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Black Rhodium Samba VS-1 speaker cable: Ninja Cousin - The Audiophile Man
Looking for a high quality speaker cable? Black Rhodium wants you to listen to its new Samba VS-1. Paul Rigby checks them out One of the more popular recent speaker cables from Black Rhodium was their Ninja speaker cable design. Slightly puzzled as to why this particular cable was gaining quite so much attention, the company realised that the connectors were spaced further apart than their other designs. After further investigations, it realised that the ‘feature’ produced significant sound quality enhancements. “In the Ninja, we took all four cores of a bi-wire cable and put them together for the positive and the same for another bi-wire cable for the negative connection,” said Graham Nalty, company founder. “They had a thick layer of silicon rubber on an outer sheath. The thing was that the distance between the positive and negative was wider than normal.” Nalty decided that other cables, with thinner insulation, were attracting a greater percentage of magnetic noise, “We started experimenting and the result was the Twist – at about a 50th of the price of the Ninja. We took away everything that cost money from the Ninja until we got to the basics. The Twist has done extremely …