Black Rhodium TITAN Mains Power Cable
"The Black Rhodium Titan is an excellent power cable that can make a real difference. If you've got the rest of the cabling to your satisfaction (and that should be the first priority) then it could well be the final piece in the jigsaw."
HIFI WORLD 2016
Ultra low RFI noise through triple electric screen
TITAN mains cables are thoroughly screened with three separate layers of screening to not only prevent any high transients in the cable from interfering with other cables nearby, but also to protect the mains voltages it carries from all external noise.
Terminated TITAN cables also employ additional noise cancelling technology that enhances the sound quality and increases the pleasures of listening to music.
Low Noise and extended dynamics from Low Microphony Design
Each of the mains conductors (live, neutral and earth) employs a special conductive low microphony layer that reduces triboelectric effect that occurs when friction between the screen and the insulation creates an electrical charge. By separating the screen and insulation by a special conductive layer, the charge is quickly dissipated. This prevents microphonic noise voltages between the screen and conductor being generated. Such noise could modulate the sensitive electrical signal used to create music through the speakers and create our of phase distortion that is easily audible. By eliminating this form of distortion, the music becomes clearer and more dynamic, with greater ambience and experience of the music’s emotional qualities.
Low Transient Phase Distortion through Innovative Design
TITAN gives 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 interconnect cables, increasing the distance between conductors. This reduces the magnetic field seen in each conductor wire as a result of the magnetic field created by the current in the other conductor wire. The benefit in listening is a clearer and more open sound quality.
Anti RFI / EMI Technology to Further Reduce Distortion
TITAN is covered in a tightly braided screen to protect the inner cores from picking up radio frequency interference (RFI). Further screening is provided by the conductive ‘low microphony’ layers and by twisting the cores. The screen is connected at only end only to prevent ‘loop aerials’ between equipment picking up noise. An untwisted cable has a large surface area that can more easily pick up RFI/EMI signals generated from Radio, Wifi, Mobile Phones and even central heating systems.
Complementary filtering techniques are additionally applied to ensure that any interference that does penetrate the cable’s very effective defences is effectively neutralised preventing audible distortion interfering with the music.
All these treatments are designed to reduce the amount of audible distortion in the cable, allowing cleaner, clearer sounds to be enjoyed from your equipment. Advanced Manufacturing Techniques to Reduce Noise and Distortion.
TITAN uses silver plated copper cores for 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 enhances reproduction of the musical edges and natural decays in music.
Vibration Stabiliser to Reduce Distortion
TITAN mains power cables are fitted with two Graham Nalty legacy Range VS-1 Vibration Stabilisers on each cable. The vibration stabiliser has been specially designed to reduce audible cable distortion in cables by limiting the effects of vibrations traveling through the conductor wires which can cause audible distortion to your music. The benefits of a tighter sound of the VS-1 are enjoyed in all types of music, but in particular plucked strings such as double basses and harps are reproduced in a much sharper presentation.
PTFE Insulation for Low Dielectric Absorption and Clearer Sound
TITAN power cables use high quality PTFE insulation for both internal wiring and the outer jacket for low dielectric absorption loss. PTFE is very effective as when a voltage is applied to a cable the insulation receives a small electrical charge. As the voltage reduces, the charge is released back into the conductor and in musical terms this can cause time smearing of the sound which partially distorts leading edges and decays in music. The low dielectric absorption in PTFE reduces this effect for the benefit of better sound quality.
Advanced Manufacturing Techniques to Reduce Noise and Distortion
TITAN mains power cables use three silver 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 enhances reproduction of the musical edges and natural decays in music.
PTFE insulation is used because its low dielectric loss ensures extremely 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.
• High quality Audiophile grade power connectors
• Rhodium plated IEC connector
• 16AWG Silver plated copper conductors
• Triple screened for ultra RFI / EMI Rejection
• Insulated in PTFE for low dielectric absorption and clearer sound
• Attractive dark purple outer braid
• Cables can be supplied with UK, UL and Schuko power connectors
• Vibration Stabiliser weight 155 g x 2