The METAlliance (Music Engineering & Technology Alliance) has announced that Sommer Cable has become the newest Pro Partner of the organisation.
The METAlliance Pro Partnership is a group of companies that share the founders' belief that a call for quality is important. It is limited by invitation to companies that have shown the ability to manufacture and distribute products that meet the organisation's professional audio qualifications.
The alliance is comprised of a group of award-winning audio engineers and producers who have been deeply involved in establishing techniques and technical standards that are the foundation of modern music recording: Chuck Ainlay, Ed Cherney, Frank Filipetti, George Massenburg, Elliot Scheiner, Al Schmitt, and the late Phil Ramone.
"I've never seen such quality, such strength of connectors, and such attention to detail with cables before,” remarked Ed Cherney. “When I started testing them out, I could tell these guys were really fanatics about their design and manufacture. I appreciate that, because a lot of times the thing that goes bad in the studio is the cable. With Sommer cables, I am confident that that will never happen."
Fellow co-founder Frank Filipetti added: "I've been using the Sommer AES digital cables for several weeks now. After putting them through my testing boot camp, they ended up replacing my very high-end digital cables, which to be honest, cost nearly three times as much. What freaked me out was not that they were sonically better than anything else I had here at my studio, The Living Room, but how much better. There really was no comparison. Even more surprising was how amazing the digital AES cables sounded carrying analogue signals. Finally a "'one cable does all'."
Sommer Cable's newly developed Carbokab 225 features a conductor smoothing with compressed carbon that is directly applied to the concentrically arranged Oxygen Free, Grade 6 Chilean copper strands of each conductor. The transmission properties of the SC-Carbokab 225 also provide an absolutely linear sound image over long distances of up to 700 feet, according to the manufacturer. The Carbokab 225 electrical shielding promises 100% optical coverage to prevent interference from peripheral units that are used in the professional studio. For the individual wire insulation, a special HDPP (High Density Polypropylene) material is used to ensure lowest capacitance values, while the outer Soft-PVC jacket promotes flexibility and stability of the cable from minus 25 to plus 70 degrees Celsius.
Martin Ucik, Sommer Cable CEO, commented: "Sommer Cable is excited to be associated with this legendary group of engineers and producers. The METAlliance Pro Partnership recognition validates the incredible amount of effort we put into our products."
Sommer Cable joins other METAlliance Pro Partners including AKG, Audio-Technica, Avid, DPA Microphones, JBL Pro, Manley Laboratories, Neumann USA, Prism Sound, Solid State Logic, Sonnox, Steinberg, TC electronic, Universal Audio, and Yamaha.
Pictured, left to right: Ed Cherney, Martin Ucik, and Al Schmitt at Capitol Recording Studios.