Invisistor

 

HomeStandard ResistorInvisistorVNP CapVNM CapResearchWooden Cap ModShigaclone GuideCritical ListeningContactAbout Us Imagine a resistor that passes on the full dynamic range of the signal, while being completely transparent itself. Completely "invisible". That's Invisistor.

Description
Ordering
Precautions
From the designer
Warranty & Disclaimer
Photo gallery

 

Description

The Invisistor is made with ebony wood, natural silk, my own wood resin compound, 4N silver leads and other exquisite components. The leads and the resistive element are bonded into the wood in a high-pressure process, somewhat akin to inlaying, but three-dimensional. It is extremely time-consuming to make (it takes three to five days), which is one of the reasons why the price is so steep. All of its components are of the highest grade available and, except for metal parts, 100% natural.

I do not really know where to begin describing its sound. The first quality you will notice is how invisible it is. Even the famous "nude" Vishay sounds obviously coloured in comparison.
Then you will notice the vast dynamic range and great richness, far beyond popular Caddocks and Rikens. It is both perfectly natural and neutral.
It is so much better than anything else, that I feel safe claiming it is the best signal resistor in the world. In any fair (i.e. double-blind) listening test, the Invisistor will win hands-down. I offer full refund if you are not satisfied (and so far, I have had none).

Every Invisistor is made to order. Studio Zy philosophy is to create things that are natural, beautiful and made by human hands, not machines - and as such, individual and unique.
 

Ordering

Values available at the moment are anything between 0R and 10K. Power rating of 0.125W should be assumed. If you are interested in higher value or power rating - please do get in touch, I will likely be able to help you.

The price depends on the value. Values up to 100R all cost 40. Above that, add 1 per every full 100R. Price is for a resistor with 1% + 2R tolerance - tighter matching is possible at extra cost. Values above 1K are available, but result in a (physically) big resistor, and so are custom-made to order (send a request).

Evaluation samples are available - please ask for details. If you have any specific requirements, please email me and I will see if I can accommodate them - you will normally get a reply the same day.
 

Precautions

Invisistor is entirely hand-made, and it cannot possibly be made as consistently as mass-produced parts. Therefore, it needs some extra precautions:

Power and voltage rating
Invisistor is meant for low-current signal-level applications. Although it will continue to work even at temperatures exceeding 150 deg. Celsius, it may start to smoke, or even catch fire. Remember, it's made with wood and silk, and it is certainly NOT self-extinguishing.

Operating environment
Extremely high or low humidity environments should be avoided as they can cause the wooden parts to warp and result in resistor failure. Another reason to avoid high humidity is that non-metallic parts may eventually develop mildew, or start to decay - they are natural materials after all.

Soldering temperature
The resistor is made of natural materials which will not tolerate prolonged overheating. It is advised to keep soldering times below 5 seconds at 250 deg. Celsius, and allow the component to cool down fully between successive applications of heat.
 

From the designer

"After developing my capacitors to the edge of what was affordable, I turned to resistors. The experience with natural materials I developed while researching capacitors was of tremendous help, and with some trial and error I managed to evolve a simple, basic, resistor concept into the most sophisticated form. Indeed, some discoveries I made while working with resistors might lead to better capacitors in turn, so watch this space ;)

"Special thanks go to DHTRob as his homemade resistor first inspired me to start experimenting with my own resistor ideas."

Jaroslaw Biniek


Warranty & Disclaimer

All Invisistors come with a lifetime warranty against manufacturing faults and defects. Their sound quality is also guaranteed - full refund will be given if you are not impressed with them.

Not covered under warranty are natural variations in materials and minor manufacturing inaccuracies typical of hand-made items.

My components are under constant development, so description and pictures may not reflect the current development stage.

Disclaimer: no claims will be accepted for any damage or loss, direct or implied, that arose due to the use of these resistors, either in electric devices or elsewhere. Don't even think of installing them in military or medical machines.
Read the Precautions paragraph and above all - use common sense.


Photo gallery

 


 

 
 

 


Copyright 2009-13 Jaroslaw Biniek.
Updated: 25 Aug 2013.