Manufactured in England, the Black Rhodium Apollo mains cable features low loss PTFE insulation and advanced quality control of the wire direction during the manufacturing process to ensure consistent superior stereo imaging and low background noise.
Low Transient Phase Distortion
Through a dramatic reduction of ‘Transient Phase Distortion’, the Black Rhodium Apollo gives a very clear eloquence of vocals isolating musical instruments remarkably. This reduction is acheived by using thicker cable insulation, increasing the distance between conductors and the magnetic field in each conductor wire as a result of current in the other. Sound beomes clearer and more open.
Anti RFI/EMI Technology
Covered in a tightly braided screen to protect the inner cores from picking up radio frequency interference, the Apollo incorporates further screening which is provided by the conductive ‘low microphony’ layers and twisted cores. The screen is connected at only end only to prevent ‘loop aerials’ between equipment picking up noise. An untwisted cable has a large surface area that can more easily pick up RFI/EMI signals generated from Radio, Wifi, Mobile Phones and even central heating systems. 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. Advanced Manufacturing Techniques to Reduce Noise and Distortion. Apollo uses silver plated copper cores for signal flows. These are connected in opposite directions. Our listening tests have shown when connected this way the noise floor between the musical notes lowers. This gives ‘blacker’ silences in the interval between musical notes and enhances reproduction of the musical edges and natural decays in music.
APOLLO is fitted with a Graham Nalty legacy Range VS-1 Vibration Stabiliser on each cable. The vibration stabiliser has been specially designed to reduce audible cable distortion in cables by limiting the effects of vibrations travelling through the conductor wires which can cause audible distortion to your music. The benefits of a tighter sound of the VS-1 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.
PTFE Insulation for Low Dielectric Absorption
APOLLO power cables use high quality PTFE insulation for both internal wiring and the outer jacket for low dielectric absorption loss. PTFE is very effective as when a voltage is applied to a cable the insulation receives a small electrical charge. As the voltage reduces, the charge is released back into the conductor and in musical terms this can cause time smearing of the sound which partially distorts leading edges and decays in music. The low dielectric absorption in PTFE reduces this effect for the benefit of better sound quality.