Black Rhodium Announces The Launch of MELODY and RHAPSODY Interconnect Cables.
Black Rhodium MELODY and RHAPSODY stereo interconnect cables are based on applying Black Rhodium’s high end cable technology to more modestly specified products to appeal to a much wider audience.
MELODY AND RHAPSODY are hand built at the Black Rhodium factory in Derby using selected components and materials with a proven record for sound quality enhancement as demonstrated in Black Rhodium’s range of high end cables.
The special design features of RHAPSODY and MELODY include:
• 2 x 55g Vibration Stabilisers (RHAPSODY only)
• Silicone rubber insulation for low dielectric absorption
• Thick wall insulation for lower ‘Proximity Effect’ magnetic distortion
• Conductors wired in opposing direction for lower noise floor
• Twisted conductors for low RFI . with additional RFI suppression
• Gold plated ‘Hourglass Silhouette’ RCA connectors for ease of connection
• Hand built at the Black Rhodium factory in Derby
Vibration Stabiliser On RHAPSODY To Reduce Distortion
The RHAPSODY stereo interconnect has been designed to apply the musical benefits of the GN LEGACY VS-4 Vibration Stabiliser to the highly successful TWIST VS-4 loudspeaker cable. The vibration stabiliser has been specially designed to reduce audible cable distortion in cables by limiting the effects of vibrations travelling through the conductor wires which can cause audible distortion to your music.
Low Loss Silicone Rubber insulation for Faster, Sharper Leading Edges and more Natural Decays in Music.
MELODY AND RHAPSODY deliver not only very fast and sharp leading edges to your music but also more natural lingering decays as the notes die down.
MELODY and RHAPSODY stereo interconnects use silicone rubber insulation because its low dielectric loss ensures extremely low distortion due to dielectric absorption effects. Dielectric Absorption occurs when the electric audio signal in the cable is absorbed in the insulation and released at a later interval of time to create highly audible time-smearing distortion.
In addition the soft absorbent nature of silicone rubber absorbs mechanical vibration effects in the cable cores and reduces the audible distortion caused by mechanical energy in the conductor wires.
Low Transient Phase Distortion through Innovative Design.
MELODY and RHAPSODY give a very clear diction of a singer’s voice and separates musical instruments superbly through a dramatic reduction of ‘Transient Phase Distortion’.
‘Transient Phase Distortion’ is reduced by using 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 by use of the attractive cable braid and this further reduces ‘Proximity Effect’ distortion.
By very substantially reducing this form of distortion, the music becomes clearer and more dynamic, with greater ambience and experience of the music’s emotional qualities.
MELODY and RHAPSODY construction include the use of two separate and complementary materials that effectively damp Mechanical Vibrations within the cable in addition to Vibration Stabilisers used to deliver the sound quality of RHAPSODY.
Anti RFI / EMI Technology to Further Reduce Distortion.
MELODY and RHAPSODY uses RFI suppression technology originally development for high end cables in its construction. This protects the signal wires from picking up radio frequency interference (RFI) generated from Radio, Wifi, Mobile Phones and even central heating systems.
The result is less audible distortion allowing cleaner, clearer sounds to be enjoyed from your equipment.
Gold plated ‘Hourglass Silhouette’ plugs for ease of use.
Gold plated connectors ensure a long reliable use due to the lack of tarnishing. The special ‘hourglass silhouette’ shape of the plug cover makes their insertion and removal at the back of amplifiers and source equipment much easier to achieve.
Advanced Manufacturing Techniques To Reduce Noise and Distortion.
RHAPSODY uses two plated copper cores for positive and negative signal flows. These are connected in opposite directions. Our listening tests have shown when connected this way the noise floor between the musical notes lowers. This gives ‘blacker’ silences in the interval between musical notes and separates individual instruments and voices to give you a much more lifelike presentation of the music..
Specifications of RHAPSODY
• Conductors: 16 x 0.2mm diameter (20 gauge) tin plated copper
• Insulation: Silicone rubber type GPC
• Inner insulation thickness 0.6mm
• Capacitance: 75pF per metre
• Outer sheath: Silicone rubber
• Outer diameter: 7.5mm
• Vibration Stabiliser weight: 55 grammes
MELODY and RHAPSODY will be available at these Retail Prices:
3m pair Melody Stereo Interconnect £180.00
5m pair Melody Stereo Interconnect £195.00
3m pair Rhapsody Stereo Interconnect £225.00
5m pair Rhapsody Stereo Interconnect £245.00
Other lengths can be supplied to order with prices pro rata.