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Black Rhodium TEMPO Stereo Interconnect

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The design TEMPO is based very closely on the very popular CODA interconnect cable with two
important differences:
1. The insulation of the individual conductors has been increased from a thickness of 0.6mm
to 1.2mm to reduce Transient Phase Distortion.
2. The cables are now encased in an attractive violet coloured expandable braid.
The reason behind this change to thicker insulation of the conductors is that when two electrical
conductors carry an electrical current, the magnetic field produced by the current in one
conductor affects the resistance of the other conductor. This is known as the ‘Proximity Effect’.
Because the loudspeaker load is reactive, the current and voltage in the speaker cable are not in
phase and the modulation effect produces a ‘Transient Phase Distortion’ signal that distorts sound
quality. By moving the conductors of TEMPO further away, the magnetic field (which reduces
inversely proportionally to the distance) on the other cable is lowered and the ‘Transient Phase
Distortion’ is less audible.
This effect can easily be observed when listening to complex musical signals such as massed choirs
and large orchestras.
TEMPO cables are twisted together, thus preventing the cable acting as a “loop aerial” for
airborne radio frequency interference which can cause audible distortion to the sound quality.
TEMPO retains features that have made CODA a very popular cable with consumers that has won
a Best Buy award in Hi-Fi Choice magazine.
• The positive and negative cores are connected in opposite directions. Experience shows
that when cables are connected this way (and both cables are connected in the same
direction) 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
• Eichmann Bullet RCA phono plugs are fitted on account of their superior sound quality to
metal body plugs.
Conductors: 19 x 0.3mm diameter (16 gauge) silver plated copper
Insulation: Silicone rubber type GPC
Inner insulation thickness 1.2mm
TEMPO has been reviewed in the February 2013 issue of Hi-Fi World and has been awarded the
highest 5 Globe (simply the best) accolade for its outstanding sound quality.
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