XQ - Perfect Lay Air Core

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PURITY GUARANTEERoHS Compliant

“Great sound and stability”

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ERSE’s XQ line of air core coils are revered as one of the most musically accurate coils on the market today. Each XQ Coil starts with heavy insulated OFC copper wire featuring ERSE’s exclusive PURITY GUARANTEE. The heavy insulation offers a high dielectric constant between the windings and layers, while the purity guarantee insures musical accuracy. Each XQ coil is manufactured with orthocyclic tooling built to Wheelers formula and highly precise computerized winders featuring hysteresis tension devices. ERSE’s precision equipment allows us to offer highly accurate coils insuring that each coil is as equally matched as possible.

We proudly state that we are the only manufacturer in the audio industry using computer controlled hysteresis tension devices. Most of our competitors utilize mechanical tension devices and hand winders. The difference is that ERSE can tightly control the tension which maintains the high crystalline cell structure of the copper wire. Our competitor’s mechanical devices offer inconsistent tension which will stretch the wire and break the crystalline cell structure reducing its musical accuracy.

After winding each coil is varnish impregnated in which all oxygen is removed and replaced with a high strength impervious varnish. The technique virtually eliminates any microphonic distortion caused by frequency modulation. Only our XQ line of coils goes through this extensive manufacturing process and can claim to offer such a high level of quality.

All XQ inductors are lead free (RoHS Compliant)

  • Computer Optomized Coil
    Utilizing Wheeler Formula
  • 4 Wire Ties and Varnish Encapsulation
  • Linear A.C. Resistance
  • Constant Inductance with
    Voltage and Current Variation
  • Very Low Microphonic Distortion
  • No Saturation Distortion
  • No Hysteresis Distortion
  • RoHS Compliant

  erseaudio logo Mundorf Jantzen Solen Intertechnik Result
Trade name XQ coils BL140 Perfect Lay Air Coils CU 1.4mm  
Wheeler formula Yes No Yes No No Higher DCR and lower Q factor
Varnish Impregnated Yes Yes Yes No No Varnish impregnated coils offer the lowest possible microfonic distortion
Hysteresis tension devices Yes No No No No Inconsistent winding factor and DCR’s
Precision Orthocyclic tooling matched to .001” Yes No No No No Improved matching of coils. Lower inductive tolerance.
Computerized layer winding Yes No No No No Improved layering and lower DCR.
Purity Guarantee
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Yes No No No No Unknown purity and conductivity can result in smeared sound

Tolerance

1% 3% 1% 3% 3% Lower tolerances can assure your coil is closer to the advertised value
1.0mh #14AWG coil DCR CLAIMED 0.208 Ω 0.30 Ω 0.21 Ω NA 0.28 Ω Higher DCRs result in increased power loss and reduced performance.
1.0mh #14AWG coil DCR MEASURED 0.211 Ω 0.306 Ω 0.215 Ω NA 0.293 Ω Higher DCRs result in increased power loss and reduced performance.
  erseaudio logo Mundorf Jantzen Solen Intertechnik Result
Trade name EQ coils L100 Air coils NA CU 1.0mm  
Wheeler formula Yes No No NA No Higher DCR and lower Q factor
Bonded coil Yes Yes
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Yes NA No Bonded coils offer lower microphonic distortion
Hysteresis tension devices Yes No No NA No Inconsistent winding factor and DCR’s
Precision Orthocyclic tooling matched to .001” Yes No No NA No Improved matching of coils. Lower inductive tolerance.
Computerized Orthocyclic layer winding Yes No No NA No Improved layering and lower DCR.
Purity Guarantee
Click here for details
Yes No No NA No Unknown purity and conductivity can result in smeared sound

Tolerance

2% 3% 3% NA 3% Lower tolerances can assure your coil is closer to the advertised value
1.0mh #18AWG coil DCR CLAIMED 0.471 Ω 0.49 Ω 0.55 Ω NA 0.60 Ω Higher DCRs result in increased power loss and reduced performance.
1.0mh #18AWG coil DCR MEASURED 0.482 Ω 0.531 Ω 0.572 Ω NA 0.581 Ω Higher DCRs result in increased power loss and reduced performance.