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VERTERE ACOUSTICS VERUM INTERCONNECT CABLE LAUNCHED BY THE LONDON BRAND

Touraj Moghaddam Vertere’s founder and chief designer today announced a new interconnect cable, the Vertere VeRum.

In the Vertere cable hierarchy, VeRum sits below Pulse HB and above RedLine.

Vertere VeRum Interconnect Cable

Vertere VeRum RCA Interconnect Cable

VERTERE VERUM INTERCONNECT

Vertere’s VeRum cable replaces Pulse R, always internally nicknamed HB light. Manufactured on precision machines with some of the most delicate tolerance cable manufacturing machinery in Europe. VeRum brings a large proportion of Pulse HB’s performance without the high costs involved in being hugely labour intensive and using wire so delicate that four together are thinner than a human hair.

These precision machines assemble the Vertere VeRum from multiple thicknesses of high purity copper wires, generally silver-plated. Vertere says that the various thicknesses of wires give flexibility to the wiring depending on the signal requirement. For example, the output from a phono cartridge is at a signal level far below that of, say, a phono stage and is still preconditioned by the RIAA record equalisation. These two possibilities require different wiring to optimise signal transfer.

Each VeRum cable (one channel) includes:

Two signal and two return Pulse Hairline silver-plated high-purity copper multistranded wires with an FEP dielectric

One signal and one return Microline silver-plated high-purity copper multistranded wires insulated with an FEP dielectric

One signal and one return Modeline silver-plated high-purity copper multistranded wires with an FEP dielectric

These are together with a significantly thicker Pulse Earthline silver-plated high purity copper multistranded wire.

A special foil shield surrounds these, covered by a dense tin-plated copper braid with a special PVC jacket. The multiple signal and return wires give flexibility. The wiring of many combinations is possible and allows different options for ground, earth, and shields.

VERTERE VERUM SOLO

VeRum Solo includes two VeRum cables and a separate Special Ground/Power Conductor set. The extra set includes two tinned high-purity copper conductors with a PVC dielectric, shielded by a special foil and tinned copper braid, all enclosed in a PVC outer. Surrounding all three PVC enclosed wires is a cotton filler for damping and a final PVC outer jacket for protection.

Vertere VeRum Interconnect Cable

Vertere VeRum Solo RCA Interconnect Cable

VeRum Solo has two obvious uses and possibly many others: a Tonearm to Phono stage cable with a much thicker than usual and screened ground cable and as a regular RCA or XLR cable with both channels held closely together for use in more RF noisy situations and where a separate ground may be advantageous.

SOME BACKGROUND FROM TOURAJ MOGHADDAM

Any new cable launch is always going to create some controversy: some are convinced cables can make no audible difference to performance, some see cables as tone controls – suggesting the use of a bright sounding cable with a dull sounding system, and of course, some like to experiment to find a cable that they prefer. In Vertere’s opinion, potential customers should try VeRum and decide for themselves.

Touraj takes a different approach to cables in general -as those that know him would expect – he considers all cables to be less than ideal. The ideal connection between two HiFi elements would be a short hard-wired connection but at the same time one that didn’t transmit vibrational energy. Given this is impractical in most systems, cables are necessary. Consequently, the best cable is the one that does the least damage to the electromagnet wave transfer between elements. Every part of a cable: conductor; dielectric; size; thickness, strand number, and many more, including some even inconsequential seeming details, affects its ability to accurately pass electromagnetic waves from source to receiver in an identical manner.

Back in the early 2000s, Touraj started to believe the most significant element holding back the performance of some of his high-end client’s systems were the cables. Experimentation led to the design and subsequent hand-building of the Hand Built (HB) cables. These cables utilised multiple thicknesses, numbers of high-purity copper, usually silver-plated and with FEP dielectrics. Given the unique nature of the wires and assembly, these cables were extremely expensive. But customers kept coming to the point where Touraj designed Pulse R, a machine manufactured version to cope with demand. He will readily admit that although it wasn’t quite as good as HB, it could be machine manufactured for a lower price due to the significantly reduced hand assembly time.

Vertere VeRum Interconnect Cable

Vertere VeRum Tonearm cable

VERTERE VERUM TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Interconnect

Stereo Interconnect Cable

Termination and Length     RCA, XLR 1.15m (Additional lengths in 0.5m steps)

Cable Type   x9 Conductors, Vertere Pulse Multi Type

x1 Ground, x4 Signal (Hot), x4 Signal (Return)

Conductor     High Purity Copper

Plating          Silver, Tin

Insulation      FEP, PVC

Shield Main Braid + Special foil Inner Wrap

Connector     Vertere veRum RCA & XLR – Gold Plated contacts

Size    4.7mm Dia.

Solo Interconnect

Stereo Interconnect Cable (2x Interconnects, 1x Ground/Power & Outer Covering)

Termination and Length     RCA, XLR 1.15m (Additional lengths in 0.5m steps)

Cable Type (Each Interconnect)   x9 Conductors, Vertere Pulse Multi Type

x1 Ground, x4 Signal (Hot), x4 Signal (Return)

Ground/Power         x2 Conductors & Braid

Outer  Filler & Braid

Conductor     High Purity Copper

Plating          Silver, Tin

Insulation      FEP, PVC

Shield Main Braid + Special foil Inner Wrap – on all four cables

Connector     Vertere veRum RCA & XLR – Gold Plated contacts

x2 Splitters with 210mm free cable – on both ends

Size    4.7mm Dia. – interconnects

3.0mm Dia. – Ground/Power

12.0mm Dia. – Outer

18.0mm Dia. – Splitter

Solo Tonearm Cable

Type   Tonearm Cable (2x Interconnects, 1x Ground/Power & Outer Covering)

Termination and Length     Tonearm DIN to RCA, XLR 1.15m (Additional lengths in 0.5m steps)

Cable Type – Each Cable/Channel          x9 Conductors, Vertere Pulse Multi Type

x1 Ground, x4 Signal (Hot), x4 Signal (Return)

Ground         x2 Conductors & Braid

Outer  Filler & Braid

Conductor     High Purity Copper

Plating          Silver, Tin

Insulation      FEP, PVC

Shield Main Braid + Special foil Inner Wrap – on all four cables

Connector     Vertere Tonearm DIN, veRum RCA & XLR – Gold Plated contacts

x2 Splitters with 210mm free cable – on Amplifier side

Size    4.7mm Dia. – interconnects

3.0mm Dia. – Ground

12.0mm Dia. – Outer

18.0mm Dia. – Splitter

VERTERE VERUM PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

VeRum comes in two variants and is available to order now:

VeRum – 1.5 m RCA/XLR interconnect cable which will sell for £2000, $2699 or €2348.

VeRum Solo – 1.15 m DIN to RCA tonearm cable or RCA/XLR interconnect cable which will sell for £2700, $3699 or €3198.

HiFi Pig Says: Our reviewer was impressed with Vertere’s Redline cables earlier this year and they attained our highest review award.

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