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Black Knight Interconnect Cables By Gekko  - The Audiophile Man
Looking for a pair of midrange interconnects? Paul Rigby reviews the Gekko Black Knights The Black Knight, the company’s second interconnect to use Gekko GAC1 connectors (which allows the cable wires to make direct contact to the equipment’s RCA sockets) is a directional, unshielded interconnect cable made of two twisted solid-core OFHC AWG24 conductors, made in Britain. Each conductor is insulated by thick cotton braid. “The cotton insulation is the first in its dielectric properties with an exception to air: the Dielectric Constant of Air is 1.0, cotton is 1.3, and Teflon is 2.0. Consequently, the use of cotton insulation, rather than Teflon, further reduces capacitance and inductance,” said the company. Reportedley, cotton dielectric also plays an important role as a cushion in reducing unnecessary vibrations, “It creates a natural and warm sound that perfectly harmonises with the Black Knight OFHC copper conductors,” the company added. The two conductors are twisted together and the cable is then covered with two more layers of braid. SOUND QUALITY For the test, I tried the Black Knight from my phono to pre-amp, from my pre-amp to my mono blocks and pre-amp to CD player. I began with the phono amplifier and the country …