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The Black Rhodium Tempo is based very closely on the very popular Black Rhodium 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.
The Tempo cable is 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. It is also terminated with Graham Nalty Legacy Range GN-3G RCA Connectors to reduce distortion through design and improve sound and contact via high quality gold plating.