Zèy "Standard" Resistor
This is a simple, but
well-made signal resistor. Natural sound that does not cost the
This resistor is made with lime wood and raw unbleached cotton, bonded using my natural resin-based glue. The leads are 0.5mm gold-plated copper.
The sound is very natural and dynamic, with little to no colouration. Although I do feel it offers audibly better sound than any other "audiophile" resistor (particularly where dynamics are concerned), it can't quite match the presence and depth of the Invisistor. It is a lot easier to make than the Invisistor though, and as a result, it costs a lot less!
Every resistor is
made to order. Studio Zèy philosophy is to create things that are
natural, beautiful and made by human hands, not machines - and as
such, individual and unique.
Values available at the moment are anything between 0R and 1K. 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 is £13.50, including international postage. The default tolerance is 1% +1R, 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).
are available - please
for details. If you have any specific requirements, please
and I will see if I can accommodate them - you will normally
get a reply the same day.
Zèy Standard resistor is entirely hand-made, and it cannot possibly be made as consistently as mass-produced parts. Therefore, it needs some extra precautions:
"My Invisistor were getting universal praise, but that was usually accompanied by requests for something a bit more affordable... So I simplified its design, to make it quicker to build, and replaced the exquisite materials with cheaper, but still natural, materials. The end result is surprisingly good."
All resistors 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.
(more photos coming soon)
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