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Black Rhodium Tempest Speaker Cable
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Black Rhodium Tempest Speaker Cable

£2,000.00 Exc. VAT |  


Black Rhodium Tempest Speaker Cable

  • To purchase this cable by the meter, please contact us.

The design features of the TEMPEST and BREEZE are based on the highly successful TWIST, TWIRL and SAMBA speaker cables which have captured several 5 Star awards in recent months, but includes many additional design features chosen specifically to give much clearer sound quality and listening enjoyment. 

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

Crystal Sound Process

In addition to the DCT++ process, TEMPEST and BREEZE 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.

Vibration Stabiliser to Reduce Distortion

TEMPEST and BREEZE 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. Low Loss Silicone Rubber insulation for Faster, Sharper Leading Edges and more Natural Decays in Music.

TEMPEST and BREEZE deliver not only very fast and sharp leading edges to your music but also more natural lingering decays as the notes die down. TEMPEST and BREEZE 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

TEMPEST and BREEZE 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. The benefit in listening is a clearer and more open sound quality.

Advanced Manufacturing Techniques to Reduce Noise and Distortion

TEMPEST and BREEZE uses two 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. 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.

Anti RFI / EMI Technology to Further Reduce Distortion

TEMPEST and BREEZE 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. 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.

High End Innovative ‘Straight Line Contact’ Rhodium Plated Connectors – A Cable Is Only Good When All The Parts Are The Very Best Around! TEMPEST and BREEZE Loudspeaker Cables are terminated with Graham Nalty Legacy Range GN-1 Straight Line Contact rhodium plated plugs. TEMPEST and BREEZE are terminated with the revolutionary ‘Straight Line Contact’ Rhodium Plated Banana Plugs designed by Graham Nalty. These plugs are exclusively treated with the DCT++ CS treatment to further deliver the benefits discussed earlier. DCT++ and Crystal Sound Treated Connectors cannot be purchased in any retail store, 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 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.

Sleek Looks to Complete the Job!

TEMPEST and BREEZE is double coated in an attractive jet black outer nylon braid, sourced specially by Black Rhodium cables from a UK supplier. This gives the cable a sleek look which you can be proud to own and show to visitors to your home! This is topped off with glossy Black Rhodium directional heat shrink labels to give the cable the perfect finish it deserves.

TEMPEST and BREEZE 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.


  • Outer diameter of cores 8mm
  • 19 x 0.45mm diameter silver plated copper cores
  • Silicone rubber insulation thickness: 2.4mm
  • Capacitance for 3m length: 100pF 

Design features:

  • 8 x 55g Vibration Stabilisers
  • 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
  • Mechanical Vibration Suppression Materials used in Construction
  • Rhodium Plated RCA plugs with hourglass silhouette for each of attachment to equipment.

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