Black Rhodium Announces The Launch Of The Foxtrot and Quickstep Loudspeaker Cables.
The design of the new Black Rhodium FOXTROT and QUICKSTEP loudspeaker cables was inspired by Black Rhodium dealer’s comment on the new Black Rhodium Thunder loudspeaker cable. He mentioned that “whenever we use any other speaker cable, we always go back to Thunder”. The same dealer stocks the full range of Black Rhodium high end loudspeaker cables so there had to be something very special about Thunder that no other cable in the range had. So what was different about Thunder?
We examined the differences between Thunder and our other cables and made some tests. We identified certain exclusive features of Thunder and we have designed a range of loudspeaker cables based on those exclusive design features.
FOXTROT is the most modest and most basic application of the exclusive design features of Thunder loudspeaker cable.
QUICKSTEP uses the same cable as FOXTROT and is fitted with Graham Nalty Legacy Range GN-1 straight Line Contact rhodium plated plugs
FOXTROT and QUICKSTEP 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.
The special design features of FOXTROT and QUICKSTEP include:
Ultra low ‘Proximity Effect’ Magnetic Field distortion due to added inter-conductor
distance due to attractive braid over conductor
Very good flexibility
Mechanical Vibration Suppression Materials used in Construction
RFI noise reduction technology
Gold plated Z plugs in FOXTROT and GN-1 rhodium plated plugs in QUICKSTEP
Low Transient Phase Distortion through Innovative Design.
FOXTROT and QUICKSTEP 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. A further increase in the distance between conductors is achieved by use of the attractive cable braid and this further reduces ‘Proximity Effect’ distortion.
By very substantially reducing this form of distortion, the music becomes clearer and more dynamic, with greater ambience and experience of the music’s emotional qualities.
Mechanical Vibration Damping with Vibration Stabilisers
FOXTROT and QUICKSTEP construction include the use of two separate and complementary materials that effectively damp Mechanical Vibrations within the cable without the expense of Vibration Stabilisers.
Anti RFI / EMI Technology to Further Reduce Distortion.
FOXTROT and QUICKSTEP uses RFI suppression technology originally development for high end cables in its construction. This protects the signal wires from picking up radio frequency interference (RFI) generated from Radio, Wifi, Mobile Phones and even central heating systems.
The result is less audible distortion allowing cleaner, clearer sounds to be enjoyed from your equipment.
High End Plated Connectors
Gold plated Z plugs GN-1 rhodium plated Straight line Contact plugs
FOXTROT Loudspeaker cables are terminated with high quality gold plated Z plugs, specially selected for their excellent sound quality.
QUICKSTEP Loudspeaker cables are terminated with Graham Nalty Legacy Range GN-1Straight Line Contact rhodium plated plugs.
Rhodium plating is applied to the GN-1 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.
Specification of Black Rhodium FOXTROT and QUICKSTEP Loudspeaker Cables
Outer diameter of cores 6mm
16 x 0.2mm diameter plated copper cores
Silicone rubber insulation thickness: 1.2mm
Capacitance of 3m length: 80pF
Black Rhodium Quickstep
- 2 core twisted pair loudspeaker cable
- Finished in attractive black absorbent braid
- Diameter of cores 5mm
- Capacitance between conductors for 3m length 83pF
- Weight of 3m pair 410g
- Terminated in rhodium plated GN-1 plugs