|Warranty length||2 Years|
- - Available terminations: 4mm plug; 8mm spade
- - Connector plating: Gold
- - Voltage rating: 1,000V max
- - Test voltage: 4,000V
- - Bend radius: 30mm/1.25"
- - Conductors: Fine bare copper
- - Core insulation: Special compound
- - Jacket: PVC compound
- - Braid: PVC
- - Suggested Direction: Marked blue under braid to source end
- - EC directive: to ECD 73/23/EEC
The Graham Slee Spatia Speaker Cable is a high speed, high voltage, low memory cable designed for DC to high frequency use including the audio spectrum. The Spatia calls upon Graham Slee's years of experience in headphone amplifier and phono stage design, calling upon their precision and detail and applying it to cable design.
Music consists of rapid changes in asymmetrical waveforms which due to capacitance are remembered by cables and confuse the spatiality, upsetting the sound stage and often altering tonality. The Spatia is a low memory speaker cable. The two wires of a speaker cable are in-effect two drawn out metallic plates with insulation separating them - the equivalent of a capacitor.
Cables are very much like capacitors where the insulation which spaces the plates apart is known as dielectric - a scientific way of saying insulation - the insulation between and surrounding the plates. Dielectric quality affects how quickly a capacitor can 'forget' its charge and swap direction to the next charge. Music being comprised of rapidly changing complex asymmetrical waveforms at multiple frequencies all at once (bass notes included) will be distorted and highly coloured if the cable dielectric isn't fast like the Spatia.
And because you read so much about speaker cables you know other manufacturers are preoccupied with everything but dielectric quality - that is if they've ever heard about it? Therefore you know the Graham Slee Spatia is already something special. Dielectric quality could also be affected by lay direction and the Spatia subtly suggests to the user the direction of best subjective results under its braided covering. The unobtrusive blue marker goes to the amp end.