At Z-Axis Audio, we strive to create audio cables that are the among best available in terms of sonic performance and construction while remaining affordable in comparison with the company that they keep, and often better. All of our audio cables are hand built in the UK and are available on a home trial basis. Sonically very transparent and pure with no roll off at either end of the frequency spectrum, we have ensured that depth, space and dynamic punch with excellent instrument separation remain perfectly intact, allowing you to really become involved with the actual performance. All of our cables have been thoroughly tested in one of the finest sounding audio systems available, and like the equipment itself, it neither adds, nor detracts – simple as that. There is no voodoo with audio cables, they just need to be well designed & constructed, simple, and from excellent and appropriate materials. It then becomes very difficult to justify spending more on ‘exotic’ or heavily marketed cable systems. Please take a look at our product pages for further details.
For many years we have known that we really should have produced a support system for some of the wonderful audio equipment available to discerning audiophiles, and having spent 26 years in the bespoke furniture design and manufacturing business, we felt that it was time to put our heads together and see where it takes us.. Our brief was to create an ‘audio support system’ that would be worthy of some of the best equipment currently available. We had to incorporate definitive isolation from structure borne vibration, whilst at the same time being able to dissipate internal vibration from the equipment itself. But, building on our furniture design background, the piece had to look like a finely crafted piece of contemporary furniture and not ‘laboratory equipment‘, as is so often seen in the domestic audio industry, especially at the top end. Totally handmade in England, our isolation and dissipation technology is all masterfully contained within a elegantly styled piece of modern British craftsmanship. See our product pages for further information and options available on the new Mirage audio support system.
All of our supports and cables are available direct to the customer; we do this for several reasons. Primarily the customer’s investment is fully utilised in the product itself; there is no dealership wages and premises to cover, and no distributor markup to cover. This brings a substantial cost saving to the audiophile which we are sure can be better utilised elsewhere within their music making system. If we were to go along the usual distributor / dealer route, we would possibly sell more products for sure; but the cost to the customer would be double. We do not believe this is necessary and would prefer the customer to have better value and contact with the people actually hand making all of their products.
Concert Fidelity inc. (Japan)
We are also extremely proud to represent Concert Fidelity in the UK, the Japanese artisan manufacturer of some of the finest audio equipment available today. This came about through my own personal search for an external D/A convertor that excelled in redbook format, as that was what I used pretty much exclusively. I had always hoped that one day, the very best combination of analogue and digital would merge, and in the Concert Fidelity DAC 040, it does!.. As Concert Fidelity had not appointed a UK distributer, I began to assist in addressing this, and over time developed a good relationship with CEO and founder Masataka Tsuda, and we are now working together to bring his hard work to the UK. Many listeners that have heard a full Concert Fidelity system expressed a feeling that it really does sit between digital and analogue, valve and solid state, like sitting at a crossroads, able to see everything that passes by. Concert Fidelity DA convertors and amplifiers are also used by some very demanding ears in the professional world, some of which rely heavily upon the equipment they choose, including the world renowned mastering engineer Steve Hoffman:
“Concert Fidelity has been a crucial part of my music listening experience and restoration mastering work for many years now. My CF-080 line stage, DAC-040 D/A Converter and playback amplifiers (all designed by Concert Fidelity’s Masataka Tsuda) have never failed to amaze me. Whether I’m working on remastering Bob Dylan, The Byrds, Phil Collins, Crosby- Stills & Nash or just listening to music for pleasure, the Concert Fidelity gear I use is my state-of-the-art benchmark for audiophile excellence. I would be lost without it.” – Steve Hoffman, Mastering Engineer –
Learn more about their products here: Concert Fidelity