Black Rhodium RUMBA and SALSA loudspeaker cables are based on applying exclusive design features of Black Rhodium’s THUNDER, the highest quality loudspeaker cable in the Black Rhodium range.
The special design features of RUMBA and SALSA include:
• VS-4 Vibration Stabilisers to reduce distortion due to mechanical vibration
• Mechanical Vibration Suppression Materials used in Construction
• 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
• High quality rhodium plated connectors
• Hand built at the Black Rhodium factory in Derby
Vibration Stabiliser to Reduce Distortion
RUMBA and SALSA have been designed to apply the musical benefits of the GN LEGACY VS-4 Vibration Stabiliser to reduce vibration distortion. 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. Application of complementary absorbent materials further reduces distortion.
Low Loss Silicone Rubber Insulation for Faster, Sharper Leading Edges and more Natural Decays in Music.
SALSA and RUMBA deliver not only very fast and sharp leading edges to your music but also more natural lingering decays as the notes die down.
SALSA and RUMBA Loudspeaker Cables 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.
RUMBA and SALSA 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.
Advanced Manufacturing Techniques To Reduce Noise and Distortion.
RUMBA and SALSA use 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.
Anti RFI / EMI Technology to Further Reduce Distortion.
RUMBA and SALSA use 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. Interference is minimised by twisting the conductors.
The result is less audible distortion allowing cleaner, clearer sounds to be enjoyed from your equipment.
High End Plated Connectors
RUMBA Loudspeaker Cables are terminated with high quality rhodium plated Z plugs, specially selected for their excellent sound quality. SALSA Loudspeaker Cables are terminated with Graham Nalty Legacy Range GN-1 Straight Line Contact rhodium plated plugs.
RUMBA and SALSA 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.
Specification of Black Rhodium RUMBA Loudspeaker Cable
• Outer diameter of cores 6.1mm
• 2.5 sq. mm plated copper cores
• Silicone rubber insulation thickness: 1.4mm
• Capacitance for 3m length: 90pF
Specification of Black Rhodium SALSA Loudspeaker Cable
• Outer diameter of cores 5.9mm
• 4 sq. mm plated copper cores
• Silicone rubber insulation thickness: 1.0mm
• Capacitance for 3m length: 100pF
RUMBA and SALSA will be available at these Retail Prices:
3m pair Rumba Loudspeaker Cable £700.00
5m pair Rumba Loudspeaker Cable £805.00
3m pair Salsa Loudspeaker Cable £950.00
5m pair Salsa Loudspeaker Cable £1150.00
Other lengths can be supplied to order with prices pro rata.
High resolution images of RUMBA and SALSA can be obtained on request from Black Rhodium.
Samples of RUMBA and SALSA cable for review can be obtained by contacting Black Rhodium.
For further information, please contact Graham Nalty :
Tel: 01332 342233
Fax: 01332 342373