British Cable manufacturer Black Rhodium has announced the launch of their ‘Salsa 1.2 mm’ loudspeaker cable. The new loudspeaker cable is based very closely on their popular Salsa cable with one difference – the insulation of the individual conductors has been increased from a thickness of 0.8mm to 1.2mm.
The press release from Black Rhodium has the following to say: “The reason behind this change 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 Salsa 1.2mm further away from each other, the magnetic field (which reduces inversely proportionally to the distance) on the other cable is lowered and the ‘Transient Phase Distortion’ is less audible”
Conductors: 19 x 0.3mm diameter (13 gauge) silver plated copper
Insulation: Silicone rubber type GPC
Outside diameter of cores: 4.5mm
Prices: Un-terminated £40.00 per metre, 3m pair terminated with gold plated 4mm plugs £330.00 and 3m pair terminated with rhodium plated 4mm plugs. £380.00