Five passes through the braider are required to create the TRIFOCAL XL. 1 - six wire braid for high frequency. 2 - braided layer of ESD yarn for electrical and mechanical damping. 3 - twelve wire braid for mid range connection. 4 - braided layer of ESD yarn for electrical and mechanical damping. 5 - twenty four wire braid for low frequency connection.Three distinctly unique cables in a single body. A true triwire or triamp cable in one sleek package. Made of equal parts TC and VS conductors. The best of both TC and VS attributes with much better soundstage and more precise imaging. 5.5 AWG (13.7 mm2 per polarity overall to provide the critical link to your music.