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Black Rhodium Harmony interconnect cables: combining new technologies - The Audiophile Man
Stuffed with company-derived innovations, Paul Rigby reviews the mid- to high-end Black Rhodium Harmony cables Hand built at the Black Rhodium factory in Derby, the Harmony interconnects feature some of the technologies that the company has been developing for its more recently released loudspeaker cable products. One of those has been to include low loss silicone rubber insulation for low dielectric absorption. Black Rhodium boss, Graham Nalty, commented that this feature has been added included because, “…to ensure low distortion due to dielectric absorption effects in which sound energy is absorbed in the insulation and released at a later interval of time to create highly audible time-smearing distortion.” Nalty, also said that he has tackled Transient Phase Distortion by featuring thicker insulation than is usual in speaker cables, “…increasing the distance between conductors and thereby reducing the magnetic field seen in each conductor wire as a result of the magnetic field created by the current in the other conductor wire.” A further increase in the distance between conductors is achieved, he said, by use of the cable braid and this, “…further reduces ‘Proximity Effect’ distortion.” The cable is covered in a tightly braided screen to protect the inner cores from picking …