introducing the


by Van Den Hul



“Following extensive research, at the end of 1996 VDH were most proud to introduce the world’s first metal free loudspeaker cable named The THIRD®: a logical follow-up to their highly acclaimed Linear Structured Carbon® technology The FIRST® (unbalanced) and The SECOND® (balanced) interlink cables.

The THIRD® Mk II is a single lead loudspeaker cable in which the full potential of not less than 3.5 million individually insulated Linear Structured Carbon® (LSC) fibers is utilized to achieve a unique combination of highly sophisticated audiophile qualities ot found in any metal-based loudspeaker cable.

The THIRD ® Mk II does not age; Its LSC conductors are totally immune to mechanical or chemical degradation, therefore its sonic properties do not change: this regardless of how often this relatively flexible cable is bent and irrespective of the presence of any corrosive chemical compounds in the air that normally would gradually attack any inadequately protected metal cable.

As opposed to the immense number of metal crystal boundaries an audio signal needs to overcome in metal conductors, The THIRD® Mk II does not exhibit the related cross-crystal and cross-strand-current-hopping distortion effects since all of its LSC fibers exhibit a single crystal structure from cable-end to cable-end and since all LSC fibers are individually insulated.”



  • Material: carbon
  • Type: single lead, multistrand
  • Conductor material: Linear Structured Carbon®
  • Eff. conductor: -/-/3,500,000
  • External diameter: 18.4mm
  • Jacket color: light beige
  • Resistance: Core: ~0.07 ohm/m
  • Insulation: Jacket: HULLIFLEX® 4/300 Vrms min
  • Connector types: VDH 6.5 mm. Ø cable entrance diameter Bus type Universal Speaker Connectors; Custom mountable on any ordered length