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Black Rhodium Thunder DCT ++ Crystal Sound Monoblock Master Cable
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Black Rhodium Thunder DCT ++ Crystal Sound Monoblock Master Cable

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Black Rhodium Thunder DCT ++ Crystal Sound Monoblock Master Cable

Black Rhodium announces the launch of 2 new Low Impedance High End Loudspeaker Cables ideally suited for the short runs from Mono-black Amplifiers near the speakers.

 STORM and THUNDER are based on the design of the successful ATHENA Loudspeaker Cable. They use the same cryogenically treated cores but more of them to achieve much lower impedance. In basic terms STORM is equivalent to connecting two pairs of Athena cable in parallel, and THUNDER is equivalent to connecting four pairs of Athena cable in parallel.

Vibration Stabiliser to Reduce Distortion 

STORM and THUNDER feature the GN LEGACY VS-3 Vibration Stabiliser developed for the GN Legacy range of cables. 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.

  

Advanced Cryogenic and Crystal Sound Processing for a Superior, High Impact Sound. 

STORM and THUNDER are treated with our advanced DCT++cryogenic processing treatment. This involves temperature processing above and below room temperature. The DCT++ process alters the molecular structure of the cable to improve uniformity. The benefits of this are everlasting and bring an improvement to every single aspect of the cables performance. In addition to DCT++ STORM and THUNDER are also treated with the Crystal Sound Process.   The Crystal Sound process, which is applied to the cable following the completed DCT++ process, refocuses the outermost skin of the conductor. The result is that the surface of the conductor is more closely packed and regular, and has a continuity which aids conduction through removal of voids left by the drawing process.   
The main benefits of the Crystal Sound process are that bass notes sound more powerful and refined (you will notice a smaller cable can give the same performance as a much larger cable) and other notes will have greater clarity in their sound. 

Low Transient Phase Distortion through Innovative Design

STORM and THUNDER give 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. The benefit in listening is a clearer and more open sound quality.

Anti RFI / EMI Technology to Further Reduce Distortion

The cores of STORM are continuously twisted along their length to prevent the cable acting as a loop aerial. A cable that is untwisted has a larger surface area, therefore has a greater ability to attract RFI/EMI signals generated from Radio, Wifi, Mobile Phones and even central heating systems.   
To achieve the same RFI immunisation when using THUNDER, the separate cores must be gently wound around each other. Additional RFI/EMI filtering is also applied directly to the conductor wire.  This prevents high frequency noise modulating the signal at either end of the cable. Both of the treatments above are designed to further reduce the amount of audible distortion in the cable, allowing cleaner, clearer sounds to be generated from your equipment.  

Advanced Manufacturing Techniques to Reduce Noise and Distortion

STORM and THUNDER silver plated copper cores are connected in opposite directions for the positive and negative signals.  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. Silicone rubber 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 End Rhodium Plated Connectors – A Cable Is Only Good When All The Parts Are The Very Best Around! 

STORM and THUNDER are terminated with ultra-high quality Rhodium Plated Locking Banana Plugs.  These plugs are exclusively treated with the DCT++ CS treatment to further deliver the benefits discussed earlier, and are exclusively available on Black Rhodium terminated cables. Rhodium plating is applied to the plugs to ensure a cleaner and less corroded contact is maintained between the plug and socket and its effect is a much livelier and more exciting sound from the music. Additional security of the connection between the cable and plug is provided by a set screw that clamps the outer insulation of the wire. 

Specifications of STORM DCT++ CS Conductors: 

  • 10 gauge (6 sq mm) silver plated copper conductors, cryogenically treated
  • Insulation: Silicone rubber type GPC
  • Insulation thickness between all cores – 1.2mm
  • Outside diameter: 16mm
  • Capacitance: 1m terminated: 65 pF
  • Vibration Stabilisers: 4 x 225g mass per stereo pair
  • Weight: 1m terminated stereo pair: 1.9 kg

Specifications of THUNDER DCT++ CS Conductors:

  • 7 gauge (12 sq mm) silver plated copper conductors, cryogenically treated
  • Insulation: Silicone rubber type GPC
  • Insulation thickness between all cores – 1.2mm
  • Outside diameter: 16mm
  • Capacitance: Trace - due to Thunder DCT++’s unique design and construction 
  • Vibration Stabilisers: 8 x 225g mass per stereo pair
  • Weight: 1m terminated stereo pair: 3.6 kg

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