser to engrave the information on the rings.
Every cable from each level has at least double EMI/RFI screening to keep unwanted radio frequency pollution/distortion out. This unique grounding system runs from plug to plug, ensuring full EMI/RFI protection. Moreover, power cords also have the capability to connect to the speaker and/or ethernet cable’s EMI/RFI shield in the KANGAI and KINZAN levels. Engaging this grounding system becomes a fantastic free sonic upgrade for your cable! Furthermore, the KANGAI and KINZAN series implement a special sleeve that minimizes unwanted vibrations, such as airborne sounds vibrating the cable and contact noises from hi-fi racks and your stereo system. Notably, the KINZAN DC and grounding cables incorporate an additional conductive carbon sleeve to effectively prevent unwanted noise.