Each conductor is composed of 24 strands of individually gold plated OFC copper that has a fiber inner core. These 16 conductors create an IEM cable equalling 18awg overall. The gold 16 uses an FEP (Teflon) jacket that is oil and moisture resistant as well as being much tougher than PVC or PE jackets.
The Gold16 is woven with common mode geometry which creates a jacket-less low impedance effective shield. This enhances the overall depth and soundstage wideness of the overcall cables unique sound signature. The weave creates a cable that is extremely quiet with low microphonics. The Gold 16 also is very soft and easy to bend and articulate.
The combination of gold and copper creates a unique sound that emphasizes mid and low ease of listening and pairs well with balanced armature based IEMs.