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OJAS is the creative pen name of Devon Turnbull. As a university student studying Audio Engineering he started using the name across a variety of disciplines including graffiti, music, graphic design and clothing design. In 2003 Turnbull co-founded the clothing brand Nom de Guerre with Isa Saalabi, Wil Whitney and Holly Harnsongkram. For the next decade, while primarily working in fashion, the name OJAS was kept alive on sound sculptures Turnbull was crafting for himself and a growing number of audio enthusiasts around the world. With a particular interest in high efficiency speakers and low powered tube amplifiers, Ojas audio equipment aims to bring realistic, natural sound to the listener. These products are the result of two decades of experimentation, engineering and explorations in the audio underground.
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The Nature of Sound


Sound is considered to be of two kinds, one a vibration of ether the other a vibration of air.
The vibration of ether which cannot be perceived in the physical sense, is considered the principle of all manifestation the basis of all substance the “music of the spheres” it forms permanent numerical patterns which are the basis of the worlds existence, this kind of vibration is not caused by physical shock as are audible sounds. It is therefore called anahata “unstruck”, the other kind of sound is an impermanent vibration of air, an image of the ether vibration. It is audible and always produced by a shock. It is therefore called ahata or “struck”.
Struck sound is said to give pleasure. Unstruck sound leads to liberation (Narada Purana).

Speaker Wire, 9 ft. pair

Regular price
$28.00
Sale price
$28.00
Belden 9497 speaker wire, bare wire termination
Regular price
$28.00
Sale price
$28.00

SPKRWIRE

Details

Belden 9497 is something of a standard speaker wire in Japan with the horn speaker crowd, especially with jazz enthusiasts. For years I saw this twisted black and orange wire in high end showrooms like Shindo and GIP Laboratory, as well as in the pages of MJ and Stereo Sound. I went to Akihabara, the source for all audio parts, and found the wire branded in Japan as “Studio 947.” I searched far and wide for this wire back home where Belden is based and I couldn’t find any trace of it. Someone at Belden finally told me that they had a wire with the same specs but it’s referred to as 9497 in the USA. Mystery solved! I have bought spools of this wire over the years and the production varies slightly, as do the different lengths I have bought in Japan and domestically. One thing that I have found to be consistent with this wire is a pleasant, mellow sound. I’m not saying, don’t buy cables that cost thousands of dollars--that’s your prerogative. But dollars for sense these things are as safe of an investment as you can make. 

Speaker Wire, 9 ft. pair
Speaker Wire, 9 ft. pair
Speaker Wire, 9 ft. pair