【Honestly, I even think it’s a miracle.】

      photo © Alberti Novelli

OY:Kyoka, we hear that you like to make your own cables. Do you have your own soldering iron?
KYOKA: Yes, I really like to make my own cables. I was a child who liked to disassemble equipment and machines to understand what was inside, so making my own cables is an extension of that. Of course, I have my own soldering iron. I also used to go to Oyaide’s Akihabara store and buy PA-02 cut-off cables for customization. I remember the staff at the store were very kind and taught me a lot. I also learned how to make cables from YouTube, Oyaide blog posts, and friends.
OY: Do you remember the first Oyaide cable you used?
KYOKA: I believe it was circa 2010 or 2011. I think it was the purple PA-02 cable. At some event in Europe, there was an artist who was making a very nice sound. I had a chance to talk with him after he finished playing, and we talked about cables. At that time, he recommended me Oyaide cables, and that’s when I became interested in Oyaide cables.

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OY: What do you feel is good about Oyaide cables, KYOKA, and why did you like them? What makes them different from other cables?
KYOKA: When I was going on tour and thinking about how to assemble the equipment for a live show and wanted to provide the best possible sound quality, I realized that I should pay attention to cables. That’s when I needed good quality Oyaide cables.

When I used Oyaide cables, I felt a clear difference. I don’t know how to describe it, but there is a difference in sound quality between digital and analog. 

It’s a difference in the texture of the sound or the nuance of the sound. The sound of an analog record has a texture and density that permeates the body. I felt something similar from Oyaide cables. It has density, balance, and stability.

I also use the d+ series, which is neutral and stable. I can see why they are popular in the field.


I did a listening comparison using two identical interfaces, one with an Oyaide cable and another different cable. I tried connecting it directly to my computer and tried various other things, but the Oyaide cable was right for my feeling. It had a solid punch, but also had a gentle feel to it.

To begin with, sound, electricity, noise, and everything else interfere with each other delicately.

It also changes depending on the equipment, environment, and various other conditions, doesn’t it? But I think it is amazing that Oyaide cables are meticulously designed to balance, tune, and change the sound to make it comfortable under such various conditions. To be honest, I even think it is a miracle.


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