Black Rhodium Stylus VS-2

Brand: Black Rhodium

Black Rhodium Stylus VS-2 can be relied to deliver very clear diction of a singer’s voice and to separate musical instruments superbly through a dramatic reduction of ‘Transient Phase Distortion’. 


‘Transient Phase Distortion’ is reduced by using thicker insulation than is usual in interconnect cables, increasing the distance between conductors. This reduces the magnetic field seen in each conductor wire as a result of the magnetic field created by the current in the other conductor wire. The benefit in listening is a clearer and more open sound quality. 


Stylus VS-2 employs separate coaxial screened cables for each channel. The screens protect the sensitive low level signals from the turntable’s cartridge from picking up high frequency noise and interference present all around. Further protection against noise and distortion is provided by placing both channel cables in an outer jacket, preventing the return conductors of both channels from acting as a ‘loop aerials’ for RFI. 


Complementary filtering techniques are additionally applied to ensure that any interference that does penetrate the cable’s very effective defences is effectively neutralised preventing audible distortion interfering with the music. 


All these treatments are designed to reduce the amount of audible distortion in the cable, allowing cleaner, clearer sounds to be enjoyed from your equipment. 

Stylus VS-2 uses two silver plated copper cores, insulated in low loss PTFE dielectric, for positive signal flows. PTFE 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 distortion. 

Stylus VS-2 is terminated with ultra-high quality Rhodium Plated plugs. The Black Rhodium plated DIN connectors have been specially designed for use in Black Rhodium tone arm cables. The RCA end is terminated with Graham Nalty Legacy Range GN-3 RCA connectors. These have been specially manufactured to ensure that Black Rhodium cables deliver the very best sound quality possible. 


Rhodium plating is applied to the plugs to ensure a cleaner and less corroded contact is maintained between the plug and socket. The benefit of rhodium plating over gold plating is a much livelier and more exciting sound from the music.

The Black Rhodium Stylus VS-2 is fitted with two Graham Nalty Legacy Range VS-2 Vibration Stabilisers. The Vibration Stabiliser has been specially designed to reduce audible cable distortion in cables by limiting the effects of vibrations traveling through the conductor wires which can cause audible distortion to your music.

Mechanical vibration within audio cables changes the electrical characteristics of the cable seen by the sensitive electrical voltages that carry the music signal. The effect of these changes in electrical characteristics is to modulate the sound signal and create the intermodulation effects that we hear as noise and distortion in the music. By applying Vibration Stabilisers at both ends of the cable, mechanical vibration introduced at either end of the cable is very effectively reduced. 


The benefits of a tighter sound of the VS-2 are enjoyed in all types of music, but in particular plucked strings such as double basses and harps are reproduced in a much sharper presentation, and massed voices in a choir sound more like a choir of individual voices.


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